How To Remove Tea Stains From Clothes

Try Not To Spill Tea On Your Clothes!

Try Not To Spill Tea On Your Clothes!

If you love tea, you have probably accidentally spilled it all over your clothes while drinking it before.

Below is a video giving three different methods for how to remove tea stains from clothes.

The methods listed below are different than's advice for removing tea stains from clothing.

But there is generally more than one way to remove a stain.

The methods discussed in the video start with the gentlest, and continue on depending how stubborn the tea stains are.

Method 1: Blot With Club Soda

If you catch the stain quickly, like as soon as the tea spills on your clothing, you may be able to just blot the stain with a paper towel and rinse with cold water or club soda. (Click here to learn more about whether club soda really helps remove stains better than water).

A word of caution: The video suggests then flushing with a quick rinse of hot water if you added cream to your tea. does NOT recommend this.

That is because heat will cause the cream in the tea to curdle, and further set it in the stain, since it is a protein stain.

To read more about this, and what you should do if cream is in your tea, check out this information about cream stain removal.

Method 2: Baking Soda And A Simple Stain Removal Solution

The second method discussed by the video includes covering the wet tea stain with baking soda, and letting sit 15 minutes before brushing off.

Then, blot on a stain removal solution containing 1 cup vinegar, 1 tablespoon dishwashing liquid, and 1/2 cup water, onto the stain and let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing off.

Method 3: Borax And Boiling Water

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The strongest method for tea stain removal from clothing, for the most stubborn stains, is to cover the stained area with borax, and then carefully pour boiling water through the clothing and the borax to remove the tea stains.

(You can learn more about uses for borax powder for stain removal, cleaning, laundry and more here.)

After all these stain removal methods for tea you need to launder the clothing as normal.

Make sure you don't dry the clothing in the dryer until the entire stain is removed, or you could set it.

Here is the video demonstrating all these techniques for how to remove tea stains from clothes:

Please tell me how these tea stain removal methods worked for you in the comments.

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