how to tea stain paper

how to tea stain paper

How to Tea Stain Paper

Paper tea staining is a great way to get a unique and aged paper look. It is a simple process that can be achieved with tea, water, and a little bit of patience. This technique can be used to create a vintage look or to match a desired effect. Here is how to tea stain paper:


  • Paper
  • Tea bags (any kind)
  • Filter (optional)
  • Pan
  • Water
  • Spoon


  • Start by boiling a pot of water.
  • Add the desired amount of tea bags in the water and let it steep for 10-15 minutes.
  • Strain the tea bags, if desired.
  • Place the paper that needs to be tea stained in a pan and pour the tea over it.
  • Let it sit in the pan for several hours or overnight until the desired color is achieved.
  • NOTE: The longer the paper is in the tea, the darker and more pronounced the staining will be.
  • Remove the paper from the pan and let it dry completely.

And there you have it! With these easy steps, you can have your paper tea stained and ready for use. Have fun experimenting and creating unique paper looks with this great technique.


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