Unusual Uses of Tea Bags

Don’t treat tea only as a beverage. It has numerous other functions – sometimes served best as medicine tea can be used in a variety of household chores as listed below. A quick read may change your opinion about tea –a miracle ingredient with numerous positive attributes and zero negativity.

A wide variety of flavors for teas can be used to spice up soups, tenderize tough meats, de-odorize feet, moisturize dry skin, clean carpets wooden furniture prevent rust buildup in ironware, soothe razor burns and a lot more. Let us go through some wonder points or unusual uses of tea bags –


  • Clean cast-iron pot with a teabag – Wipe your cast iron shelf with a brewed tea bag to prevent rust deposit.
  • Soothe razor burns with tea bags- To get relief of painful cuts and burns, apply a wet tea bag to the affected area.
  • Stop gums from bleeding – placing a wet tea bag directly on the bleeding gums will soothe pain immediately.
  • Stop foot odor – soaking your feet in brewed tea mix and cold water will help prevent offensive odors.
  • Clean wood furniture and floors – wipe your furniture and floor with tea brewed water. This will help the house accents retain natural shine also preventing bacterial buildup.
  • Fertilize plants with tea bags – tea leaves are used as fertilizers for plants because they boost growth.
  • Shine dry hair: Brewed tea makes a good conditioner for dry hair. Rinse with (unsweetened) tea and leave to dry for a while, and then rinse again with water.
  • Tenderize meat: Marinate tough meat in black tea to make it tender.
  • Repel mosquitoes: Burning tea leaves is said to repel mosquitoes with none of the side effects of chemical bug sprays.
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