It happens to the best of us.

We reach for our favourite mug or teacup, anticipating the warm comfort we will enjoy in just a few moments…

And, well, the view is slightly less than savoury:

A stained teacup

A stained cup.

For those of us who drink tea a lot, this buildup can happen rather quickly. So, what’s a tea lover to do?

Don’t worry, friend. There’s a very simple trick for solving this problem. It’s quick, easy, and uses something you probably have in your cupboard already.

Baking soda

Namely, baking soda.

Simply place a dab onto a moist sponge or dishcloth, then wipe down the inside of your cup.

It works like a charm. The stain easily lifts off!

Works like magic!

Crisp white and beautiful again

That’s more like it, eh? Now on to the good stuff…

Happy steeping! ♥

Do you have any favourite tricks for keeping your tea gear clean? Leave us a comment below!