Contemporary Pagans celebrate the sun’s power during Litha and it’s this very power that does the work of brewing Sun Tea so it’s easy to make. All you need to make this delicious brew are a few simple ingredients and a one-litre mason jar with a lid.
This Sun Tea recipe requires green tea, which is a tea associated with summer and vigour, as well as love, marriage, money, and prosperity spells. It also calls for honey which was once thought to be a gift from the gods, as well as lemon, a fruit associated with the power of the sun. Optional mint leaves are a symbol of Earth’s abundance during Litha.
Baking, cooking or otherwise preparing food for magickal purposes is recipe magick. This magick as no less potent than any other spellwork. As such, prepare this recipe mindfully, thinking of your magickal intentions during each and every step.
LITHA SUN TEA
- 2 teabags of green tea
- 1 lemon
- 2 – 3 tablespoons organic honey
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves (optional)
- Put the teabags in a clean 1 litre mason jar. Fill with room-temperature water and cap tightly.
- Place the jar outside in direct sunlight for 4 – 5 hours. Give the jar a gentle shake every hour or two. Also, make sure your jar doesn’t become shaded as the sun’s position changes. If it does, move it to another sunny spot.
- Once the tea has reached your preferred strength, remove the teabags and transfer the tea to a pitcher or larger jar.
- Add the honey, stirring well until it’s dissolved.
- Wash the lemon and slice it very thinly, removing any seeds as you go along. Add the sliced lemon to the sun tea.
- Optionally, add 1/2 cup of washed mint leaves for a refreshing twist.
- Serve your Sun Tea immediately with ice or place in the fridge to cool down.
Makes 1 litre.