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Cleaning Teapots and Tea Cups

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Stains can develop on your tea service that soap and water might not be able to remove. This is a guide about cleaning teapots and tea cups.


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April 27, 200912 found this helpful

I keep a saucer with baking soda in it by my kitchen sink. That way, when I have a cup which is stained, I can get rid of those stains right away with no fuss or bother. I wet my fingers, dip my fingers in the baking soda, and then rub them on the inside of the cup where the stains are. In a flash the stains are gone!

Source: I learned this habit from my mother and so I have the added bonus of remembering her every time I use the baking soda.

By Bellevillelady from Belleville, Ontario, Canada

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July 15, 2011

I drink a pot of tea daily. My teapot and cup are white and get stained by the tea. I use a small amount of powdered dishwasher soap in the bottom of the teapot and cup, fill with hot water, and let soak for at least an hour and the stains are gone. You might have to wipe the inside of the cup or teapot, but the stain will be gone.

By Cheryl from Everett, WA

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December 6, 2011

You can easily remove brown stains from ceramic by wetting and then sprinkling area with something from your spice rack: cream of tartar. Rub with cloth or rough sponge. For tough spots try again and add lemon juice if necessary. Makes surface shine.

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April 16, 2014

Use White King bleach diluted with water or table or cooking salt. I find that salt definitely works.

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December 18, 2009

How do you remove inside tea cup stains? Where in Abu Dhabi we find the supplies?

By Qaisar Javed from Abu Dhabi, UAE


December 18, 20090 found this helpful

Try scrubbing with a baking soda and water paste or peroxide or bleach, good luck.

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December 18, 20090 found this helpful

I use bleach in my dish water and leave it soak awhile before washing/rinsing. Stainless steel flatwear can be done the same way.

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December 18, 20090 found this helpful

I use scouring powder and water paste, the scouring powder for cleaning counters and stove tops and the like. best to use the ones that are more gentle, check the label. Some have grit or something, others say they're safe for porcelain/marble, go with those.

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December 19, 20090 found this helpful

Rub half a lemon on stains

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December 19, 20090 found this helpful

Dissolve a denture cleaning tablet in to several cups of water and then pour into the tea cups and let soak. The stain should soak right out. I would look to buy these at a pharmacy.

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July 5, 20140 found this helpful

I want to clean the inside of my chrome plated tea pot. How do I do it?

By E Cassidy


July 6, 20140 found this helpful

Try filling a container deep enough to submerge the pot with warm water, and put 2 denture cleaning tablets in it. Submerge the pot including spout. Weight it down if necessary. Let it rest 1 hour, and use a bottle brush to clean the interior. Rinse well. Hope this helps.

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