8 Uses for Black Tea by The Readers Digest*
*Tried testimonials" and personally endorsed by Bigelow
1. Reduce razor
Ouch! Why didn't you remember to replace that razor blade before
you started to shave? To soothe razor burn and relieve painful
nicks and cuts, apply a wet tea bag to the affected area. And don't
forget to replace the blade before your next shave.
2. Relieve your tired
Revitalize tired, achy, or puffy eyes. Soak two Bigelow Tea bags
(any flavor?) in warm water and place them over your closed eyes
for 20 minutes. The tannins in the tea act to reduce puffiness and
soothe tired eyes.
To ease mouth sensitivity, rinse your mouth with a cup of hot
Bigelow Peppermint Tea mixed with a pinch or two of salt.
Peppermint is an antiseptic and contains menthol, which reduces
pain on contact with skin surfaces.
4. Perfume a
Next time you make a sachet, try perfuming it with the fragrant
aroma of your favorite Bigelow Herbal Tea. Just open a few used
herbal tea bags and spread the wet tea on some old newspaper to
dry. Then use the dry tea as stuffing for the sachet.
5. Enhance your
To speed up the decomposition process and enrich your compost,
pour a few cups of strongly brewed Bigelow Tea into the heap. The
liquid tea will hasten decomposition and draw acid-producing
bacteria, creating desirable acid-rich compost.
6. Clean wood
furniture and floors
Freshly brewed black Bigelow Tea is great for cleaning wood
furniture and floors. Simply boil 2 tea bags in a quart
(liter) of water and let it cool. Dip a soft cloth in the tea,
wring out the excess, and use it to wipe away dirt and grime. Buff
dry with a clean, soft cloth.
7. Prepare Planting for
For healthier acid-loving potted plants, place 2 or more used
Bigelow Black or Green Tea bags on top of the drainage layer at the
bottom of the planter before potting. The tea bags will retain
water and leach nutrients to the soil. Here are a few
suggestions for acid-loving plants
8. Shine your
To make mirrors sparkle and shine, brew a pot of strong Bigelow
Black Tea such as Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Darjeeling, let it
cool, and then use it to clean the mirrors. Dampen a soft cloth in
the tea and wipe it all over the surface of the mirrors. Then buff
with a soft, dry cloth for a sparkly, streak-free shine.
Source - From Readers Digest -
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