Did you know that coffee is good for more than just getting you going in the morning? Coffee represents grounding and peace, and the beans dispel nightmares and aid ritual energy. Too much coffee can be a bad thing, but if you’re going to have it, enjoy it and really think about it. Get the best coffee you can afford and savor every sip.
Flavored coffees can also change your mood and please your palate. I recommend using natural flavorings if you can. Use vanilla for love and success, hazelnut for divination and inspiration, coconut for purity, chocolate for wealth, mint for happiness and luck, or any other flavor that tickles your fancy.
Tea is also fantastic, not just for the flavor, but for the medicinal and magical purposes. You can make tea from almost any plant, and you can have it with or without tea leaves. Tea can be one of the most versatile drinks in your life. I highly recommend getting a couple of books, one on magical herbalism, and one on healing herbs, so that you can make the most of every cup of tea you drink.
I think it’s also worth noting that while tea is usually seen as a relaxing drink, and should certainly be enjoyed as such, it can also be an energizing drink. Depending on what’s in the tea, it can fill you with physical or spiritual energy. If you learn about a wide variety of herbs, you can use tea for either calming or energizing purposes.
Many cultures also have tea ceremonies of one form or another. If you don’t already practice one, you may want to consider it. The focus it takes to perform a proper tea ceremony can really help you get your mind off the worries of the day. Anything that takes patience and precision can be magical, because it makes you clear your mind and focus on the task at hand. That, combined with the tea itself can make for a tremendously beneficial time in your day.
If you use your tea for healing purposes, be sure to take some time to be grateful for these wonderful plants that nature has provided for you, and for the healing that they bring. Knowing they’ll work is one thing, but never take such gifts for granted. If you’re making a magical tea, drink it slowly and focus on your intention as you inhale the scent and enjoy the flavor. Make it a real experience, no matter whether the purpose is magical, healing, or just for the flavor.
Interested in more? Check out my other posts on mundane magic.