The thought of leaving any kind of brew behind in a cup kind of fills me with dread. Who leaves a good cup of tea unless you get busy and it goes cold which does happen now and again. I know I have done it myself one or two times.
But what if you have drank your brew and left the cup on the side for a while, what happens then? Well I’ll tell you my little fellow brewsters, you get a big brown tea stain on your bestest cup or mug, then what do we do?
How do we get rid of the tea stains from our cups?
I tend to favour a bit of Milton Sterilising Fluid, the kind you would use to sterilise baby bottles etc. I pop a bit in the bottom and dilute it with a bit of water and leave to soak for a while.
You can use baking powder and a little water to make a paste, smear it around the stain and leave it for a while. Wipe clean with a cloth and then wash it as normal.
Salt and vinegar you would think belongs on your chips or in a bag of potato crisps but no a little white vinegar and table salt can also be used to remove tea stains.
Tooth paste not only makes your teeth look good and overall great for oral health but you can also wizz it around your cup or mug and that too will remove those nasty stains.
Vinegar and toothpaste have been well known for all sorts of cleaning tips but I suppose the best way of keeping those stains at bay is to not leave the cup standing after your brew. I tend to wash my cup out straight away or just leave it in a bit of soapy water if not entering into the chore of washing up or if there is a queue for the dishwasher.
It’s very important to keep those cups and mugs clean but do remember to wash thoroughly as we don’t want our brews tasting of salt, vinegar, toothpaste and you definitely don’t want a gob full of sterilising liquid.
Let the tea flow through but the stains stay away!
What do you use to banish those tough stains? Let me know as we all need helpful hints now and again.
For now, take care and join me tomorrow for What To Buy Wednesday....
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