How to Get Rid of Tea and Coffee Stains from Mugs

  1. Homer
  2. May 12, 2012 8:19 pm

How to Get Rid of Tea and Coffee Stains from Mugs

Do you use the same cup throughout the day for your cuppa? Are you a rinser? Then chances are your mugs will have the dreaded tea or coffee stain. This brown tar like substance has been known to stick to all drinking mugs giving them a look similar to what I assume a smoker’s lung looks like.

This is a common occurrence for those who don’t know how to finish a cuppa properly and leave the cup lying next to the washing up, still half full (you know who you are!)

You could do the easy thing and just throw that brown scummy thing out but if it’s a treasured gift or you’re just too lazy to go out to the bin then getting rid of the stains can be fairly straightforward.

Simply use a rough sponge or scouring pad and scrub with warm water and soapy liquid. Put a little elbow grease in and those stains should just scrub away.

If the stains still persist you can steep your mugs in a solution of soapy liquid and baking soda and then follow the advice above. Still got stains? Then we hear toothpaste is also great for removing super stubborn stains.

Top TIP: Use a tooth brush to get into the small nooks and crannies in the bottom of the cup or you could just wash your cup after you’ve used it and avoid all this trouble in the first place!


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