Never doubt the power of a cup of Bigelow Tea. Not only is it a flavorful and invigorating beverage, it can tenderize your meat, stain your furniture, and clean your glass surfaces! Who knew?
In a recent article from POPSUGAR, tea drinkers were given 11 creative ways to repurpose tea. Here are just a few:
*Tenderize meat: Tannins in tea can soften meat while adding a flavorful punch. Marinate meat with a black or green tea and allow it to soak up the flavor. Never fear, vegetarians! You can find a great recipe for Tea Marinated Grilled Tofu using Green Tea with Pomegranate tea bags on the Bigelow Tea website.
*Stain furniture: For your next DIY project, try your hand at a rustic stain made with brewed black tea.
*Clean glass surfaces: Tannins in tea also make great cleaners. Grease residue getting you down? Leave your dish in hot water with tea bags overnight and voilà!
And while you may want to avoid adding tea bags to the washing machine (hey, sometimes, it’s an accident — as @Jac0bSummerz will tell you!), you can add some brew to your mopping routine. According to the article, black tea can naturally restore your floor’s color, sheen, and fill in tiny scratches.
So grab a cup of your favorite Bigelow Tea blend, enjoy your cup … and keep the tea bag!