I am motivated by tea.
Yes, I’m motivated by justice and kindness and those I love and the work I do, but I’m also living in an earthy body that craves earthly pleasures. One of those pleasures is hot drinks - whether herbal tisanes, black teas or matcha lattes. So my Rose Herbal Coffee is a recipe that I love to make to help motivate and nourish my body and supports the work that I do.
Rose (Rosa spp), like Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) is a much-needed herb to help our ancient bodies deal with modern demands. I think Rose is a great herbal ally if you’re an activist and organizer because they remind us that we need to know how to be gentle as much as we need to be fierce. Equipped with thorn magick, my Rose Herbal Coffee recipe supports our emotional wellbeing along with our physical wellbeing. It also includes some lovely gut and liver nourishing herbs to support our bodies inherent ability to release and renew. I add in Cacao Nibs (Theobroma cacao) because I love a bit of a cocoa taste but if you’re not inclined to chocolate or find it too stimulating you can easily remove the nibs and still be left with a delicious tea.
My Rose Herbal Coffee is grounding and helps to draw energy down and out of the body. So, if you’re someone who wakes up feeling agitated and a bit anxious you might find this brew really helpful. Because it’s caffeine-free you can enjoy a cup of Rose Herbal Coffee in the evenings, too, and it’ll help with post-meal digestion.
Rose Herbal Coffee
- 4 parts Roasted Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinale)
- 2 part Roasted Carob (Ceratonia siliqua)
- 2 part Cacao Nibs (Theobroma cacao)
- 1/4 part Rose (Rosa spp.)
- 1/4 part Anise (Pimpinella anisum)
- 1/8 part Cinnamon (Cinnamomum spp.)
I do a heaping teaspoon per 8 ounces of water and then add it some milk of choice and a bit of sweet, but it’s also delightful all on its own.
Enjoy! Looking for more recipes? You can find all of my recipes and tutorials here.