Use Tea Around the House

Chinese legend has it that tea leaves accidentally fell into boiling water that Emperor Shennong was preparing, and that this is considered to be the first cup of brewed tea, which happen in 2737 B.C.

However, England wasn’t introduced to tea until 1600, when the East India Company was formed by British merchants, and during that same time, it was also introduced to the American Colonies.

Tenderizer For Meat

The tannin in tea makes a wonderful meat tenderizer.

Germinate Grass Seeds

For each pound of grass seed you have, mix 2 tablespoons of strong, cold tea that has been brewed with them.


For 10 minutes, boil 4 tea bags and 1 quart of water. Add cool water to lower the temperature. Soak your feet in this solution twice a day, for 30 minutes.

Stuffy Rooms

Make your own room deodorizer by mixing 1 quart of brewed tea to 4 tablespoons of lemon juice.


Eating toast and drinking lots of tea will help relieve your diarrhea.


Use wet tea bags to pat the area that is sunburned.


Putting wet tea bags over your tired eyes for 15 minutes will sooth and relieve.

Highlight Hair

If you have brown or red hair, try rinsing with brewed tea to put golden highlights in your hair.

Polish Lacquer

Clean any of your black lacquer furniture with strong brewed tea, then wipe them clean with a cloth.


If you have white items that are basically gray, change the color by soaking them in very strong tea until they are the color you want, then rinse in cold water.


Put a wet tea bag onto the burn area and keep in place with a gauze bandage.

Your Plants

Once a week water your house plants and ferns with very weak tea that is room temperature.

Broken Fingernail

If you want to save a broken fingernail, just cut out a piece of the tea bag paper so that it fits the nail.

Sore Throat

Make a simple mixture of lemon juice, honey and tea.

Clean Woodwork

You can use cold tea to clean any kind of varnished woodwork.

Bleeding Gums

Place it against the spot where the tooth was removed. This should stop the bleeding.


One third of the tea in the world comes from India, then China, then Sri Lanka, and according to US Department of Agriculture, the average American drinks about 7.8 gallons of tea a year.