Tea Stain Removal Guide/Tips

Seven kinds of methods on how to get rid of tea stains, very simple and common items in our life.

Tea stains are generated by a chemical reaction happened between tea polyphenols and metal substance, once the tea makes their way down into your digestive system, they can be easily formed a variety of harmful substances with protein, fatty acids and vitamins in food. It’ll not only hinder the body’s absorption of food nutrients and digestion, but also damage organs, such as nerve, gastrointestinal as well. Following the below tips may help you remove these tea stains:

Baking Soda

Let the tea set soak overnight in the baking soda or heated vinegar, then the stains can be easily cleaned by toothbrush. It should be noted that there is no necessary to clean zisha teapot in this way. Because the micro pores in zisha teapot can absorb these minerals in tea stains, it not only has the function of seasoning the teapot, but also prevents harmful substances absorbed by our bodies.


Covered the toothpaste on the surface of tea set by hands or cotton swab, then you can use water to clean them after one minute later. Such a simple and convenient way can quickly clean the tea stains without any damages.


Pouring some vinegar in the kettle and brushing thoroughly but gently with a soft bristled brush, please make sure that the vinegar should be fully contacted with stains. If there’s still some stubborn stains, try to put some hot water and keep brushing, you can wash it until the stains completely disappeared. The main component for water stain is calcium carbonate, it can’t soluble in water so that it will grow on the sides of the kettle. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which can react with calcium carbonate to generate a water-soluble salts, therefore it can be removed.

Potato Skins

Take the potato skins into tea cups and cover them with boiling water, then simmer 5 or 10 minutes with lid. After these steps, the stains will be removed by shaking the cups up and down. Potato contains starch, which has a strong suction force, thus those stains can be easily removed.

Lemon Peels

Put lemon peels together with a small bowl of warm water into the vessel to soak 4-5 hours, then the tea stains or water spots on porcelain can be cleaned. For coffeemaker, covered the lemon slices with a cloth then you can put it placed on the upper part of the coffeemaker, filling it up with water. After completing these steps, you can cook lemon exactly the same as coffee, let lemon liquid drops to the bottom of the pot until the coffee pot with yellow water droplets out.

Egg Shells

Crushed the egg shells, put them into tea cups or dirty bottles, then put a few drops of vinegar, after slowly shaking, you can use brush to clean them. It is amazing that the hardest parts are easier to remove than usually. Besides, egg shells are also effectively to clean limescale.


Sprinkle a little salt into tea set, with a small brush or cleaning cloth to brush back and forth until the removal of tea stains. During this process, hot water is allowed to add to have a better effect. This method is suitable for glass, stainless steel and ceramic tea sets etc..

We’d better don’t use steel balls or cleaning spherules to remove tea stains, such rough cleaning tools are easy to damage the enamel inside tea set, making it become more thinner. With the time goes on, the new stains are much easier to deep into tea set, finally it will be extremely difficult to eliminate. For individual, we suggest using soft bristled brush, toothbrush or soft cloth to clean tea stains.

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