Tea Magick ✨🍵

Tea Magick :sparkles::tea:

The tea plant (Camellia sinensis) has its own medicinal qualities and magickal correspondences. You can add tea leaves to your magickal botanicals (tinctures, oils, powders, incenses, washes, etc), use them to stuff poppets and charm bags, work them into candle spells, divine with them (tasseomancy), or brew tea as a spell in itself.

How to Make a Tea Spell

  1. Define your goal
  2. Write it out
  3. Check correspondences (herbs & tea)
  4. Blend & smell test
  5. Brew (use planetary timing, visualization, intent, cleansing, charging, words of power, etc.)
  6. Drink
  7. Note results

You could add enchanted honey or a magickal tincture, pour it into a consecrated and enchanted tea cup, trace sigils on the surface with honey or a stick (etc), offer it to ancestors, land spirits, deities, goetia, etc.

Example Tea Spell:

Show me the Money (Elsie Wild)

This blend can help you manifest money quickly.

  • 2 teaspoons green tea (wealth)
  • ½ teaspoon fresh or dried thyme (prosperity, manifestation, attraction)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (wealth, luck, success)
  • 1 cup hot water
  • dash of honey (abundance, manifestation)
  • sugar, to taste (attraction, prosperity, multiplying)

Put the green tea, thyme, and cinnamon in your tea infuser (or loose into your cup if you want to read), and place it into your cup. Pour in the hot water and let it steep for 5 minutes. When the tea is finished steeping, add the honey and sugar and stir clockwise three times.

Each time you stir, think about the amount of money you want—for example, “It would be great to have $500 right now,” or “My next job will have a $50,000 salary,” or something to that effect. Don’t say things like “I need this” or “I want money,” because you don’t want to be desperate for money, and you also want to be exact in how much money you desire—you don’t want to be short-changed.

When you sip, think about what you would do with that money; visualize it as if it had already happened. Picture it until you have finished drinking.

Magickal Tea Correspondences

Black Tea

Amy Blackthorn:

  • Banish feelings, apathy, sleepiness, and directionlessness
  • Bravery
  • Freedom from boredom
  • Adventure and
  • Expansive thought
  • Prosperity

Elsie Wild:

  • Strength
  • Stability
  • Endings
  • Finished business
  • Banishment
  • Expelling negativity
  • Energy boost
  • Courage
  • Mental clarity
  • Grounding
  • Cleansing
  • (Earth)
  • (Winter)


  • Banish
  • Empower

Health Properties:

  • Energy
  • Metabolism
  • Immunity
  • Stress
  • Bone health
  • Asthma
  • Kills bacteria
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Lowers risk of diabetes
  • Decreases digestive activity

Black tea is best enjoyed by brewing 1 teaspoon tea in water at 195ºF for 3–4 minutes.

I used the astringent properties of Black Tea in my Evil Eye Tincture.

Green Tea

Amy Blackthorn:

  • Abundance
  • Longevity
  • Love & Sex Magick
  • (Summer)

Elsie Wild:

  • Healing
  • Love
  • Mindfulness
  • Passion
  • Cleansing
  • Regulating energy
  • Wealth
  • (Spring)
  • (Fire)


  • Health
  • Wealth
  • Love
  • Sex

Health Properties:

  • Antioxidants
  • Brain function
  • Heart health
  • Metabolism
  • Sexual health
    *Could also increase longevity

A proper cup of green tea uses 1 teaspoon of dried leaves, water that is 175ºF, and is steeped for only 1–2 minutes.

I used the wealth-drawing properties of Green Tea in my Queen of Pentacles Oil.

Oolong Tea

Amy Blackthorn:

  • Peace
  • Introspection
  • Divination
  • Temperance
  • Balance
  • Affection

Elsie Wild:

  • Wisdom
  • Beauty
  • Emotional balance and connection
  • Romance
  • Friendship
  • Serenity
  • Divination
  • Reflection
  • (Water)
  • (Autumn)


  • Balance
  • Divination
  • Self-Reflection
  • Temperance

Health Properties:

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves sleep
  • Gut health
  • Heart health
  • Metabolism
  • Brain health
  • Bone density
  • Prevents tooth decay
  • Alertness
  • Mood

Oolong tea is brewed like a black tea, using 1 teaspoon of tea in 195ºF water for 3–4 minutes.

Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis)

Amy Blackthorn:

  • Motherly energy
  • Fertility
  • Prosperity
  • Grounding
  • Health
  • Nurturing

Elsie Wild:

  • Strength
  • Courage
  • Determination
  • Patience
  • Rejuvenation
  • Inner peace
  • Energy
  • Grounding
  • Dreamwork

Consensus: Grounding

Health Properties:

  • Antioxidants
  • Bone health
  • Digestion
  • Heart health
  • Healthy skin

For brewing use 1½ teaspoons of tea in water at 208ºF for 5–6 minutes.

White Tea

Amy Blackthorn:

  • Purification
  • Aura cleansing
  • Prosperity
  • Fecundity
  • Psychic protection
  • Abundance
  • Offerings
  • Blessings
  • Connection
  • Clarity
  • Beginnings
  • Beauty
  • Youth

Elsie Wild:

  • Purification
  • Protection
  • Clarity
  • Realization
  • Meditation
  • Cleansing
  • Psychic abilities
  • Youth
  • Blessings
  • New beginnings
  • Happiness
  • Wisdom
  • Moon magic
  • (Air)
  • (Summer)


  • Clarity
  • Protection
  • Purification
  • Youth

Health Properties:

  • Antioxidants
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease
  • Lowers insulin resistance
  • Protects against osteoporosis
  • Helps skin damage
  • Reduces the risk of cancer

For a cup of white tea, you’ll need 1½ teaspoons of dried tea leaves, water that is 175ºF, and once water is added, it will need to steep for between 4 and 5 minutes.

Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis)

Amy Blackthorn:

  • Healing
  • Focus
  • Courage
  • Drive

Elsie Wild:

  • Friendship
  • Bonding
  • Creativity
  • Insight
  • Attraction

Health Properties:

  • Antioxidants
  • Energy
  • Mental focus
  • metabolism
  • Stops dandruff
  • Lowers blood sugar levels

From Magical Folkhealing (D.J. Conway):

Yerba Maté (Ilex paraguariensis)
Folk Names: Paraguay herb, mate, Jesuit’s tea, Brazil tea
Gender: Cold
Planet: Saturn
Element: Earth
Part Used: Leaves
Basic Powers: Cursing, binding, protection
Specific Uses: Use to stuff poppets. If burned in incense, has a very unpleasant odor.

Add 1-2 tablespoons of yerba mate to a French press or strainer, moisten the herb with cool water, add 8 oz of 170°F water, steep 5 minutes, and strain.

Herbal Infusions to Taste

Spicy Flavors
  • Nutmeg: Don’t use too much; spicy flavor
  • Cloves: Hot, spicy, aromatic; add only a few buds
  • Cinnamon: Warming, fragrant, pleasant
  • Ginger: Energizing, warming; avoid too much or the tea will taste hot
Lemon Flavors
  • Lemon peel: Bitter if brewed too long
  • Lemon balm: Good when fresh; rather bland when dried
  • Lemongrass: Fragrant, delicious and high in vitamin A
  • Orange peel: Very tangy and fragrant but bitter if brewed too long
Mint Flavors
  • Spearmint: Classic mint, blends flavors well
  • Peppermint: Strong, calming flavor
  • Wintergreen: Woodsy mint
Tart Flavors
  • Rose hips: Refreshingly tart
  • Hibiscus: Very tart and rich in vitamin C
Sweet Flavors
  • Licorice: Sweet flavored
  • Anise seed: Licorice flavored
  • Fennel: Sweet licorice flavored
  • Vanilla bean: Chop for a rich vanilla flavor
Floral Flavors
  • Chamomile: Fragrant and bittersweet; bitter if brewed too long
  • Roses: Mildly relaxing, delicious flavor
  • Lavender: violet color and pungent flavor
Woodsy Flavors
  • Star anise: Wonderful with a slightly licorice flavor
  • Birch bark: Woodsy refreshing “root beer”-like taste
  • Sarsaparilla: Richly fragrant with vanilla-like odor and flavor

Creating Herbal Infusions & Decotions

Video Guides

How to make nourishing herbal infusions with @She_is_of_the_woods - YouTube

Let's learn how to make nourishing herbal infusions! - YouTube

All About Crafting Medicinal Teas | And the Difference Between Infusions and Decoctions - YouTube

Anti Anxiety Tea Recipe - YouTube

Culpepper’s Honey Syrups

Mel Anthosatum (Honey of Rosemary Flowers)

Take of fresh Rosemary flowers a pound, clarified Honey three pounds, mix them in a glass with a narrow mouth, set them in the sun, keep them for use. It hath the same virtues with Rosemary flowers, to which I refer you, only by reason of the Honey it may be somewhat cleansing.

Mel Helleboratum (Honey Helleborated)

Take of white Hellebore roots bruised a pound, clear Water fourteen pounds, after three days infusion, boil it till half be consumed, then strain it diligently, and with three pounds of Honey, boil it to the thickness of Honey.

Mel Mercuriale (Honey of Mercury)

Boil three pounds of the juice of Mercury [the HERB, which is ruled by Venus], with two pounds of Honey to the thickness of Honey. It is used as an emollient in clysters.

Mel Mororum, vel Diamoron (Honey of Mulberries)

Take of the juice of Mulberries and Blackberries, before they be ripe, gathered before the sun be up, of each a pound and a half, Honey two pounds, boil them to their due thickness. It is vulgarly known to be good for sore mouths, as also to cool inflammations there.

Mel Nuceum, alias, Diacarion et Dianucum (Honey of Nuts)

Take of the juice of the outward bark of green Walnuts, gathered in the dog days two pounds, boil it gently till it be thick, and with one pound of Honey, boil it to the thickness of Honey. It is a good preservative in pestilential times, a spoonful being taken as soon as you are up.

Mel Passalatum (Honey of Raisins)

Take of Raisins of the sun cleansed from the stones two pounds, steep them in six pounds of warm water, the next day boil it half away, and press it strongly, and with two pounds of Honey, let the expressed liquor boil to its thickness. It is a pretty pleasing medicine for such as are in consumptions, and are bound in body.

Mel Rosatum commune, sive Foliatum (Common Honey of Roses)

Take of red Roses not quite open two pounds, Honey six pounds, set them in the sun according to art.

Mel Rosatum Colatum (Honey of Roses Strained)

Take of the best clarified Honey ten pounds, juice of fresh red Roses one pound, set it handsomely over the fire, and when it begins to boil, put in four pounds of fresh red Roses, the whites being cut off; the juice being consumed by boiling and stirring, strain it and keep it for use. They are both used for diseases in the mouth.

Mel Rosatum Solutivum (Honey of Roses Solutive)

Take of the often infusion of Damask Roses five pounds, Honey rightly clarified four pounds, boil it to the thickness of Honey. It is used as a laxative in clysters, and some use it to cleanse wounds. After the same manner is prepared Honey of the infusion of red Roses.

Mel Scilliticum (Honey of Squils)

Take one Squil full of juice, cut in bits, and put it in a glass vessel, the mouth close stopped, and covered with a skin, set in the sun forty days, to wit, twenty before and after the rising of the dog star, then open the vessel, and take the juice which lies at the bottom, and preserve it with the best Honey.

*Honey of Violets is prepared like Honey of Roses.


  • Blackthorn’s Botanical Brews by Amy Blackthorn
  • Herbal Tea Magic for the Modern Witch by Elsie Wild
  • Magical Folkhealing by D.J. Conway
  • The Complete Herbal by Nicholas Culpepper

Omg! I was just reading a book on tea magick!


Which one? I thought of you actually, because I remembered you posting a question about tasseomancy on another forum a few years back.



Oooo. Please feel free to add anything interesting you come across!


I will! Im glad you made this topic!


I have to be very lowkey about my craft atm, lol; I am down to tea spells and sneaky candle rites for a few weeks :joy:

Did you ever get into tea leaf reading? I watched a video, but have never tried it.


I have a cup made for it. And I got a book but I havent really tried it out. I got busy with other things. Maybe I should offer some free readings, in the readings thread and get some practice in :sweat_smile:


Information here obtained from the book
Tea Witchcraft by Alyssa Vera.

Tea For Every Zodiac Sign

ARIES, March 21 - April 20

Matcha Tea

Aries are generally drawn to energizing teas.

April 21 to May 21

Rooibos Tea

Nutty, earthy flavor is grear for Taurus!


May 22 to June 21

Fruit Tea

Gemini, like to try new and fascinating things! Fruit teas can always deliver.

June 22 to July 22


Delicate flavor and calming properties. Great for the Cancer sign.


June 23 to August 21

Masala Chai

Unusual and exotic spices is what the Leo needs to enhance an already captivating personality.


August 22 to Sept 23

Black Tea

Good for witches who want to get right to the point.


Sept. 23 to Oct 24

Mint Tea

Not to bitter, Not too sweet. Just right to please the senses.


Oct 24 to Nov 22

Ginger Tea

These independent souls are perfect for robust ginger tea.


Nov 23 to Dec 22

Sencha Tea

Japanese tea cultivated in the sun, perfect for Sagittarius.


Dec 23 to Jan 20

Black Tea

This tea is ideal for these wise owls. Ideal for getting their day started.


Jan 21 to Feb 19

Hibiscus Tea

Boosts creativity and imagination, great for free spirited Aquarius.


Feb 20 to March 20

White Tea

Whites tea are perfect for Pisces with their delicate flavors and gentle Vanilla overtones.


Thank you! Where is Leo :lion: ?


Did i leave it out :laughing: give me a minute and I’ll fix it.

Edit: fixed now :sweat_smile:

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I mean, Scorpio is there… What else is needed?


A correction. Scorpio tea, is in fact hard liquor :tumbler_glass:


Crap. Guess I’m having Diet Tea, then. All I have is beer and wine right now.


You could unlock your “final form” Scorpio, mix the two together, and drink your “tea blend” straight out of the bottle…


You’re a temptress, Myth, trying to lure me into a hard night…and harder morning…


Ah, to be 20 again. Lol! One of the worst things I remember mixing in my party animal days was white wine, right into a bottle of tequilla. Straight.

Oof, and an awful night of prosecco poured into gin with mdma. Lol. Another life.


Yeah, my first time getting drunk, I started on some wine coolers (lol, I know…) and proceeded straight to Captain Morgan straight from the bottle. That was a nothing in the stomach for 24+ hours ride I haven’t done since.


No thank you! That is a true Scorpio-style escalation though :joy:
I can’t judge. I used to drink Juarez out of the bottle (during the day), with nothing but a lime :woman_facepalming:
Must be my moon in Scorpio…


A nice blend might be oolong, lemongrass, and mugwort. A nice spell to add might be Jason Miller’s Luna of Luna planetary call:


When I have all my herbs and teas with me again, I’ll give it a try :slight_smile: