Tea is a natural astringent and highly absorbent making it an excellent and natural household cleaning agent.

Sprinkle dry used green tea leave son carpet. Leave for ten minutes then vacuum to freshen up carpets and rugs.

Rub a little brewed black tea into hardwood floors and furniture. The tannins will shine and colour the wood beautifully. Allow to air dry.

Fill a spray bottle with brewed tea and add sparkle to glassware, mirrors and windows.

Rub your hands after handling fish, garlic or onions to eliminate the smell.

Place a bag of tea in the fridge, wash down your microwave with cooled green tea water  and sprinkle in the cat litter. It will eliminate those nasty odours. 

Place used dried tea leaves in shoes to freshen them up.