Black Tea Poultice

Natural Body Products

Courtesy of Julia Strickler, ND

Super easy

Black Tea Poultice


For 1 Batch(es)


  • 1 bag of black tea
  • 8 ounces water

Black Tea Poultice Directions

  1. Brew a cup of black tea by pouring heated water over a black tea bag or loose-leaf tea for 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bag or leaves, moisten a cotton ball in the tea and dab gently over skin—the tannins and astringent properties will help to tighten pores. 
  3. You can also put the tea into a spray bottle and gently spritz the tea over the face and neck. The tea bags can also be applied to the eye areas as a way to help combat puffy eyes.
  4. And of course, drink the tea! It’s high in flavonoids and antioxidants, including polyphenols.