There’s a Chinese proverb that includes tea as one of the seven daily needs: “Firewood, rice, oil, salt, sauce, vinegar and tea are the seven necessities to begin a day”. The popular tradition of tea brings peace of mind and leads to experiencing a harmonious social life, one of the the principles of Confucianism.
Tea & Spirituality 🍵
According to ancient Chinese folk tales, King Shennong – a mythical sage ruler of prehistoric China – was resting by a tree when a gentle breeze caused some leaves to slip on his cauldron of boiling hot water. A few moments later, he couldn’t help but notice a most pleasant aroma coming out of his water, inviting him to taste it, suddenly discovering the delights of tea-making.
More than four thousand years later, we still enjoy this simple but beautiful ritual: Drink, contemplate and listen. Tea is considered to have over 300 medicinal properties and it’s the simplest form of meditation. Shennong is venerated as the Father of Chinese medicine, the patron deity of farmers, rice traders, and practitioners of acupuncture until today.
What are Tea Spells and Rituals?
It’s easy to get carried away with our daily routine, never finding the time to meditate. However, here’s a witchy shortcut for those who struggle with their meditation schedule. Prepare a cup of tea once a day – in the morning, after a lunch break or in the afternoon – and use this time to focus and appreciate the present moment.
Tea spells, rituals and ceremonies invite us to transform a mundane moment into a special occasion by offering a relaxing pause in the course of a regular day. They can also be a social activity, which turns them into a rite to strengthen relationships, develop trust, loyalty and friendship, or simply connect with friends in a peaceful environment.
Preparing and enjoying a good cup of tea with the right state of mind can be a perfect alternative to more traditional meditation. Add one of these herbal Magic spells to your spirituality routine and start the day with a smile, or use them as an afternoon ceremony to unwind and decompress.
How do Tea Spells Work? ✨
We will combine two types of principles: The natural benefits of drinking tea, and the spiritual benefits of practicing daily rituals. Infusions and potions are a well-known way of doing Witchcraft. If you’re new to spellcasting, I suggest you start here: How to Cast Spells When You’re New and Unsure.
In general, we won’t be using any other ingredients besides the tea, just our focus and awareness charging the infusions with our will to Create and Manifest.
Magic Tea Recipes
‘Morning Tea’: Daily Ritual & Self-Love Spell
‘Hyssop Charm’: Magic Anti-Stress Tea Spell
‘Herbal Harmony’: Tea Spell for Friendship & Love
Tea Guided Meditations
A cup of this tea prepares the mind and body for magical workings. It can be used to clean thresholds (such as doors and windows) and keep unwanted energies out.
A flavorful herb which is packed with antioxidants. Traditionally, it has been used to make love potions and aphrodisiac charms.
A tea to relieve anxiety, stress, and promote a sense of calm. Hyssop tea can create a very mild sedation effect, even dropping your heart-rate just a bit.
Note: The spells on this website aren’t intended to be miracle cures and that’s why they might not work or be suitable for everyone. Feel free to modify the recipes or use them as a starting point to make your own rituals. The effectiveness of these spells will depend to a large extent on your belief in them and your own ability to awaken your Powers and take control of your life.
Coffee, tea, bath water, lotions and even just water can make a great Witches Potion. Find ideas here »
Learn how to make consecrated water blessed under the Moon (in any phase!). Video recipe here »
Spiritual Benefits of Drinking Tea
A daily tea meditation can have many wonderful benefits on the mind and body:
- Promotes feelings of gratitude, compassion and self-love.
- Reduces anxiety and improves mood.
- Helps you start the day on a positive note.
- Certain kinds of tea can help you lose weight, get better sleep, relieve pain, and more.
- It’s a fun social activity. Pouring tea for friends and family helps you reconnect and open up to them.
Types of Tea and their Benefits
- Energy Boost with some caffeine
- Increases Fertility
- Enhances the immune system
- Prevents Alzheimer’s
Popular options: Jasmine, Sencha, Matcha, Gyokurocha, Genmaicha, Hojicha, Gunpowder, Dragonwell
- Great for Breakfast
- High caffeine content
- Promotes Strength, Alertness
- Repels Negativity
Popular options: English/Irish Breakfast Tea, Assam, Darjeeling, Lapsung Souchang, Ceylon, Earl Grey
- Stimulates nervous system without caffeine
- Promotes Tranquility & Sleep
- Helps with Weight Loss
- Prevents Stress
Popular options: Rooibos, most Chais, Ginseng, Chamomile, Peppermint, Spearmint, Hibiscus
- Boosts cardiovascular system
- Helps with Focus and Meditations
- Boosts brain function
- Strengthens bones and hair
- Some caffeine content
Popular options: Milk Oolong, Formosa, Wulongs
- High antioxidant levels
- Low caffeine content
- Stimulates liver function
Tips for a Mindful Tea Ritual
Don’t saturate your ritual
All the aromas you need for these herbal spells are contained within the tea itself. It’s better not to use any other elements such as incenses or scented candles because they might interfere with the enjoyment of the aroma of your tea. Don’t make your tea meditation too complicated by adding extra steps or unnecessary ingredients.
Every Step of the Ritual Counts
While you’re waiting for the water to boil, keep your attention focused on the ceremony. Don’t go away to check your phone, get dressed, or something else.
Stay in the present moment. Look around. Listen to the water as it starts to boil. Focus on your breathing. Choose your herbs and hold them in your hands trying to connect with their properties before pouring the water.
Once the water is ready, pour it and watch the steam rise. Let the tea settle. Take a deep breath, feel its aroma and its warmth. Empty your mind and focus on feelings of peace and clarity.
Take it Easy
Once the tea has settled, drink it consciously, slowly, taking small sips. Focus all your attention on its taste and aromas. Experience its flavor, consistency temperature.
Keep breathing slowly and deeply. If at any time you notice that you’re getting distracted or your mind starts wandering, use your breath as an anchor to bring the attention back to the process of preparing and drinking the tea.
Before ingesting any herbs, make sure that you know exactly what you are taking. Don’t drink teas or infusions to which you may be allergic.
Tea naturally contains caffeine. While the benefits of caffeine include increased energy and alertness, if you consume too much or are sensitive to caffeine, you may experience some negative side effects.
Keep brew time under three minutes. Pregnant women should check with a doctor before trying any of these infusions.