Herbal Tea

Tea Facts

Black tea

Think black tea makes you feel good? You’re right. It’s been proven to help you de-stress fast. It also helps eliminate bad breath. Plus medical research indicates that it lowers the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and reduces bad cholesterol.

Green tea

Want to stay slim, trim and beautiful? The antioxidants in green tea just might slow signs of aging, prevent the flu and raise your metabolism. More dramatically, it’s being shown to prevent and slow cancer, and help with arthritis and bad cholesterol too.

Oolong tea

This one’s known as a fat-buster in China, and science is indicating that it does indeed speed up your metabolism, burn fat and block fat absorption! Use it to fight expanding waistlines, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.

White tea

Science is saying that white tea might be more effective than even green tea at preventing cell damage, shrinking cancerous tumours and stopping the growth of cancer cells. Plus it’s becoming the new cosmetic fix for aging skin. Beautiful!

Pu’erh tea

Traditional Chinese medicine prizes Pu’erh as a wonder tea. It’s said to aid digestion, cleanse the blood and help with weight loss. Studies in Europe are also saying it busts cholesterol as effectively as some medications.

Rooibos tea

It’s said that rooibos helps you recover from hangovers, and that it could slow dementia. Plus there’s evidence that it fights skin cancer and boosts the immune system. And it’s supposed to help with insomnia!

Yerba tea

Yerba mate is a fabulous stimulant, without the jitters. It’s also full of antioxidants, so there’s scientific speculation that it could have anti-cancer properties, help stimulate the immune system and protect against disease.

Herbal tea

Herbs, spices, fruits and flowers have long been used in traditional medicine to cure everything from headaches, stomach bugs and colds to stress and insomnia. The power of the tea depends on its ingredients.

Drink Your Sorrows Tea

This is a blend for those days where you feel like crying or have all those negative emotions bottled. This tea will help release everything you’ve been feeling.

Originally posted by 01-06-96

INGREDIENTS;

  • 1 tsp Lemon Balm
  • 1 tsp Lavender
  • ½ tsp Rosemary
  • ¼ tsp Thyme
  • 1 Rose Petal

Boil water, then let the herbs steep for 7-10 minutes. Add honey or sugar to sweeten.

After you’re done making the tea go sit onto your bed or your comfy place where it’s nice and quiet. Take a sip of the tea and the let those negative emotions go.

Ostara Tea

since i cant do much for Ostara this year i figured the least i could do is come up with a nice tea recipe in celebration for it, i came up with this from what herbs i have on hand here at school. 

Materials 

  • ¼th lavender 
  • 1part rose 
  • 1 part lemon balm
  • 1/2 chamomile 
  • ¼th rosemary 
  • a pinch of cinnamon 
  • a healthy splash or two of milk
  • a good spoonful of honey (preferably local) 

boil water,  then steep herbs mixture for  5-10 minutes once steeped strain/ remove the herbs. then add the honey and milk. Serve in your favorite mug and enjoy.

Also dont forget to leave some outside as an offering. (i usually pour it onto the roots of one of my favorite trees) 

-HoneyCoyote-

ALWAYS research herbs and other ingredients before use to make sure they wont cause any medical complications 

Witch Tea: Going to Class

this is a tea i make to help motivate me for class, i usually brew it and bring it to class with me in a big thermos. I have 6 hour studio classes that require a lot of focus, creativity, innovation and hard work. So this brew is aimed for those heavy work days when you need that extra boost of mental power.

Materials Needed:

  • 3 parts Green Tea
  • 1 part Black Tea
  • ½ part Rosemary
  • ½ part Mint
  • ½ part Orange Peel  
  • ¼ part Rose Petals 

boil water then while focusing on your intent pour the water over herbs, let steep. sweeten with honey to taste for a nice extra boost.

-by HoneyCoyote-

tea

Gryffindor: most likely fruit tea, because there are many different tastes and flavours so the tea doesn’t always taste the same.

Slytherin: the sharp bitterness, unique taste and colour of matcha and green tea matches perfectly to Slytherin.

Ravenclaw: the caffeine in black tea is ideal for pulling all-nighters and it’s also delicious with a shot of milk. (even though Ravenclaws aren’t even the ‘milk trinkers’.)

Hufflepuff: probably herbal tea, also because Hufflepuff’s head teacher educates Herbology. The tea is also very calming.

i will leave you with this beautiful cup of herbal tea for another week…

my arm is still in some type of a cast shit and it’s super uncomfortable and I could be on a vacation in Los Angeles right now, but I had to return the tickets and cancel because PAIN, and instead I’m traveling for work and hoping to do it good with one fully-functional arm.

sorry for so much complaining! thanks for listening though, and for all the notes, i love you, you are good friends, i’ll be back i promise

byeeee ❤

Sunshine Potion

I was inspired by a Bigelow tea called citrus chamomile. I looked at the back for the ingredients and saw I had most them, plus I could easily witch-ify this to make a sunshine potion! I found this is a wonderful tea to bring the happiness and sunshine into a warm and soothing beverage. Definitely improved my mood and helped me look forward to the rest of the day! 

So you will need:

  • 1 lemon
  • 4 teaspoons of dried chamomile
  • 2 teaspoons of lemongrass
  • a touch of honey (optional)

Heat about 16oz of water to 212F or 100C or until simmering if you can’t measure the temperature. This will make about two cups of tea or one if you have a huge Spiderman mug like I do. You may want to halve the ingredients though if you have a smaller mug and only want one cup of tea. While the water heats, squeeze all the juice from the lemon and add that, about a quarter or eighth of the rind of the lemon, and all the other ingredients. Steep them for at least 5 minutes. You can leave it steeping for up to 10 minutes though if you have more patience than me. This has a very lemony taste, like warm lemonade if you’ve ever tried that. If you don’t like the taste of lemons so much, I suggest using only half the juice.   

I Love to draw the astrology sign for the sun (a circle with a dot inside) with honey for extra happiness, warmth, and sunshine! You could instead make a sigil of your own for this purpose as well.

Sending lots of sunshine your way :) Cheers!

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“I AM TRANQUIL” sigil cup and saucer.

This is a ceramic light blue cup and saucer lovingly hand painted with a witchy design.
The saucer is painted with a blue pentagram in the middle around which are dark pink sigils with light glittery purple dots around the edge.
The inside cup features the hand made sigil at the very bottom in blue with dots of dark pink up the sides.

The paint is fixed and dishwasher safe so its perfect for a relaxing cup of herbal tea, or indeed any tea!