If you love tea and wonder what to do with a used tea bag, here are a few upcycling ideas. Use it as a compress on a bruise, bee sting or sunburn to help provide relief and reduce inflammation. Or place a few used tea bags in a casserole dish with stuck-on food and add hot water. The residual tannins in the used tea bags will break down the grease to make cleaning up a breeze. Finally, when repotting plants, place a used tea bag at the drainage hole inside the pot. It will help retain water inside, release nutrients into the soil and degrade into beneficial mulch over time.
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