How Can I Use Up Old Tea?

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Q: While looking for black tea leaves for the chai tea recipe, I found a bunch of different teas that I'd forgotten about (both bagged and loose leaf). Most are over four years old. Oops. Besides brewing, do you have suggestions on ways they can be used?

Sent by Diana

Editor: Diana, we love these cookies — they're a lovely way to use up a bit of tea. Also try putting it in cakes and other baked goods.

Recipe: Earl Grey Tea Cookies

Also check out this post:

The Quickest Way to Use Up Flavored Teas You Don't Want to Drink

Readers, what else would you suggest?

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