Care for teapots
Use a mild scouring material (green and yellow sponge will do) to remove stains from inside of the pot. Dip it into baking soda and gently rub the inside of the pot. Wash with hot soapy water, rinse with boiling water, drain and dry.
To avoid getting dark stains on your porcelain tea pot and cups drink your tea hot and do not let it cool down completely in the cup.
Make your own tea blends by combing the following:
For a relaxing tisane that is caffeine free blend together 2 tbsp of peppermint leaves with 3 tbsp chamomile flowers. Cover with boiling water and let it steep for 5-7 minutes.
For energy boosting tea combine 2 tbsp green tea with 1 tbsp fresh finely minced ginger and 1 tbsp of honey. Cover with boiling water and steep for 4 minutes.
For an afternoon pick-me-up combine together 2 tbsp loose leaf black tea with 1 tsp thyme. Cover with boiling water and steep for 5 minutes.