Used tea leaves can be used plant fertilizer, as a room freshner, a deodorizer, a facial scrub or to refresh your eyes: Here are a few ideas :
- Collect your used tea leaves in a tin or Tupperware box on the side and weekly sprinkle on your flower beds, no need to dry them out first. You can also mix them into soil or compost before planting new plants. The nutrient-rich leaves will help plants grow, rose plants especially like chagra!
- Dry your favourite flavour of tea on some kitchen roll on the radiator, in the sun or in the oven on a very very low heat. Place into little muslin bags to scent your drawers, cupboards or rooms.
- To make a bath sachet, follow Step 2's drying tips and then throw in the tub for a great aromatic soak.
- For a great deodoriser, sprinkle damp leaves onto stained or smelly carpets and hoover up to leave your carpets clean and smelling fresh.
- Place your damp black, green or white tea leaves into a muslin bag and place over tired and sore eyes to refresh them.
- Sprinkle damp leaves onto chopping boards and surfaces that have absorbed strong odours like fish or meat and scrub clean as normal, this will help to absorb unwanted smells and leave your chopping board fresh.