Wet teabags have a cooling effect on skin, which can take the sting out of aching sunburns. If it was a long day at the beach and your whole body is lobster-red, you can steep the teabags in a bathtub for all-over relief. This trick works on other minor, first-degree burns, as well as nasty razor burn.
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Carpets are effective at hiding hard use, but if yours are
looking and smelling their age, you might want to cover them in a layer of green tea. Tea leaves attract dirt and soak up foul odors; all you have to do is sprinkle unused green tea leaves on your carpets, let them sit for about 10 minutes, and vacuum them up to have fresher carpets.
Tea is healthy for plants, too. Burying new or used tea
bags under soil and mulch in flowerbeds or pots encourages
substantial plant growth. After a watering, the tea holds
in water for the plants to drink and leeches its nutrients
into soil to give plants a boost.