Hauling cat litter is a chore, scooping it is a drag and catching a whiff of it can be offensive.
But a new brand called Green Tea Leaves aims to make living with felines more pleasant.
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Cat litter: Hauling it is a chore, scooping it is a drag and catching a whiff of it can be offensive. But a new brand called Green Tea Leaves aims to make living with felines more pleasant.
The main ingredient is (you guessed it) green tea leaves, which have natural anti-bacterial properties thanks to a chemical compound called catechin.
Drinkers of green tea have been known to re-use the brewed leaves by drying them and scattering them in the cat box to absorb odors.
Green Tea Leaves litter boasts “maximum odor control.” One bag supposedly lasts a single cat up to a month (with two cats, one bag lasts two weeks).
So, how does it rate with cat-lovers?
“It’s on a par with World’s Best Cat Litter, the brand I normally use,” says Hell’s Kitchen resident Marcia Winter, who has six cats.
“Green Tea Leaves has a darker color,” she adds, “so I have to sweep up more because it’s more noticeable on the floor. But it clumps and flushes well. And it’s less dense, so carrying two bags of this is easier because of its lighter weight.”
Upper West Sider Madeline McGaw adores Toyota, her gray tabby, but was at her wits’ end about the cat’s droppings.
“It’s a very bad smell,” she says. “It was a real problem having guests come over and use the bathroom. We were constantly spraying orange-scented air freshener.”
Pouring the litter into the box, McGaw says, “Green tea happens to be one of my favorite scents, and this litter really works. We don’t need the air freshener now.”
Currently, Green Tea Leaves does not have a New York distributor, so it’s not sold in stores but is available online at www.nextgenpet.com ($73.50 for five 7 Liter bags).