Various Teas & Brews
Seven Flower Tea
You can make this fragrant tea with herbs from your garden or dried herbs that you buy. Seven Flower Tea cools you down on a warm summer’s day, helping to keep you calm and soothe your digestion.
1 quart boiling water
2 teaspoons chamomile flower
1 teaspoon linden flower
1 teaspoon calendula flower
1 teaspoon lavender flower
1 teaspoon honeysuckle flower
1 1/2 teaspoon passion flower
1 1/2 teaspoon orange flower or orange peel
Pour boiling water over the flowers. Allow to steep for 20 minutes. Strain. Drink.
Put a pinch of Lavender, Chamomile, Rosemary, and Mint into a coffee filter and make it like you would coffee. Or you can put the herbs in a spice ball and leave in hot water for 15 to 30 minutes.
Keep Me Healthy Tea
Prepare this tea when you are already in good health and want to maintain it. As you drink it, visualize yourself in the days to come as healthy, happy, and active.
4 parts calendula flowers
1 part mullein leaves or flowers
1 part marjoram leaves
1 part St. John’s Wort
Heal Me Tea
Although your potions should never replace a trip to the doctor when you are ill, this tea can give you a magical boost to speed your healing. Focus on ridding your body of whatever ails you. If you are running a fever, add 1 part of Feverfew.
4 parts rose petals
3 parts violet petals
2 parts dried apples
1 part dried blackberries
1 part eucalyptus leaves
1 part ginseng root
Sip for Success Tea
While sipping this tea, envision yourself succeeding at a current project you are undertaking. Use tangible images such as seeing the project complete. Feel yourseld doing your job successfully. This tea works best when working with specific projects or situations. Don’t just imagine yourself successful—define what success means to you.
4 parts clover flowers
2 parts lemon balm leaves
1 part ginger root
Cramp Alleviating Tea
To stop menstrual cramps, drink a half cup of the following tea twice a day.
Place one teaspoon of feverfew in the filter cup of the coffee maker and add one cup of water. As the tea brews, chant:
Herb and water, powers thrive,
Bring your magick now to life.
Pour the tea and sweeten with honey, if desired. Before you drink it, chant over the cup:
Feverfew, now herbal tea,
Send painful cramps away from me.
Desert Sage Third Eye Brew Extra Strength
Brew tea from desert sage, white sage, mugwort, lemon balm, peppermint and orange zest.
Desert Sage Third Eye Brew
Desert sage is a popular ingredient in commercial psychic-inducing herbal teas. It has a smoky flavor and is less bitter than mugwort or wormwood.
Brew tea from desert sage and white sage. Drink to enhance clairvoyance, psychic vision, and reception. (The Third Eye is the area between the eyes, just above the bridge of the nose, and has long been associated with psychic powers.)
3 parts Rue
2 parts Rosemary
1 part Vetivert
1 part Hyssop
1 part Mistletoe*
Brew as usual, strain and anoint each window and door of the house. Pour the rest down the drain to safeguard them. Do not drink!!
Collect any nine sacred plants, such as vervain, rue, rosemary, oak, pine, acacia, rose, carnation, thyme, basil, jasmine and so on. Place in a nonmetallic pot or bowl. Add rain water (or fresh water) and let the herbs soak, covered and away from light, for three days. Strain. Use for asperging the house, others, or yourself for purification.
Purification Brew #2
1 part Lemon Verbena
1 part dried Lemon peel
1 part Chamomile
Brew, drink for purification prior to ritual. If desired, add a splash of lemon juice, a teaspoon of honey or sugar. (Sugar is used by Peruvian shamans in purification ceremonies).
When it rains, wait for the clouds to break somewhere and look for a rainbow. If you find one, put a saucer or some other nonmetallic pan outside where it can catch rain. If it rains while the rainbow is still present, save the water for ritual uses. It has been blessed by the rainbow’s appearance. Because the rainbow contains all colors, this “brew” is useful for all types of magick. Bottle and label. Add to bathe or anoint the body and hands while visualizing your magickal goal.
1 part Rose petals
1 part Myrtle leaves
1 part Vervain
Soak rose petals in a pot of water for three days. Add more rose petals each day. On the third day, add myrtle and vervain at sunrise and let soak all day. That night, just before going to bed, bathe your forehead with three handfuls of the brew. Your sleep should be free from nightmares. Use the brew until gone, then make another batch if needed.