tea . love

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Things have been crazy lately so I just wanted to take a moment and remind you to love yourself because you are important!  No matter who you are or where you come from! Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise!

I decided to make a step by step “How-to Jenny’s Witchy Brew” for Self Love ~ Rose Soy Milk Tea <3

Things you will need:

-Rose Tea: I get mine at 99 Ranch Market but it’s essentially just dried rose hips so if you have rose hips that you can dry out, that will work too! You will want to use 6-8 rose buds, the more you add the stronger the flavor!

-Organic Soy Milk: This can be regular milk or almond milk, I prefer unsweetened organic soy milk. If you decide to use soy make sure it’s organic! Brands such as ‘Silk’ isn’t good, even if they claim it’s organic, for some reason it burns and wont cook right. It’s gotta be the real deal! For this recipe you only need 1 cup.

-Honey: Any kind of organic honey will do, if you have herbal honey that’s even better for adding more florals to your tea! I usually add about 2-3 teaspoons, but feel free to add to taste!

-Cinnamon & Nutmeg: This is optional! I like to add just a pinch of both spices to add a little kick to my tea. If you don’t care for spice try ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract instead!

-Sugar: This is also optional, I like my tea to be a little on the sweet side & since we are using organic unsweetened soy milk it helps to really sweeten it up! I only use barely a ½ teaspoon,  but just add to taste!

-Small Pot

-Mesh Strainer: For removing the flowers once it’s cooked.

-Your Favorite Mug! Mine is a black mug with my astrological sign gold leafed into it!

Before starting, take a moment to close your eyes, clear your mind, breathe deeply through your nose and slowly release through your mouth (do this a few times). Visualize letting go of any negativity or weight you may be carrying on your shoulders…now…

<3 LET’S GET BREWING! <3

1- Pour soy milk into pot, turn heat on low

2- Add rose tea, gently crumble a couple of the buds

3- Add cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar

4- Add desired amount of honey; while you slowly drizzle it in feel free to draw symbols with it such as hearts or infinity symbols- whatever you feel is right for helping to instill your manifestations of self love into your tea!

5- Stir your brew clockwise! While slowly stirring visualize the self love that this tea will bring you & say some positive affirmations about yourself such as:

“I love the person I am, I am strong & caring, I am creative, I am beautiful inside and out…” say whatever best suits your needs for self love and take a moment to appreciate the wonderful person you are! <3

6- Let your tea brew for approximately 10 minutes on low stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. DON’T LET IT BOIL! You want to create an infusion of the flowers which means a longer slower heating process. Boiling will mean scorching the flowers and milk!

7- You’ll notice the rose buds will begin to loose their color, remove your brew from the heat to let it cool and allow the tea to steep for about 3 minutes.

8- Remove roses with mesh strainer and compost.

Enjoy!
As you drink, visualize your tea as a pink white healing light of love and remember your affirmations taking deep breaths in-between each sip! <3

I hope you all enjoyed this & that your tea was delicious & full of positive energy! Feel free to try making this with other flowers which have different properties such as: lavender & chamomile for happiness and relaxation!

Much Love <3

Masterpost of Simple Beginner Friendly Potions

Here is a masterpost of a ton of potions I have in my grimoire that are simple and easy to make with simple easy to get ingredients. 

Originally posted by thathipsterwizardaesthetic

Tea Potions

Headache Relief Potion

  • Ginger Root
  • Peppermint
  • Lemon Wedge

Steps: Add herbs to hot water and let them steep for a few minutes. Squeeze in lemon then let the wedge and skin soak for another 1 or 2 before drinking. 

Sour Tummy Be Gone Potion

  • Chamomile Tea
  • Spearmint
  • Ginger Root
  • Spoonful of Honey

Steps: Brew tea then add herbs to it, let them steep for 5 minutes before stirring in your honey counter-clockwise to banish the cramps and sourness in your stomach. 

Deep Slumber Potion

  • Chamomile Tea
  • Lavender
  • Dried Rose Petals/Buds
  • Lemon Balm

Steps: Brew tea then add in herbs to steep for 5 to 6 minutes, add sugar or honey to taste. Drink slowly before bed in a quiet place.

“Bring Me My Own Love” Self Love Potion

  • Rose Water or Rose Tea
  • Sugar
  • Milk or Milk substitute 

Steps: Brew your tea or warm your rose water. Pour in milk and sugar to taste and stir it clockwise to welcome in your own love. Drink while doing something you enjoy.

Release from a Bad Day Potion

  • Green Tea
  • Catnip
  • Lemon Wedge

Steps: Brew and steep your tea and catnip, squeeze in your lemon and stir it counter clockwise to banish the negativity that the day has given you. Add sugar or honey to taste

Give My Heart Strength Potion

  • Black Tea
  • Orange Peel
  • Honey

Steps: Brew tea and let orange peel steep for 5 minutes, stir in your honey clockwise to bring yourself emotional strength.

Open My Mind Awareness Potion

  • Black Tea
  • Cinnamon
  • Milk or Milk substitute
  • (Optional) pinch of Mugwort (use with caution)

Steps: Brew tea and add ingredients. Sit in a quiet place and drink the tea slowly while centering yourself and if you can meditate.

Cleansing Potion

  • Moon Water
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

Steps: Heat your moon water and let herbs steep for a minute or two before drinking. You may add sugar if you desire

Protect Me From Parasites Potion

(protects from psychic and energy parasites)

  • Moon Water
  • Rosemary 
  • Mint

Steps: Heat moon water and steep your herbs for 5 minutes. Drink at the start of your day.

Coffee Potions

Strength For a Big Day

  • Coffee
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar to Taste

Like a Storm Confidence Potion

  • Coffee
  • Hazelnut creamer
  • Cinnamon
  • Fresh Orange peel

Spark of Creativity Potion

  • Coffee
  • 2 Drops Vanilla extract
  • Fresh Orange Peel
  • Spoonful of Caramel

Romancing Myself Potion for Self Acceptance

  • Coffee
  • Hot chocolate mix
  • Milk
  • Red rose petal

To Good Friends Friendship Potion

  • Coffee
  • Caramel
  • Sugar
  • A cherry
  • A good friend to share it with

Hot Chocolate Potions

Warm My Bones Happiness Potion

  • Hot chocolate
  • Marshmallow/Marshmallow fluff
  • 1 drop vanilla extract
  • Cherry 

To Get Through Hard Days Potion

  • Hot Chocolate
  • Cinnamon
  • Milk
  • Fresh Mint Leaf

For Enhanced Energy Potion

  • Hot Chocolate
  • Orange Peel

Gem Elixir Potions

Note! Unlike the others, these ones are NOT edible nor should they be ingested! These potions are for anointing or bath magic.

None of these potions are made with the crystals in the water! I ALWAYS put my crystals around a jar or cup of water to charge over night. SOME OF THESE CRYSTALS SHOULD NEVER GO IN WATER!!! So please just place them around your jar of water over night, not in it.

I am Beautiful Potion

  • Water
  • Angel Aura Quartz
  • Clear Quartz
  • Coconut Oil (small amount)

Peaceful Thoughts Potion

  • Water
  • Amethyst
  • Moonstone
  • Lavender

A Pinch of Luck Potion

  • Water
  • Aquamarine
  • Sunstone
  • Spearmint

Divination Improvement Potion

  • Water
  • Amethyst
  • Nuummite
  • Orange Peels

Being a good friend is always important, and one of the most crucial things we can learn as a human being, but it shouldn’t come at the cost of your own wellbeing. Being friends with someone shouldn’t drain you. You’re allowed to cut unhealthy relationships from your life. You need it to grow

Be present. Make love. Make tea. Avoid small talk. Embrace conversation. Buy a plant, water it. Make your bed. Make someone else’s bed. Have a smart mouth, and quick wit. Run. Make art. Create. Swim in the ocean. Swim in the rain. Take chances. Ask questions. Make mistakes. Learn. Know your worth. Love fiercely. Forgive quickly. Let go of what doesn’t make you happy. Grow.
—  Paulo Coelho