I put the piece in a pot of water with 6 tea bags and let it come to a boil.
This is going to be great, I thought, a lovely shade of antique faded pink. Once it boiled, I turned off the burner and let it sit there while I went shopping.
A few hours later, I put the fabric in the washer with cold water on a quick rinse. Here is the results.
Sadly, the color all washed out and the fabric doesn't look any different than when I started. So why didn't the pink tea stains come out of my blouse?