HEART TEMPLE TEA
This decadent herbal tea blend supports heart wellness, opens the heart center, releases many heart-centered disharmonies, and soothes stress, worry, and trauma in the heart. Sip before meditation or therapy sessions, drink from a thermos while on forest wanderings, or enjoy as part of a self-care routine.
While blending the dried herbs by hand or with a wooden wand, a prayer to the plant spirits involved and a gift of a small pink candle and/or floral incense should be offered during the crafting.
Makes about 15 servings
6 Tbsp. Linden Leaves & Flowers
3 Tbsp. Holy Basil
3 Tbsp. Rose Petals/Flowers
3 Tbsp. Hawthorn Berries
1 Tbsp. Cinnamon Bark Chips
1 Tbsp. Cacao Nibs (Raw or Roasted)
Store in a dry glass container in a cool, dark place.
To brew: Steep a heaping Tablespoon of blend in 8-10 ounces steaming-hot water, covered, for about 9 minutes. Enjoy when comfortably warm. Add a bit of local honey if desired.
Herbs that link deeply with the primeval forest within are called forth as an offering to the Earth Mother and Sky Father. Burn whole on a hot incense charcoal or on an incense screen.
While blending the dried herbs & honey by hand using a clean bowl and the back of a metal spoon, a prayer to the plant spirits involved and a gift of a small candle and libation should be offered.
1 Tbsp. Rose Petals
1 Tbsp. Angelica Root
1 Tbsp. Chamomile Flowers
1/2 Tbsp. Fennel Seed
1/2 Tbsp. Honey
Drop in small mounts onto a hot incense coal or screen.
Store in a dark glass container away from heat and direct light.