The first step in using tea to age paper is to place the paper on a baking sheet so that any tea that may flow over may be contained. The following step is to steep one to two black tea bags in one cup of boiling water for approximately five minutes. After that, use the tea bags to blot both sides of the paper until the paper is completely soaked with liquid on both sides.
How do you darken paper with tea?
If you are using coffee, you may adjust the color by adding more or less ground coffee to achieve the desired effect. The amount of time you allow the tea to steep in the water will have an effect on the color that is produced on your sheet of paper when using tea. A shorter infusion time will produce a lighter tint, whereas a longer infusion time will produce a darker shade.