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Leaf Tea Facts

Many people throw the used leaves away but they do have some uses.

Squeeze them and put them in a jar or basin until required (use within 2 days as they will become mouldy).

  • Cleaning Carpets – A few tea leaves should be scattered on the carpet, they absorb the dust and render the task of sweeping much easier!
  • Decanters – Glass bottles and decanters when stained may have tea leaves put in them, boiling water poured over and be left for some hours; shake up the water well, and then pour away and the stains will be found to have disappeared!
  • Tea leaves may be soaked in a bucket of water for an hour or two, the water then poured through a strainer and used for washing varnished woodwork of all kinds.