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From Sunburns to Smelly Shoes, Grab a Tea Bag!

From Sunburns to Smelly Shoes, Grab a Tea Bag!

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Green tea has plenty of skin-protecting benefits - hence its use as a common ingredient in skin creams - but black tea could be the answer to curing a nasty sunburn. Gently applying chilled black tea to the affected area will help soothe the skin, and the tea's tannins can help speed the body down its road to recovery. Cooled chamomile tea also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help treat skin affected by sunburns and irritants like poison ivy. For severe cases of skin irritation, though, it's best to seek medical advice - and avoid these topical solutions altogether if the skin is broken or cracked.
 
Got a pesky mouth sore? Applying a used tea bag to the spot can help relieve the area and reduce inflammation by soaking up excess saliva. Biting down on the bag can also keep a wandering tongue from pestering the wound and causing further irritation (not to mention accidentally biting down on it… ouch).
 
For those who just can't get enough tea by sipping, adding a few cups of brewed black tea to a marinade will help tenderize beef before cooking (thanks again to those tannins!). The jury's out on whether tea or coffee makes the better marinade, but that's what experimenting is for, right?
 
And in case those fragrances building up at the gym are less than ideal, throw some dry tea bags into running shoes or a smelly work-out bag when not in use. The tea bags will help absorb the musky scents while imparting some of their own - more pleasant - aroma.
 
Fiesta Mart has the perfect tea for any occasion. Whether it's a tea party or a cold sore, choose from our extensive variety of teas: loose tea, concentrated liquid, in bags and in sachets. Located in our Grocery and the International Departments.

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