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5 from 2 votes

Vanilla Bean Loose Leaf Black Tea

Making your own loose leaf tea blends is simply delightful. You get exactly what you want and can easily share as gifts.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 80 servings
Calories: 1kcal



  • Combine in a jar and give a good shake. I let it sit for a week before enjoying to let the vanilla infuse the black tea.

To brew in a mug:

  • Use a tea basket or a fillable tea bag (we love these to make up tea bags to take camping!) and measure out 1 teaspoon of your tea blend. Fill mug with boiling water and let steep about 5 minutes.

To brew in a pot:

  • Ours holds around 1-1.5 quarts of water— either just put the tea blend in loose and when you fill mugs, strain through a tea basket, or use one of the loose leaf tea bags OR we love our insulated stainless French press- we’ve never used it for coffee, its SO convenient for loose leaf tea and keeps tea warm for hours.
  • Use 1 tablespoon of loose leaf tea blend, fill your tea pot with boiling water and let steep about five minutes.


We enjoy it with honey and milk- doctor it up however you like a mug of black tea.
This batch makes almost a pint jar full.


Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg