Introduction: Easy Teabag Hook

You want to make a gallon (or more) of tea, but those tea bag strings are too short to hang over the edge of your pitcher.  No worries.  Go ahead and start heating the water.  This instructable will fix you up before the kettle starts whistling!

Step 1: Materials

To make your tea bag holder, you will need a bendable straw and a pair of scissors (the kind that are sharp at the tip).

Step 2: Bend the Straw

Bend the straw (as if you hadn't already) until both ends are pointing in the same direction.

Step 3: Cut the Slits

Starting about an inch above the bottom (long) end of the straw, make a diagonal cut on the side of the straw.  Make sure to cut no deeper than the "center line" of the straw.  Repeat the cut at one-inch intervals another two or three times.

Step 4: Hook the Bags

Now, just take the tea bag strings and hook them through one of the slots.  Hang the hooked end of straw over the edge of your pitcher and pour in the hot water!

Step 5: All Finished?

Not at all!  Dispose of the tea bags, rinse the straw off, and put it away for the next time.  Enjoy your tea!