• by vinux

A friend of mine left me a message saying that his purple clay pot had gone mouldy as it hasn’t been used for a long time and there were some white mould spots inside the pot. He cleaned it in time but there was still an unpleasant smell. He asked me what to do.

I had a brief chat with this unfortunate buddy, and here are a few points of mold growth that resulted from it!

1: There are too many kettles at home, and sometimes some of them need to be unused for a long time. After a simple clean up, they can be stored as is, but the lack of ventilation can cause mold and bacteria to proliferate inside the kettle.

The rainy season in China is from February to March every year, when the humidity in the air is high and goods can easily get moldy if not kept properly.

Even if the first two steps are taken into account, if you buy a inferior pottery teapot instead of a purple sand teapot, because the porcelain is not as breathable as purple sand, it will also mildew in this case!

How to deal with the mildewed purple clay teapot? Firstly, wash the pot in warm water and then soak it in a mixture of vinegar and tea for two hours. After that, rinse it out with clean water. Finally, place the teapot on a hot plate until it’s completely dry.

Actually, the method is quite simple. Simple rinsing may remove the surface mildew stains, but it cannot prevent odors from being removed. We can open the kettle again to achieve the effect of removing odor.

Once again I would like to remind all teahouse friends that if you have too many tea sets at home and some of them are not being used, please clean them up and store them in a ventilated place. Remember not to store them randomly!