Oh, yes! I love tea and I especially like teas and herbal teas because they are an accessible, food safe source of herbs for spell work – for drinking, baths, potions, rinses, sprays, dressing candles, etc.
Badia hibiscus tea (sorrel) is inexpensive and delicious. No caffeine. It is rich in antioxidants and lowers high blood pressure.The ruby tea is associated with Venus (for some, also Mars) and is useful for love spells, Friday spells, protection and cleansing. Look for it in the Hispanic foods section of your grocery store.
Bigelow Perfectlyl Mint is black tea blended with Spearmint. Spearmint is also very easy to grow and you can add it to any other tea. It’s a super food that has been shown to help women with polycystic ovarian disease, it helps regulate blood sugar and is good for digestion after a meal. Spearmint is also good for your lungs/respiratory system. To avoid caffeine, choose Bigelow Mint Medley, which includes Peppermint or make your own tea with fresh mint. Mint is associated with Moon spells, Venus, cleansing spells, money spells, etc. You can burn it or use it to dress a candle. – it is a great, multi purpose herb.
Chamomile (Badia, Bigelow, etc.) tea is associated with the sun and Sunday rituals and is a must-have! It helps you relax and can promote sleep. It has a lovely, pale yellow color (is made from flowers) and is good with honey, IMO. It has been used for centuries in medicine. It has anti-inflammatory properties, so you can brew it and cool it and apply to any skin or membrane (except maybe eyes) this is inflamed, even add it to your bath or rinse your hair with it (esp. blonde hair). It can be used to treat eczema and it has cancer fighting properties. You can use chamomile in a variety of spells, such as luck, protection or money spells, even using it to rinse your hands, burn or dress a candle.
If you have had tea in a Chinese restaurant, you have likely had jasmine tea, which is fragrant and delicate. It’s a green tea scented with jasmine flowers. Jasmine is associated with the moon, Neptune and Monday rituals. Like many teas, it is rich in antixoidants and is good for digestion. The smell is relaxing. Jasmine tea or incense is a good offering for moon spells, and is good for psychic deveopment, divination and love spells.
Something new I am experimenting with is adding kitchen herbs, like basil, oregano, roesemary, thyme, tarragon, parsley and other green herbs to tea or making them into their own tea. You can use fresh or dried herbs for this. Add about a teaspoon to a cup. You can also blend them with a tea. So, for instance, I like Bigelow Raspberry tea and I can add a teaspoon of thyme or tarragon to that. All those herbs are incredibly healthy and have their own magical properties, so it’s a two-fer Sliced fresh ginger in hot water with lemon and honey is also a restorative tonic that boosts the immune system. I gave some to my sister last week – she had appendicitis – and she loved it. Crushed strawberries and other berries are also good as a “tea.”