Sometimes the dishwasher leaves our tea and coffee cups a little bit less then perfect. Let me show you how to get rid of tea and coffee stains on cups (with a video demo).

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How to get rid of tea and coffee stains on cups

I think, for the first few weeks (probably months, you know what maybe even years) of being a mum, I rarely got to my tea when it was hot. 

Everyone knows the story right? 

Fill kettle. 

10 minutes later, remember you were making tea, return to see you’d forgotten to put the kettle on. Turn it on. 

30 minutes later – oh that’s right tea. Boil kettle again, get tea cup our and put the tea bag in. 

30 minutes later – remember, can’t be bothered turning the kettle on again so you pour it anyway. It’s hot enough if you drink it right away. 

Then the baby cries or the washing machine beeps or the phone rings or…. anyway you know where this is going. Hello cold tea. 

Now I do actually have a solution for that – a thermo cup. 

I started drinking my tea from an insulated cup not too long into motherhood and as long as I remembered to actually use it I’d usually get a warm cup of tea but hardly ever hot. 

The real issue with leaving that tea sitting in the cup so long (I like a ceramic keep cup) is staining. 

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Tea and coffee stains. I have to admit, I ignored it for a while then one time I left my cup at an appointment (cause I’m that mum who carries it around with her).

When I went to collect it it had been washed and was shining white.

Hmm… so that’s what it was meant to look like. 

I’m not big on hand washing and once the stain sets in, it’s hard to get off with just a little dish soap or a trip through the dishwasher. 

Enter my secret weapon. How to get tea and coffee stains off cups?


How to remove stains from ceramic tea cups and coffee mugs

1 Get some good old table salt.

2. Wet the cup and sprinkle with salt.

3. Use your finger or a cloth/sponge to rub the salt into the stain. You’ll see it working.

4. Rinse and dry. If there’s still a bit of a stain, repeat the process until it is clean.

Below is a video showing exactly how to do it.

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