Come In and Sit a Spell: Witch's Delight Tea Time
October has arrived carrying on her back a cloak of fallen leaves, steadying herself with the ever cooling dark of approaching winer. To work in the tradition of Western Herbalism is to acknowledge the history of magic associated with our green friends and the bearers of their magical names and inclinations, Witches and their kin. Bringers of healing, gatherers of storms, and potion charmers, Witches, their ancient myths and modern manifestation, continue to walk the edges of society, trembling the web of change wherever they tread.
Though, really, I'm sure they've already taken to the sky.
One of the earliest images of a witch flying on a broom is from 1451 in Le champion des dames by Martin Le France and by the sixteenth century the image was widespread in popular culture. While there are many old recipes for the infamous flying ointment of these night-flying ladies, I thought I would avoid the henbane and create a tea to bring delight, not necessarily flight.
Witch's Delight is a full-flavored tea made of a blend of herbs associated with Witches and their charm, as well as dried apple which gives the blend its sweet flavor.
Every order will include a small vial of Spirulina to turn your brew a glowing green! After you have brewed your tea and removed the loose herbs from your cup, add a dash of spirulina, stir, and POOF! The magic is done!
Witch's Delight is made of:
HAWTHORN LEAF & BERRY Craetagus monongyna: Used as a living plant barrier, Hawthorn marks the permeable barrier between the mundane and the magical. A charm of resiliency, Hawthorn protects against lightening and storm damage, which is particularly useful for night flying! Medicinally, Hawthorn is a heart tonic and good for sore throats, anxiety, insomnia, indigestion, hypertension, and much more.
CARDAMOM Eletarria cardamomum: Strengthening to the heart and lungs, Cardamom improves circulation, increases energy, and induces states of joy and clarity.
FENNEL Foeniculum vulgare: A charm against accidents, Fennel is well known for sweetening the breath and improving digestion. Fennel increases energy in the body because it regulates digestion and assimilation of nutrients thereby stabilizing blood sugar levels.
ELDER BERRY & FLOWER Sambucus nigra: Revered in Celtic cultures as a sacred tree, Elder brings health and happiness to the household it resides in. Elder is an excellent tonic against colds, coughs, and the 'flu, fighting infection and inflammation.
VERVAIN Verbena officinalis: Known as the herb of enchantment, Vervain, brings visions and the tears shed by Isis for her lost love Osiris were said to be the parts of the Vervain plant. Calms the nervous system, aids in assimilation of nutrients, and an excellent remedy for all sorts of grumpiness.
APPLE FRUIT: A charm of love, long life, and clever thinking. The fruit is cleansing, lowers cholesterol, and contains vitamin A, B, and C.
Vial of SPIRULINA Arthrospira platensis: Add a dash to your brewed cup of tea to turn your potion a glowing green! Spirulina is packed full of nutrients and if you're interested in getting your daily dose check out our Super!Rainbows!Love!Go! Herbal Powder post and it in our shop.