Once you’ve used those tea bags or loose leaf tea, don’t throw it in the trash. Here’s a few ways to recycle and your plants will thank you.
1) Put them in your compost pile. The tea bag can go in as well if it will decompose. Using tea bags in compost adds that nitrogen-rich component to the compost, balancing the carbon-rich materials.
2) Use them around your plants. Houseplants, garden and ornamental plants love tea. Organic gardeners report that feeding your plants with tea or adding tea bags to the soil repels root maggots effectively. Be sure to use pesticide-free brands.
3) Feed them to your worms if you have a worm bin. They love tea! Worms basically eat food scraps such as fruit and vegetable peels, pulverized egg shells, tea bags and coffee grounds. Avoid adding compost meats, dairy products, oily foods or grains. Also glass, plastic or tin foil should not be added. Worm composting plays a major role in improving growth and yield of different field crops, vegetables, flowers and fruit crops.