Teas to Bring About a State of Awesome

Sometimes we just need a tea to help us restore us to the state of awesome we deserve to be in.  What, pray tell, is the state of awesome?  Awesome is a state of inspiration, of being awe-full, and full of wonder all at once.  In many ways, being in a state of awesome is what so many of us need to be able to remember the world as an enchanted place.  The more folks reside in a state of awesome the closer we get to bringing the unicorns back.
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Tooth of Lion: Dandelion

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Bitterwort.  Fairy clock.  Fortune teller.  Swine’s snout.  Milk witch.  Peasant’s cloak.  There are many names for our ever present friend, Dandelion.  Flowering in the spring and fall, Dandelion marks the changing of the seasons with its triumphant yellow head popping up through cracks in the concrete and on hillsides through parks.  Tenacity would be a good word to describe our friend Dandelion who flickers bright in urban and rural setting alike, thriving in disturbed soil (like roadsides and dirt patches in parking lots).

Dandelion’s reputation for tenacity makes it a briliant ally for those needing detoxification and to gently cleanse of the body of excess heat and impurities.  For those who feel stagnant, Dandelion is the bold, toothy companion to help break down emotional and physical barriers to health.
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More rainbows!

We’re happy to announce that we are now carrying Super!Rainbows!Love!Go! Powder Blend in a 3 ounce jar.   You can find it in our S H O P.  A 3 ounce portion of Super!Rainbows!Love!Go! Powder Blend is a 60 day supply of high fives.  Read more about herbal powders and why we like them here.

Herbs for Sassiness

The first of a series of teas for pregnancy, labor, and postpartum, Sassy Mama, was made with the postpartum in mind, whether it has been a few weeks since the birth of your bundle of baby or a few years.  Or let’s be honest, a decade plus.  With the entrance of a new member of the family into your life it is important to feed body and spirit because so much change has occurred and sometimes it can seem hard to keep up with it all.  That’s why we keep it sassy!
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A Strong Brew: Making Medicinal Tea

There is more than one way to make tea.  Tea can be made with carefully heated water to the right temperature with a specific allotment of time for steeping.  Some teas are loose leaf, some are bagged; some left to steep for five minutes, others until the drinker remembers to remove the tea from cup or pot.  Making medicinal tea does not require any skills beyond making a regular cup of tea, except, perhaps, more patience and more tea.
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Let’s Talk About Rainbows

Teas are very important in the Worts & Cunning Apothecary household.  Our tea kettle is  an abundantly used tool in our home and tea pots and tea kettles are found on shelves about our kitchen.  And tables.  And the floor.  And in the hands of clever tea drinkers.  Yet, there is another concoction that plays as important role in the health and happiness of our household: the herbal powder.

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Rhythm of Strength: Raspberry Leaf

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Brambles above the door for protection and eating the fruit for love, the Raspberry plant seems to fulfill many needs in the myths told of its powers.  Today the use of the Raspberry plant continues to be multi-faceted as a rich and nutritious herb that is tonifying to body and spirit.

Strengthening the body with special attention to the uterus, Raspberry leaf is an herb for those who are looking to get back into their rhythm, moving with the cycles of the body towards health.

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