Starting your day with a cup of hot tea is a routine for many people. It’s a nice way to wake up quietly while reading the newspaper or sitting at the kitchen table. But then most people just throw the tea bags in the trash bin, because what else would you do with it? Surprisingly, there are many things that you can do with these used tea bags, especially in the garden!
So keep reading to find out what you can do with these tea bags instead of always throwing them away in the trash! After all, if you drink a cup of tea every day, it will soon be 365 tea bags. So how handy would it be if we all started to recycle this in a useful way? That is also good for the environment.
Good to know.
Tea bags are biodegradable. Did you know that tea bags are usually natural and therefore biodegrade so they dissolve in nature? This is because tea bags are often made from the leaves of an Abaca plant. The Abaca plant is related to the banana plant and has very large leaves. Because the tea bag is made from a plant, it is simply absorbed by nature and the bag will eventually dissolve and turn into compost. But why is this useful? You will probably know it already, but you can put the tea bags in the ground! Because this has many benefits for the garden. Tea provides nutrients in the soil. Tea leaves contain tannic acid and nutrients that work as natural fertilizers for a garden. As the tea leaves break down, they release these nutrients into the soil, making the soil healthier and more fertile. By digging your tea bags in the garden or by placing them on a compost pile you reduce the amount of unnecessary waste.
Some used tea bags keep insects away from your plants. The smell of the tea bags prevents the vermin from gnawing on the plants. Not only does it keep insects away, it also helps against cats. Cats do not like the smell of tea bags and will therefore pee / poop less quickly in the garden.
And according to The Kiwi Conservation Club you can grow your own plant with used tea bags. The bag may contain seeds from a tea plant. When you let the tea bags dry and then put them in a pot with moist kitchen paper, these seeds can germinate. I only read benefits. From now on, will we agree that we will no longer throw away the tea bags,? Who knows, maybe a tea plant will grow in the garden and we can drink our own tea one day!