How to Clean a Tea Pot
Tea pots are an essential part of a tea preparation and enjoyment process. Over time, minerals from water can build up in the tea pot, requiring the tea pot to be properly cleaned. Here are some easy steps to keep your tea pot clean and sparkling, so you can keep enjoying your tea!
Things You’ll Need
- Dish soap
- Soft, non-abrasive cloths
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Wipe down your tea pot with a soft, non-abrasive cloth. This will remove any debris and dust that has built up on the surface.
- Mix some dish soap with warm water, and use a soft cloth to scrub all the surfaces of the tea pot. Rinse the pot with warm water and dry with a clean cloth.
- If your tea pot is extremely dirty, mix 1/4 cup of white vinegar and 1 tablespoon of baking soda together, and use a soft cloth to scrub the pot. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes, then rinse the pot with warm water and dry with a clean cloth.
- For stubborn stains, dip a soft cloth in some white vinegar and scrub the stains until they’re gone. Rinse the pot with warm water and dry with a clean cloth.
- Going forward, you should always empty your tea pot right after use so that any residue or minerals can’t settle and cause buildup.
- Keep your tea pot away from direct sunlight to protect it from heat damage.
- Using a vinegar and baking soda paste every month can help prevent mineral buildup.