I steeped a bag and than placed it in the refrigerator to cool while I enjoyed my cup of tea. Once the bag was cooled to the touch I laid on my couch and placed the tea bag on my right eye for 15 minutes.
|The tea bag was applied to the eye on the left side of the picture.|
One positive side effect that wasn't mentioned as I searched the internet was that it actually relaxes your eyes. I may not have noticed if I did both eyes, but my treated eye was super relaxed while my untreated eye felt overly tense. The caffeine in the tea shrinks the size of the blood vessels and could be why my eye felt so relaxed.
I am very pleased by the results, I was surprised that it worked and so quickly. While I realize that it was not a dramatic change, I would recommend if you are experiencing dark circles, bags and/or tired eyes to try green tea bags as a natural alternative to over the counter products.