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The Proper Way To Clean A Teapot
It is Time To Clean The Old Teapot
Cleaning the teapot is a job that definitely does not get done as often as it should.
Well it's time to stop putting this task off, it is time to give your teapot the respect that it deserves. Your teapot is a dependable and indispensable part of your household and it deserves a little more attention than it currently receives.
It is time to give your teapot the deep cleaning that it so desperately needs. No more neglecting that precious piece of pottery any longer. Today is the day that you clean the old tea pot.
A hot cup of soothing tea can relax your tensions away.
There is a right way and a wrong way to clean a teapot.
Tea is one of those beverages that is wonderfully healthy for us to consume but unfortunately it is also a beverage that builds up a nasty scale on the cups and teapots that it is steeped in as well.
Cleaning the cups that we use for tea is usually not much of a problem because we tend to wash these after each use but for some reason we have a tendency to only clean the teapot occasionally.
This can make cleaning the teapot a much larger task than it should be. I am as guilty of this as the next person. It is usually only when I notice little flakes of brownish material floating conspicuously within my freshly poured cup of tea that I get the more than obvious hint that it is time to clean my teapot.
There truly is a right way and a wrong way to clean a teapot and it is important to know which is which. Harsh or toxic chemicals are definitely the wrong items to use to clean your teapot. Those chemicals could remain in the pot and you do not want to ingest that stuff.
Giving your teapot to the dog to lick clean or handing it over to the hubby to chisel the build up out are not good solutions either. These methods can be used to clean a teapot but they really just are not the correct way to do the job.
Tea pots tend to develop a scaly build up over time.
Use natural cleaning products to clean your teapot
The safer and more natural method of shining up that old teapot is actually the correct way to clean it. Using people safe household cleaning products such as vinegar and baking soda.
These two items will effectively clean most surfaces in your home including the interior and exterior of your teapot.
Which is your favorite tea?
Which is your favorite tea?
Milder than other teas antioxidant rich organic white is so fine.
Delightfully calming white tea is antioxidant rich but with a milder flavor than green tea. White tea truly is the queen of teas. Relaxing and calming it is a wonderful way to enrich your health.
White tea is picked from the fresh white buds of young tea leaves for a delicate mild flavor. It is processed much like green tea so that it maintains its antioxidant rich nature.
Now that the teapot is clean this is how to clean the kettle.
Baking Soda and vinegar for a natural clean.
There are a number of ways that vinegar or baking soda can be used to clean a teapot. These very environmentally friendly yet absolutely fantastic cleaning compounds are a teapots best friend.
It is just a matter of examining the problem to determine exactly how dramatic of a cleaning job is actually at hand. Once that is known then it is easy to decide on a method that is right for the current cleaning job.
If the teapot is not too crusty then it can be cleaned by simply putting in one cup of vinegar and then filling the remainder of the pot with boiling water. Leave the pot sit in this solution overnight and this will general melt most of the gunk out of it. Another means of cleaning the buildup is to put 4 tablespoons of baking soda in the teapot, fill the remainder of the pot with boiling water, and once again let the solution sit over night.
How often do you clean your teapot?
To keep on top of your teapot so it doesn't get into the type of predicament that my poor old teapot gets into try to soak your teapot overnight at least once every two weeks. Use the mixture of boiling water, vinegar, and baking soda to keep your teapot fresh and clean.
For an absolute worst case scenario which would be similar to my poor old teapot one should immerse the scaly beast in an extra large pot of extra hot vinegar water.
Place a very large pot onto the stove, fill it to half full with water, and bring this to just under a full boil. Turn off the heat. Once the heat is off, fill about 1/4 of the pot's space with vinegar, and then put your teapot in this solution to soak overnight.
Wash the teapot thoroughly the following day to remove any leftover residue.