Teas as Magical Potions

Join Me in a Cup of (Magical) Tea?

Everyone knows that tea leaf reading is a magical act of divination but did you know that drinking teas themselves can be a great way to do magic? Yes, teas are really the magic potions we read about in fairy tales!

Tea leaves and certain herbs have been recognized for their magical, as well as medicinal, qualities throughout the ages and can be made into teas or tisanes (herbal infusions) to bring in improved conditions. 

The difference between your regular cuppa and a tea spell is in the intention. Putting thought, words and will into your tea can make it a magical potion that will transform your life!

Here are my steps to making a truly magical potion out of your tea

  • First, I put fresh spring water into a kettle or saucepan.
  • Next, while I'm waiting for the water to boil, I concentrate on the intention of my spell.

  • While I'm waiting for the water to boil (and focusing on my spell), I put my herbs in a tea pot or infuser.  

  • Next, I pour the boiling water into the teapot or the cup with the infuser. As I do, I ask the herbs to do their work and say these words with loving conviction. For example, with a mint tea I would say something like, "Mint, clear away my blocks to prosperity and protect my money."

  • I hold my hands in the steam over the cup or teapot and focus my intention on my spell. I then let the herbs steep for a magical number of minutes: 3, 5, 7, 9, 13 or 21

  • Finally, I pour the tea or tisane into my cup or pull the infuser out of my cup. As I let the infusion cool a little, I often talk to the herbs, having a little "conversation," telling the story of what the brew will do for me. For example, I might say something like, "Mint, when you work for me, you will help me to find the money to pay for my bills and have some extra money for fun. You will help open my flow of prosperity and bring good opportunities to me so that I can be more abundant. You'll protect what I have so that I don't lose money to broken equipment or unexpected expenses." I will let this monologue go on for several minutes, telling the herb all the ways that it will help me.

  • By the time I've finished the conversation, the tea/tisane will have cooled to the point that I can drink it. It has been imbued with all the words of intention, all the thoughts and all my will. This is truly a magic potion.  

  • At this point, the infusion is ready. I close my eyes and, sip by sip, I drink it all in and feel the power of the magic permeating my body.

There Are Many Magical Herbs That Can Be Made into Teas and Tisanes

While most people are familiar with mint tea or chamomile tea (and both of these are powerfully magical herbs) there are so many more herbs that can be made into magical potions!

Just a warning, some of them taste amazing and some of them... not so much. You can always add a sweetener (and honey itself has it's own magical qualities) but don't be afraid of drinking something a little bitter. After all, a truly magical potion might require you to have courage!

While these herbs are safe for most people, it's common sense that if you are pregnant or have a medical condition to consult with a medical practitioner and do your research before ingesting anything.

If you are looking for a place to purchase these herbs or would like some detailed information in how to use them magically, click on the name of the herb and it will take you directly to the specific herb on the parlourofwonders.com website.

Agrimony - for protection and spiritual cleansing

Alfalfa - to bring in greater prosperity

Angelica Root - For protection and to communicate with higher entities

Anise Seed - To open up psychic abillty and remove jinxes

Basil - for happiness and peace - also used by witches for flying

Bay Laurel - for victory in competitive situations

Bergamot (Earl Grey tea) - for empowerment and courage

Borage - for happiness and courage

Burdock Root - for uncrossing and protection

Cacao Bean - for happiness and joie de vivre

Calendula - for financial luck and court case success

Cardamom - to draw a new lover

Catnip - to draw a lover closer

Celery Seed - for psychic awareness and lust spells

Chamomile - for gambling luck and money drawing

Chrysanthemum - for spiritual protection

Cinnamon - to heat up luck in money or love

Clove  - for stopping gossip and creating friendships

Coriander - for faithful love

Cornflower - for peace and tranquility

Cubeb Berries - to attract a new love

Damiana - for sensuality and passion

Dandelion Root - For opening up intuition and psychic awareness

Dill Seed - for luck in love and successful court cases

Elderflower - for uncrossing, protection and healing

Eucalyptus - spiritual cleansing, healing and protection

Ginger - for fiery protection or heating up love or money luck

Hibiscus - for lust and passion

Hyssop - for spiritual purification and healing

Jasmine - for spiritual love and dream work

Job's Tears - for wishing, luck and healing

Juniper Berries - for new love and better sex

Lavender - for luck in love and tranquility

Lemongrass - to remove negativity and bring in good luck

Lemon Verbena - to clear negativity and create an aura of glamor

Licorice - for power and control over others

Life Everlasting - for contacting the spirit world and healing

Lovage Root - for luck in love and sex

Marjoram - for committed love and a peaceful home

Master of the Woods - for power, respect and mastery

Mint (Spearmint or Peppermint) - for spiritual purification and to protect prosperity

Mugwort - for psychic awareness and safe travel

Nutmeg - for prosperity and gambling luck

Patchouli - for prosperity, sensual love and spiritual cleansing

Periwinkle - for happy and harmonious love

Red Clover - for happily committed love

Rosemary - for peacefulness, beauty and feminine power

Rose Petals - for love, romance and passion

Sarsaparilla - for healing, prosperity and sexual love

Sassafras - for prosperity and abundance

Solomon's Seal Root - for wisdom and success

Spikenard - for committed love

Sunflower Petals - for fame and success

Wintergreen - for good money luck and improving sexual matters

Wormwood - for otherworldly contacts and protection when traveling

Yarrow - for courage and for a happy marriage

Yellow Dock - for wealth and a prosperous business

Advanced Tea and Tisane Spells

The beautiful thing about teas and tisanes are that they can be easily blended.

When you are just starting out making these magical potions, you may just want to focus on one herb for your brew, but as you get more experienced, you may want to blend herbs for combined intentions.

When you brew a blend of more than one herb, speak to each of the herbs that you are working with individually and ask them to do their special work.

You may choose any number of herbs to blend but, if you like, you might choose a magical number of herbs: 3, 5, 7 or 9

These are just a few examples of blends that work well together but let your intuition and creativity guide you.

Basil, Cacao Beans and Clove - for happy new friendships

Sarasaparilla, Hyssop and Eucalyptus - for profound spiritual healing

Spikenard, Yarrow and Rose Petals - for a romantic and committed love

Chamomile, Sassafras and Alfalfa - for powerful prosperity and good money luck

What Are Your Tea and Tisane Spells?

This list of herbs is by no means exhaustive and really only scratches the surface of the magic of using teas as magical potions.

If you have any comments about this post or if you have any special herbs or magical herb tea recipes that you would like to share, please post them below in the comments - I would love to hear them!