There is an awful lot of treadling going on here, getting through the quilted sandwiches and gallons of tea. Sooner or later, in haste and thirst, you end up ripping a tea bag. No need to throw it away, mustn't waste tea - just grab a clothes peg.
Of course, you could just take it to the sewing machine to sew it back up, end up ripping it a bit more and watching the tea leaves spill down into the bobbin area. How do I know?