Caring For Your Fine China Teacups
Your fine China teacup deserves all the care and attention you can ever give it. Aside from being a tea-drinking vessel, it can also beautify the home a great deal. You can even use them for decorating the home, including the kitchen. It is one thing to have the china teacup, and it is another thing to care for it. In this write-up, you will be taught how to maintain and clean your china teacups.
Hairline crack repair
If you notice a hairline crack on the china teacup, follow the steps below to restore the teacup:
- Pour some milk into a pot and warm it.
- Afterward, immerse the china teacup in the bowl of warm milk and leave it overnight
- The next morning, fish out the china teacup and wash it using mild detergent and warm water.
- The hairline crack will disappear
Black or grey cutlery markings
Cutlery markings can disfigure the china teacup and make it unpreventable. Follow the steps below to remove any black or grey cutlery marking on it:
- Pour some baking soda in a clean, dry container.
- Then dab a clean sponge into it and apply the sponge to the areas of the marking.
- Then, rub the baking soda into the markings gently.
- Aside from baking soda, the regular toothpaste can perform the same feat.
How to remove stains
If any stubborn stain comes up on the china teacup, you can follow the tips below to remove the stains
- Pour a specific quantity of household vinegar into a container.
- Then add an equal volume of table salt to it.
- Mix the two until they form a homogeneous solution
- Soak the china teacup into the solution and allow to stand for some minutes or hours
- Fish it out and wash it using mild soap and water
- Instead of vinegar and table salt, you can also use water and baking soda.
- Mix the baking soda with water properly.
- Then apply the mixture to the stained area on the china teacup
- Rub the mixture gently on the stain
- Wash the china teacup afterward.
Tips to wash china teacup properly
- Do not leave the china teacup unwashed after use; clean it immediately. This way, stubborn stains can be kept at bay.
- Use only cloth or sponge to wash the china teacup; never use any abrasive material to wipe it
- When washing several china teacups, rinse them one after the other; this way, they will not scratch one another.
- You can maintain the china teacup better when you wash it using mild liquid dishwashing detergent; Dawn or Ivory brands of liquid soaps are perfect for this purpose.
- Do not wash with bleach, as this can lead to irreparable damage to the glaze.
- Do not attempt to wash in a dishwasher; the detergent used in a dishwasher is too abrasive, and the temperature in it is too high.
The information above is just perfect for complete removal of stains and marks on your china teacup. Following the tips above can help maintain the shiny, beautiful appearance of the china teacup for decades.
China can hold special meanings and memories, as it is usually passed down generation to generation. The only problem with hand-me-down china is that it sometimes cracks, chips or looses its luster. Not to mention, it is typically only used for special occasions. The rest of the time it’s stowed away. What if we told you there’s now a modernized way to repurpose and recycle your family heirlooms into? Well, guess what. Your wish is our command! Broken china jewelry custom made fro you.
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The options are endless when it comes to a menu for a bridal shower tea party. It could be an English high tea, a small reception with just cookies, or even a full meal with tea on the side. Whichever one you choose depends primarily on how many guests you have, your budget, and (of course) the bride. A bridal shower is a great way to celebrate the bride-to-be! I’ve picked a few recipes that will be great for a tea party, regardless of whether you’re a beginner or an expert in the kitchen.
A variety of cookies is always a welcome addition to a tea party menu. Most cookies served at tea parties aren’t aggressively sweet, but are crisp & buttery. Here’s the recipe for Tea Cakes (pictured above) from Epicurious.com:
2 ½ cups self-rising White Lily or cake flour
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter
1 ½ cups sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Put flour in a bowl, and make a well in the center.
- Beat together butter and sugar in another bowl with an electric mixer until light & fluffy, and then beat in egg & vanilla until well-blended.
- Add butter mixture to flour, and rub together with your fingertips until dough forms into a ball. (Do not overwork dough)
- Halve dough, and work with one half at a time.
- Roll out dough ¼ inch thick on a floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin.
- Cut out cookies with a lightly floured cutter, and place one inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Re-roll dough scraps once, using as little flour as possible, and cut out cookies.
- Bake cookies, one sheet at a time, in the middle of the oven until pale golden brown, about 12-15 minutes.
- Cool on baking sheet for one minute before carefully transferring cookies to a cooling rack.
Tea sandwiches, like cucumber pesto tea sandwiches from FunandFoodCafe.com (pictured above) are a great addition to a tea party menu. Tea sandwiches are incredibly versatile, and can be made with a wide variety of fillings – just use your imagination! Some of the more popular fillings are:
- Asparagus and herbs
- Egg salad
- Chicken & cranberry salad
- Smoked salmon
Scones are strongly associated with tea, and can be made in a wide variety of flavors. Here’s a recipe from AllRecipes.com for a classic scone with dried currants:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
½ cup dried currants or raisins
½ cup sour cream
1 large egg
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, and adjust your oven rack to the lower-middle position
- In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to work in butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in currants
- In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.
- Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball.
- Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7- to 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp. of sugar.
- Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on a cookie sheet (preferably lined with parchment paper), about 1 inch apart.
- Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.