@Jessica72 What find, Jessica- congrats on your beautiful new teacup! And a huge congrats to you for giving Tasseography a try, it can be tricky to get the hang of at first (and I admit I still mess up the liquid to leaves ratio sometimes- sometimes the tea leaves just don’t want to cooperate! ). It sounds like you have a knack for it too, I can absolutely see that dollar sign loud and clear! And it sounds like there couldn’t have been a more appropriate card than Littlefinger to jump out of the deck for this reading- gosh, this deck really vibes with you, Jessica- you found a great one! Thanks for sharing!
@LadyDennaRahl I love how you use teas and infusions as tools of healing in your practice, and what a lovely deep sleep recipe! Quick question- does “lavender berry” refer to the lavender buds before opening? I’ve never used this one before, very interesting! It sounds like a really lovely and soothing blend before bed- thank you so much for sharing, Charlaine!
@Eliza_01 Ohhh great finds, Eliza- nice haul of new teas! Chamomile is a favorite of mine, but in the chamomile/lavender blend I tried before the chamomile overpowered the lavender- I would love to hear what you think of this blend by Traditional Medicinals! And Mother’s Milk sounds interesting as well- I hope you enjoyed all your teas! And agreed, tea is special in meditations and extra special when enjoyed in tandem with others
As for your Tasseography reading, Eliza- congrats! You really jumped in and gave it your all, and I’m very impressed with your reading- and you’ve got a natural skill at finding symbols in the leaves and tea residue! Good luck researching the meanings, but if I may offer a friendly bit of advice- before you do so, I’d look at each thing you found and examine what it means to you personally. If these things remind you any people, places, or memories. If not or if it’s vague, then jump into the traditional associations Thanks for sharing!
@Mary25 I was hoping you’d enjoy the challenge, Mary- after all, it was your comment about being a “Tea Witch” that inspired this challenge and the accompanying badge, so thank you for your creative spark! It sounds like you had a lovely ritual at your altar (may it help you find the justice you seek ) as well as the lovely spice blend you had later- yum! Thanks so much for sharing and wishing you the best with your justice spellwork!
@Phoenix_Fire You have a really lovely tea schedule, Danni- I think it is awesome how you incorporated the magickal properties of each day of the week with the tea of the day It is a beautiful tea practice you have going, and I think you’ve found some really lovely soothing teas as well Hahaha I can image it is very tasty- you’ve got a great recipe! Great job exploring the theme this week, thank you so much for joinging challenge!
@Kasandra Maybe I am biased (I am haha) but I think every meditation is enhanced with a cup of tea And hibiscus is such a warming and loving one to add to your meditating time! Great job with your meditation work and also on your studies- stay strong, Kasandra, you are doing great and every day your goals become closer and closer, you can do it!
@Garnet I’m always up for learning more about natural medicines and plant healing- thank you for sharing this, Garnet, I think it definitely relates to the theme of teas and infusions! The course sounds very interesting, I’m learning bits about TCM here and there, but it’s certainly more on the backburner. I’ll have to look into the class! Thanks for sharing
@Jeannie1 White chocolate peppermint tea sounds amazing, Jeannie- yum yum! And what a lovely tea ritual as well, may your spellwork help to invite in the prosperity and good luck that you seek Congrats on your tasseography too- that’s a very good reading! As someone who works with Hecate, I think the crossroads, happy face, wind, and dog all point to a bright journey in good company, watched over by Hecate. It sounds like things are looking up for you, Jeannie, and I’m sending you lots of warm thoughts and positive energy as you prepare for your move- many blessings!
@Torista That is so neat how you used tea as a lens to explore your ancestry, Torista- what a creative idea! Tea is wonderful for both it’s unique forms across the globe, but also how it brings people together no matter where in the world they are- there is something delightfully universal about tea and how it brings people together And it is all of these wonderful cultures and hertiages combined to make the wonderful you! Great reflection, thank you very much for sharing!
@Amethyst Everytime you share a blessing or chant I have to read through it a couple times- every time I do, I feel the emotion your words carry. I know I say it a lot, but you always have such amazing chants and blessings, Amethyst! Thank you for sharing this one, may every cup you drink be a blessed brew!
@Christine13 Dandelion Tea!!! Oh, what a great tea to explore- I love harvesting dandelions in the spring, they are one of my favorite plants of all time So strong, so tenacious, and also so useful in the kitchen! You have a beautiful harvest here, Christine- great work! May your dandelions become lovely oil, salve, and tea Enjoy, thanks for sharing!
@Rachel21 There is nothing at all wrong with adding honey or sugar to tea to make it palatable, Rachel- I had to drink tea with large amounts of sugar for years to be able to drink it at all! We all have our unique tastes and there’s never anything wrong with making a food or drink compatible to your preferences That being said, I’m really proud of you for exploring teas and giving new blends a try- congrats on finding what works best for you! As for the mugwort- yeah, it’s better in the bath lol Thank you so much for sharing- enjoy your new teas and blends, Rachel!
@Amaris_Bane Ohhh those all sound wonderful- looks like you’ve found a great reference book for medicinal and magickal teas! Thank you for sharing- I hope you enjoy the teas you got from Tamed Wild!
@Debra2 Your owl tea steeper is so cute, Debra! He reminds me a lot of the DuoLingo Owl I love him! Such a lovely tea recipe and ritual you put together, thank you for sharing both the ingredients and also their magickal properties, it is very helpful to learn from! Beautiful work and lovely blessing- so mote it be!
@Marsha You have a very kind heart to offer such love and light to the people of Ukraine, Marsha Beautifully chosen colors and elements to your tea ritual, as well as a lovely tea for soothing and calming Thank you for sharing such a heartfelt entry to the challenge- I am also praying that peace comes soon for all those affected by the terrible war
@Siofra_Strega Bravo on your healing work this week, Siofra- everything looks so lovely! May all your wonderful new goodies and beautiful spellwork help to heal and soothe Thank you for sharing!
@Undomeher Drinking blessed tea to the sound of chimes and meditating on self care sounds so nice- what a great thing to do for this challenge, Ron! And blueberry pie is probably just as good as kerfuffle, so good for you for treating yourself to something tasty and celebrating Pi Day I know tea isn’t your most favorite thing, so thank you for giving it a try. I’m glad your Christmas teas are finding a purpose, and I hope you can find some blends that you enjoy! Thanks so much for sharing your entry!
@Amber.8 The picture you shared along with your written experience is just full of warm nostalgia and happy feelings- my mom used to do something similar when I had a tough day as a kid. A lovely cup of tea in a favorite teacup served with yummy snacks- very happy memories indeed Thank you so much for sharing and also for your lovely tea rhymes- I really enjoy them!
@BrightBear Hooray for tea fanatics! And oohhh good for you for indulging in some exciting new tea blends! As for the mugwort, it seems like many of us are on the same train of thought about how it tastes haha- but no need to toss it, it makes a lovely spiritual bath blend! I’m glad you rediscovered your mother’ss china and found some happy nostalgia in it Thank you very much for joining the challenge and for your lovely entry!
@Sarall No worries, Sarall- I hated licorice for years! I actually still can’t tolerate the candy (blegh) but I’ve come to a sort of compromise with licorice when it’s in tea and mixed with other herbs too. It sounds like it may have been overpowering in this blend, a shame! But good for you for trying a new tea- proud of you! Not all tea is good tea haha, and it sounds like you found your happy end to the challenge in a beloved cup of coffee, so it is all good Thanks so much for joining in the challenge!
The Props and Presents post for this week is now live and badges have been awarded to all entries!
Thanks again to everyone for joining in!