Creative uses for tea and tea leaves

by Jane
(Harleyville, PA )

Did you know that Chamomile or peppermint tea makes a very soothing footbath? They do and it is relaxing and a special treat for me.

Did you know that a warm compress of lemon balm tea leaves will ease a tooth ache? well is does.

Tea eases achy eyes. Wet two tea bags with warm or cool water, and lie down with one tea bag on each eye. Relax for at least 15 minutes, and your eyes (and you) will feel invigorated. Chilled chamomile tea bags are particularly effective against puffiness.

Treat your houseplants. For lush, luxurious ferns, give them an occasional spot of tea. Use tea instead of water once in a while, or work wet tea leaves into the soil.Chamomile is great for spraying on the leaves to prevent mold and mildew.

Did you know that tannins in tea tenderize meat? If you can’t afford expensive cuts of meat, try marinating or cooking your meat in tea. This will also make the the meat tasty and delicious.

Stop bleeding gums. If you’ve just had a tooth pulled, or if you have a youngster who just lost a tooth, tea bags can help stop the bleeding. Just wet a tea bag with cool water and press into the spot the tooth came from.

Cleaning your fireplace? Help keep the dust down by sprinkling damp tea leaves over the ashes in your fireplace before cleaning it out. The tea will help keep the ashes from rising and making a mess all over the place. It will make it easier for you to remove them and decrease the mess.

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