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What can I do with 60 mint teabags?!

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CraicMammy Thu 21-Sep-17 09:24:26

I was given loads whilst I was pregnant, I really don’t like mint tea. Can I use the mint for anything else?

Knittingnoodles Thu 21-Sep-17 09:46:09

Mint tea wine!

MollyHuaCha Thu 21-Sep-17 09:49:53

It's an acquired taste - persevere!

CraicMammy Thu 21-Sep-17 10:34:31

Hmm I like the mint tea wine idea! 🥂 thanks!!

ponderingprobably Thu 21-Sep-17 10:41:49

Use the dried mint for making a minted lamb dish.

ponderingprobably Thu 21-Sep-17 10:44:10

Used the dried mint for making mint sauce.

mimolette Fri 22-Sep-17 08:35:54

You can use them to add falvour to various savoury dishes, eg chuck in a teabag into the water when cooking rice (if you are serving it with something that will go with mint), or into a lamb casserole, or into the stock when making pea soup (take it out before eating, obviously!).

But if you don't like the flavour of mint tea, it may be easier just to give them to a friend who does - or to take them into work and leave at the tea station.

UAEMum Fri 22-Sep-17 08:39:12

Give them to someone who likes mint tea 😀

CalmanOnSpeeddial Fri 22-Sep-17 08:39:16

Give them to the cat. It will be messy but entertaining.

LornaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 22-Sep-17 09:18:17

You could use the mint tea to make ice cubes for cocktails (I don't like mint tea either...)

I have no idea if that will turn out okay, though... grin

PickAChew Fri 22-Sep-17 09:29:41

Glad I'm not alone in my mint tea dislike. It gives me awful heart burn. I prefer nice gentle camomile but, of course, nearly every café I know of stopped serving camomile tea, last year. I can't even use my John Lewis free cake and cuppa vouchers any more.

Nakedavenger74 Fri 22-Sep-17 09:38:46

Deodoriser for the bin ...

2014newme Fri 22-Sep-17 09:41:32

Food bank

lynmilne65 Fri 22-Sep-17 09:54:34

send to my sister

NoSquirrels Fri 22-Sep-17 09:55:27

Donate them to the food bank

CraicMammy Sat 23-Sep-17 18:26:30

Why don’t restaurants serve chamomile tea anymore?! I missed that.

If the teabags hadn’t been sat in a cupboard for at least a year, I would deffo foodbank.

Thanks for the ice cube idea, that’s a winner!

pimmsy Sun 24-Sep-17 11:42:23

Put them in your bath or do a foot bath when you've been on your feet all day ?
Step them and use them as an eye mask?

Duckiesprettycrazy Wed 27-Sep-17 20:30:59

Use them to clean the kitchen floor - add a couple of bags to a bucket of hot water with some white vinegar

KichenDancefloor Tue 10-Oct-17 22:10:55

Pop them in shoes to deodorise them. I got some free with a shopping delivery and that's what they're used for in our house now.

Ttbb Tue 10-Oct-17 22:14:51

Add a bag of mint when boiling potatoes then take it out. It makes a huge difference.

Sequence Wed 11-Oct-17 00:27:15

Shoe fresheners?

Sequence Wed 11-Oct-17 00:28:47

Doh, not awake enough to RTFT and see exact same suggestion 2 posts ago shock

KichenDancefloor Wed 11-Oct-17 06:56:58

Far more succinct though sequence wink

malovitt Wed 11-Oct-17 07:07:08

Use the OLIO food sharing app and see if there is anyone in your area who would like them.

JeNeSuisPasVotreMiel Wed 11-Oct-17 08:44:58

Use them for mojitos - make a sugar syrup by boiling up white sugar with a small amount of water. Add the mint teabag to this and you'll have minty sugar syrup. Take the teabag out then cool and bottle the syrup.

I tried this once when we couldn't get fresh mint for a cocktail party and it works a treat.

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