This time of year it is important to experience the Magick and warmth that can come from going within. The blending and brewing of tea is a great way to experience this as we ward off the chill of winter and look toward the light of new beginnings.
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Winter Solstice Tea Recipe
This recipe is intended to bring you warmth and prosperity during this holiday season. As the weather turns cold we go within to a more pensive mindset. Relax and breathe in the fragrant steam as you brew this tea. Relish the sweet warmth as you take each sip.
- 4 Cups Water depending on how strong you like your tea
- ½ Apple gala or Fuji work best
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 5 Whole Cloves
- ½ inch piece of fresh ginger
- ½ tsp Lemon zest
- 4 tsp Loose Leaf Black Tea
- Honey or Brown Sugar as desired to taste
This tea is made through a decoction. Add all the ingredients into a pot and bring to a simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for another 5-10 minutes.
Strain and enjoy!
6 thoughts on “Winter Solstice Tea”
Thank you for the recipe, which I will make!
My family loves this recipe, as I thought they would. Unfortunately, I can’t drink it, as I am allergic to cinnamon. Usually, I would substitute with ground cardamom, but I don’t know how that would change the magical element here and, since it is ground, I’m not sure how much to use or whether to put it in before boiling or after. Further guidance would be much appreciated. Thanks!
I am happy they love it! Cardamom is often used in recipes and spells related to love and lust. However, love does not always mean romantic love. It can be love in general and especially family love. I would not use as much, maybe one 1/8 tsp ground or 1 crushed pod since this is a very strong spice. Hope that helps. Let me know how it turns out. -Leandra
I also have a cinnamon allergy! I use ground allspice instead or allspice berries. I have found it is a wonderful substitute. 1/4 teaspoon allspice to 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Allspice is associated with success.
I hadn’t thought of cardamon though! I might try that.
Happy Winter Solstice!
Can I use dehydrated apples in this?
Yes, dehydrated will work.