There’s nothing more refreshing in the morning than starting your day with a nice cup of warm tea. With a single tea bag, you can turn hot water into delicious herbal bliss and you’ll be ready to take on anything the day throws your way.
But once you’re done with your delicious beverage, those tiny tea bags serve no more purpose than landfill material… or so you thought!
It turns out that tea bags can be used in a number of incredible ways that will make you feel glad that you decided to brew some of that delicious Mint Medley in the first place. Take a look at what you’ve been missing!
1. Black tea contains tannic acid, which some researchers claim helps to soothe severe sunburns. When someone applies a black tea bag to their skin, it forms a coagulation of the missing burned protein and protects the surface while it heals.
2. You should store used black tea bags in containers and place them in the refrigerator for around three days. Then you’ll be able to use those tea bags to help soften those dark bags that form under your eyes whenever you’re stressed or you aren’t getting enough sleep!
3. Using the same tea bags can also work wonders for soothing small burns. Much like fixing the damaged skin someone suffers if they have a sunburn, the black tea bags work to form a protective skin coagulation over the affected area.
4. Believe it or not, using tea to rinse your hair is an effective way to promote healthy hair growth. Research shows that almost all types of tea have been proven to help prevent hair loss, promote hair growth, and to give hair an overall sleek shine.
5. Green tea bags can be used to shrink warts. This is because most warts are caused by the human papilloma virus. When a person consumes anywhere between two and three cups of green tea per day, the antioxidants in the tea work to reduce HPV, which gets rid of the warts.