how to get tea stains out of clothes

how to get tea stains out of clothes

Removing Tea Stains from Clothes

Regular old tea leaves and tea bags can cause some problems for your clothes if spilled. Whether you’re watching a movie, or hosting a tea party, it is inevitable that tea will end up on your clothes. Fortunately, if you act quickly, it is possible to save the garment and get rid of the tea stain.

What You’ll Need

  • Dish soap
  • White vinegar
  • Borax powder
  • Ammonia
  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide

Steps to Remove Tea Stains from Clothes

  1. Act quickly and gently begin dabbing off the spill with a dry, absorbent cloth.
  2. Make a paste of dish soap, white vinegar and borax powder and apply to the stained area.
  3. Let the paste sit for 30 minutes and then rub between your finger to lather.
  4. Rinse the area with cool water and check the stained fabric.
  5. If the stain persists, try using a mixture of equal parts ammonia and water.
  6. Make a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and apply to the stained area.
  7. Let the paste sit for 15 minutes and then rinse with cool water.
  8. Launder the clothes with detergent.


  • You can also try soaking the clothing item in a container filled with a mixture of cold water, 1/4 cup vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of dish soap for one hour.
  • Test any cleaning solution in a small, unnoticeable area before applying it to the tea stain.
  • Scrubbing the fabric will only make the tea stain worse.
  • Pre-soak heavily stained clothing in a stain remover, detergent, or oxygen cleaner before laundering.

Taking tea stains out of clothing is possible, but it is important to act quickly. With the right tools and the right amount of patience and effort, you can save the garment.


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