Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Recycling Used Green Tea Leaves

Steeped green tea leaves can be used for a variety of purposes but first you must make sure to dry them thoroughly. Lay the tea leaves out on some clean wax paper and turn them a few times until they are dry. Once dry the tea leaves are called "chagra". Chagra can be used in the refrigerator to absorb odors, it can be scattered in your cat litter box to keep the odor in check, or chagra can work as a carpet deodorizer. To use chagra as a carpet deodorizer: sprinkle dried chagra on the carpet, allow to sit a few minutes and then vacuum. If you prefer teabags instead of loose tea the used teabags can be cooled and used as eyepads to soothe tired, puffy eyes.

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