How to remove tea stains from cotton tablecloth.

by Sparkysmate
Stains from tea. Indian, Chinese, black, green or white! I have never found a foolproof method of removing tea stains from fabric. No detergent on the market works. Anyone out there with the solution? I will be in your debt forever! Thank you.
  6 answers
  • Rosanne Rosanne on Jun 20, 2016
    my aunt swears by the boiling water from a tea kettle method; the stream has to be held as high as you can over the sink
    • Sparkysmate Sparkysmate on Jun 20, 2016
      Thanks for replying Rosanne, but wouldn't boiling water set the stain even further?
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 20, 2016
    Have you tried Oxiclean?
    • Sparkysmate Sparkysmate on Jun 20, 2016
      Thank you for replying Janet. We don't have that but I tried something similar. Tea stains are so difficult to remove. I won't give up just yet though! If all else fails I will have to dye them! no available!
  • Darlene Darlene on Jun 20, 2016
    You could try Borax or peroxide in the laundry as well!
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    • Darlene Darlene on Jun 24, 2016
      I use both peroxide and borax in all my laundry, warm and cold; whites and colored. I haven't had a problem with it "bleaching" the colors yet. You may try it on a colored napkin first to check though. And thank you for the compliment on my name. Ihaven't met too many other Darlenes but have met a couple!
  • Spr7194915 Spr7194915 on Jun 20, 2016
    Have you tried washing up liquid? Rub it on stain before putting in wash - works for most stains . (Though if you've tried already tried vanish etc may not help)
  • Rosanne Rosanne on Jun 23, 2016
    apparently not-it always seems to work!
  • Kari Roberts Kari Roberts on Jun 24, 2016
    A drop of dawn and a little peroxide should do it. Test on something else first.