Were you aware that tea was once used only as a medicine? It actually took over 3,000 years for it to catch on as an everyday beverage. But if you drink tea daily, you'd have a lot of used tea bags. What should we do with the leftover? Throw them away? No, Don't.
Today tea bags are also being made 100% biodegradable which has brought them back into the limelight. Another great fact about tea bags is that they can also be reused once more. We suggest to reuse the tea bags just one more time, or else the tea will become too weak.
With all of these great ideas for reusing your old tea bags, you’ll most likely want to store a few away until you’re ready to use them.
Moist tea bags can be kept at room temperature for a day at the most. Otherwise, you will want to refrigerate them to prevent mold and bacteria growth. Just remember that all natural foods – tea included – will go bad after a long enough period of time, even when kept chilled. When in doubt, use your nose.
If your old tea bags smell bad when you take them out of the refrigerator, it’s probably best to use them as compost, by sprinkling it on your plants. You could also use tea bags as an eyewash. Simply put the tea bags in the fridge for ten minutes, then place it on your eyes. It gives such a refreshing feeling and can relieve dark circles and puffiness. You could also put some in water and soak your feet. This nourishes your skin and removes odour.
Many of our gourmet teas come in a tea bag variety. These are pyramid shaped which allows the tea leaves to expand in the bag, thus releasing more flavour.