There are plenty of ways to recycle tea – Collect your used tea leaves in a tin or Tupperware box on the side and weekly sprinkle on your flower beds, no need to dry them out first.
You can also mix them into soil or compost before planting new plants. The nutrient-rich leaves will help plants grow, rose plants.
Fruit bags are great with porridge, and mint and green can add an interesting twist to a Chinese or Thai side dish. Experiment and see which give the best flavour to accompany your favourite dishes.
Dry your favourite flavour of tea on some kitchen roll on the radiator, in the sun or in the oven on a very very low heat. Place into little muslin bags to scent your drawers, cupboards or rooms.
Loads of washing up to do mid-party? Leave it for later. Pile up the sink with your plates, hot water and throw in a few used teabags. They’ll help loosen any hard food and lift grease so that when you do get around to doing the dishes, it’ll be super quick and easy.
Place your used and dried, flavoured tea bags in your car to keep smells at bay. The leaves will absorb the moisture in the air, a common cause of stale smelling interiors.
If your wood surfaces are starting to look a little tired, you can use tea to refresh them and add shine. Rebrew your used tea bags and wipe over wooden surfaces with a clean, well rung-out cloth.
Rehydrate your skin by putting a green tea bag over your face.
Infused hot water with old teabags and soak your feet in the liquid. It can reduce foot odour, soften touch skin and reduce aches or pains.