6 UNIQUE WAYS TO REUSE TEA BAGS…

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The Times of India and Let’s Drink Tea have some unique ways to reuse your tea bags.

  1. They can remove grease from utensils with ease. Simply soak the utensils in a hot water blend with told tea bags. Soak for a few hours or overnight and wash the usual way. The compounds in tea help to remove the dirt naturally. It also works on plates, pots, and rustic pans.
  2. After you have brewed your tea, take a pan and soak the used teabags. Once it is at room temperaure add it to a spay bottle with a dash of lime juice. Clean surfaces with this blend especially cooker tops or glass tables. Simply wipe using a kitchen towel to clean the surface.
  3. If you are cooking meat and want to reduce the cooking time then add some hot water to a large bowl, steep in the used tea bags and…

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13 REASONS TO READ THROUGH AFTERNOON TEA4TWO’s POSTS FOR JANUARY…

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY ABOUT TEA FROM 1422-1502…

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A little bit of History about tea from 1422-1502.

The Japanese tea ceremony emerges onto the scene. First created by a Zen priest named Murata Shuko, the ceremony is called Cha-no-yu, literally meaning “hot water tea” and celebrates the mundane aspects of everyday life.

Tea’s status elevates to an art form and almost a religion.

In 1484 Japan’s shogun Yoshimasa encourages tea ceremonies, painting, and drama.

“Tea is the elixir of life.” – Eisai, Kissa Yojoki

Eisai, the father of Japanese tea, was a Buddhist monk who brought Zen Buddhism and tea from China in the late 12th century.

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5 GREAT REASONS TO BUY FAIR TRADE COFFEE…

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1.When you choose Fairtrade coffee, not only can farmers build a better quality of life for their families and communities, they can invest in growing better quality beans too.

2. Fairtrade coffee farmers invest at least 25 percent of their Fairtrade premium in improving productivity and quality.

3, Choose Fairtrade coffee and you’re also supporting farmers to fight the challenges they may face. These include the effects of a changing climate, low and unpredictable incomes and in some coffee-growing communities, there may not be enough food available for three to four months a year.

4. Being part of Fairtrade has meant better knowledge about protecting the local environment and the chance to plant other crops and buy livestock to put more food on the table.

5. Around 125 million people worldwide depend on coffee for their livelihoods. Coffee is the most valuable and widely traded tropical agricultural product and 25…

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