Instead of Candle Spells, Try…a Cup of Tea
Aren’t those all-day candle spells great?
If you can stay home with it all day, which I can’t.
Or if you can burn a candle at work, which in my case is highly frowned upon at my workplace.
So here’s an alternative I tested out and found it worked quite delightfully. Not fire magick but water magick–tea magick to be exact.
Instead of leaving a candle to burn all day while I was at work, I bought a special tea cup and a box of tea. Every morning, before I leave for work, I drop a tea bag into a cup of hot water and say a little blessing or prayer or set my intentions. It’s usually something small, just a thought to let steep all day long while I go about my day.
I’ts a small but beautiful daily ritual now, and as valid as any candle magick.
What do you do with the tea at the end of the day? Drink it? Most teas will taste pretty bitter after steeping all day… Bathe with it? Offer it outside? What do you do?
I don’t drink it–it’s my offering so if I want to drink “blessed tea,” I’ll make myself a cup and ask a blessing as I drink it. There may not be a difference for others but there is to me. With tea for a ritual of this type (in the blog post), I prefer to offer it up to Nature (outside) when I’m done. I like to imagine the water seeping into the Earth and downward, being purified, joining water deep within the Earth, connecting again with its Source, and regenerating. But that’s just me 🙂
what tea do you use?
cool idea, thanks! I have a few potted plants next to my desk. Water them everyday. empty the tea in their pots.