by Bonnie Roberts
(last updated December 18, 2017)
There's nothing better than a properly-brewed cup of tea, especially when you're sick or during cold weather. My mom would make me tea out of fresh herbs for the health benefits. When microwaved, tea loses a lot of its nutrients, so the best way is to brew it in a teapot. Also, a beautiful teapot can make teatime a truly elegant experience.
Unfortunately, teapots can become stained over time, either by the tea or by mineral deposits from the water. These stains can be difficult to remove and are not only unsightly, but can affect the taste of the tea. You shouldn't put your teapot in the dishwasher or use harsh chemicals on it. Here are some ways to properly clean a teapot:
To clean the spout, you can scrub it out with a fine bottle brush. Use a dry cloth to buff the outside of a metal teapot to keep it shiny.
Since preventing stains is preferable to removing them, you should soak your teapot regularly in the vinegar or baking soda solutions given above. Every other week should be sufficient.
You deserve to go enjoy a nice hot cup of tea. Just be sure to properly clean your teapot first!
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