Its 430pm and do you know what that means… Its teatime, Witchy Tea Time.
I just realized that I haven’t made any posts about tea and witchcraft yet. Making tea has become a large part of my personal practice; I drink a lot of it. My moms whole side of the family is from Great Britain and we’re HUGE tea drinkers, I basically grew up on it. By the time I was in second grade I would have a cup of tea in the morning with breakfast and then have one as soon as I came home from school… and maybe another cup after dinner. Now the act of drinking tea has evolved into something much more sacred for me, a daily ritual.
Brewing and creating teas are a simple and enjoyable way to include magic into your daily life and activities. By combining herbs with specific correspondences, energies, magical properties or holistic benefits, you can create teas that are able to aid or enhance your work as whole.
Brewing hot tea is a blend of invocation and harmony of the elements.
Earth, represented by the botanicals you are brewing.
Water, the medium in which that plants are infuse into.
Fire, heats the water so that the fusion may occur.
Air, the steam, smell and taste rising from the brew.
Most of the teas that I prepare and drink today aren’t actually considered to be true “tea”. I mostly make herbal infusions, brews or “herbal teas” which are made from various herbs, roots, flowers and such. By creating my own blends it’s easy to find ways to make them apply to practices, also I have found that blends created by the drinker are much more magically potent than store bought blends. This is because your thoughts, intentions and energies are being mixed into the tea as you prepare it. I include tea in many of my rituals, spells, offerings, before or after mediation practices, etc., etc.
(Some of my witchy tea recipes)
There is really so much potential when it comes to using tea for witchcraft purposes, choosing teas or herbs is a very important element when making brews. Always look and see what you have available and consider your options. Are you being drawn to an uplifting citrus blend, a soothing floral blend perhaps, or maybe even a spicy warm blend? Take note of these things, your choice of herbs can reflect what you may be currently needing at the time. It could be important for the future, especially if you like the results. I always set an intention for my tea, even if it’s something simple, such as to put me in a better mood. I then focus on this intention as a brew and prepare the tea.
If you love tea and haven’t tried working with it before in your practices I highly recommend that you try it at least once.
Some ideas are
- Lavender, chamomile tea for stress relief.
- Rose tea for incensed love.
- Ginger root, honey and cinnamon tea to keep positive and warm on cold shitty days.
- Sage, and rosemary for cleansing.
- Or a white tea with jasmine and roses for a calming meditation blend
- Then there’s Dream tea or teas for psychic enhancement, or for divination, healing teas… the possibilities are endless
- Add honey, milk or sugar for sweetness and prosperity
- You could even add water and heat safe crystals to your teas for extra power (list of not safe crystals) or place your teapot within a crystal grid.
When it comes to making my teas for rituals and magic I have a specific teapot that I use. (Its the one in the photo) she’s a tiny dark blue cast iron. (I really need a name for her) I choose to use a cast iron pot for a few reasons, one is super durability, two retains heat well, and three is because I have read that iron is the heart of the earth and universe itself, it is above, and below. Thus making it useful and universal when it comes to magical work. Speaking of teapots you can charge them with crystals or a specific purpose to help aid even further.
This concludes my mini post on witchcraft tea, I hope you enjoyed it feedback is welcomed