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!
Want to get started right away? Check out my simple quick-start guide to making a love potion with ingredients you have in your kitchen cupboard.
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 (for green teas, the recommended steeping time is 1-2 minutes; for black teas, 3 minutes; for herbal tisanes, you can choose any number of minutes).
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
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 its 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 in our store.
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 ability 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.
This list of herbs is by no means exhaustive and really only scratches the surface of the magic of using teas as magical potions.
Ready to start your tea potion magic? Check out the complete selection of Parlour of Wonders herbs.
This article was written by Madame Pamita and has also been published on YourTango and Medium.