Why You Shouldn’t Throw Away Expired Tea Leaves

Expired tea contains a lot of harmful substances. Drinking expires tea can affect the health of the body; it may even lead to cancer. Thus, one should not drink expired tea. However, simply throw it away, it seems a waste. Here, there are a few tricks going to teach here. So the expired tea will not go waste again.

  1. Deodorizing

Tea leaves are highly absorbent and can attract odor from anything they come in contact with or even next to. Put the expired tea leaves into an open container or wrap them up with cotton, then you can put them in the fridge or wardrobe to eliminate the odor.

  1. Filling

In case of having too much amount of tea leaves left, they can be used to make the scented sachet, pillow or mouse pad with wrist rest. The aroma of tea can make people’s brain relax and relieve.

  1. Descaling

Fur deposited on the sides of the kettle, or accidently got water stain on your clothes; you can use expired tea leaves to wash them in order to restore the original color.

  1. Tricks in Kitchen

The kitchen garbage can easily produce odor. But if you cover the garbage with a layer of tea residue, which is dehydrated, in this way, the garbage will not stink. If you have the smell of fish on your hand that is hard to eliminate, you can also rub your hand with the expired tea leaves to remove the smell.

  1. Dying

Washing your hair with expired black tea, can enhance your hair color and make it softer. Not only is the tea leaves non-toxic, but also nourish the hair.

  1. Remove the odor on new furniture

The newly purchased furniture normally has the strong pungent smell of paint. Washing the furniture completely with tea, the smell of paint will fade naturally. The odor will disappear after washing several times. The effect is better than the non-soap detergent. Moreover, it will not harm the furniture.

  1. Gardening as fertilizer

If you have plants at home, you spread the residues of the expired tea leaves all over the pot. It can promote the growth of the plants, making the leaves greener and brighter. The fertilizer contained in tea leaves is not worth than the purchased fertilizer.

  1. Curing beriberi

Tea contains tannins, which has strong effects in killing bacteria, especially to the filamentous bacteria of beriberi. Often soaking your feet in the warm water mixed with tea, it can help cure beriberi. Green Tea works best.

Ok, after reading all the tricks on the tea leaves. If you have expired tea leaves at home, you do not need to throw them away anymore.