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Chopstick as Brewing Tool

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

By Andra Chantim and Julia Edelstein
Chopstick used as brewing toolLevi Brown

For mess-free tea, tie a bunch of bags to a chopstick and rest it across the pitcher’s rim (use 2 bags per cup of boiling water). Brew for about 4 minutes, then lift and discard the bags.

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