I know, I know! I said I wouldn’t release any more teas this year, well, I lied apparently lol. I also know it’s still only October, however, when it comes to buying handmade gifts online for the holidays, it’s always best to start early! If you want to make sure your teas arrive in time (not 100% guaranteed as once a package is in the mail, I’ve no more control), please order by December 5th.
I just had some more Yuletide flavour ideas, and needed to get them out so I could have an excuse to make and have some for myself!
Along with the usual Yuletide teas of Peppermint Lane, Elven Nog, Midwinter Madras, and Yule, we now have four brand new blends!
Chocolate Orange is the classic holiday treat in a teacup. Green rooibos, Belgian milk chocolate, safflower, and citrus blossom flavour.
Hygge blends rooibos and black tea together forming a wonderful base for Belgian milk chocolate, and almond flavour.
Mrs Claus’ Kitchen is a chocolate truffle in a cup. Blended with rooibos, Belgian milk chocolate, coconut, and hazelnut flavour.
Krampus might be a good idea as an offering if you’ve been especially naughty this year! Smoky Lapsang Souchong black tea is blended with cinnamon and clove.
If you want to look at all the Yuletide teas, just click here.
This will be the last official new tea release of the year since the crazy holiday season is coming! Don’t worry, the Yule teas will be going live sometime in October, so you’ll definitely be able to enjoy them during those cozy winter months!
Sabrina’s blend is a tart mulled cider in a honey bush tea base.
Aunt Hilda’s is a delectable banana bread with a chocolate-hazelnut swirled centre in a chocolatey oolong tea.
Aunt Zelda’s blend is a mix of elderberries and cherries in a strong black tea base.
Next is the release of my Hocus Pocus, or Sanderson Sisters blends! You may recognize these from last year’s collaborative box I did with a gorgeous pendant by Rebecca of Epiphany Tresors and Sam of Moss Realm. There are 3 boxes available in the shop, if you’d love to get yourself one of these limited and wonderful gifts! It also includes my teas for the three sisters!
But if you’re just in the mood for a simple cup of tea, you can find the Sanderson Sisters blends here.
Winnie’s blend is a spiced green rooibos chai, plenty of ginger and cinnamon, with a hint of white pepper.
Mary’s is a dessert in a cup of apple and cherry crisp in black tea.
Sarah’s is an enchanting blend of peach and blackberry in a cup of honey bush tea.
This month, I’ve decided I want to start releasing new creations just once a month. Not only will this help me get all the teas and things I want to create created, but it will also keep me much more organized! Especially because I am now running a rep program on Instagram. I need to get teas out early to reps so that they can share them slightly before the teas go live in the shop.
So this month is going to be late as I aim for mid-month releases going forward.
Without further ado, today in the shop two collections went live.
Shireling teas! A tea for each of our favourite hobbits: Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, and who could forget Bilbo? Each one of these was very inspired by the delicious foods and copious treats that permeate the Shire. You can find all of my Lord of the Rings teas here.
And the second collection is a few new blends for the following Celtic deities, Manannan Mac Lir, Brighid, Ogham, and Danu. This is a collection I will continue to expand upon in the future, as there are plenty other Celtic deities I know you and others would love to have access to. The same idea will go for the Greek deities as well. You can find all of my Celtic Deity teas here.
I hope you have a most excellent, and hopefully sunny weekend, loves! I’ll be creating a post soon inspired by a video I put up on Instagram and Facebook about how I create teas. It has so much to do with story telling ❤
When asked by fellow Canadians Vanessa and Amanda of Green Moon Apothecary to work with them on their Ostara box, I was thrilled! They’re Torontonians who create Sabbat boxes with wonderful witchy items with a cannabis bend. There’ve been candles, crystal pipes, soap, just fantastic items that are great for self-care, and upping the magick in cannabis use.
I was super excited to hear from them, yet, not only did they want to include my Ostara tea, but create a brand new Green Moon tea that was inspired by the flavours (terpenes) found in cannabis!
I began with an article they wrote about terpenes in cannabis, then off to other research around the internet, because I just can’t stop there! I was left to my own devices, and decided on an Iron Goddess oolong for the base of this tea.
I love Iron Goddess oolong, it’s got this lovely flavour that’s green/grassy, yet not bitter, and has this lovely, subtle floral and citrus magick happening.
To pair with the citrus especially, I decided to add lemongrass. A little hint of spearmint, and a good helping of mango flavour, and voila! This blend is likely going to be in heavy rotation over the summer (I think it would work well iced with a bit of lemon juice), and when I use cannabis. It’s obviously a great way to make sure you don’t get too dried out when you consume 😉
If you do happen to get one of these Ostara boxes, I hope you see why I’m excited about the Green Moon tea! And you’ll be one of the lucky few who get to enjoy it as it isn’t up in my shop!
I think the tea would pair wonderfully with an Ostara, or spring-themed guided meditation whilst high. There are a plethora of meditations around the internet, and if you don’t want to have to do much work, you’ll find them on Youtube. It’s never a bad idea to create a special meditation that really focuses on some of the things that will be very important to you during the Ostara season.
I hope no matter how you spend Ostara, you enjoy yourself, and hopefully you’ll also enjoy some bright sunshine!
It’s a collection that has been inspired by the moon and stars (as the title suggests 😉 ) , which have always been such a great source of wonder and almost a touchstone in my life. It’s something I always return to, gazing up into the depths of the night sky.
In the box, is a tin of Luna et Stellae tea. It’s a blend of green and oolong teas, with hibiscus, jasmine, and cornflower. The flavour notes are a heady swirl of jasmine, strawberry, and caramel. Each tin contains enough tea for 60 servings, and this tea won’t appear again in the shop unless I release another limited run.
Then is the stunning stars and moons windchime made of white onyx. I absolutely adore the one I have hanging up in my window, the tinkling would truly make for a wonderful soundtrack to looking up at the stars.
For each box, I painted a unique moon and stars piece. A silver moon that contains a nebula, golden stars surround it upon a textured, deep blue background.
And finally is my current favourite tea infuser. It’s a mesh basket that can hold a serious amount of tea. I wouldn’t be surprised if it worked quite well in most teapots.
I’m so excited to be putting something new together in the shop, and I’m already planning the next box. I just love the ability to dream up a vision/feeling of something, and have it come to life with curated items. It’s magick, truly! And it’s even more magickal that I can share that with others as well!
I thought I’d share a little more about the creation of my Valentine teas! I also want you to know that I’ll be blogging on my website, but cross-posting here for those of you who find it easier to follow along with the WordPress newsfeed. You could also copy the rss feed of my website’s blog if you use a feed app as well! But let’s get on with this post!
The idea of celebrating love and loving relationships (especially with yourself, self-care is self-love, witches!) is such a wonderful way to remind ourselves how important love is for us as social beings.
Love has been such an important idea and profound experience in my life, I’d say it’s probably the most important thing to me, in fact! As much as I like to say I’m a bit anti-social, I recognize the need for us to give and receive love in every aspect of our lives, from the micro of loving ourselves, to the macro of giving love to all human-kind, all living beings, the Earth, and the universe. Not only that, but being open to love when it is genuine and carries the possibility of greater connection and ability to fill us so full to bursting is something we need to remind ourselves to actively work on.
Love really is the core of my magick, it gets poured into everything I create: the music, art, acting, and dancing in my life is putting love out into the world with beauty and a truth of emotion that can be felt in those mediums. The teas I create and share with family, friends, and you, dear witches, as well as all the food I make, is all crafted with the purpose of bringing ease and joy and deliciousness into our lives. These things allow us to take a moment out of the daily toil to appreciate the depths of connection we can have with each other, and to appreciate the beauty of it.
So in my efforts to put more love in the world, I’ve created five teas for the loving season (though all seasons are full of love).
I’ve chosen two of my favourite literary couples as inspiration. Their stories have touched on the deep connection we can have with our lovers and partners in life. Despite all dialogue, there can be a deep understanding of one another, even when we sometimes may not want to say it aloud for fear we are mistaken.
The first couple is Ms Bennet & Mr Darcy of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. There seems to be this understanding of each other from the very start. Even though their perspectives become muddied by how they think they should behave, think, and react, they find the truth of each other in the end, the ties that had formed between them, and the love that had grown.
Claire and Jamie Fraser of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon comprise the second couple, and their story of loving each other throughout time and place reminds us that love can bond us so tightly together, even when years separate us.
Lastly is a tea that is more about indulgence and deep deliciousness… Red Velvet. There’s nothing better than sharing good food with your loved ones, or treating yourself to some love in a cup.
So go on, get those candles lit, brew up a delectably delicious cup of tea, read or watch stories that remind you how beautiful connection and love is, and celebrate that we can feel something so wonderful, and so universal, so deeply. It’s the language that connects us all.
Hello witches! I have some very exciting news for you! I posted about it over on Instagram last night, but wanted you guys to know here on the blog as well! ❤
I’m doing a few interesting and new for me projects this autumn, and this is the first of them… a specially blended tea to pair with Rebecca’s, from Epiphany Tresors, gorgeous Jackalope pendant collection!
Jackalope tea is a deliciously magical blend of earthy oolong, blueberries, and a hint of vanilla.
Each Jackalope pendant in her collection will come with one of my teas, and you can get them only in her shop! I’m so excited to be working with such an amazingly talented sculptress, and she’s even Canadian too!! ❤
You can go check out her instagram where she shares so many of her fantastical creations here.
Also… keep it quiet… but we have another magical collaboration coming soon too!!!! ❤
Teas meant to aid in magickal endeavours have been a long time coming, witches! It’s interesting how hesitant I’ve been with creating these, wanting them to be just right. Though, I’ll be honest, wanting things to be just right is basically how I create all my teas, and therefore, sometimes the process is longer than I would like it to be. Still wonderful though, as experimenting and the process allows me to learn more about how I want to blend ingredients! It’s all worth it!
So the five new blends are as follows: Felix Stellae will call upon your lucky stars to bring happiness, luck, and success into your life.
So since I want to create more space to begin the Yuletide stockpile of tea, I decided to throw a (very rare) sale on my Zodiac teas! There are between 10-20 bags of each sign, depending on the sign, and they’re all 20% off! You can take a gander here.
Next month, I’ll be making some big orders of ingredients and begin making the teas that sell like hotcakes during the holidays (I’ll give you one guess as to which ones those may be!). It will ease me into the busy season, but also ease the work when it gets really hectic in November & December. I can already tell my future self is going to be very happy that I began making lots of teas early!
In other news, it’s been a busy summer! Lots of visiting people, lots of fun adventures canoeing and tubing on the river nearby. Of course I’ve gone out to the lake a few times, though the water cooled down after a rain last week, I was sad that I couldn’t really swim in it! Oh well, it will level out and I would like to bring myself to the beach if not every week, then every other week. I love Kincardine so, and I loooove lake Huron just as much. I feel so very much like myself in the water ❤