Want to save money and stay better hydrated Buy some loose-leaf green tea (cheaper than tea bags) to store in your desk drawer. Each morning, put a tablespoon of tea into the infuser and pour hot water over it into the mug. Steep to taste, then store the basket on the lid. Sip away, resteeping with more hot water as the day progresses. You’ll be surprised how far that one basket of tea leaves takes you!