A simple method to make your own tea bags using loose tea and coffee filters. (TheMakeYourOwnZone.com)
1 Tsp Loose Tea
5" Piece of String or Heavy Thread
1"x2" Piece of Paper or Card Stock
Flatten out a coffee filter and then cut a little bit off each side to make a more rectangular shape.
Put the teaspoon of loose tea in the center of the coffee filter.
Fold the coffee filter in half the long way, closing the tea inside.
Then fold the long sides back towards the middle, folding it over three times, making small folds.
Now that the tea is folded inside, you'll want to re-center things, kind of rolling the package so that the folded seam is going down the middle.
Next fold the filter package in half and cut about 3/4" off the top.
Fold in the two top edges so that the top now comes to a point.
Fold over the top point of your filter package just a little bit. Lay the 5" piece of string on top, and then staple. This will seal the package shut and also attach the string.
To make a little tab for the end of your string, fold your 1" x 2" piece of paper in half. Place the end of the string inside and then staple, centering the stapler over the string when stapling. Sometimes I also use double-sided tape inside the piece of paper (instead of the stapler) for securing the tab to the string.