5 Healthy Things To Do With Tea (Other Than Drink It)

A series of tea bagsIt’s great that you’re drinking more tea, especially considering the amazing health benefits associated with different varieties of tea, such as green, black, white and red.

But did you know that your tea, as well as those leftover tea bags, have some pretty amazing uses, too?

Try using your tea or tea bags as:

Meat Tenderizers

Marinate your meat in tea to tenderize it. The tannins in the tea will soften the meat. Use strong black tea and pour it over the meat before you put it in the oven.

Natural Cleaners

Add a bit of black tea to your mop when you’re mopping up your wooden floors. The leaves’ natural properties will help add color and shine up the dull wood.  Also, if there are grease stains that won’t come off your glass surfaces or mirrors, then dip some cloth in brewed tea and wipe them down.

Eye Soothers

Put some warm used tea bags over your closed eyes for 15 minutes to sooth your tired and sore peepers.

Odor Removers

After you’ve touched something like onions or fish, wash your hands with tea to remove the smell. If your feet tend to smell, then soak them in tea every day for 20 minutes to reduce odor.

Room Refreshers

Place unused tea bags in certain areas to clear the air. If there is something specific you want to freshen up, like a pair of shoes, then place a tea bag in it to absorb the smell.

Plant Food

Occasionally, for plants that prefer acidic soil, water them with tea. The tea will change the pH level of the soil and make it more acidic.

Link:  http://blackdoctor.org/11998/healthy-ways-to-use-tea-bags/
Aug 23, 2012 — By Violet Smith, BDO Staff Writer


1 Comment

  1. Faithrises said,

    August 25, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Great information! Thanks 🙂

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