WHAT TO DO WITH THIS INFORMATION?
Tea is not just a refreshing drink. For thousands of years it has been used as a remedy for all sorts of ailments. To get the very best out of your tea you should know the basics of various tea varieties. However it doesn’t end there as you can enrich and add new qualities to your tea by the use of herbs, flowers or other edible organic products.
One aspect of holistic health is the basic body nature, which is different from person to person. We react differently when for example the same food is given to a group of people. This tea series presents astrology as a reference to your choice of enriching your tea experience with natural additives. The base for several suggestions here comes from the long astrology tradition and should be considered as suggestions not medical information but I believe many of you will find suggested herbs very suitable to your palate when mixed with your favorite tea.
Virgos are children of the nature and enjoy time spent in the great outdoors. Mercury is Virgos ruling planet and shows strongly on intellectual level. Another strong trait coming from Mercury is healing and it shows in healing properties of Virgoan herbs like southernwood, valerian and fennel.
Fennel is even now commonly used in cooking while southernwood is an old herbal remedy, which was used as an antiseptic externally and as a digestive internally. Valerian is probably furthest as an ingredient one could use in a refreshing infusion as the smell resembles sweaty feet. Healthy as it may be I wouldn’t use it as a fragrance in my tea.
TREES AND FLOWERS
Trees bring some more options because Virgoan trees include all trees that bear nuts. I’d say that nuts can be used to give some flavor for some selected teas, for example smoky Lapsang Souchong could benefit from a hint of walnut.
Forget-me-not, Alkanet and other flowers in which blue and yellow are combined also many yellow flowers can be considered to be Virgoan. Lavender is the most famous of the lot and it is being used in all sorts of edible and inedible products and can be combined with various tea blends.
ANISEED AND LAVENDER – JUST WHAT DOCTOR ORDERED
Aniseed and Lavender rise above other Virgoan herbs, which also include marjoram, caraway, balm and bittersweet. Aniseed can be used to ease digestion and Lavender eases all sorts of aches all fitting to the healing traits of Virgo.
OTHER STAR SIGNS
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