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1. Wash the tea set with a mild detergent and warm water.
2. Use a soft sponge or cloth to gently scrub any buildup or residue off the set.
3. Rinse the tea set thoroughly with clean water and dry immediately with a soft, lint-free cloth.
4. Avoid using abrasive cleaners, such as steel wool pads, as these can damage the porcelain’s finish.
People who like to drink tea usually have some porcelain teaware at home. With long-term use, there will be a lot of tea stains, especially on white porcelain wares. The yellowish tea stains not only look unattractive, but also can make it inappropriate for entertaining guests and sometimes affect one’s appetite. So how to clean the white porcelain teaware?
How to clean porcelain tea ware?
Lemon peel to remove tea stains.
Tea stain is the dirt left on the surface of the teaware from tea liquor, and scrubbing it with lemon peel or other acidic items like orange peel can also help remove the tea stain due to neutralizing acid-base.
Method: Rub the fresh orange or lemon peel directly onto the cup and teapot, then rinse with clean water. Alternatively, squeeze freshly squeezed oranges and lemons into juice and soak the teacup and teapot before cleaning.
Toothpaste removes tea stains.
If there is a thick layer of tea stains on cups or teapots, toothpaste can be used to help remove the tea stains.
Method: Squeeze a bit of toothpaste onto a damp dishcloth, then directly scrub the interior of cups and teapots that need to be cleaned.
White vinegar to remove tea stains.
Tea stains, which are alkaline substances formed by the residue of tea water, can be neutralized by adding vinegar, an acidic substance, which helps to remove the tea stains.
Mix an appropriate amount of vinegar into the teacup, and then mix it evenly with the tea stains. Wipe it with a towel afterwards.
Salt removes tea stains.
If there are stubborn tea stains on a teacup or teapot, salt can be used to help remove them.
1. Soak the teacup in a strong salt solution and then rinse it;
2. Dip your fingers in some table salt and rub it evenly over the tea stain, kneading it to remove the stain.
It needs to be noted that if the ceramic teaware is of poor quality, it often exceeds the standard of heavy metals, and acetic acid can dissolve the heavy metals in ceramics. Therefore, it is best not to use white vinegar to soak the low-quality ceramic cups and saucers. After using white vinegar for soaking, the teaware must be rinsed with clean water to prevent residual heavy metal acetates from dissolving.