Can green tea be an effective home remedy for chapped lips? Yes it can! Green tea is rich in tannins and antioxidants which help to heal and soothe your dry and cracked lips. My advice is to apply it each morning during your daily skin care routine. You simply dip a green tea bag in some hot water for a few minutes. When it is cool, put the tea bag over your lips and leave it for a few minutes. Rinse your lips with water and apply a moisturizer such as cocoa butter.