101 uses for a tea bag

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Post: #72061 MrsD'ville
Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:37 pm

1. Let them dry then use as fire-lighters

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Post: #72065 mrsflibble
Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:42 pm

2. place a pieve of muslin on your face, then put a teabag in each eyesocket to reduce puffiness.
3. cut open, pour contents into a bowl. add 2 tsps flour and 1-2 tsps brown sauce. mix well until you can roll into a ball. form into loose torpedo shapes. use as either an april fool joke, or as a potty training aid by placing in potty while a teddy is sitting on it to show a toddler that even their favorite bear can poop like a grownup.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #72116 ina
Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:16 am

4. Make tea with it? (Should have been no one, I suppose! :wink: )
5. Put on compost
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Post: #72205 Thomzo
Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:14 pm

6. Dry them out, split them open and use as fake soil for a dolls house garden.

7. Add the contents into home made paper. Gives a great antiqued look. Herbal teas can give really pretty effects. I am seriously thinking of making my own wallpaper from used tea. I just wonder if it will look too much like woodchip.

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Post: #72228 Annpan
Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:09 pm

possible 8. can you use it to start seeds off? then when seedling is large enough the whole thing can be planted out. - I am not sure if tea is nutritious enough though :?
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Post: #72229 Thomzo
Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:12 pm

Annpan wrote:possible 8. can you use it to start seeds off? then when seedling is large enough the whole thing can be planted out. - I am not sure if tea is nutritious enough though :?


I did try it once and the stupid thing went mouldy.

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Post: #72232 Annpan
Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:19 pm

Hmm...

9. Use a cold, wet one as a missile ... across the kitchen ... at an unexpecting child, husband, cat...hee, hee, hee... I've never done it, just a thought
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Post: #72233 Thomzo
Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:27 pm

10. Pop one in your bath for an eco fake tan.

then spend 3 hours cleaning the bath :lol:
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Post: #72242 mrsflibble
Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:15 pm

11. chamomile teabags are good for sore boobyfeeding nipples aparently. didn't manage to get boobfeeding long enough to try that one.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #76247 kimmysmum
Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:55 am

12. Haven't seen this one as yet. I put them broken up into my worm farm. They luvs it. :flower:
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Post: #76275 the.fee.fairy
Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:20 pm

Thomzo wrote:
Annpan wrote:possible 8. can you use it to start seeds off? then when seedling is large enough the whole thing can be planted out. - I am not sure if tea is nutritious enough though :?


I did try it once and the stupid thing went mouldy.

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Apparently, its what a certain group of people who ride motorbikes swear by to start seeds of recreational herbs. I was told this by one of said group.

Yes, it went mouldy when i tried it too...

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Post: #76278 ina
Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:25 pm

13. Turn it into a rollup and smoke... No, I've not tried that (don't smoke), but I read about it in one of Christopher Brookmyre's books: a guy in prison stretched one dehydrated teabag into two rollups... :roll:
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Post: #76280 the.fee.fairy
Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:28 pm

i wonder if its any good... :?

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Post: #76344 pskipper
Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:00 pm

Friend of mine tried the roll-up thing, might have been good if he hadn't used selotape to hold it together :lol: :roll:

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Post: #76347 ina
Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:25 pm

the.fee.fairy wrote:i wonder if its any good... :?


According to the book - stinks like hell, and kept going out.
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