It’s tea time!

27th, 2012
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Do you have any idea just how many ways you can use tea, other than as a hot drink?
For example, you can dye your hair with tea, use tea as a treatment for boils or bring it into play to reduce puffiness around your eyes. If you have problems with dry hair, wash your hair as normal, and when it is time to rinse, do so with one liter of tea. That’s it!
Hair dye made from tea
To dye your hair using tea, you will need a strongly brewed batch. Take six teabags and put them to steep. You will only need around 250 ml of water for the teabags. If you want, place one tablespoon of sage tea in with this mix, as well as one tablespoon of rosemary and one teaspoon of chamomile. Place this mixture in a small spray bottle and spray it generously over your hair, seeing that the mixture goes all the way to the roots. Now wait for a few hours while this is soaked well into your hair. If you don’t have a spray bottle, you could spread the cooled-off tea slowly over your hair using the teapot itself. Try it and see; you will save wads of money spent at the hairdresser’s covering up those gray hairs. But don’t be discouraged if you aren’t able to get rid of the gray right away; you might need to do it a few times to achieve the results you are looking for.
Treat boils
We all know that boils can be really painful. If you want an easy way to gain relief from a boil, try fixing a tea bag on the affected spot overnight. You will see that the tea works very well to help reduce the boil.
Tan with tea
No, you did not read that wrong. If you don’t want to expose yourself to the potentially harmful rays of the sun, try using tea instead. Steep two cups of tea and put this in a spray bottle. Spray the mix onto clean, dry skin. After spraying the tea on, allow it to dry. You can use tea to achieve the damage-free tan you so wanted.
Tea for puffy eyes
If you have eyes that are puffy, swollen or even sore from lack of sleep, try lying down on your bed and placing a bag of black tea over your eye, followed by a chamomile teabag. Continue this rotation for around 20 minutes. You will definitely see marked improvement in your eyes.
Too much salt in your soup? Try potatoes!
A moment’s oversight can lead to excessive saltiness in soups and other dishes. When this happens, peel a potato, cut it in half and place it in the dish. After it has boiled for a while with the rest of the food, take it out. The potato will help soak up excess salt.
Help thaw frozen meat with salt
You are in a hurry, and you removed the meat you were planning on cooking from the freezer too late — it is still frozen stiff. Fill up a pan with cold water, and throw in a lot of salt. Place the meat to sit in this salty water, and you will see that this will help thaw the meat very quickly.
Resource: Today’s Zaman

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