Brews and Teas

Various Teas & Brews

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.

 

Headache Tea

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.)

 

Protection Brew

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!!

 

Purification Brew

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).

 

 

Rainbow Brew

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.

 

Sleep Brew

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.

 

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Tea Recipes

Tranquility Tea

2 tablespoons nettle

4 1/2 teaspoons oat straw

4 1/2 teaspoons chamomile flowers

1 1/2 teaspoons St. John’s wort

1 1/2 teaspoons skullcap

1 1/2 teaspoons passionflower

Combine the ingredients thoroughly and place three tablespoons of the mixture in the filter cup of the coffee maker. Add a full pot of water. As the tea brews and drips into the pot, chant:

Herbs, mix your energies

And flow now into harmony

To soothe and calm and bring new peace

With every sip I take of thee.

Drink the tea hot or over ice. Sweeten with honey.

 

 

 

Sleep Inducing Tea

Add one tablespoon of chamomile flowers to a cup of boiling water. As the tea steeps, chant:

Soothing flowers, bring to me

The sleep that I so sorely need.

Sweeten with honey if desired.

 

 

Psychic Tea

Drink this tea during psychic and divination works.

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon rose petals

3 teaspoons mugwort

1 teaspoon yarrow

Combine all ingredients. Use one tablespoon of mixture for every cup of boiling water. As it steeps, chant over the tea:

Tea of richest psychic power

Enhanced awareness on me shower.

Bring the visions I should see.

As I will, so mote it be!

 

 

 

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.

 

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Various Teas

Teas

 

Truth Awareness Tea!

Sometimes it’s nice to give yourself a boast of psychic power before you tackle a problem! This is great to use just before you want to see if someone is telling you the truth or not!

Place a few tablespoons of Mugwort & a small Crystal in a Tea Ball & put the Tea Ball into your Mug/Cup.

Pour Boiling Water into the Mug/Cup and let the Mugwort/Crystal seep for 3 – 4 minutes.

Remove the Tea Ball and sweeten to taste (is a good idea to do as Mugwort is not very tasty). Drink the Tea and pose your question — but be ready to “hear” the truth!

 

 

Headache or Insomnia Tea

Put a pinch of Willow bark, Chamomile, Wild Clover, and a Catnip in a coffee filter in your coffee maker, (or a teaball in a mug) with enough water for one serving.

Brew. (For insomnia, Willow bark can be excluded because it acts more as a pain inhibitor.) Within about 15 minutes to half and hour of drinking the mixture, you should feel quite tired and less sore. Be sure to have a comfortable place to sleep.

 

 

Dream Tea

2 parts Rose petals

1 part Mugwort

1 part Peppermint

1 part Jasmine flowers

1/2 part Cinnamon

Mix. Add one teaspoon to a cup. Pour boiling water over this and let steep, covered, for a few minutes. Drink before going to bed to produce psychic dreams.

 

 

Anti-Anxiety Tea

Add two teaspoons of valerian root to one cup of boiling water. As it steeps, chant:

Nervous anxiety, you are dead.

Roots and water, soothe my head.

Bring to me your calming peace.

As I will, so mote it be!

Though very effective, this tea has a strong flavor that some people find unpleasant. To cut the taste, you might want to heavily sweeten it with honey.

 

 

 

Anger Relief Tea

This tea works equally well for soothing anger and the antsiness associated with pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). The mixture lasts indefinitely when stored in a jar with a screw-on lid.

2 tablespoons catnip

5 tablespoons chamomile

3 tablespoons rose petals

2 tablespoons lemon balm

4 tablespoons lavender

1 1/2 tablespoons vervain

Mix the ingredients thoroughly. Use two tablespoons of tea for every cup of water. As the tea steeps, chant.

Fiery anger, go away,

Calmness come, and with me stay.

Soothe my mind so I can think,

Steep peace of mind within this drink.

Sweeten your tea with honey, if desired

 

 

 

Centaur’s Tea

Chiron the centaur served as spiritual teacher and mentor to many Greek heroes. Centaury, the herb name in honor of centaurs, a favorite of medieval witches’ brews, is said to serve as a magickal teacher, inducing psychic power. Like mugwort and wormwood, plants with similar power, centaury has a bitter taste.

Create centaury tea: play and experiment by adding herbs whose flavor you like so as to create a palatable brew.

 

 

 

Cup of Psychic Courage Tea

Chamomile replenishes and reinforces courage as well as psychic power. Have a cup of chamomile tea as a cup of courage.

 

 

 

Apathy Relief Tea

Use two tablespoons of dried peppermint leaves to one cup of boiling water. As the tea steeps, chant:

Add excitement, herb of spice,

Restore my interest in this life.

Indifference, please, now chase away,

Remove this villain now, I say.

Drink the tea hot. Sweeten with honey if you like.

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Various Brews

Brews

 

 

Moon Brew

Set a silver container filled with water out on the night of the Full Moon just as it rises (which will be at sunset). Allow the water to soak up Lunar rays all night. Just before dawn, rise and retrieve the water. Place in an earthen jug and cork tightly. (Never expose to the rays of the Sun). Add to the bath for love; anoint money to increase wealth; touch to the brow to promote psychic awareness; place in the bath to attune with the spiritual planes or prior to Lunar rituals

 

 

 

Money Brew

3 parts Sassafras

2 parts Cedar

1 part Allspice

1 part Clove

1 part Dill

1 part Vetivert

1 part Calamus

Half fill a green glass bottle with fresh water. Add about a handful or so of the mixed, empowered herbs. Cap tightly and leave in full sunlight all day. At dusk, sniff the water. If the scent is strong, strain and add to baths, wash hands, anoint money charms and so on. If it isn’t strong enough, chill overnight and return to the Sun the following day.

 

 

 

Kernunnos Protection Brew

1 part Pine needles

1 part Caraway

1 part Bay

1 part Basil

1 part Anise

In a red glass bottle half-filled with water, steep the herbs in the Sun for a day. Strain and add to bath water, or anoint your body for personal protection. Also, anoint protective amulets and talismans.

 

 

 

Isis Healing Brew

1 part Rosemary

1 part Sage

1 part Thyme

1 part Cinnamon

Half fill a blue glass bottle with fresh water. Add the ground, empowered herbs to it and let this sit in the Sun all day. If by sunset the water has been colored by the herbs, it is ready for use. If not, store in the refrigerator overnight and steep in the Sun the following day. Strain. Anoint the body or add to bath water while visualizing yourself as being in perfect health.

 

 

 

Headache Brew

Ingredients: A pinch of: White Willow bark, Blue Vervain, Feverfew leaves, Rosemary leaves, Skullcap.

Directions: Brew and drink half a teaspoons of dry tea daily. Can be used daily. DO NOT TAKE IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR LACTATING.

Indications: The herbs in this blend can help relieve pain and fix the underlying cause. Chronic pain is often a signal of an underlying problem, so please get diagnosed by a doctor. Do not take this tea if you are pregnant or lactating. Always ask your doctor before taking any herbs

 

 

 

Exorcism Brew

(caution)

3 parts Rosemary

1 part Bay

1 pinch Cayenne*

Mix, add one teaspoon mixture to a cup, pour boiling over the herbs and let steep for nine minutes, covered. Drink a few teaspoons a day, or add to the bath. (Cayenne pepper is marked here with a caution because it is a strong herb. Use with care and respect)

 

 

 

Cauldron of Cerridwen Brew

(caution)

Acorns*

Barley

Honey

Ivy*

Hellebore*

Bay

Boil water in a cauldron over an open fire. Place all ingredients into the cauldron. Sit before it and entrance yourself by watching the flames. Smell its mystic scent and receive wisdom. (Do not drink. Why? It’s poisonous, that’s why)

 

 

 

Cauldron of Cerridwen Brew (nontoxic)

1 part Bay

1 part Tobacco

1 part Damiana

1 part Mormon Tea

1 part Broom

Boil water in a cauldron over an open fire. Place all ingredients into the cauldron. Sit before it and entrance yourself by watching the flames. Smell its mystic scent and receive wisdom

 

 

 

Clairvoyance Brew

3 parts Rose petals

1 part Cinnamon

1 part Nutmeg

1 part Bay

1 part Mugwort

Place in teapot, fill with boiling water, let steep, covered, for a few minutes. Remove cover, sniff steam (not so that you burn your nose) for a few moments, visualize the mystic scent opening your psychic awareness, then lie down and prophesize. If you wish, drink a bit of the brew as well, and let the steam continue to rise as you stretch your psychic awareness.

 

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Water Magick – A Rain Brew

Water Magick

A Rain Brew

 

Fill a bucket, pot, or cauldron with water. Add a few dried and crumbled fern leaves and take it with a brand new broom outside where you wish the rain to fall. With the sweeping end of the broom stir the cauldron deosil, gently increasing the speed until you are thrashing the water wildly and the broom’s handle seems almost to spin of its own volition . As you do this visualize the rainstorm in all of its wild splendor, the rain landing with thuds on the dry, cracked ground; sending up clouds of dust ; the wind shipping the tree and your own clothing; the small thunder, the awesome power of nature pouring forth all of her wrath into a tremendous outburst.

Now you can vividly imagine the rain slamming down on you and the wind thrashing, lift the broom’s wetted end up to the sky and shake it with all of your might. Dip it back into the cauldron and repeat the process, still visualizing the storm playing out all its forces around you.

Throw the broom down. Lift the container and hurl its contents upwards.

Be Prepared!

 

 

The Green Mother’s Book of Shadows
Gwenyfur Draigtanllwyth

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Making Infusions

MAKING INFUSIONS

Infusions are a very simple and popular way of using herbs, infusions may be taken as remedies for specific ailments or just be enjoyed as relaxing or revitalizing teas. An infusion is made in a very similar way to tea, using fresh or dried herbs. The water should just have begun to boil, since vigorously boiling water disperses valuable volatile oils in the steam. Infusions can be made from a single herb or from a combination of herbs, and may be drunk hot or cold. It is best to make them fresh each day.

Parts Used: Leaves, flowers, and most aerial parts (dried or fresh)

Standard Quantity: For most medicinal teas with a therapeutic action, add 25g dried or 75g (for best results use a kitchen scale to weigh the herbs) fresh herb to 500 ml (approx. 2 cups) water to make 3 doses. If using a combination of herbs, be sure that the total weight does not exceed the standard quantity.

Standard Dosage: Take a teacup or wineglass (approx. 2/3 cup) dose 3 times daily. Repeat doses may be reheated if desired. Add a little honey or unrefined sugar per dose to taste. Reduce the dose for children or the elderly.

  1. Warm a teapot with hot water. Add the fresh or dried herb.
  2. Pour on hot water that has just boiled. Cover the teapot with the lid and infuse for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain the infusion through a tea strainer.
  4. Take a dose, adding honey or a little unrefined sugar to taste. Strain the rest into a jug, cover and store in the refrigerator.

 

Joelle’s Sacred Grove

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Magickal Goody for July 19 is Clairvoyance Brew

Magickal Goody for Today

Clairvoyance Brew

3 parts Rose petals

1 part Cinnamon

1 part Nutmeg

1 part Bay

1 part Mugwort

 

Place in teapot, fill with boiling water, let steep, covered, for a few minutes. Remove cover, sniff steam (not so that you burn your nose) for a few moments, visualize the mystic scent opening your psychic awareness, then lie down and prophesize. If you wish, drink a bit of the brew as well, and let the steam continue to rise as you stretch your psychic awareness.

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Magickal Goody for July 14th is Arthritis Tea

Magickal Goody of the Day

Arthritis Tea


Alder buckthorn bark
American angelica root
Black cohosh
Colombo
Fragrant valerian root
Rue
Skullcap
Yellow gentian root

Mix in equal parts.
Steep 1 heaping tsp. in 1 cup boiling water until lukewarm.
Take 3 cups a day, 1/2 cup at a time.

Source:
My Favorite Pagan Author: Crick
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