Wait, Don't Throw That Tea Bag, It Has Other Uses

After Drinking, What?

Tea is such an excellent drink that I am sure you have your own favourite concoction or flavour of this drink. I am also sure that you already know about the many health benefits of drinking tea. So I will not talk about those here. But have you heard about the many other uses of tea? If you have, then that’s good. If you haven’t, then read on.

What do you do with your used tea leaves or teabags after you have enjoyed your drink? Do you just throw them to the garbage? If you do, then I say...STOP! ...don’t throw away those leaves and bags yet. There are still other uses for these.

soaking or steeping used teabag
soaking or steeping used teabag

Tea Beauty Secrets

Relieve Tired Eyes

Are your eyes tired and red after a whole days work? Then, soak 2 used teabags in warm water and place these over your closed eyes for about 20 minutes. The tannins in the tea help reduce puffiness and soothe tired eyes.

Natural Hair Conditioner

Do you want shiny hair and don’t want to use conditioner all the time? Then tea will help bring that shine to your hair.

Boil water and steep teabags or leaves in this. Let cool and use as rinse for your hair. Leave to dry for a while and rinse once more with water. Your hair will turn shiny after this treatment.

*Note, if you are using loose tea leaves, then please strain before using so you will not have tea leaves in your hair.

Cool Sunburned Skin

If you forgot to use sun block during your day out in the sun, then tea is the answer. Here is what you can do.

Wet some teabags and apply to your skin. This will soothe your burning skin. If a big part of your body is sunburned however, then use more teabags and soak these in warm water. Add the tea solution to your bathwater and have a tea bath.

the many flavors of tea
the many flavors of tea

Cooking with Tea

  • Tea nowadays comes in many flavours. Just a pinch of your favourite tea flavour can spice up some of your soup and other dishes. Experiment! To get the full benefit of the flavour it is of course better to use new teabags.
  • Don’t have meat tenderizer? Use tea as marinade. Place 4 tablespoons of black tea leaves in 3 cups of warm water and steep for 5 minutes. Strain to remove the leaves and stir in 3 tablespoons of brown sugar. Season your meat with your usual seasoning and add the tea solution before cooking. This is best for your pot roast or other oven-baked meat.

Cleaning with Tea

  • If you want sparkling mirrors, clean them with tea. Soak used teabags in warm water. Dampen a soft cleaning cloth with the tea solution and use this for cleaning your mirror. Buff with a soft cloth and your mirror will come out clean and sparkling.
  • Wood furniture and floors could also use some tea wipes.Soak used teabags in warm water. Cool. Dip a soft cloth into the solution and use this to clean wood furniture or wood floors. For best results use newly prepared tea that has been cooled.




Gardening with Tea

Tea is also good for your garden.

  • Do you want healthy roses and ferns? A sprinkle of dried tea leaves will do the trick. Take out the tea leaves from the used bags and sprinkle them in your garden and flower pots. They make excellent fertilizers. Their nitrogen content plus phosphoric acid, potash, and manganese provide nutrients to plants.
  • Cooled left-over tea can also be used to water houseplants. It really works!
  • If you have a compost pile, add a few cups of tea to it. This speeds up the decomposition process. Liquid tea attracts acid-producing bacteria, and will thus improve the quality of your compost.

more tea flavors
more tea flavors

Freshening with Tea

  • Tea is also an excellent odor absorber. To remove food odor in your refrigerator, place some used tea bags inside.

Not only that, you can also remove the smell of fish and onions from your hands by washing them in tea.

  • Don’t buy anymore carpet fresheners. Use dried tea leaves instead. Sprinkle some dried tea leaves on your carpet. Let it stay for about 15 minutes. Vacuum afterward. The tea leaves will not only freshen your carpet but will deodorize your vacuum bag as well. Use some of those mint flavored tea for even more refreshing smell.
  • While we are into fresheners, why not use tea leaves as part of your potpourri? This time, it will be better to use new teabags for better effect.
  • By the way, although I haven’t tried this, tea is supposed to be a natural inhibitor for fleas. Why not use it then in your pets’ bedding area. It will not only absorb the odor but will prevent fleas as well.


So with all those other uses of tea, let’s drink up, but keep the tea bags for later use. They might come handy as beauty or garden ingredient.

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ArnMan 7 years ago from Alexandria, La.

I may have to try some of the gardening techniques for tea. I am a super tea drinker, I usually make a gallon almost every other day. Probably from the big glasses I use lol. I was always wondering what uses I could use the used tea bags. Thanks for the info.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi ArnMan,

I'm glad you found this hub useful. Thank you for dropping by and good luck in your gardening.


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Herald Daily 7 years ago from A Beach Online

I don't drink tea, so maybe some of these uses will get me using it a different way. I have a friend who rinsed her hair with tea. It darkened it and made it shinier, or so she said. My mom used tea bags on the eyes to sooth and draw out crud (technical term). I have heard that it's good as a meat tenderizer but I'd forgotten about it until I read this hub. Think that's the one I'll try first.

Thanks for the tips.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Herald Daily,

I'm happy that you found in this hub some information you can use.

Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. Good luck in your cooking.


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knell63 7 years ago from Umbria, Italy

When we moved house the removal men told us to put a teabag in the fridge as it kept it dry and fresh. We also had some Tea scented furniture polish but I wouldn't recommend that as for months our house smelt like a tea caddy. Nice post, really enjoyed it.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Knell63,

I am glad that what I wrote in this hub is validated by your own personal experience.

Thank you for your inspiring comment.


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Jerilee Wei 7 years ago from United States

Very enjoyable read! Liked the gardening tips.


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Interesting cooking tips! Indians add tea bags when cooking chick peas to give them a certain colour. I'm sure cultures across the world have their own tips.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Jerilee,

I'm happy that you enjoyed the hub. You should try the gardening tips, they really work.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Feline Prophet,

Thank you for your comment.

Now that you mentioned it, I just remembered that some people in our dorm used to boiled eggs in tea to give them a nice brown color.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

What an informative hub! Congratulations for being a Hubnugget Wannabe! To vote for this hub, click here: http://hubpages.com/community/Summer--and-the-HubN...


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Betsy Baywatch 7 years ago

Great hub! Reading about tea makes me want to turn the kettle on.

Besides the great uses you've listed I find that Tea also makes a great dye.I've used used strong black tea to create a dramatic background effect on plain white paper and a few brush strokes of strong black tea does accent a black and white sketch very well.

You could do the same with coffe... if your'e bored and sitting in a cafe:)..sketch on serviettes with your spilt coffee.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Ripplemaker,

Thank you very much! I am happy that you found my hub informative.

Thank you very much too for making a pitch for my hub. I appreciate that very much.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Betsy Baywatch,

Thank you for your inspiring comment.

Thanks also for your additional information. Now that you mentioned it, I remember being in an art workshop once and some artists were painting with coffee. I did not see tea though. However, as you said you have painted with tea. Wow!

I think I should add a section to this hub soon with the subtitle - Art with Tea. That will be great! Thank you for the inspiration.


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Betsy Baywatch 7 years ago

You're welcome Jill.

Congratulations on the hubnugget nomination:) I voted!

 


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Betsy Baywatch 7 years ago

Coffe is good,..but the reddish hue in tea gives a really great sanguine effect...and it's a cheaper alternative to the more expensive crayons.


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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

Congratulations on your nomination, and welcome. Nice hubs :)


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Charia Samher 7 years ago

Good tips on the other uses of tea! =) Good luck on the nomination!


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thank you once again Betsy Baywatch. I'll try painting with tea one of these days.

Thank you too for your vote. I appreciate that very much.


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creativeMind 7 years ago from Cochin

fortune telling .. some people make predictions using cup of tea.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi RedElf,

Thank you very much for your nice welcome and for the congratulations. Thank you too for leaving a comment on this hub.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Chiara,

Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I do hope you will be able to make use of the tips here.

Thank you too for wishing me luck. I need that!


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello CreativeMind,

You are right ... I forgot about that...fortune telling with tea leaves. I think you have to use loose tea leaves here. It's supposedly the formation of the leaves (after you finish drinking the tea) that shows your fortune. The fortune teller has to interpret the formation of the leaves.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

Great tips on tea uses! I had forgotten about using teabags to soothe a burn, thanks for the reminder. :D


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Connie Smith 7 years ago from Tampa Bay, Florida

I make tea a lot, so I will be using some of these tips for the used tea bags.  My few scraggly plants will thank you!  Here is a tip from me for those who love iced tea, would like to drink the green tea for the additional benefits, but don't like the color, etc.:  Add a few green tea bags to your regular tea bags when making your iced tea.  There is not a noticable difference in taste or color, but if all the hype is right, it is much healthier.

Congratulations on your nomination for hubnugget of the week!


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi K@ri,

Thank you very much for leaving a comment on my hub. I appreciate that very much. I certainly hope that you will be able to make use of the tips here.

All the best!


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Connie Smith,

Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I appreciate that very much.

Thank you too for your congratulations. With your help and that of the other beautiful people here, I hope I do make it to the top 5. Thank you very much.

Thank you too for your additional tip. I usually drink it pure green tea or pure other tea. I'll try your mix next time.

All the best!


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

Hi Jill of Alltrades, I just read the fan mail you left and had to check this hub out. Such a wealth of information about the use of tea. I have used tea for tired eyes and it felt soo soothing and worked wonderfully. Will definitely have to try out more of these tips. Thanks.

I also checked out your photo blog and blog "what I like about"... and I absolutely loved them both. Great job. I am now on my way over to give you a vote in the hubnugget. I am soo glad that I could be a source of encouragement.

You've got a new fan today! :)


rico@aim.edu 7 years ago

Read your article, and found it very interesting. Have tried it on my eyes, and found that it truly works. Will try it on my hair next, and will keep you posted.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Dottie1

Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging words.

Yes. that's really true, it's your encouragement that made me go on.

I am happy that what I wrote here is validated by your experience. Do try the other tips. They really work.

Thank you for your vote of confidence!


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi rico@aim.edu

I'm glad my article has helped you. That's great!

Yes, do try the other tips, they really work. Keep me posted please.

Thank you for leaving a comment.

All the best!


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ThePioneer21 7 years ago from Liverpool

I love tea! Especially green tea, you can feel it cleansing out your system!

I'm definitely going to try cleaning my mirrors with tea, hopefully it will be a good alternative to the over-priced mirror cleaners from supermarkets which leave streaks.

Brilliant hub:-D


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello ThePioneer21,

That's great! I love tea also.

Yes, do try it on your mirrors. It really works!

Thank you very much for your inspiring comment.

 

 


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christianesk 7 years ago from The Global Hamlet

Hey Jill, I had no idea that tea absorbs bad smells from fridges. I was always told to use baking soda, but tea is cool. I drink it every day. Cofee less often, 'cos I'm a coffee snob, and it ain't easy to get a decent cup here. Interesting post.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Christianesk,

Yes, tea can do that...absorb odor that is. Of course baking soda can also do it. However, since you are a tea drinker, then you can really make use of those used tea leaves or tea bags this way.

Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment.


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clicchic 7 years ago from The Volunteer State

Gr8 article...tea is a great detoxer/antioxidant with obviously so any other used.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Clicchic,

Thank you very much for your heartwarming comment!

Let's drink tea!

All the best!


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Garrett McLee 7 years ago from Florida

I love drinking tea! Green tea is my favorite evening drink to have with dinner or just to keep my self healthy.


Madame X 7 years ago

jill - wonderful hub! I always feel guilty when I throw out my used tea leaves, like there's something more I should do with them. Thanks for all the ideas.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Garrett,

That's great! You can make use of your tea bags after.

Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment.


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Ashley Joy 7 years ago

It is amazing just how much tea can do for you!


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Madame X,

Thank you very much! I'm happy that you will be able to make use of the info in my hub.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Ashley Joy,

Yes, you are right, tea is really amazing not only as a drink but also as many other things.

Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment.

Enjoy your tea!


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Jim Farguson 7 years ago

cool stuff. I've heard about chamomile being used on dermatitis or psoriasis too.


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mwaky 7 years ago

wow! didn't know any of those thanx so much i learnt alot!


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Jim Farguson,

Thanks very much! Really, I didn't know about that. That's great! That's a good addition to this hub!


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Mwaky,

Thank you very much too! Your comment makes me happy that I wrote this hub. I hope you will be able to use some of those tips.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello my dear friends,

Guess what, this hub made it to #2 as a hubnugget. Isn't that great?

This was of course only possible because of your support. So thank you very much everyone. This honor is not only for me but for all of you who believed in me.

Thank you very much again.

All the best!


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JamaGenee 7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

I knew about teabags on the eyes and on burns, but not the rest. Thanks! And congratulations on being #2 in HubNuggets! ;D


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi JamaGenee,

Thank you very much! You're very kind.

I hope you find the other uses of tea useful too.


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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

Great hub - there were a few that I already knew, but you certainly rounded out the selection! I'm definitely going to give some of these a try!

Congratulations for your hubnugget placement! That's awesome!


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lovemyself 7 years ago

I love tea,In particular, tea and chrysanthemum tea


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Enelle Lamb,

Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment. Do try the other tips.

You inspire me to keep writing more hubs.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello lovemyself,

That makes two of us or rather many of us who love tea!

You know what, your hub on tea connects perfectly with this hub.

Let's drink to that!


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swathin2 7 years ago

having one tea a day will keep you away from many diseases and it will help you stay fit but if you have more than one then it will lead you to so many side effects like the gastric problems


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Tiptopcat 7 years ago from London, UK

As a fellow tea drinker, I had to stop by and say great hub. Keep on drinking.


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

I drink lots of tea, mainly green, and will now put the leaves on my poor Mirandy rose that needs something good.  Will also try the mirror cleaning tip.  Thanks for the many suggestions and thank you for sharing them all. I have bookmarked your page.


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Laura Spector 7 years ago from Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thank you for sharing all of these ideas about tea. I'll certainly be trying some of them. The first on the list is the tea bags on the eyes - just the thought of it is relaxing! Thanks.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Swathin2,

Thanks very much for the reminder. Well, anything that is overdone will always produce some problems.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Tiptopcat,

Thank you for your heartwarming comment.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Frogyfish,

Wow, that's a big compliment, bookmarking this hub! Thank you very much.

Yes, do try the tips, they really work.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Laura,

Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment. I do hope you try some of the tips.

All the best!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

You did a wonderful job and congratulations for being a Hubnugget winner! :-) Yipppppeeee!


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Ripplemaker,

Thank you very much! I would not have made it without your help and that of the other wonderful people here. Of course my friends from outside of hubpages helped to.

Again, thanks very much!


angcorics 7 years ago

Have surely tried it on my hair. Indeed, it is a great substitute for hair conditioners. It kept my hair shiny the whold day. Congrats on your great idea.


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cgull8m 7 years ago from North Carolina

Great Hub, I use coffee for several uses like to remove odor in refrigerators and fertilizer for plants. I will also use tea from now, glad to see so many uses for it.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi angcorics,

I'm glad that you used one of the tips here and that it has positive results on you. That's great! The idea is not my own, I just researched it.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello cgull8m,

Thank you for leaving a comment. I'm glad that you found some useful info. Well, you can probably alternate between coffee and tea which is what I do.


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

What a wonderful hub! I adore tea, too. And my parents have always emptied the leaves from the tea pot over various plants, too.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi LondonGirl,

Thank you for your generous comment. I'm happy that you are also using the same other uses for tea. That's great to know!


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franciaonline 7 years ago from Philippines

Congratulations on being nominated as a Hubnugget Wannabe!

This is a very useful companion hub that should be posted near the fridge!


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks very much Francia.

Actually, this hub is already a hubnugget, not just a wannabe. It got #2 in votes.

I'm happy that you find this useful.


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franciaonline 7 years ago from Philippines

Oh, it's good to know that this hub isn't just a wannabe but has been actually chosen already as a hubnugget.Congratulations!!!


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks Francia!


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Jenny30 7 years ago from Canada

mmm I love tea! Especially Tetley Tea. I didn't know you could use tea for cleaning. Very interesting.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Jenny,

Thank you for the visit and for leaving a comment. Yes, do try cleaning mirrors with tea. It works.


angela  6 years ago

i like it so much so helapful.. ill try using this withma saint bernard


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello angela,

That's great to know!

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.


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eventsyoudesign 5 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

Great hub! Pau d'Arco tea is great for killing a nail fungus. Just steep a tea bag in hot water for a few minutes and then wrap the tea bag around the infected toe nail. Pour the tea into a foot soak filled with warm water, submerge foot and soak. The nail will fall off, but it will grow back unlike with surgical removal. I enjoy your hubs. Teresa


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Teresa,

Nice to see you here!

Thanks for this new addition to the uses of tea! I did not know that.

Thanks for sharing!

God bless!


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

What great ideas! I learned lots of new information from your hub. I’m certainly going to try some of the uses for tea that you’ve described. I have heard about using tea bags to help tired eyes before, but had forgotten about this until I read your hub. This is the first thing that I’m going to try!


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Alicia,

I'm happy that you learned something from this hub. I tried all of these before I published, so they do work. I regularly use tea bags for tired eyes as well as for cleaning, freshening and gardening.

Thanks very much for your visit and upbeat comment!

God bless!


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Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India

Hi Jill - I was born on and spent a lot of time on tea estates and I didn't know half of that! So thanks for a very useful and enlightening hub!


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Shalini,

It's nice to see you here!

Wow, I didn't know that I can still contribute to your knowledge about tea. Maybe because you are so familiar with it. We usually tend to overlook or take for granted things we are so familiar with.

I'm happy that you found this useful.

Thanks for the visit and wonderful comment.

God bless!


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Angela_1973 5 years ago

I really liked the idea of cleaning the mirrors with tea and need to try it. Thank you for this useful hub, never suspected tea can be used in so many ways.


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Angela,

Cleaning mirrors with tea really works. I have tried it.

I'm happy that you found this hub useful.

Thanks very much for dropping by.

God bless!


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random theme 5 years ago

I absolutely love tea and can't get enough of it. I knew about some of the tea uses, but not the freshening and cleaning ones. Thanks for new tips. Voted up and useful :)


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi random theme,

Thanks very much for your vote up and wonderful comment!

I'm happy that you learned something new here.

God bless!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago

Jillofalltrades, Wonderful healthy hub! I thoroughly enjoy a good cup of tea! These are some great additional benefits of using tea! Thank you for sharing more of your creative ideas! Marvelous versatile tips! In HIS Love, Joy, Grace, Peace & Blessings! God Bless YOU!


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi DeBorrah,

Thanks very much! I'm happy that you learned some additional things about tea in this hub.

God bless!


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myvelvetworld 5 years ago

I always drink tea after lunch and it relaxes me. I recommend green tea it also helps me loose some pounds.


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello myvelvetworld,

That's great! I also drink green tea but for improvement of digestion rather than for losing pounds. I can't drink it everyday because I don't want to lose pounds. If I do, I'll become invisible. Hahaha!

This hub is really for the other uses of tea.

Thanks for dropping by and sharing!

God bless!


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seriousnuts 5 years ago from Philippines

Very informative hub! I love drinking tea, but I just throw away the used tea leaves after. I didn't know those leaves have so much use! I like the suggestions especially about using these leaves inside the refrigerator. Voted up!


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello seriousnuts,

Good to see you!

I am happy that you learned something from this hub. I always have used teabags inside my refrigerator. They really work as deodorizer.

Thanks for your vote up!

God bless!


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

Hi! My husband and I are tea drinkers. We know the use of used tea bags for fertilizer and for tired eyes but for cleaning the mirror, no...So, I´ll try this one. Thanks for sharing. I find this hub very informative and useful.


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Thelma,

That's great to know! I'm happy that you learned something new here. It really works!

Thanks very much for your visit and wonderful comment.

God bless!


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Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

These many uses of tea are all new to me. What a great hub! Voted UP and interesting!


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Sinea Pies,

I'm happy that you found this interesting and learned some new things too.

Thank you very much for visiting and leaving a wonderful comment!

Thanks especially for the up and interesting vote!

God bless!


wwolfs 4 years ago

Nice hub. I do love drinking green tea. You have listed many useful tips with tea that I didn't know about. Thanks for sharing them.


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello wwolfs,

It's great to know another tea drinker. I'm also happy that you learned something new here.

You are most welcome. The pleasure is really mine as I love sharing what I know.

Thanks very much for dropping by!

God bless!


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EuroNinila 4 years ago from NYC BABY

Great little ideas and tips. I could use some, after I have my tea of course!


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello EuroNinila,

I'm happy that you think so. Thank you very much!!!

I'll be interested to know if you try any of these tips.

Enjoy your tea!

God bless!


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Dolores Monet 3 years ago from East Coast, United States

Love all your ideas for tea and tea bags. I've used tea as a fabric dye to create a vintage look. Black tea makes fabric look aged. I also used a Rooibis tea to dye some cream colored trim a beautiful muted pink.


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jill of alltrades 3 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Dolores,

Thank you very much for dropping by and leaving an inspiring comment! Thanks too for sharing your other uses of tea. I'd love to see that muted pink!

God bless!


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sweetstickyrainbo 21 months ago

Great article. Is there nothing green tea can't do? I don't think my wife is going to let clean the mirrors with it.


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jill of alltrades 21 months ago from Philippines Author

Hello sweetstickyrainbo,

Thanks very much for dropping by and leaving a wonderful comment. You can try telling your wife about this. Maybe she will be convinced once she sees that it works!

God bless!

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