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Do you reuse your tea bags? How many times?
Diet & Health / 12:50 PM - Tuesday March 30, 2010

Do you reuse your tea bags? How many times?

I recently swapped my coffee addiction for a green tea habit. Just wondering if I can reuse my tea bags.

- Asked by 1junebug, A Cool Mom, Female, 36-45

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re-use them for your tired eyes perhaps, but not to make more tea.

- Response by fehkarfight, A Couch Potato, Male, 56-65, Who Cares?

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I reuse them on some of my plants that need an acidic soil, but I myself NEED strong tea and coffee, and once spent I cannot taste anything...LOL

My hydrangeas LOVE them violet blue ones are almost the colour of the sky from them...!!

- Response by iowaczechartist, A Thinker, Female, 46-55

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All ewww'ing aside, if you are drinking green tea for the health benefits then never re-use the tea-bag. But there's more to it than that. There is no commercially produced U.S. green tea in a teabag form which contains the active cachectins associated with prevention of heart disease and cancer. The active form of green tea is in the top 3%, yes 3% of the leaves and it is hard to find very active green tea preparations; just thought you'd want to know. If it's just for the flavor then I say just use them until they lose their flavor! Why not? Who said ewww?/LOL.
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- Response by doctorkim, Female, 56-65, Miami, Medical / Dental

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Nope, My elderly aunt does but no not me

- Response by youngfuddyduddy, A Married Girl, Female, 46-55, New York, Who Cares?

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I don't re-use the bags. To me, it creates a bitter tastes. I also don't squeeze the teabags in a spoon, either.

- Response by falsehammer, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 29-35, Kansas City, Consulting

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Usally once or twice more, just leave them in longer. If it becomes too week they become compost.

- Response by jjcabin, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 46-55, Washington, DC, Technical

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