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  • Writer's pictureWyKisha Thomas-Mckinney

5 Creative Ways to Use Up Your Excess Tea Stash

When you think of tea, you're probably imagining cozying up on your couch with steaming hot cup of your favorite blend. Or maybe you're thinking about getting all gussied up with your fascinator and eating small bites with your lace-gloved hands. But, honey, let me tell you, tea is so much more than that. It's not just a drink; it's a lifestyle. From cooking secrets to beauty hacks, this humble leaf is packed with possibilities. The TwenTea Company provides a pretty hefty amount of tea in our packages and sometimes you might need to figure out what to do with all that goodness other than sip on it. So let's get into it...

Cooking with a Twist

Y'all, tea in cooking is like a secret spice. Imagine adding sweet tea to your sauce for barbecue chicken or baking a batch of Earl Grey cookies. Tea can add an unexpected and delightful layer of flavor to your dishes that'll have your dinner guests asking, "What's your secret?"

Beauty Treatments

A green tea face mask? Yes, please. It's like a spa day at home, but without the hefty price tag. And for those days when your skin needs a little TLC, a chamomile tea bath does the trick. It's not just about looking good; it's about feeling good, inside and out.

Oh! and if you're dealing with puffy eyes, a chilled tea bag can be your best friend.

Home Sweet Scented Home

Now, let's talk about keeping our homes fresh. Throw those used tea bags (after they're dried of course) in the fridge, those sweaty shoes, your teenager's room that smells like hormones and attitude, and let me tell you, it works wonders. Also, brewed tea is great for polishing furniture and keep the rust away from your good cast iron skillet.

And for my gardening friends, those tea leaves make a fantastic compost that your plants will love. Also try diluting some unsweetened tea to water plants can provide them with beneficial nutrients and antioxidants.

Crafty Creations

For my creative souls, have you ever tried dyeing fabric with tea? It gives your materials a beautiful, vintage look that's perfect for those crafty projects. And if you're into scrapbooking, aging paper with tea is a game-changer.

Health and Wellness

We can't forget about the wellness aspect. Tea has been my companion through many a digestive woes and sleepless nights. A cup of peppermint or chamomile tea is like a warm hug for your insides. The next time you want to soak in a hot bath, throw some tea and epsom salt in there and you've got yourself one hell of a detoxifying bath to soothe those aching muscles.

So there it is. Tea is much more than just a beverage; it's a versatile, multi-purpose wonder. Whether you're a tea aficionado or just getting started on your tea journey, I encourage you to explore the many uses of tea. It's about embracing the simple things and finding joy in the everyday. And remember, the next time you're sipping on your favorite blend, think about all the possibilities that lie within that cup. Tea is truly a gift, so let's make the most of it.

Most importantly, don't you let not another pack of tea go to waste. 

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