Our society’s own Wormwood Queen has put her first book out on the art of tea leaf reading! Tea and Tasseomancy: A Guide to Reading Tea Leaves: “A fun book teaching a centuries old tradition. Use the guidelines set forth to gain confidence and open your intuition. A perfect excuse to relax and sip a cup of tea while reading. Then try your hand at creating your own tea blends by experimenting with the recipes included.” Ready to try your hand at the art of reading tea leaves? You can pick up a copy of your own and get started here!
“I’ve always had a love of all things mysterious and magical. I remember at a very young age I would pick various flowers and herbs and attempt to make potions, perfumes, teas and tisanes. It seems this was an inherited trait. I come from a long line of those who infused magic into their every day lives, through palmistry, cooking, tarot and tea. And when I go back further, I see the penchant for Herbology has been there for quite sometime. It seems only natural that I would find myself recreating a family tradition relating to that most mysterious of drinks, the infamous Absinthe…” –Absinthe and the Sisters Henriod: A More Complete History
This young fairy was brought in to us just today. We don’t know his story yet as he prefers to be by himself seemingly deep in thought. He does seem fond of the little bluebird eggs we found. –Artwork by the Wormwood Queen
Everyone please send our Wormwood Queen healing wishes! She was having a fine time with her wonderful little gentleman and a roller-rink gnome popped up out of nowhere and nom’d her leg! And not in a pleasant “Oh! I’m just nibbling to verify to the others that you’re sweet.” More like “This ankle is coming with us woman!” She’s recouping right now and using her downtime to capture some of our UFRL wee folk. You can see more at hthewormwoodqueen.com/tea
We’ve been working on perfecting our special sugar cubes for our Absinthe Tea. Because we believe what makes tea special is the ritual and uniqueness of it all. The herbs for the tisane, unlike when they are distilled, produce more of a beautiful golden color. But like the liquor, the tea is best when sweetened. So in an effort to be festive we are producing a wonderful green, anise flavored sugar cube! Just like a proper Absinthe preparation, where cold water is dripped over a sugar cube into the liquor, such is the case with our tea. However it is a hot infusion, not cold, that is poured. And when it is, magical things happen! We cannot wait to share!
We are so completely thrilled that The Wormwood Queen has allowed us to recreate her family’s long held recipe for Absinthe Tea, “Mere Henriot’s Elixir”. I couldn’t wait and had to make a cup after I finished the blend. Here I left the herbs in whole, in hopes that perhaps she will read my leaves once I have finished! Just like the liquor, this tea is best sweetened. I took the liberty to add one very special green sugar cube for festive purposes. We cannot wait to share it with you!
As noted in this earlier post, our own Wormwood Queen is off to ConVocation this weekend. This is a new event exploring a wide range of mystical paths that offers guest speakers, an art show and a vendors room of unique items. Our absinthe gal will be holding a tea salon at high noon this coming Sunday at the event. She will be handing out samplers of our very first (and our signature) Orange Moon Tea! If you’re planning to attend the event please make sure to visit her tea panel and let her better acquaint you with our tea society!
Wormwood Queen is a founding member of the Orange Moon Tea Society and heir to the secret recipe for Mother Henriot’s Elixir, (otherwise known as Absinthe Tea). She was taught the magical art of tea leaf reading by a member of the Royal Court of Fae in exchange for her Illustrious work with the Urban Fairy Rescue League. In an effort to preserve this glorious tradition, she has chosen to pass on her knowledge to those who will join her for this unprecedented tea. This is an opportunity not to be missed!
Learn more by visiting ConVocation online, February 19th-22nd, 2015, for more details and join our Wormwood Queen Sunday for tea!