awesome non beauty uses used tea bags

Tenderizes Tough Meat

Tea contains tannins that act as a natural meat tenderizer to soften tough cuts of meat. In fact, marinating your meat in black tea can turn a cheap cut of meat into a juicy and tender meal.

Plus, it adds a unique, delicious flavor.

Put 4 tablespoons of the contents of used black tea bags in a cup.
Pour hot water over the tea contents.
Cover and steep for 10 minutes, then strain out the solution.
Marinate your meat in this solution for 3 to 4 hours.
Now, cook your meat the way you want it and enjoy the tender bites.

Deodorizes the Refrigerator

Whether the reason behind your stinky refrigerator is spoiled leftovers tucked away in the back or there was a power outage while you were away, you can get rid of the nasty smell with used tea bags.

This is a safe and effective way to deodorize a stinky refrigerator. Used tea bags will not only mask the bad odor but also keep it smelling fresh like a new one.

Stash 3 or 4 used teabags in the refrigerator to zap unwanted odors.
You can also keep a weak brewed tea in an open container in the refrigerator.

Enhances Your Compost Pile

The contents of used tea bags can be used to speed up the decomposition process and enrich your natural compost. The tea contents are brimming with nutrients and tannic acid that will improve the soil quality, increase oxygenation and help create stronger root systems when you cultivate plants in the soil.

The tea also encourages friendly bacteria to grow, which in turn prevents fungal and pest problems.

This type of compost is recommended for gardeners who aim for higher quality vegetables, flowers and foliage.

Brew some weak tea with the used tea bags. Allow the tea to cool, then pour the liquid into the compost pile.
You can also cut open a used tea bag and sprinkle the contents directly on the soil.

Adds Flavor to Oats or Grains

Not just cleaning, used tea bags can also be used in cooking. The subtle flavor will enhance the taste of your dishes and the nutritional benefits of tea will improve your health.

Steep a couple of used bags of jasmine, green or chamomile tea in a pan of water for 10 minutes.
Remove the tea bags from the water and add your pasta, oats or rice.
Now, cook your dish as you want.
You can even swap weak brewed tea for stock in recipes.