I steeped an extra-strong glass of simple black tea (I used Earl Grey, my favorite) – 3 bags in an 8-oz glass. I let it steep and cool for an hour to really draw out all those tannins. Then I transferred the brew to a spray bottle (ex-chemical cleaner bottles, well washed of course, work well for this), and put it to work on the dirtiest window in my house.
Dog noses and kiddie fingers have pressed at this window for months. Perhaps that says something about my cleaning skills, but letís just say it was for science. On the right hand pane I used plain water and scrubbed with newspaper (newspaper leaves less streaking than rags, and can still be recycled when youíre through).† On the left I used tea.
Need I say more? I think the results speak for themselves!
Economical, easy, edible, and efficient; black tea brings it on all four counts. Give it a try, and tell me what you think!