How to remove tea stains from tea cups or mugs

How to remove tea stains from tea cups

tea cupFor those who are visiting this page, I expect you have experienced what is the image – tea stains. Tea stains are inevitable for the regular tea consumers, especially for those who like dark teas, such as some Oolong, black tea, Hei Cha or Pu-erh tea.

Following are some quick, economic and safe ways to remove the tea stains:

  • Bi-carb soda, the cheapest and safest cleaning agent around. Apply a small amount and rub with a sponge or brush with a toothbrush if inside a teapot. The stains are gone in no time without causing any harm to the tea vessel.
  • Sault. Apply a small amount and rub with a sponge.
  • Lemon peel. Soak the tea vessel with the sains in warm water with lemon peel in it for a few hours before brushing.
  • Coke or soda water are good cleaning agents due to the acidic nature of the solution.
  • Powder detergents such as Jif in Australia are extremely effective. Use the unscented ones and avoid using them on unglazed and porous materials such as Yixing Zisha.

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