One of my good friends despised his grandfather, and with totally legitimate, understandable reasons. When we hate someone, little things can bug us. Still, I was somewhat embarrassed when this friend, in discussing his petty, mean-spirited gramps, mentioned the disgust he felt at how the persnickety old cheapskate would re-use the same teabag up to …
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Tea Party

One of my good friends despised his grandfather, and with totally legitimate, understandable reasons.

When we hate someone, little things can bug us. Still, I was somewhat embarrassed when this friend, in discussing his petty, mean-spirited gramps, mentioned the disgust he felt at how the persnickety old cheapskate would re-use the same teabag up to three times.

Well Team, I actually re-use teabags myself, and I feel like you can get way more than three cups of tea from one.

In fact, I kept my $2.50 green tea with (gojiberries!) teabag from a café (the library was closed on Labor Day) and boiled it at home in a small pot of water. Even after it had been used once, at the café, I still managed a whole pot of green tea out of it.

We really waste a lot, especially a lot of food; we are pretty much trained to do so in our culture and world.

A teabag is perfectly fine for two or three people to share; I bet a teabag would make tea for four or five people.

It’s interesting that tea is imported from and shipped to around the world, and then, in most cases, tossed out, still containing tea.

We are totally fascinating.