Tea drinkers can tell you all the benefits that come from sipping a nice, hot cup everyday. For thousands of years people around the world have and continued to consume this beverage. It’s not just about the taste and welcoming aroma that has made this ancient drink popular as it spread across cultures.
It is credited with a lot of health and medicinal benefits like lowering cholesterol, help with weight loss, and reduce heart disease. Every brew comes with its own potent leaves that benefits the drinker.
After you are finished enjoying your warm cup of tea, don’t throw out the tea bags. Every bag is still a strong mix waiting to be used in the home and garden. Just when you thought you couldn’t love tea more, specially when you read #8.
Using tea for compost will help to enrich your soil and provide a natural acid rich and healthy compost.
To speed up the decomposition process and enrich your compost, pour a few cups of strongly brewed tea into the heap. The liquid tea will hasten decomposition and draw acid-producing bacteria, creating desirable acid-rich compost.
#2. Foot bath.
Soak your feet in a tea bath everyday and you will see foot odour problems will be a thing of the past.
Place wet black tea bags to alleviate from the sting. If you got sunburned all over, immerse a couple of the bags in the bath for a cooling effect.
The tannins found in black tea helps prevent fungus infecting your delicate flowers.
#5. Sore gums.
Stick tea bags in your mouth. The tea will reduce bleeding, swelling, and help clot the blood.
#6. Clean your furniture and floors.
Boil a few tea bags and let it cool afterwards. Dip your cleaning cloth and wring out the excess water. Use the cloth to clean and wipe your wood floors and furniture.
#7. Puffy eyes.
Tannins are found in black tea. When you place the bags under the eyes it will decrease puffiness and clear the skin in the area.
#8. Using the tea water as a cleanser.
Pour tea water over your scalp to fight off dandruff. Another benefit is that it will leave your hair looking shiny and smooth.
#9. Water stains.
Soak your cleaning cloth in a bowl with a couple of tea bags and water. The tea will remove water stains on glass.
Place wet and cool green tea bags on warts. Leave it for 15 minutes and repeat with a new bag for another 15 minutes.
#11. Bad odour.
For those really nasty smelling shoes, place a dry tea bag inside the shoe. Leave it overnight and you’ll notice the bag has absorbed the foul smell.
#12. Stain remover.
Fill your sink with water and dirty dishes. Drop a tea bag and leave it overnight. All the stuck-on food will wash off without a problem.
#13. Small burns.
Tannins is a healing master. The polyphenolic biomolecule will reduce inflammation and provide relief to the affected area.
#14. Smelly hands.
After cooking with onions, garlic, and other strong odour foods, run your hands under water while you scrub with a tea bag to get rid of the smell.
Mix peppermint tea with a pinch of salt and hot water. Let it cool and use as a mouthwash. This concoction will be gentler on your mouth and will ease existing toothaches.
Check out what artist Red Hong Yi did with 20,000 teabags.