Bird and Blend Tea writes that Used tea leaves are called ‘chagra’ and have been used by people all over the world, particularly Japan, for thousands of years. You simply dry your used tea leaves out in the sun or a dry place until they are void of moisture, and then you can use them for a range of things including plant food or bath sachets!

They offer seven tips on how to recycle your tea leaves.

  1. Collect your used tea leaves in a tin or Tupperware box on the side and weekly sprinkle on your flower beds, no need to dry them out first. You can also mix them into soil or compost before planting new plants. The nutrient-rich leaves will help plants grow, rose plants especially like chagra! 
  2. Dry your favourite flavour of tea on some kitchen roll on the radiator, in the sun or in the oven on a very very low heat. Place into little muslin bags to scent your drawers, cupboards or rooms. 
  3. To make a bath sachet, follow Step 2’s drying tips and then throw in the tub for a great aromatic soak.
  4. For a great deodoriser, sprinkle damp leaves onto stained or smelly carpets and hoover up to leave your carpets clean and smelling fresh.
  5. Place your damp black, green or white tea leaves into a muslin bag and place over tired and sore eyes to refresh them.
  6. Sprinkle damp leaves onto chopping boards and surfaces that have absorbed strong odours like fish or meat and scrub clean as normal, this will help to absorb unwanted smells and leave your chopping board fresh.
  7. Use rooibos tea leaves to make an amazing, healing skin tea facial scrub! We have a DIY recipe for this here

Source: Bird and Blend Tea



In 2001, World Milk Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations to recognize the importance of milk as a global food, and to celebrate the dairy sector. Each year since, the benefits of milk and dairy products have been actively promoted around the world, including how dairy supports the livelihoods of one billion people. 

In 2023, World Milk Day will focus on showcasing how dairy is reducing its environmental footprint, while also providing nutritious foods and livelihoods. Together, we will drive an active narrative that integrates the environmental, nutritional and societal impacts of the sector.

Catch up on the activities on our social media channels and use our hashtags #WorldMilkDay & #EnjoyDairy.

We continue to encourage short videos from farmers that showcase sustainability practices in place on your farm or at your company. You can help by developing these short videos, and sharing them on social media as we re-introduce dairy farmers to the world. Videos can be sent directly to or via WeTransfer. Videos should be 15-30 seconds long, filmed using a camera or mobile device, and in Landscape mode or shot using 1:1 dimensions for easy sharing across all social channels.



Thank you for celebrating #WorldMilkDay! You can host a campaign (such as a TikTok challenge, Twitter chat, photo contest, videos from a dairy farm, recipe contest, boomerang videos, Snapchat filters, Facebook/Instagram live, influencer campaigns, or song contests) or just join the conversation on social media using #WorldMilkDay & #EnjoyDairy. 

Any activity counts as a campaign, just make sure to register so that you are included in the celebrations.

Source : World Milk Day