Five great ways to use old tea

Tea is an aromatic beverage prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured or fresh leaves of Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to China and other East Asian countries. After water it is the most widely consumed drink in the world. There are many different types of tea; some have a cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavour, while others have vastly different profiles that include sweet, nutty, floral or grassy notes. Tea has a stimulating effect on humans primarily due to its caffeine content.

The term herbal tea refers to drinks not made from Camellia sinensis. They are the infusions of fruit, leaves, or other plant parts, such as steeps of rosehipchamomile, or rooibos. These may be called tisanes or herbal infusions to prevent confusion with “tea” made from the tea plant.

Tea plants are native to East Asia and probably originated in the borderlands of southwestern China and northern Burma.

Do you want to refresh your home? Or do you desire lustrous locks? Tea is a great, convenient alternative to common household products. Tea does not expire, but old tea can still be used throughout the home. Don’t throw out old tea packets or tea bags. 

Here are 5 ways you can reuse tea in your daily life:

1. DIY projects

Make fun DIY projects with old tea. You can make fragrant soaps or potpourri from the spices and flowers in tea. Although flower teas are the most beautiful, green and black teas, have great exfoliating properties. To make potpourri, add some essential oils to the tea. You can use this oil to brighten up your spaces.

2. Shine your hair

For a natural, cheaper hair shine, skip the expensive conditioner. You can use old tea bags to make weaker teas and then rub them into your hair. This acts as a natural conditioner and will make your hair shine. Use only pure teas. Tea blends can irritate your scalp and are not recommended.

3. Feed your garden

Make old tea, and then add the leaves to your garden as a natural fertilizer. Mix the brewed tea with a cup of water. It can be mixed and used to water flowers, especially flowering plants. To help your rosebushes bloom, you can sprinkle old loose tea leaves around them.

4. Get rid of stale feet

Tea is widely used to eliminate unpleasant odours and smells. To eliminate foot odour, soak your feet in a detoxifying tea bath. To avoid the unpleasant smell, you can also add dried, unopened tea bags to your shoes.

5. Make sure you clean your home

To clean your home, you can use old teabags. Use damp tea bags to clean glass surfaces such as mirrors, doors and glasses. To remove dirt, fingerprints, and dust from glass surfaces and restore their shine. You can also use them to restore old furniture and remove any scratches or spots.

Tip: To prevent mould growth, keep tea bags or leaves brewed in the fridge.

Tea is more than a drink.

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