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Use It Twice Before Tossing: Tea Bags

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You’ve probably heard that a hot cup of Chamomile or Earl Gray is good for your body and soothing to your soul, but did you know that it’s helpful around the house, too? Reusing tea isn’t a new phenomenon – in ancient Chinese culture, tea was burned on summer evenings to keep unwanted pests away. So take a cue from the Chinese and stop tossing your tea bags after you’ve brewed a pot. Instead, use it to tenderize meat, clean mirrors or even fertilize flowers!
 
View the slideshow above for seven of our favorite ways to reuse tea bags!
 
By BrightNest (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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