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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tea Bag Packets: Free Printable | Family Economics

By Cathe Holden


If you’re looking for an affordable and lovely teacher’s gift, thank you present, or something for a friend who’s under the weather, the gift of tea is always a nice idea. Tea bags come in many different types of packaging, some with the bags already in a paper packet. I purchase tea for our family from an online seller who blends custom teas. These tea bags arrive packaged in large, plastic bags, divided among flavors. I designed four, free printable packets perfect for gifting these teas to friends and family. The packets will hold one to four bags depending on size and any pre-packaging envelopes you wish to keep on them. There are areas on the front and back of each packet for handwriting flavor, blend, names and salutations. 

tea bag packets


1.    To make and use these packets, click the following to download design 1 & 2 and 3 & 4.

2.    Select your printer’s setting for the highest-quality color and print the PDF files on letter-size paper.

3.    Cut out each packet design and fold all flaps towards the back.

4.    Add a small amount of paper glue, adhesive, tape runner dots or double stick tape to the bottom and short side of the flap. Lay the large flap on the back across the smaller flaps and press down to adhere 

assembling the packets 

5.    Tuck tea bag(s) into the opening of the packet and tuck the top flap in to close.

Below are a few additional ideas for using tea packets:

•    Gift tea bag packets tied together with ribbon string or twine
•    Tuck packets into a tea cup or travel mug before wrapping
•    Keep tea packets printed, assembled and handy for impromptu hostess gifts
•    Place tea packets on co-workers’ desks
•    Put packets of tea in your bag, purse or briefcase for travel
•    Use packets to share tea in a greeting card
•    Share the PDF’s with friends for a tea exchange 

packets for other uses 

Other uses for printable packets

•    Gift money: fold bills or a check into a packet and tuck into a greeting card
•    Store small supplies such as beads or needles in packets
•    Use as an envelope for a note
•    Place wrapped candy such as small chocolate squares inside for someone special
•    Use as a gift card envelope for flowers or other presents
•    Scrapbook items like tickets, photos or small tokens

How would you use the tea bag packets?

Photos courtesy of Cathe Holden.

31 Comments so far

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On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, Celia from Brazil wrote

So lovely, thanks so much for sharing!

On Thursday, September 24, 2015, Denise Lynn wrote

cool thanks

On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Brenda from MD wrote

These are beautiful. I want to make favors for the high tea I am taking my daughters and granddaughters to.

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Gill from UK wrote

A lovely idea! My immediate thought is to use them as Christmas gift cards to hang on the Christmas tree, but I feel sure many others ideas will come to mind during 2015.

On Thursday, August 28, 2014, Kim from Chicago wrote

I'll use these for notes in my daughter's lunch this year. Thanks!

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Maria Teresa from Milano Italy wrote

Davvero molto belle, una bellissima idea per i regali di Natale

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, CoCopaKe & PaKemeMa wrote

Me las baje y voy a regalarselas a mis amigas! Gracias. Desde Argentina, CoCopaKe & PaKemeMa.

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Lorna from Florida wrote

I'm going to use these at my wedding that has a vintage theme with tea cup candles as the favors. I'll use these for guest seating, by placing the guest name on the outside label and inserting their table number. This will match perfect to my wedding theme, thank you so much for taking the time to share!!

On Sunday, January 26, 2014, Laura de Uruguay wrote

Me encantó, gracias!!!!!!!!!

On Friday, October 4, 2013, Martha from Penn Yan Bible Church wrote

Thank you very much, these are beautiful.

On Friday, September 20, 2013, marcela from argentina wrote

thank you very much

On Tuesday, August 20, 2013, mi young wrote

thank you

On Monday, August 19, 2013, kity wrote


On Thursday, June 27, 2013, es genial wrote

me encanto esto es geniial!!!!!!

On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Sandy from Seoul wrote

thank you very much

On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, j.y,j wrote


On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, R wrote

thanx :^)

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, Patty wrote

Love everything Cathe does! Thank you,these will be fun to have.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Grace wrote

Lovely! Thanks. :)

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, TerryG wrote

Oh thank you!!! I will use these for tea...but to tuck other lil goodies into...and maybe on a card front...thank you soooo much!

On Monday, April 1, 2013, Linda Jo in Houston wrote

Oh my goodness! These are beautiful! Thank you!

On Saturday, March 30, 2013, Jodi from Virginia wrote

These are beautiful! Thank you!

On Friday, March 29, 2013, Susie {a.k.a. Mrs V} wrote

Cathe, these are precious! I often give tea to my sisters and best friend, but I also believe these would be adorable to give a gift card or even cash! Love them -- thank you once again!

On Friday, March 29, 2013, Lily from Miami wrote

absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors...will come in very useful when making my scrapbooking albums. Thanks for sharing, LILY

On Thursday, March 28, 2013, Susan from Oxnard, CA wrote

Just darling. Love your so simple yet oh so charming ideas! Can't wait for the next one. Hugs :)

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, Sweet Pea from Lifeisapea wrote

Cathe these are absolutely gorgeous. I can see a multitude of uses for these little bags. My first thought is for home grown vegetable/herb seed to share with my Crop and Swap friends. Other uses: to share little packets of spices (which I buy in bulk), or herb flowers such as lavender. They would also be great as little gift tag envelopes. Thanks so much.

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, Linda from Washington PA. wrote

Love,love all of them. So many things you could use them for. THANK YOU !!!!!

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, LeeW wrote

Nice! These will be hand for lots of little gifts. Thank you.

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, Julia D. from Washington wrote

Absolutely love them and can think of so many times they can be put to a lovely good use. Thanks Cathe!

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, Jane S wrote

Cathe these are so adorable. I am going to use one for tea as a thank you gift and also in a card as a birthday treat. I can also use them in my scrapbook as you suggested.

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, Celine wrote

These are beautiful, Cathe! Thank you for sharing them with us.


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