Ah, what a pleasure it is to have a warm cup of tea! But what if it is spilled and leaves nasty stains on your fabrics?

Well, while getting rid of these spots can be annoying, we do offer you some tannin removal hacks to help ease your ailments.

Try these homemade stain removal recipes, easily available and perfect for your purpose:

baking powder

Prepare a mixture of baking soda and water. Make sure it forms a thick spread and apply it to the stain. Let rest for 15 minutes, and then rinse, wash off.

If it’s an old stain, soak the stained fabric in hot water for 10 minutes before pouring 1 tablespoon of baking soda directly on the stain. Rub it into the fabric, leave it aside for about an hour, and rinse it off with plain water.

Make sure you only use this hot water technique for fabrics that are not too sensitive. For delicate fabrics, pour only warm water for a few seconds and then use a few drops of detergent. Rub, rinse, repeat with plain water.

Vinegar or salt

The key to loosening the stain is acid. Prepare a solution of white vinegar and water. Soak the stained fabric in it for 10 minutes (or just use a spray bottle to wet the mark). Then rub the stain gently before rinsing it in cold water.

You can also opt for salt to get the job done. Sprinkle salt crystals over the stain or sponge before rubbing. Even adding salt to the vinegar solution works just as well for your fabric.


Another alternative way to remove the stain is to use lemon extract. Not only does this act as a natural cleaning agent, it also gives your fabric a long-lasting, fresh scent.


This method is only suitable for hard fabrics such as carpets, blankets, placemats, towels. Using a toothbrush, rub some toothpaste on the stubborn stain. Let rest for 10 minutes, then wash off. Dry with a hairdryer.

Egg yolks and beer

Using a brush, rub the stain with egg yolk and alcohol and leave for 5 minutes. Rinse the fabric and later wash it off thoroughly with detergent.