Crinkled up the paper. First couple pages I was just crumpling up half-heartedly, but in later (better) steps, I crumpled up the paper very hard and tight, which made for more and smaller creases that the tea could soak into, and yieleded more of the type of paper I wanted.
Uncrumpled the paper, and submerged it in the tea bath.
At first, I started out by soaking the paper for a solid five minutes. This proved to be fairly unnecessary, so towards the end, I ended up soaking them for more like 30 seconds.
I laid the page down on the workspace I had constructed; a dishtowel laid over the stove's burner covers (giving a bit of an incline to the page, which allowed the tea to drain off), followed by a paper towel, which proved useful so that the ink didn't stain the towel (which turned out out to be a genius precaution). Some pages received a roughing up with a fork, or extra creases.
For the finishing touch, I placed the page on a cookie sheet (with a parchment piece of paper underneath), and baked at 200 degrees for five minutes. The paper dried and came out warped and crackly, but not brittle.