My Mother's early tea drinking activities March 10 2017

My dear departed Mum told me that when she was at Boarding School, (Holt Hill Convent in Birkenhead, Merseyside), they would save their tea leaves after they emptied the teapot, dry the leaves out, spread them out on sheets of brown paper, cut into small pieces, and smoke them out of the bedroom windows at The Convent. And we think we are a breed of delinquents. They sure had it going in the late 1800's.She was born in 1887 so this would be around 1900.