15 Wonderful Uses for Tea

Tea is not only a drink but also useful for us in many other ways. Here are 15 wonderful uses for tea.

  1. Apply a wet tea bag on the razor burn to reduce the pain
  2. Place the lukewarm tea bags on your closed eyes to refresh your tired eyes
  3. Soak a tea bag in cool water and place it on to the site to stop the bleeding and pain of a lost tooth
  4. Place your feet in strong tea concoction to get rid of the unpleasant odor
  5. Soak a tea bag in cool water and place it over the site of injection to relieve the pain
  6. Apply a few wet tea bags on the affected skin after sunburn to reduce the pain
  7. Plunge a cotton ball in tea and wipe on the affected part due to ivy rash to relieve from the pain
  8. Gargling with the herbal tea made with peppermint reduces toothache
  9. Wash your hair with a cup of herbal tea after shampooing to make the hair silky and shiny
  10. Clean the wood furniture with a soft cloth dipped in a freshly prepared tea to add shine to them
  11. Sprinkling some used tea bags near the rosebushes enhances their growth by nourishing them
  12. Spark the mirror by cleaning it with a soft cloth dipped in tea
  13. Place a few used tea bags on top of the drainage layer at the bottom of the planter before potting to keep the plants healthier
  14. Let the used tea bags open and dry and then use them as stuffing for sachets to give perfume to them
  15. Pour some cups of tea into the compost to accelerate the decomposition and create acid rich compost
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  1. Great article, Valli.
    I learn so many new tips. Thank you.

  2. A tea bag on a hard to clean white board works wonders.

  3. Place herbal tea in diffuser and drop in rice while cooking for an interesting flavor. Very good tips. Thank you, Valli

  4. Place herbal tea in diffuser and drop in rice while cooking for an interesting flavor. Very good tips. Thank you, Valli

  5. Thank you Icy.

  6. Thanks for sharing the tip, Judy and rwx.

  7. Love this article. Thanks!

  8. Love this article. Thanks!

    I also use tea to clean out my dogs eyes after visiting a the salty ocean (to prevent infection), as well as apply tea to a hot spot or any itchy skin to take away the itch.

  9. Tea bags can also be used after breast-feeding to soothe cracked, dry nipples. True!

  10. Thanks for all the comments and sharing the tips.

  11. #3 is particularly true for wisdom teeth. Tea bags are less inclined to involve themselves in the scab, and the tannic acid in the tea bag accelerates healing and reduces the likelihood of a painful condition called “dry socket.”

  12. When I was a kid my mom used to brew black tea double strong and wipe our eyes out with it to prevent and cure conjunctivitis. Worked every time.

  13. Cool! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Valli, I am not familiar with the abbreviation “rwx” Could you please enlighten me?

  15. Never mind. Excuse my oops. I see that you had a previous commenter whose tag is rwx. I thought it was one of those new text message abbreviations. My face is red now. So sorry.

  16. No probs at all Judy.. These things happen all the time, and with everyone. Need not ask sorry for such things…. Cheers! :)

  17. Very helpful suggestions.

    My most wonderful use for tea is putting it in a mug of hot water, letting it brew for a minute, add a spoonful of sugar and a bit of milk, put my legs up, and drink it all down.

  18. You never said what kind of tea. Some kinds of teas used in these ways could be dangerous.

    For example, using sodium hydroxide tea on your eyes is a bad idea.

    Jus’ sayin’, is all.

  19. Before showering I brew a large pot of tea. After showering I dry myself off I then take a clean wash cloth and dampen it, then I pat my arms and legs with it, Its good for dry skin. Try it. It really works

  20. @korleone

    What do u mean “Sodium Hydroxide Tea”? There is nothing of that sort that exists in the world… In case u r suggesting that tea could be dangerous in these ways, then please avoid it, and this article. And post ur comments on a website like “teahaters.com”. In this article, the word “tea” refers to just tea, and nothing else.

  21. How strong or weak is the tea to be when used on a pet’s eyes?
    You have piqued my curiousity with this subject. I think I’ll do a bit of research to see how to use regular and herbal teas.
    I assume that tannic acid makes a difference.
    About all I ever learned concerning drinking of tea is avoid eating apples anytime close to tea time. Might just be me, but I got the worst of stomach aches doing that. After a couple of times I realized my mistake and made tea “a meal/snack all by itself”.
    BTW – great info on this blog. Thanks you all!

  22. If you’re into costuming & such, you can tea dye fabrics to make them an antique kind of look.

  23. I just wanted to thank whoever put the suggestion for tea bag for razorburn. My underarm thanks you deeply! I can’t believe how instant the relief was. Really appreciate the suggestion. Something I will pass on to all of my girlfriends!

  24. I also wanted to add that I do put a lukewarm tea bag on my kitty’s eye if she has a runny eye. It has never hurt her and it always helps. I use just a plain caffeinated tea bag like Lipton.
    And ha anyone used a couple of cups of tea in bathwater for dry skin? Would it work like the suggestion for putting it on the skin after the bath?

  25. Did you know according to Dr. Mehmet Oz, guest on Oprah tv show that when one has really really bad feet odor is that to soak feet several times in a pan of tea will do wonders to kill the bacteria odor.. it work!!

  26. growing up whenever a kitten had an eye infection (crusty or oozing–sorry) she would make a cup of tea then wait for the bag to cool a little and wipe the eye clean with the tea bag. it always worked great!

  27. Great tips. Thanks.

  28. if you are tea staining printed paper do a test first to make sure that the ink doesn’t bleed. coloured ink can make a real mess after being tea stained.the best method for tea staining is to soak the teabag in warm water until it starts to release colour. sponge it lightly all over the paper. afterwards, while the paper is still wet take a paper clip, clip it on and run it down the sides of the paper to soften the egdes for extra old effect. small rips also look good.

  29. if you are tea staining printed paper do a test first to make sure that the ink doesn’t bleed. coloured ink can make a real mess after being tea stained.the best method for tea staining is to soak the teabag in warm water until it starts to release colour. sponge it lightly all over the paper. afterwards, while the paper is still wet take a paper clip, clip it on and run it down the sides of the paper to soften the egdes for extra old effect. small rips also look good.

  30. What about using old tea bags for stuff? Like sprinkiling them on lawns or for around trees and stuff?

  31. Hate to toss out good dietary fibre, so have been drying out used tea and later tossing these natural mixes in soup or whatever. I don’t find anyone else online doing this. My thinking: If I can drink the tea, surely the leaves ca do no harm. One of my special teas keeps a nice licorice taste even after brewing, that gives my sauces that mystery taste. Anyone ever poison themselves doing this?

  32. great article

  33. tea bags also work great to remove bee and wasp stings… hubbie is allergic to wasps and we had always used a tea bag when he got stung…the 1 time we didnt have one and he got stung on his hand ,it swelled to twice its normal size for 3 days… i would say it woks.

  34. My husband has hemmorhoids really bad. Could tea bags
    take the swelling down?

  35. tnx 4 15 wonder tips

  36. I like the one where it relieves the pain.

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