Moon tea is traditionally said to be a tansy tea made by wood witches to support women's physical and emotional health, but, you can also harness the power of moon tea out of a variety of ingredients like those in this recipe.
The light of the moon, especially the full moon, has been said for centuries to provide energy and charge anything intentionally placed in it's light.
That's why moon tea is so popular.
However, you can utilize the full moon with a variety of plants, herbs or teas to make your own moon tea, even if you've never made it before.
This recipe uses easy to come by ingredients like chamomile, hibiscus, lemon, ginger, and rose petals. All amazing for the body and spirit.
Use dried tea ingredients and rose petals, because the flavor is more concentrated that way.If you cannot obtain dried tea ingredients, just use double the amount of tea ingredients.
If you desire to, you can dry rose petals at home in a food dehydrator or an oven on the lowest setting with the door cracked for about 45 minutes.
Use muslin cloth, or another sheer cloth or mesh tea ball to gather up the tea ingredients and tie with a string to secure.
Place a jar of water on a window sill with the window open, or outdoors where it will receive the full light of the moon.
Place the mesh bag with the tea contents into the water and let it strain into the water while you sleep.
First thing in the morning, remove the tea bag from the water and store the water inside to enjoy the fully charged moon tea iced or hot.
This moon tea will store in the refrigerator for up to one week. Heat or served iced as desired.
How To Make Moon Tea
- 1 glass jar
- 6 inch square of muslin cloth or similar cloth, or stainless steel tea ball
- 6 inches of string
- ⅛ cup dried chamomile tea
- ⅛ cup rose petals
- ⅛ cup dried hibiscus tea
- ⅛ teaspoon grated ginger root
- ⅛ tsp lemon zest
- 4-6 cups spring water
- Place all tea ingredients in the tea ball or onto the muslin cloth before securing tight with a string.
- Fill a glass jar with 4-6 cups fresh spring water.
- Suspend or float the ball of tea ingredients into the water and place in the light of the moon on an open window sill or outdoors.
- Allow the tea to steep while you sleep, and then bring it indoors upon waking.
- Serve hot and sip, or iced.
- The moon tea can be stored for up to one week in the refrigerator.