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Don't throw away: unusual ways to reuse tea bags

Alina MilsentLife
Where you can reuse tea bags

You can reuse a tea bag - and we're not talking about brewing it repeatedly. The latter is exactly what you should avoid, as it makes the drink lose its flavor. The tea bag will come in handy when cleaning and preparing some dishes.

Experts say that the brew will cope with grease on plates no worse than store-bought products. OBOZREVATEL has collected the top life hacks for reusing tea bags.

For washing dishes

Tea leaves will come in handy when washing dishes. Fill the sink with warm water, put in a few tea bags, and dip dirty plates in the solution. This is an environmentally friendly way to get rid of dirt and grease quickly.

For pickling

Experienced cooks recommend using tea bags for marinating meat. Just put a few tea bags in the marinade to give the dish a spicy flavor and aroma. The tannins contained in the tea will help soften the meat fibers, which is especially important when marinating beef.

For fish

Tea bags are used to cook sprats at home. Brew 2-3 black tea bags in one cup and wait 20 minutes. Then put the fish in a frying pan and pour the brew over it. You can use sardines, sprats, and other types of fish. Add a cube of chicken broth, and 100 g of vegetable oil, and simmer the fish until all the liquids have evaporated (usually it takes 40-60 minutes).

For garnish

Sometimes cooks put tea bags in boiling water to make a garnish. Put the tea bags in the pot before the water boils, then remove them and cook rice, spaghetti, or oatmeal.

For creativity

Tea bags are often used for creativity. For example, they can be used to "age" paper to give it a spectacular vintage look.

To clean the toilet bowl

Put a few used tea bags in the toilet, wait 5 minutes, and wipe the surface with a damp cloth. The plumbing will shine clean.

Important warning: if you leave the bags in the toilet for a long time, brown spots may appear on the surface.

For cleaning carpets, windows, and mirrors

To clean a carpet, pour the contents of the tea bag onto a saucer, dry the leaves, sprinkle them on the dirt, and vacuum the fibers. To make windows and mirrors shine, experts recommend wiping the surface with wet bags and then wiping off the residue with a soft microfiber cloth.

For mosquito bites

People say that tea bags can be applied to places affected by mosquito bites - the brew will relieve swelling and redness.

For beauty

Girls often use tea bags to combat signs of fatigue and bags under the eyes. Slightly damp bags of natural tea without impurities are placed on the eyes for 10-15 minutes.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to clean the kettle from the white scale.

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