Hello fellow tea sippers! First, an apology. I have not posted in quite some time! One week, my friend was up from Bethlehem, PA so that we could see Taylor Swift in concert (AMAZING, by the way), then this week, my parents were away on vacation so I was keeping house. This involved cooking and cleaning. However, not just any cleaning. I gave my parents a nice welcome-back with having the house practically sparkle, only relaxing last night when I got to brew myself around four cups of tea to unwind with some nice incense smoke whipping around the room to help me calm down after an active week.
Not only does tea help relax, it also helps clean! Tea, with all its tannins, vitamins, and overall yummy goodness, helps to polish and shine. Here are some great tea-cleaning ideas for the next time you decide to spruce up your living area:
Use tea on wooden floors to help give the floors a beautiful shine – If you have some black tea on hand, you can get your floors shining like new. The tannins in the tea help bring out the natural shine of the wood. Simply brew three or four tea bags in some boiling water and let it cool. Mop the floor as normal and follow up with the black tea.
Need a wood polish? Black tea can help – For the very same reason that black tea helps with wood floors, it can also help to polish wood. Simply damp a rag with black tea and polish away.
Dust mites, yuck! Clean them away with black tea – Take a spray bottle with black tea and spray away. Not only will you have a nice smell of black tea permeating through your house, you’ll kill the dust mites in the process.
A clean throne is a happy throne – Sometimes, some toilet stains simply will not come out, no matter how hard you scrub. Drop a few tea bags in and let them soak for a few hours before trying to clean again.
Get rid of that rust – Soak any rusty tools in a cold solution of black tea for at least an hour, and that rust should come right off.
What’s that smell?… – A smelly garbage is a nasty garbage! Throw some green tea in to naturally deodorize your trash can. A plus? You have to drink the tea in order to get the leaves! Don’t you love those little bonuses?
Got any more cleaning tips using tea? Share them below!