When I was young, my mother did tea staining on our curtains, which were silk. We used the jasmine mixed with oolong, and pu-licha and gave our white a very gorgeous ivory color...its so beautiful. I am so glad that Chinese "discovered" tea...!
The color really depends on what kind of leaves you use...But usually it will come out different shades of ivory...depending whether the tea is processed using the Chinese method(baked) or the Japanese(sencha). The Japanese tends to be lighter with a very very tint of greeness but its really not that noticable...! Sighs, how I love tea...!
That's a good point. I once spilled some tea over a pale pink top that I think was mostly polyester. I didn't think much of it, but once the tea dried, the stains didn't disappear as I'd expected but turned into a weird shade of lilac. I had to ditch the shirt
My mistake! It looks like polyester can be dyed with tea...
ooh. There are some great ideas floating about. I LOVE the silk curtains being dyed with tea - although I dont know if I would have the guts to dye a set of silk curtains for the lounge but I'm guessing there was experimentation before hand. I also really like the color of the cowboy hat above. And coffee.... i guess that would be more of a brown as opposed to the hues of beige with tea. Great thread!!