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Surprising uses for tea
▪ For tastier food: Use tea instead of beer or wine the next time you marinate meat. And when making rice, hang a tea bag in the pot to add a subtle herbal flavor, such as orange blossom.
▪ For pain relief: A cool wet tea bag can soothe pain or irritation from bug bites or sunburn. When you have an abscessed tooth, a tea bag can even help to draw out the infection.
▪ For killing odors: A used tea bag in a cup or bowl will help freshen a fridge. A dry tea bag—fresh or used—can work the same odor-absorbing magic in a trash can. To freshen a carpet, sprinkle on dry loose-leaf tea and let it sit at least half an hour before vacuuming.
▪ For polishing furniture: Tea cu ts through dirt and grease. Use cooled tea to wipe down tabletops and mop floors, then use a dry cloth to buff the wood.