How to Be Green by Using Tea as a Hardwood Cleaner

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How to Be Green by Using Tea as a Hardwood Cleaner
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This method only works on hardwood floors. I cannot say that it works for any other floor types, because I have only tried it only on my hardwood floor

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The tea, itself, contains compounds that inhibits microbes and the tannins give it a shiny glaze

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Most of the literature recommends black tea. I wouldn't attempt any other type of tea, like green, unless you know for sure, the affect on wood

Most of the literature recommends black tea. I wouldn't attempt any other type of tea, like green, unless you know for sure, the affect on wood

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And like I mentioned in my supply list, I will use a black tea (thanks World Market) with black currants to add a special scent to the house.

And like I mentioned in my supply list, I will use a black tea (thanks World Market) with black currants to add a special scent to the house.

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For this Snapguide, I am using a portion of my kitchen table. Always start with a small patch of the wood to make sure that you like the stain and sheen.

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Prior to....

Prior to....

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Boil a fair amount of water

Boil a fair amount of water

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Use 3-4 bags of the fragranced black tea

Use 3-4 bags of the fragranced black tea

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Boil thoroughly

Boil thoroughly

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Steep for several minutes, also allowing the tea to cool down sufficiently

Steep for several minutes, also allowing the tea to cool down sufficiently

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Here, the boiling tea has cooled. I will use a paper napkin to demonstrate on my table.

Here, the boiling tea has cooled. I will use a paper napkin to demonstrate on my table.

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Left and right before the tea wipe

Left and right before the tea wipe

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Left without the tea clean

Left without the tea clean

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Right after the tea clean

Right after the tea clean

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Left-none, right-tea

Left-none, right-tea

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After it took off the tape, you can see the delineation better

After it took off the tape, you can see the delineation better

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Voila! Thanks for looking at this guide.

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