Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Uses for Used Tea Bags & Leaves

We've talked about uses for used coffee grounds in the past, and we thought it was time that we wrote an article for those who prefer tea over coffee. So whether you prefer your tea in a pre-measured bag or whether you use loose leaf tea and a tea ball we have found some ideas for you to use those spent tea grounds.

Ideas for used tea bags:

Clean windows and mirrors. Tea is a great way to make glass sparkle, it can remove stubborn, greasy fingerprints. Just rub a damp teabag on the glass or fill a spray bottle with brewed tea.

Reduce eye puffiness by soaking a teabag in warm (not hot) water and applying to eyes for twenty minutes.

Soak up odors in the fridge. A used tea bag placed into the refrigerator will help to take away offensive odors.

Make your potted plants healthier. 

Ideas for used tea leaves:

Freshen the carpet with dry tea leaves. Sprinkle on carpet, crush lightly, allow to set for about ten minutes then vacuum up. The tea leaves work as a deodorizer. 

Reduce cat litter smell by sprinkling used dry tea leaves into the litter box. (Check to be sure it is a type of tea that will be okay to use on a cat).

Add to your compost pile.

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