As much as there is light in each of us, so is there shadow. We all have a dark side. There are parts of you that you're not proud of, that you don't want anyone to see. There's a tea for that. Brew this dark tea, cave-aged in Malawi for six years. Breathe in the pine smoke it carries on its back. Rosemary means remember and raspberry leaf is to relax. Embrace it. It's always been with you. You are your shadow self now.
About the inspiration:
Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magic Services is an ongoing urban fantasy podcast written by Lisette Alvarez and produced by Stormfire Productions. It was made for people who enjoy tales of meddling love goddesses, witches talking to their familiars, and the limits of magick. This story is about how we deal with failure--individually and collectively--and how sometimes our shadows don't quite take the shape we expect.
Ingredients: Aged black tea (dark tea), pine smoked tea (lapsang souchong), rosemary, raspberry leaf
Steep at 212° F for 3-5 min, or as dark as you dare.