Tea Staining at the Table: We’re Talking Linens, Not Teeth

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You know how tea can stain teeth? Undesirable, right? But take that same staining ability and apply it to plain-jane white table linens and you have yourself a real gem. Just check out these examples:

The key when tea-staining is to apply it to fabrics with all-natural fibers (like cotton or linen) and to agitate often when soaking in the tea bath (to avoid crease-marks). Also, try adding a little vinegar to the bath to help set the stain.

Have you ever tea-stained something (on purpose)? Tell us about it below!

(Images: 1. Rikkianne Van Kirk | Apartment Therapy; 2. Faces Are Funny; 3. Everyday Beauty)