Sunday, October 21, 2012

A magicial cup of Tea

Making a magickal tea is a wonderful way to bring magick into your daily warm
cup of tea. By combining herbs with magickal energies and holistic benefits, you
can create a tea that assists you in whatever energy and magick you wish to draw
into your life. There are different ways to make teas that have both holistic
and magickal benefits.

1. Use herbs with holistic benefits that have magickal color correspondences.
2. Use herbs with holistic benefits that have magickal numerical
3. Have a favorite loose tea? Add a small hint of an herb with magickal
properties in it to draw those energies to you during your day.

How to make the blends

Through research, recommendation, and recipes suggested by herbal manuals and
magickal guides, get together the herbs that you need. Have a clean work area,
and use a clean bowl to mix the herbs in.

Safety Precautions

Do not blindly mix and match herbs. If you haven't used an herb before, read up
on it and research it! Make sure you know what the herb is, what it is meant to
do, and if there are any side effects. People react differently to herbs, and it
is important to know what herbs you will react well to. To be safe, herbs
available in natural food stores and with tea suppliers are not poisonous. Use
your head and avoid herbs that say toxic  and come from a questionable
source. If you are unsure about an herb, find out if it is consumable. Some are
not. For example, wormwood and mistletoe are poisonous. And they taste
disgusting. If you have any medical conditions or are on medication, then you
need to find out if there are any herbs that could harm you. For example, there
is a list of herbs that women who are pregnant should avoid. I always say: When
in doubt, throw it out.

Once you have found herbs to your liking, make a small test sample. Some herbs
taste better than others, and combining massive amounts of specific herbs can
make a tea taste pretty gross. If you know some herbs taste pretty yucky
together, you can add a “tea base. That means you can get black tea, green tea,
white tea, or rooibos tea to use in addition to the herbal tea blend you are
putting together. Don't drink your tea on an empty stomach. This is a personal
guideline I follow. Have you ever gotten medication from the pharmacist that
reads take with food? I use this same rule with tea blends.

Once the tea loose tea is prepared

Use a tea strainer, or tea bags to strain the blend. You can charge your tea,
i.e., give your tea a magickal kick, a number of different ways. When
stirring, stir in a clockwise direction. Stirring clockwise draws magickal
energy into the tea.

Close your eyes while stirring the tea and envision the cup glowing brightly.
You can also use color correspondences in this case, and envision the cup
glowing in the color of the magickal energies you wish to draw in your life. For
example, if you have a love tea, then envision the cup glowing red. If you have
a tea for abundance and prosperity, then envision the cup glowing green.

Try saying a simple mantra, prayer, or incantation. It doesn't have to be
anything grand, or in Latin. Just something small to remind you of the magickal
intent of your tea. One I use for prosperity is Money, money, come to me. In
shades of gold, in shades of green.

For the more magickally minded, draw a circle or perform a ritual to consecrate
the tea while it is still loose and dry. This is great if you made a large
quantity of the tea, and wish to really charge it with the magick of the
universe. Think about when you use the tea. By combining a tea with the
magickal correspondences of the day of the week and the moon, you can use the
tea when it is very potent.

Magickal Tea Recipes

Chai Love Tea
1 1/2 tsp. Chai Rooibos (or any rooibos)
1/4 tsp. Damiana ** Note: in large doses, damiana can be toxic to the liver.
Eliminate this from your recipe completely if you are concerned.
1/2 tsp. Lemon Verbena
1/2 tsp. Catnip
Pinch of Cinnamon
Tiny pinch of Ginger

Bring water to a boil. Mix the tea blend with 1 1/2 cups of water. Add vanilla
creamer to bring more loving energies (and yummy energies) of vanilla into the

Psychic Tea
1 1/2 tsp. Black Tea
1/2 tsp. Mugwort
1/2 tsp. Thyme
1/2 tsp. Calendula
1/2 tsp. Jasmine

Bring water to an almost boil. Mix the tea blend with 1 1/2 cup of water. Add
honey sweeten, or cinnamon for another “psychic energy boost.�

Healing Tea
1 tsp. Lavender
1 tsp. Chamomile
1 tsp. Rosehips
1/2 tsp. Echinacea
1/2 tsp. Eucalyptus
1/2 tsp. Spearmint

This recipe can make one strong cup of tea, or two cups of tea. Bring water to
an almost boil. Add honey or lemon to flavor. Do not add milk, since it will
curdle in this drink!

Study and Creativity Tea
1 1/2 tsp. Green Tea or Black Tea (I use a green tea with coconut and ginger in
1/2 tsp. Rosemary
1/2 tsp. Orange
1/2 tsp. Lemon Verbena
1/2 tsp. Yerba Mate

Bring water to an almost boil. Mix the tea blend with 1 1/2 cups of water. Add
honey, milk, or lemon for flavor. Don’t add lemon and milk together--the milk
will curdle!

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