does that mean that I brewed the tea too strong?
The recipes called for really strong tea, so I used 3 bags steeped in about 12 oz of water. After it finished steeping and cooling it was a nice green color, but as soon as I poured the lye in, it turned dark brown like coffee.
I even saw streaks of red while I was mixing it and waiting for it to trace.
In the future, what can I do to just give the soap a pale green or even an amber color when I'm using green tea?