Removing Tea Stains from Tall Mugs
The size of tall mugs and glasses often makes it hard to thoroughly clean the bottom. When it is difficult to fit your hand into a mug or glass, use a toothbrush or dishwashing wand to apply an abrasive cleaner to tea stained areas. Use the toothbrush to gently work the baking soda or other abrasive cleaner over the stain. Continue rubbing until the stain is removed.
Preventing Tea Stains
To prevent tea stains from building up, wash cups as soon as possible with warm soapy water and a mild dishwashing liquid. Pay attention to easily stained areas, such as the bottom and where the handles attach. If not able to wash quickly, take the time to rinse the cup thoroughly so that excess tea is not sitting in the bottom of the cup. Wash cups and mugs with a mild dishwashing liquid as glazed surfaces can be worn down over time with the use of harsh washing agents. If your favorite cup tends to tea stain, consider using baking soda occasionally as an extra cleaning step. This will help prevent the stain from building up to the point it is visible. When looking to purchase new cups and mugs, look for high-quality cups featuring smooth glazing. Top manufacturers design teacups and mugs to resist staining by applying stain-resistant glazes.
Removing tea stains from cups allows you to enjoy a fresh cup of tea in your favorite cup or mug. Tea stains cups, mugs and other ceramic surfaces over time. These stains can often be removed faster than you can brew a new cup of tea by using simple cleaners such as baking soda or salt.