She dips a tea bag in a sink full of dirty dishes… You will too when you see why!

Who doesn’t love a good cup of tea? We definitely do, and it seems like the rest of the world agrees with us: tea is the second most popular beverage in the world! Most people have some tea in their cupboard as a staple, even if they don’t drink it themselves. But did you know that besides making a calming hot drink, there are more things you can do with a tea bag? For example, you can use tea bags to clean your dirty dishes. How? We’ll tell you!

We didn’t know a tea bag could do this!

It’s always a good time for a nice cup of tea: at breakfast, during lunch, or at night when you’re snuggled up on the couch watching TV. Did you know that the most tea per capita is consumed in Turkey? Ireland and the United Kingdom proudly make it to the second and third place. In most countries, people consume much more coffee than tea. The UK is different in that aspect, as coffee consumption is much lower than tea consumption. Standard English tea is still the most popular, but other types of tea are on the rise. More and more people opt for green tea or flavoured tea, both because of taste but also because green tea often contains less caffeine.

Most of us throw away our used tea bags, but you might want to save them after reading this! People who don’t own a dishwasher will particularly love this trick. Tea is perfect to combat grease, so a few tea bags come in handy when trying to clean dirty dishes. Tea will dissolve grease, making it much easier to clean your pots and pans.

Dirty dishes

The best way to attain clean dishes is to rinse them immediately after use. However, we all know that this doesn’t always happen. Who has time and energy to do that? You can try putting the dishes in a sink full of water to try and soak the food, but we’ve got a much smarter and quicker alternative: tea.


Are your dirty dishes particularly greasy? Fill your sink with hot water and put the dishes in the water. Add three tea bags to your sink filled with water (and your dishes) and leave it overnight. The next day, your dishes will be much easier to clean. Tea breaks down grease, so adding some tea bags to your dirty dishes will make sure they’re clean in no time! Cool trick, right?