Why do they call a tea towel a tea towel? Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a tea towel as “a cloth for drying dishes.” Often made of linen, cloth, or a combination of the two, tea towels date back to England in the 18th century, when they were used to insulate tea pots at tea ceremonies (hence the name), dry fine china, and cover baked goods.
How do you fold a tea towel for display?
How long should you use a tea towel for? How regularly should you wash them? Experts recommend households wash their tea towels every day, unless they haven’t been used. As long as you have a good set of at least three or four, this shouldn’t be an issue.
What setting do you put tea towels on? Most towels are made of cotton, so use the cotton program* and set the wash temperature to at least 40 degrees: 60° is ideal for white towels. 40° is best for darker towels, to prevent them from fading.