Black Spirituality Religion : Share your "Tea" Experience.

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  1. Metaverse

    Metaverse Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Magickal and Spiritual Teas.

    As I sit here sipping on a strong cup of mugwort, I recall failing to mention how very bitter this tea is under previous threads. And as usually I gave myself more than a dangerous dose, something slightly over a teaspoon. For those that have already tried mugwort- well, you already know only a well trained master could drink an entire cup. But to what end?

    Mugwort for me leads to a very calming sleep (the 4-6 hours I squeeze into my day) and also- just as important- many psychic dreams and astral journeys. The bitterness is an acquired taste, but it is possible to get over it- with honey or agave nectar as an aide.

    This thread will deal with magickal and spiritual teas and why we drink them. Share your tea experience.

     
  2. Alexandra

    Alexandra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    First!

    God MS, is Mugwort tea stronger in taste than Nutmeg tea? In which case, you have my utmost admiration.

    What dose would you recommend for an acolyte such as myself who wishes to try Mugwort tea?

    I am a keen herbal tea drinker, with dandelion tea and green tea being my favorite brews. However I drink them for their health benefits and have not experienced any spiritual ones.

    Brother GeorgeM’s experiences would be ideal for this thread. He has drunk a few interesting concoctions and had some interesting results.

    Not strictly tea, but have you ever drank a mixture of baking soda and Welch grape juice?

    A
     
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    Metaverse Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Goddess Alex, I recall now that many of the DarkGods of the past did share with us allot of information about their tea drinking! When I have the time I'll find those threads and link them with this one.

    As far as Nutmeg tea, the bitter taste on that one is horrendous too. I have an interesting habit of never sweetening my teas so in this case I would say don't do as I do. Mugwort is bitter- I'm unsure about which one is worse since I've never compared them. But I will. If you hear of anyone mixing nutmeg with mugwort- run.

    Nutmeg more powerful than Cocaine?
    http://www.destee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55029

    I honestly believe that nutmeg tea gives one some over interesting effects, mixed with cinnamon, most Males will get a superior boost in strength in ways many Females appreciate.

    As for as good dose of mugwort for you Goddess Alex, try just a pinch in 1 cup of hot water- sweeten to the best of your ability.

    I've never drank baking soda with grape juice, but I do drink a tablespoon of baking soda in water from time to time to add just a little ph to my system. Drinking baking soda is also good for those who have diabetics and cancer in the family.

    Tea baths are very powerful too especially for black people. When a Man knows how to prepare the right tea bath for his Queen- her Ancestors would grant him just about anything he wishes.

    Peppermint tea mixed with chamomile tea is a good tea bath for most Sistahs.
    There are even mixtures that, well- we can go into that later.

    For the Sistahs-Ginger tea as a bath and a drink is good for menstrual cramping,there are some teas that you can bathe in instead of drinking them and others that you can even sleep on literally for an even more powerful effect.
     
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    I have a large container stuffed with all kinds of natural herbs. I've gotten into the habit over the years of not eating breakfast. But I drink water every morning then an hour later I will drink two cups of dandelion tea which helps to eliminate toxins from the body plus I also smudge at least twice a week.

    When meditating I like to drink mugwort with an equal part of valerian. I don’t find mugwort at all bitter. In fact out of all the herbs I use to make teas, I find that it gets kind of difficult to distinguish any noticeable taste between them. Though valerian roots does pong somewhat – you have to wrap that up hermetic style.

    Having got use to doing 5 times a day prayer over the years when I was a Sufi, early morning ritual if you will is still very much a part of my lifestyle. So sometimes when I meditate real early morning, way before sun rise, I like to drink passionflower which gives you a nice state of euphoria, a kind of sedating high if you like. If you take enough of it, it can have a hypnotic and mild hallucinogenic effect on you, or you can just smoke it.

    I drink Coltsfoot ONLY if I have a bad cough (which is not often) and like Echinacea it works on the respiratory system. Coltsfoot is said to be used in wealth spells also and helps to cause visions. But too much of this stuff is said to be harmful to the liver because it contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids.

    There’s nothing like a good strong cup of “Love”. It’s a mix of Rose flowers, Lavender, Marigold petals, Chamomile, Elderflowers and Limeflowers. Rose contains large amounts of vitamin C. Rose petal tea helps to relieve any uterine congestion causing pain is great for irregular or/or heavy periods and infertility. Lavender helps to relieve stress and gets rid of gas. I pick the Lavender blossoms, rinse them and then dry them out.

    My fave is Rooiboos (RedBush) tea. Good for the root chakra. It has so many benefits. I use to drink lots of Green tea for its antioxidant benefits but I prefer Rooiboos because it has a high level of antioxidant but without the caffeine and very low tannin so I can drink it anytime of the day or night. I find that when I drink this tea I tend to eat a whole lot less. It assists in digestive problems and allergies. It also has anti-aging benefits and contains calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc. This tea is an acquired taste though. I’ve been drinking it now for about 10 years but it took me about a good few months to get use to the taste.

    I could live off herbal teas. But this is the last one I’ll mention - I promise. Honeybush tea has similar benefits to that of Rooiboos. Some say that it taste like Rooiboo. But personally, I think it has its own taste much different to Rooiboos. Both Rooiboos and Honeybush are quite sweet also.

    (Just a side note: Diet also plays a big part in the effects of the teas. I find that when I use to eat meat and wheat foods it tended to make me lethargic, lack of motivation, and sometimes despondent even when drinking the herb teas. But now I can feel the full health and spiritual benefits of the herbs.)
     
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    Chakra Teas

    Crown chakra, lift the mind’s mist every morning, day or night! Great for studying & staying focused. Yerba mate, lemon grass leaves, lemon balm leaves, gotu kola leaves, gingko, rosemary, stevia, sage & feverfew. (CAFFEINATED)

    Third eye chakra, an enlivening fruity-tart green tea blend for energy, strength & immunity. Turns purple when you brew it! Green tea, hibiscus flowers, schisandra berries, jasmine flowers, ashwaganda root & gingko leaves. (CAFFEINATED)

    Throat chakra, for when you have the talkin’ blues. Great for musicians & the morning sore throat. Peppermint, ginger, orange peels, anise seeds, elderberries, eucalyptus, clove, lemon balm, red raspberry leaves, rosemary, thyme, hyssop, marshmallow root, licorice, stevia & sage.

    Heart chakra, a relaxing tea to help build a wall against stress. Strengthening and also great for the nerves. Hawthorn berries, oatstraw, nettles, schisandra, alfalfa, gingko, Eleuthero root (Siberian ginseng), Rhodiola rosea root, stevia, rosemary, skullcap, pink roses & lavender flowers.

    Solar plexus chakra, great for mealtime or after. A spicy-sweet peppermint blend. Peppermint, ginger, cinnamon, nettles, dandelion leaves and root, lemon balm, orange peels, turmeric, stevia, marshmallow root, catnip leaves & cayenne.

    Sacral chakra, relaxing, pleases the senses. Share with someone you love! Jasmine, ginger, cinnamon, kava, ashwaganda root, gingko, passionflowers, maca root, nutmeg, stevia & cardamom.

    Root Chakra, great before bedtime, quiets the spirit. German chamomile flowers, lemon balm leaves, ashwaganda root, valerian root, skullcap, catnip, yarrow & sage.
     
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    Does anyone have a link where teas can be purchased:?:

    I recall ordering from some place in Ca. @ 2-3 yrs. ago...can't remember name of it...:qqb010:


    I FULLY Overstand the Power and Energy in the expression....


    PEACE TO THE GOD MS!

    Even tho My Spirit continues to experience pain...Soul-pain...when forced to look upon the Dead Zone...White skinned folk :puke:


    M.E.
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  7. Metaverse

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    Warrior Goddess Soulosophy - profound information. You are indeed a Warrior being able to drink mugwort without getting the bitter taste. I've never had to take valerian tea yet, I know it's very good for stress.

    I return the peace to you Queen Goddess True, and the best tea for that "Dead Zone" at least for me mix st. john's wort tea with Ginkgo.

    Sometimes I enjoy Ginkgo by itself, it's great for a boost in brain functions, but combined with St. John's wort, it can change the outlook on just about anything. The enhancement will be obvious during the day, especially if you drink a cup in the morning and then have to deal with "them" later on.

    With any tea you haven't tried before, especially a combo mix, it's always best to try just a pinch. Most of the herbal teas I drink come in a powder form, like mugwort and the nutmeg teas. If you get the leaves you can prepare it with your own teabags those are also sold at most herbal shops. I've always purchased teas from a local black owned herbal store. I haven't used any herbal companies online yet, I'm sure there are a few good ones out there.
     
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    righteous post

    Sister Soul,

    thank you for breaking it down like that! I was just wondering the other day if I could find a way to match my herbs with all my chakras, very righteous.
    I have valerain and skullcap but wasn't sure they were ingestible.

    I have a nice stock of herbs that I bought recently, but I have to be cautious since I'm breastfeeding.

    One of the mixes I have is for female ailments:
    red rasberry leaves, black and blue cohosh, vervain, blessed thistle, sqawvine and motherwort

    Lavender, Linden & Damiana for stress relief & nervousness, and relief of headache

    Devil's claw for muscle pain or arthritis
     
  9. Alexandra

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    @ Sister Soulosophy,

    Good info. Where in London do you purchase your tea?


    God MetaSaience,

    A tablespoon!! I cannot manage more than a quarter of a teaspoon. Don’t know anyone who can actually. Still, as a man who ‘overstands’, alchemy, I think you would find the effects of baking soda with grape juice most interesting.

    I cannot live sans baking soda!. I too drink it about once a week for the same reason as you do. I also use it morning and night to wash my face after which I apply cider vinegar diluted with water followed by vitamin E oil. The result is soft, beautiful skin. I recommend all the Sisters try it. Have you read that article which explains how to cure cancer using baking soda and maple syrup? If so, thoughts?

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    What are the benefits of this combination please?

    Confession time; I harbor a lifelong aversion to bathing, so the above sounds like a more suitable option for me ergo please expound on these teas.

    Cheers,

    A
     
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    @ MS,

    Which version of Gingko is this? Siberian Ginkgo?

    @ Siste phynxofkmt

    St John’s Wort is also a powerful blood purifier, good for tumors and boils. Also good for chronic uterine problems.

    A
     
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