The tea bags are small bags used to hold tea leaves and herbal tea infusions, either a large amount used for a whole teapot or a smaller one needed for brewing a single up of tea. The former enjoys wide popularity in the United Kingdom and Canada, while the latter is preferred in the United States. The tea bag was invented in 1903 by Thomas Sullivan, American tea importer, who has sent samples of the tea packaged in silk bags. These bags were put entirely into the pot by the customers, thinking it was exactly what Thomas Sullivan had intended.
By the early 1930s, the tea bags were produced in America, while in the United Kingdom this process took off by the 1960s. Currently about 85% of tea consumed in the United Kingdom is brewed using tea bags. Widely available are also tea bag papers sold for just ten pence a sheet. You can order as many sheets as you want, yet sets of four are usually recommended, as four sheets of teabags make three rosettes using eight.
Whenever you need to make a perfect cup of tea, take advantage of numerous tea accessories available today in many stores. Among those enjoying wide popularity are tea bag holder caddies, crafted of English bone china, ceramic or porcelain and regarded as essential part of the tea making process. You can choose from teapot shaped, animal shaped leaf shaped or round in elegant white, vibrant solids or in a wide range of designs. These tea bag holders can be also used as a spoon for those serving loose tea.
One of the greatest options, White Porcelain Tea Bag Holder Caddy will make you tea brewing an easy and pleasant process. These simple tea bag holders match any table setting, and are perfect for party favors. Included in each set are six tea bag holders available at a price of $12.99. Another worthy consideration, Hues 'n Brews Assorted Petals Tea Bag Caddy is designed for four persons, with the collection including one caddy of each color, namely caneel bay, mimosa, tangerine and scarlet.
Red Hot Teapot Bag Holder is a set of four teapot shaped tea bag holders that are decorated with a purple shoe, a purple purse and a red hat. The set can be purchased at $14.99. English Bone China Assorted Floral Tea Bag Holder Set are ideal for use as both spoon rests and tea bag holders. Each set comes with a plastic display stand and include one of the designs of fine bone china produced in England by Royal Patrician. The price of the set is $36.99. The Fall Leaves Tea Bag Holder Set is designed for twelve persons and includes twelve leaf shaped tea bag holders, six burgundy and six green leaves.
Connoisseurs of tea, collectors and those appreciating beauty will definitely enjoy Kensington Rose Chintz collection, distinguished by its beautiful roses in full bloom and dark terra cotta. Besides, the price of the set is comparatively low, making $11.99.
Other affordable options include Hand-painted Teapot Shaped Tea Bag Holder Set, Rabbit Tea Bag Holder, Cat Tea Bag Holder, Fall Leaves Tea Bag Holder, Sweet Pea Teabag Caddy, Holly Chintz Christmas Tea Bag Holder Set and the Rhododendron Set of Four Assorted Leaf Shaped Tea Bag Holders just to name a few.