Through the circle we focus on a unique intention, and together we connect with the energy of the moon and the herbs to invoke wisdom & healing, manifestation & release.
Below are the basic steps for creating your own unique full moon tea.
~ If you don't have all of the herbs specified in the monthly newsletter, it's ok. Use what you have or make substitutions. You can used dried or fresh herbs. Everyone's moon tea will be a little different.
~ On the evening of the full moon pour pure, room-temperature water over the herbs then let your covered jar sit in the light of the moon overnight.
~ Your tea can steep anywhere the moonlight will touch it. This can be in a backyard, on a balcony, or on a windowsill. Try to place it somewhere elevated and with a clear view of the sky so it can catch as many moonbeams as possible.
~ If moonlight is not able to reach the steeping jar (as when it's cloudy, rainy or snowy) that's ok -- the intent behind the moon tea will still be strong, and that's where much of the transformative power of this tea resides.
~ Remember that other readers are placing their tea jars out to steep on the same evening, and send them telepathic greetings and well-wishes. Keep the intent in mind as you do so. This is the most important part of the tea-making process: when we join together as a group our intentions are amplified.
~ The next morning strain out the herbs (and compost them, if possible).
~ You can drink this brew throughout the whole next day or all at once. Remember to keep the monthly intention in mind as you drink.