Dandelion Divination & Tea Leaf Reading Ritual | Full Honey Moon in Sagittarius — Spirit de la Lune

During this Full Moon, our intuition and divination skills will be enhanced. Sagittarius ramps up our curiosity and has us wanting to explore our inner worlds with fiery enthusiasm. Keep an open mind this week and get to know yourself and others better. There is a combination of wanting new adventures and connections, while also … Continue reading Dandelion Divination & Tea Leaf Reading Ritual | Full Honey Moon in Sagittarius — Spirit de la Lune

The Health Benefits of Butterfly Pea Flowers – The Republic of Tea

Right now, this is my favorite tea...In the lush, tropical equatorial regions of Southeast Asia, the Butterfly Pea plant—a flowering vine known for its vibrant blooms—has long been cultivated and revered. The flowers have a striking sapphire color, and the petals are flecked with streaks of yellow and white. Origins of Butterfly Pea Flowers In … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Butterfly Pea Flowers – The Republic of Tea

Tea Time: Thyme to Drink Your Tea

Thyme, botanically known as Thymus vulgaris, is a perennial garden herb that has been employed since ancient times for medicinal and culinary uses. The World's Healthiest Foods notes that thyme has traditionally been associated with courage, with medieval women giving sprigs of thyme to knights going into battle; it has also been used as a … Continue reading Tea Time: Thyme to Drink Your Tea

Tea Time: Medicinal Herbal Tea’s

Tea is a time-honored and widespread preparation method used by cultures around the world today - for at least the past 3,000 to 5,000 years, as well. This makes sense because teas utilize the most popular and available liquid substance in the world: water. Water at its boiling point {212 degrees F} will remove, or … Continue reading Tea Time: Medicinal Herbal Tea’s

THE MAGIC OF MUGWORT

"Known to many as an herb of magic, mugwort allows us to live in several worlds at once, expanding and nourishing the habit of drawing our gaze before us to that which is visible, and behind us to that which is invisible.”  -Judith Berger, Herbal Rituals Mugwort is a powerful plant with a rich mythic history, … Continue reading THE MAGIC OF MUGWORT

Home is a Cup of Tea

Sketch artist and writer Candace Rose Rardon tells the story of her search for home through the different teas she has discovered while traveling. Source: Home is a Cup of Tea

Distillates, Hydrosols, Tinctures, Syrup’s & More.

Distillates and Hydrosols: The aromatic liquids that remain after essential oils have been distilled from plants. We use distillates in herbal preparations, in spritzers as a skin freshener, and if we are sure of the source {if we make them ourselves or know the maker}, in culinary recipes and beverages. If the distillate is made … Continue reading Distillates, Hydrosols, Tinctures, Syrup’s & More.

IS COFFEE, TEA GOOD FOR DIABETES?

Here is some good news for people who may be prone to type II diabetes (also called diabetes mellitus). According to the findings of the latest evaluation, consuming plenty of tea or coffee, even if it is decaffeinated or free from caffeine, is likely to lower the risk of having type II diabetes. Actually, the new … Continue reading IS COFFEE, TEA GOOD FOR DIABETES?