10 Things To Do With Used Tea Leaves

by Kirk
(Austin, TX )

Don't remember where I got these, but here are a few more suggestions.........

1. Is any part of your house prone to dampness? Sun-dry the used tea.
Leave them in a damp corner to absorb the moisture.

2. Does your fridge smell funny? Sun-dry the used tea. Leave them in the
fridge to clear up the smell.

3. Have problems sleeping at night? Stuff dried tea leaves into your
pillow! According to Chinese folk medicine, sleeping on tea leaf pillows
helps reduces blood pressure, relieves insomnia and soothes headache.

The only problem is that tea leaf pillows get damp easily, so you
have to sun it frequently.

4. Find your carpet too dusty? Scatter slightly moistened tea leaves
across the floor before vacuuming them away. Tea leaves attracts dust
and take dust away with them.

5. Water your plant with tea. Soak the used tea leaves in water for a
couple of days. Remove the tea leaves, as rotten tea leaves attract
pests. Use the tea water as fertilizer.

6. This is a classic in China. Apparently silk worms thrive on tea leaves.

7. If you live in a part of the world where mosquitoes or flies are a
bother, burn some sun dried tea leaves.

8. If you suffer from smelly feet, try washing your feet in a strong
brew of used tea leaves.

9. Trouble by foul mouth after eating garlic or onion? It is not a
good idea to have tea immediately after a meal, but you can rinse your
mouth with tea to remove any smell.

10. Just move into a new house and don't like the smell of new
wooden furniture? Wipe the furniture a few times with tea to get rid of the smell.

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Good Tea Tips
by: Connie

Thanks for sharing Kirk, some of those tips were new to me.

I have to question however, the idea that we should not drink tea after a meal. I do this every day.

I'm not sure I would trust tea to take away the smell of garlic either. I'll have to make my husband a guinea pig and test this out after our next garlicky meal.

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