Does anyone reuse teabags?

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Found 3rd Jun 2008
I had my GCSE English Reading paper today and I had some article written by a woman who grew up in the 50s and she wrote about how they'd reuse teabags and more people should do so nowadays.

I don't know of anyone that actually does this, wondering if anyone here does?

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I wouldn't have thought that they had tea bags in the 50's - More tea leaves in a teapot with strainer.

Correction: Tetley launched the teabag in 1953 en.wikipedia.org/wik…Tea

She probably reused them as they were used to rationing.

This is Hot UK Deals........ doesnt mean we're all that tight though (well some are) :lol:

Seriously though things are a little different now since then.

And in my usual way of lowering tone I thought this said "refuse a teabag" what would you want to do that :lol:

safe boys, my mate had this today in hes GCSE eng exam aswell, said it was well joke! iv got A2 eng tomorrow

We don't reuse them now,but I know for a fact my partner as done like 12yrs or so ago,was not long b4 he met me,oh cash was hard and he got burgled twice in less than a mth or so.

MinstrelMan;2234438

Seriously though things are a little different now since then.



As in people are more wasteful these days? I saw on GMTV a few weeks ago that out of 3 bags of shopping [on average] one will end up in the bin:?

MinstrelMan;2234438

This is Hot UK Deals........ doesnt mean we're all that tight though … This is Hot UK Deals........ doesnt mean we're all that tight though (well some are) :lol:Seriously though things are a little different now since then.And in my usual way of lowering tone I thought this said "refuse a teabag" what would you want to do that :lol:



I'm with you on this one, WHY would you want to refuse one ?????:whistling:

My dad told me once that one of his customers from when he was a builder years ago had a mini 'washing-line' on their draining board with mini pegs that they used to hang 'used' tea bags on to dry ...

snowtiger;2234471

My dad told me once that one of his customers from when he was a builder … My dad told me once that one of his customers from when he was a builder years ago had a mini 'washing-line' on their draining board with mini pegs that they used to hang 'used' tea bags on to dry ...



Up North ???

One of the BBC Breakfast presenters mentioned last week that she reused her teabags. Many other viewers said that they also did this. I like strong tea but I can see how, for those who like a weaker brew, this would make sense.

Shengis;2234459

I saw on GMTV a few weeks ago that out of 3 bags of shopping [on average] … I saw on GMTV a few weeks ago that out of 3 bags of shopping [on average] one will end up in the bin:?



i reuse all my shopping bags as binbags, so I must not be average!

I'm sure my mum used to keep them and put them on her eyes at night ?

Yes I've used them twice in hard times, even tried smoking them once, not nice, lol.

They go on the compost now !

PapaSmurf;2234488

i reuse all my shopping bags as binbags, so I must not be average!



Yeah but I take it you empty it first. What they were saying was 1/3rd of the weekly shopping ended up as waste...

God knows where they get their figures as my waste is much less than that. But then i'll eat anything that hasn't got mould on it and if it has it's 50/50 :lol:

you can get at least 2 or 3 cups of tea from one bag easily

kyalion;2234478

Up North ???


no ... somewhere in London ? Prob Golders Green (most of his customers were Jewish !! no pun intended :w00t:)

Shengis;2234506

Yeah but I take it you empty it first. What they were saying was 1/3rd of … Yeah but I take it you empty it first. What they were saying was 1/3rd of the weekly shopping ended up as waste...God knows where they get their figures as my waste is much less than that. But then i'll eat anything that hasn't got mould on it and if it has it's 50/50 :lol:



lol had to laugh having just cut all the mould off the outside of the cheese for a sandwich.

hottoshop;2234563

lol had to laugh having just cut all the mould off the outside of the … lol had to laugh having just cut all the mould off the outside of the cheese for a sandwich.



You could have eaten the bit in the middle too you know :giggle:

Mum2Connor&Cerys;2234458

We don't reuse them now,but I know for a fact my partner as done like … We don't reuse them now,but I know for a fact my partner as done like 12yrs or so ago,was not long b4 he met me,oh cash was hard and he got burgled twice in less than a mth or so.



My Father in law leaves his in the cup then pours more water over for his second cup - :lazy:


Decaffinated as well :whistling:

My Mum told me it's ok to take the mould off jam like scoop it off and use the jam underneath.
She said it was safe or something... maybe she fooling with me again.

Shengis;2234575

You could have eaten the bit in the middle too you know :giggle:



hehe !

Mum2Connor&Cerys;2234581

My Mum told me it's ok to take the mould off jam like scoop it off and … My Mum told me it's ok to take the mould off jam like scoop it off and use the jam underneath.She said it was safe or something... maybe she fooling with me again.



Yep always done that also. I remember being told it was only a form of penicillin, how true that is I don't know ? Our resident science teacher chesso may know later, lol :thumbsup:

hottoshop;2234653

hehe !Yep always done that also. I remember being told it was only a form … hehe !Yep always done that also. I remember being told it was only a form of penicillin, how true that is I don't know ? Our resident science teacher chesso may know later, lol :thumbsup:



wasn't it alexander flemming who discovered penicillin through mould on dirty dishes or something?

was nearly right ]here

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Daytrader;2234516

you can get at least 2 or 3 cups of tea from one bag easily


true enough. I make a tea for my GF and me and use one bag. it tastes the same as if we had used two.

hottoshop;2234563

lol had to laugh having just cut all the mould off the outside of the … lol had to laugh having just cut all the mould off the outside of the cheese for a sandwich.



mould on food is ok anyway, cheese is mould remember that :thumbsup:

I never do but some guy at does a lot!

Daytrader;2234810

mould on food is ok anyway, cheese is mould remember that :thumbsup:



I actually think that the reason people seem more 'sickly' these days is their inability to eat anything that isn't completely sanitised. I love a bit of mould, and how often am I ill? Lets try, almost never....:thinking:

I seriously think all this over killing of germs etc is weakening the human race.

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Shengis;2235003

I actually think that the reason people seem more 'sickly' these days is … I actually think that the reason people seem more 'sickly' these days is their inability to eat anything that isn't completely sanitised. I love a bit of mould, and how often am I ill? Lets try, almost never....:thinking:I seriously think all this over killing of germs etc is weakening the human race.


Yep - agreed. had my GF's family over the other day and the parents wouldnt allow their kid on the lawn, even when I offered them a rug. It had about 3 cat hairs on it :w00t:

We use Redbush tea, and we find that one bag will make two cups (neither of us like strong tea anyhow). Also, you can use your used up tea bags in the garden or hanging baskets.

Predikuesi;2235068

We use Redbush tea, and we find that one bag will make two cups (neither … We use Redbush tea, and we find that one bag will make two cups (neither of us like strong tea anyhow). Also, you can use your used up tea bags in the garden or hanging baskets.



Tea is good for helping acid-loving plants, eg heathers, azaleas etc to thrive on chalky soil or soft water areas

Also, if impregnated with Jeyes Fluid used tea bags will act as a deterrent to cats using your garden as a toilet but be careful to bury them just under the surface as Jeyes Fluid is bad for cats.

Shengis;2235003

I actually think that the reason people seem more 'sickly' these days is … I actually think that the reason people seem more 'sickly' these days is their inability to eat anything that isn't completely sanitised. I love a bit of mould, and how often am I ill? Lets try, almost never....:thinking:I seriously think all this over killing of germs etc is weakening the human race.



csiman;2235060

Yep - agreed. had my GF's family over the other day and the parents … Yep - agreed. had my GF's family over the other day and the parents wouldnt allow their kid on the lawn, even when I offered them a rug. It had about 3 cat hairs on it :w00t:



Yep agreed !
These sanitised conditions also seem to be part reason for the dramatic increase in Asthma and related allergy type problems.

I am desperately trying to get the O/H to cut down on the use of household cleaners and bleaches because I believe they are lethal.

Always tickles me the adverts that say "kills 99.9% of germs" , yeah right leaving the 0.01% that is actually harmful to humans behind !!

hottoshop;2234653

hehe !Yep always done that also. I remember being told it was only a form … hehe !Yep always done that also. I remember being told it was only a form of penicillin, how true that is I don't know ? Our resident science teacher chesso may know later, lol :thumbsup:



Oh well I would like to know if my Mum is right or playing a trick. My Mum don't like to see wasted food anyway,so maybe thats why I was told it.

Jeyes Fluid is bad for cats



Jeyes Fluid is bad for anything and anyone !! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

csiman;2234760

true enough. I make a tea for my GF and me and use one bag. it tastes the … true enough. I make a tea for my GF and me and use one bag. it tastes the same as if we had used two.




Me too :thumbsup:

Original Poster

I think I'll try making two cups of tea with one bag next time I need to....

hottoshop;2234498

I'm sure my mum used to keep them and put them on her eyes at night ?Yes … I'm sure my mum used to keep them and put them on her eyes at night ?Yes I've used them twice in hard times, even tried smoking them once, not nice, lol.They go on the compost now !



Agree about the eyes, especially camomile teabags.

AND they are great on the compost heap or just dug into the soil

Well Im not a tea drinker but can understand it, teas cheap anyway so wouldnt reuse it but I may keep it till end of day at most in case I feel thirsty later instead of using one then wasting my tea, then using another tea bag.

WantOne;2237571

Agree about the eyes, especially camomile teabags. AND they are great on … Agree about the eyes, especially camomile teabags. AND they are great on the compost heap or just dug into the soil



I think I've seen also that used coffee grounds are good for the soil ? Doesn't one of the coffee outlets actually sell bags of them ?

stingy that like, when our lass does me a cuppa she sometimes use the same bag for 2 cups i go bezerk, weak ass dish water cacky tea (oh and before you start they aint the normal teabags these are the smaller one cup ones)

my mum used to use a tea pot and make several cups from just a couple of tea bags so i guess its the same

Original Poster

haha, tea spliffs

a mate did that once, she found it to be quite nice.

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kungfu;2238255

stingy that like, when our lass does me a cuppa she sometimes use the … stingy that like, when our lass does me a cuppa she sometimes use the same bag for 2 cups i go bezerk, weak ass dish water cacky tea (oh and before you start they aint the normal teabags these are the smaller one cup ones)


thats why they come out weak then! :roll:
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