Friday, March 20, 2015

Witch's Tea Party

Friday, March 20, 2015
This Witch's Tea Party is a guest blog post that I did for Witch Baby Soap and their new spring collection! Chelsea at Witch Baby Soap is an old friend of mine that has created an amazing soap company with all natural ingredients that are vegan and cruelty free. My favorite part of her brand are her unique shapes like this graveyard bath bomb, her witchy and see-through soaps like the Ouija board and High Priestess tarot card soaps, and the variety of earthy scents.

You can see the blog post here, as well as below. 

Loving all things witchy, I think witches would definitely spend their evenings steeping some tea while the cauldron is brewing something special. Being that witches are very good at cultivating their ingredients from the natural world around them, I believe that they would be more inclined to drink tea that had ethnobotanical roots to them. Like Witch Baby Soap sourcing their quality botanical ingredients, witches would seek teas with a purpose include energy boosting, stress relieving, and even medicinal. 

  • White Tea - a tea that goes through very minimal processing and because of that, can have strong anticancer properties. This tea protects the heart and circulatory system over time, which immortal witches would need in order to feel good every day of their long lives. 

  • Pu-erh Tea - For the aging witch, pu-erh tea from China is known to lower cholesterol, improve circulation, and even increase blood flow. There's plenty of all-ages benefits to this tea including aiding in digestion and the removal of toxins from the blood stream. Witches would stray from conventional medicine when they have this miracle tea at their fingertips. 

  • Black Tea - this dark tea is not only the basic witches equivalent to the Starbucks latte for it's caffeine, but it also has many respiratory benefits. Black tea can protect lungs from exposure to smoke, can expand airways relieving breathing for asthmatics, and may reduce risks of strokes. With all of the sage smudging in a witch's life, black tea is a great one to have around. 

  • Green Tea - an all around great tea with incredible antioxidants for possibly reducing risks of cancer. When all those spells don't seem to work, there's always time to fight with tea. Another great tip for aging witches, green tea may reduce the risk of memory loss diseases, all the better to remember their spells and potions.   

  • Chai Tea - a very well known tea  and one of my favorite ingredients of this one is cinnamon bark. It has been found that cinnamon can fight bacterial and fungal infections, as well as improve patients with type 2 diabetes. Daily consumption of cinnamon for those with type 2 diabetes can greatly lower their risks. Witches would do more than just mix their chai with a little milk. I know that chai tea would be their go-to for any infections and a speedy recovery. 

  • Licorice Tea - one of my personal favorite teas is licorice and peppermint. The licorice root adds a very earthy flavor, and when paired with the peppermint, there is this lovely mint (which is refreshing) and woodsy combination. The Romans, Greeks, and Chinese used licorice in their medicines for it's anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, and for chest complaints like bronchitis. However, it's contemporary use is mostly used as flavoring, and even "licorice flavored" items can be derived from anise and not from licorice at all. Witches, respecting history, would definitely take advantage of this miracle root. 

These are just a few of the endless list of teas that a witch would keep in her pantry next to jars of deadly night shade and serve at a tea party. Keeping with high tea tradition, witches never forget their iconic black hats when taking tea. 

10 comments :

  1. I love these pictures. I just had lemon tea and fell in love!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. i never have lemons on hand but i'm thinking i need to bc a little lemon and honey in green tea is one of the best combinations!

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  2. the title of this post caught me. i am coffee person, but sometimes i drink tea. from all of these, i really can't do licorice tea. hhaa

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    1. you'd be very surprised! i wasn't thrilled with the idea of licorice tea, but teapig's licorice and peppermint tea has received awards (it's that good) and so i thought - i've got to try this. i am so glad i did, it is a running favorite. i always have to have it in the house now!

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  3. I absolutely love this post, Yelle.
    I adore peppermint tea and would have never thought to add licorice root to it. I'm definitely going to have to find some.

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    1. thanks danielle! i ordered mine online but i also found a different brand of licorice and peppermint tea in a fresh market near me! gotta start scoping out some fancy grocery stores tea sections for it!

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  4. aaaaahhhhh! this reminds me that i really need to drink white/green tea every. single. day! i've also heard that both of those help your metabolism as well. cancer-fight, metabolism boosting - win. win.
    and when i was young licorice tea was my favorite. xo

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    1. oh boy, when white tea is good, it is reeeally good. i think i was watching a vice documentary (or munchies documentary) about true white tea and it gave me such an appreciation for the delicacy of it.
      and i'm so surprised that you've had licorice tea when you were young! i did not know it even existed until recently. how come you stopped drinking it?

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  5. I think green will always be my go-to tea. I've never tried licorice tea but now I am intrigued!!

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    1. i highly recommend it and i hope you won't be disappointed!

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