i wouldn't introduce tea or coffee into your fixer bath --- why ruin your fixer ?
instead i would have a bath after the first wash
where the print could be soaked in tea or coffee ..
it is the tannins that stain the paper,
you can also get tannins by boiling tree nuts ( acorns )
and bark and other "stuff" that may or may not work better.
if enlarge through a bath of water, you are able to get interesting effects as well ...
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That is very cool. I've never seen the effect on color paper. Is that 1/10 second or something in that vicinity?
The time at which you flash, and the length of time depends on both the original exposure on easel and on the development time. I used 2' at 68 deg F for the ones shown, and the flash was about 1 second at 1.5 minutes. It took about 5 tries to get the right effect.
split toning, with 2 or more different toning chemicals, putting prints in toners, or parts of toners (i.e. bleach) then another toner that you wouldn't normally use a bleach for, etc. look at the toning galleries at alexisneel.com for some of the examples.