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DIY Tea Favors for Weddings and Parties

  • , by Candy Cake
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Loose and bagged tea make great wedding favors and party favors. A great gift idea that your guest can later use or even regift. But where do you start?

Loose and bagged tea make great wedding favors and party favors. A great gift idea that your guest can later use or even regift. But where do you start?

  1. Choose your bag favor style or wedding or party theme
  2. When will you give the tea to your guests?
  3. Will you pack and label the tins yourself?
  4. If so, you will need to choose a tea tin or tea package to meet your needs and match your party or wedding theme.
  5. Will you make and design your own label for your tea package?
  6. Where will you source your tea?
  7. Is it loose or bagged?

Mini Linen Drawstring Favor Bag (Pack of 12)
Above: Monogrammed Linen Bags

Don't feel overwhelmed there are quite a few questions to address but just one at a time!

Step 1: Choose Your Style
If you have not chosen your wedding or party them yet you may want to wit to proceed. If you are theming your party around the choice and style of your tea, then move on to selecting the tea(s) of your choice. 


Wedding Favor Tea Ideas Image: The Idea Room

Here are some great articles and resources on how to make your own tea and your own tea bags:

  • The Bulk Herb Store's Blog has a great article on "How to Make Your Own Tea Blends"
  • Design a Tea makes it easy for you to create your own tea blend, and they do most of the work. Perfecto! Visit: DesignaTea.com
  • Mother Earth News steeps it strong with this steamy article featuring "Make Your Own Herbal Teas". Learn how to make different herb teas including: alfalfa mint tea, strawberry ginger tea, cinnamon rose hip tea, anise elderberry tea and celery leaf tea."
  • POPSUGAR's article is great for the DIY'r with a small budget, creativity and some friends that can help out. Check it out at: POPSUGAR's Homemade Tea Bags For Travel or Gifting
  • Don't miss out on Martha Stewart's Mother's Day Tea Sachets and Gift Box idea! See pic below, visit her website and the tea sachet article at: MarthaStewart.com

Martha Stewarts Mother's Day Tea Sachets and Gift BoxImage Source: MarthaStewart.com


Make Your Own Tea BagsCheck out Cards and Co's captivating style (above) via their article on
how to "Make Your Own Tea Bags". 

Consider including a message or a favorite quote about love on your paper tea tag.
A popular one right is "Love is Brewing" (see below).
Love is Brewing Tea Bag FavorImage Source: MarthaStewart.com

Tea Bag Love Note String and Tea Bag
Tea Bag Love Notes (ADORABLE!) See the how to at Oh Crafts
Image Source: Oh Crafts

Heart Shaped Tea Bags
Heart Shaped Tea Bag
Heart-Shaped Tea Bags Warm someone up by adding a
handwritten note to a tea bag.
Image Source: Martha Stewart

Loose Tea Filer
Image Source: Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart's Tea Bundle How-To:
    1. Buy loose tea in bulk. 
    2. Trim the tops of tea bags (available where loose tea is sold by T-Sac Tea Filter Bags
    3. Tie with Baker's Twine
    4. Add a special note

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