How To MAKE A LUNAR INFUSION
- On the evening of the full moon place a teaspoon or two of each herb into a clean glass jar or glass bowl. Either fresh or dried herbs can be used; adjust the amount according to your taste.
- If you don't have all of the herbs suggested in the Moonletter, don't worry. Use what you have or make substitutions; follow your intuition!
- Pour pure, room-temperature water over the herbs and stir to submerge them.
- Let the tea can steep overnight, either inside or outside, where ever 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.
- Remember that other Moonletter readers are placing their lunar tea out to steep on the same evening, and imagine sending them greetings and well-wishes across the distance. Keep the theme and intent of the current lunation in mind as you do so. This, to me, is the most important part of the moon tea-making process: when we join together as a group our intentions are amplified.
- If moonlight is not able to reach the herbs steeping in the water (such as when it's cloudy, rainy or snowy) that's ok -- the intent behind the lunar tea will still be strong, and that's where much of the transformative power of this tea resides.
- The next morning strain out the herbs (and compost them, if possible).
- Drink the tea either throughout the whole next day or all at once. Remember to keep the monthly intention in mind as you drink.
- Store any remaining tea in the refrigerator and use up within three days.