How to Get Tea Stains Out

Do you have a favorite mug or teapot and wonder how to get tea stains out? This seems to be a common question asked leaving plenty of methods to remove tea stains from different surfaces. To clean your teapot and mugs read on and follow the simple steps.

Get Tea Stains Out

How to Get Tea Stains Out of Mugs

What you will need:

  • Clean white cloth
  • Baking soda
  • Bleach
  • Boiling water
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Corn starch
  • Vinegar
  • Denture tablets

When you drink tea from the same mug you can get a nasty build up stain around the inside of the mug. To remove these tea stains follow these simple methods.

  1. There is more than one way to remove tea stains from mugs. If one method does not work move on to the next.
  2. The first method, of removing tea stains from mugs, calls for a clean white cloth and baking soda.
  3. First, wet the clean white cloth.
  4. Next, wipe the mug down with the wet cloth.
  5. Now you should rub the baking soda along the tea stain with your fingers. This will act as an abrasive product causing the tea stain to be removed.
  6. Rinse the mug and inspect the stain. If it remains you can fill the mug with water and baking soda. Allow the mug to soak overnight.
  7. Rinse and wash the mug thoroughly. If the stain remains continue on to step 8.
  8. This method calls for bleach or white vinegar. Vinegar is a less harsh stain remover, but it will get the job done.
  9. To remove the tea stain from the mug simply soak the mug in the bleach or vinegar over night.
  10. Rinse and wash the mug. Inspect the area. If the stain remains move on to step 11.
  11. For this method you will need to boil water in a  small sauce pan.
  12. Next, place 2 teaspoons of powdered dishwashing detergent in the mug.
  13. Cover the detergent with the boiling water. Allow this solution to sit over night.
  14. Rinse and wash the mug. If the tea stain still remains move on to step 15.
  15. For this method you will need to create a paste of corn starch and vinegar. Stir well until the paste is the consistency of tooth paste.
  16. Using your fingers, evenly apply the paste on the tea stain. Allow the paste to sit for a few minutes.
  17. Scrub the paste away and wash the mug thoroughly.
  18. Inspect the mug. If the tea stain remains move on to step 19.
  19. This is the last and final method to remove tea stains from mugs.
  20. Place 2 denture cleaning tablets into the mug and cover them with hot water. The denture tablets will begin to foam. This is a good thing do not panic.
  21. Allow the mug to soak over night.
  22. Rinse and wash the mug thoroughly. If the stain remains repeat any one of the methods, stated above, until the tea stain has been removed.

How to Remove Tea Stains from Tea Pots

What you will need:

  • Boiling water
  • Fresh lemon with the peel
  • Baking soda
  • Denture tablets
  • Realemon juice

Cleaning your teapots in the hopes to remove tea stains, is similar to removing tea stains from mugs. Like most stains it is easier to remove the stain as soon as you notice it.

  1. There are a few different methods to removing tea stains from teapots. If one does not work move on to the next method.
  2. The first method calls for you to make a solution to soak the teapot in.
  3. First, you will need to boil water in a small sauce pan.
  4. Next, pour the boiling water into the teapot.
  5. Squeeze the juice form 1/4 of a lemon wedge into the boiling water.
  6. Once the lemon wedge is squeezed you will need to drop the lemon rind into the boiling lemon water.
  7. Now add 1/8 cup of backing soda into the mixture.
  8. Allow the mixture to sit and soak overnight.
  9. Rinse and wash the teapot. If the stain remains move on to step 10.
  10. This method also calls for lemon juice only this time you need to use Realemon juice.
  11. Again boil water in a small sauce pan. Pour the boiling water into the teapot.
  12. Next, pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Realemon juice into the boiling water.
  13. Allow the solution to soak overnight.
  14. Rinse and wash the teapot. If the stain remains move on to step 15.
  15. The next and final method calls for denture tablets.
  16. Place 2 denture tablets into the tea pot.
  17. Boil water in a small sauce pan and then pour it over the denture tablets. The tablets will begin to foam. Again this is a good thing!
  18. Allow the denture tablets to sit overnight.
  19. Rinse and wash the teapot. Inspect the pot. If the tea stain remains you can repeat any one of the methods listed above until the tea stain has been removed.