Asked on Mar 01, 2019

How do I remove tea stains from tervis tumblers?

by Peggy

I have coffee stains in my Tervin tumblers & nothing is taking them out. I have tried 409, cream of tartar, baking soda, denture tablets, rubbing salt on them,etc. Does anyone have an answer for something I haven't tried?

  11 answers
  • Doris Doris on Mar 01, 2019

    Put a little javexx in cup of water and pour in stained container comeright out

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Mar 01, 2019

    Hi Peggy,

    I could not find a Tervin tumbler, but rather found one with a life-time guarantee from Tervis. Their website recommends baking soda. Did you rub it over the stain and let it sit a while? I personally would also try spraying vinegar on that baking soda and if necessary, I'd scrub it with a toothbrush. Speaking of a toothbrush, another possibility would be to try toothpaste or even a combo of baking soda & toothpaste. I also wouldn't use bleach or anything chemical with something that is going to contain anything I'm going to drink. Wishing you the best.

  • Deidre Deidre on Mar 02, 2019

    Not sure what your tumbler material is but you might try Oxyclean powder and boiling or super hot water. No scrubbing necessary. Oxyclean removes all coffee/tea stains from our cups, pots and travel mugs. Leave it in baking dishes (glass, ceramic, metal) for 10 minutes to remove baked on gunk or stains. Even cleans hair brushes and combs.

  • Elvie Velasco Berry Elvie Velasco Berry on Mar 02, 2019

    I have 2 recipes. If one can't do it, I try the other. Works both times. Also cleans soap scum and grout. #1 recipe: 1/2 c baking soda with 1/4 c hydrogen peroxide and a tsp of dawn. A variation of this is to use white vinegar instead of the peroxide. Pour some in the stained cup/tumbler. Not too full because It will bubble up.Leave soaking for a few minutes. My #2 recipe: 50-50 solution of rubbing alcohol and white vinegar. This can be in a spray bottle. Use this on the outside part of glass shower door also. Good luck. If nothing else, buy a new tumbler.

  • Marian B Paschket Marian B Paschket on Mar 02, 2019

    dishwasher soap in hot water soak for a few minutes all should just wipe out.

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Mar 02, 2019

    Bleach and water. Let stand until stains are gone. Clean in dishwasher.

  • Linda Linda on Mar 02, 2019

    I too do the splash of bleach and water. Don't need to sit too long. Stains wipe right out. Good luck.

  • Curt Murphy Curt Murphy on Mar 02, 2019

    Try Mr. Clean eraser.

  • Casey Casey on Mar 03, 2019

    Is it possible that your cup has a leak and the stains are between the walls? Baking soda always takes out the stains I have on mine.

  • Peggy Peggy on Mar 04, 2019

    Thank you all. I was excited by all the responses. Yes, they are Tervis tumblers not Tervin. I was close though. I am going try the various solutions & see what I come up with !