If you have fabrics with tea stains, don't despair. As long as you didn't burn yourself when you spilt the mug, there's nothing to worry about. The stain will come out if you give it a little sugar. No, not love -- although a little extra TLC never hurt anything -- but actual sugar.
Mix up a concoction of heavily sugared water by stirring the water as you add sugar to it. Keep adding sugar until it no longer dissolves (warm water makes it easier for sugar to dissolve). To remove tea stains from clothing or table linens, submerge the stained area for several minutes in a small container of the heavily sugared water, then launder as usual.
See? No need to cry over spilt tea.
Adapted from "101 Old-Time Country Household Hints," © 2008 Publications International, Ltd.