An excerpt for this tea from our dear astrologer friend and collaborator, Leah of Chthonic Astrology ~
“Leo is playful, radiant, performative, lusty, + joyful. A sense of joy and play is hopefully at the center of our lives, like the sun is the center of our solar system.
Leo rules the heart, spine, and cardiac system. It is the only sign that is ruled by the Sun — this feels important. This is such a solar time of year, solar energy is our life force, our creative yang consciousness. Overly activated sol can also be draining and depleting…obviously we live this in TX in July/August but also can be felt in Leo season when everything just get so ACTIVATED. I love that the passionflower is home grown (very Cancer evolving into Leo) and “passion” is such a Leo word/concept. Instincts say anything that nourishes the heart and cardiac system, even energetically, and cools us down so that we can access/have space for the joy, is what we want!
My prayer for Leo season is that we remember to gather strength from our hearts, and let our loving radiance be our guiding light towards change <3 <3 <3″ – Leah
Our Leo Tea is immensely calming + meant to relax the chest and upper back. It prompts weight to roll off of the shoulders and down the spine, while mellowing out the central nervous system + energy reserves. Leos shine in their heart-centered gifts, with the ability to support self while also helping others to be their best selves. These natural leaders could benefit from receiving support in their strong backs and soft fronts. This tea emulates that sentiment– when you drink it you softly shine with inner strength. It has gentle helichrysum, or immortelle, an alchemical quintessential symbol of the Sun and its everlasting radiance. We have included nettles, as a balancing yang ally — gusto for nourishing adrenals and minerals which is often the playful end of the summer sweetness we need. Lemongrass cools the circulatory system while also refreshing the palette with its fun flavor. Plus, doesn’t it’s beautiful long strands resemble that of a lion’s mane? The high silica content is good for our hair! Play feeds the heart, as Leo resembles the Sun in our heart, it is essential that we bow to this nature. This tea is complete with freshly harvested Motherwort, aka Leonurus cardiaca (lion heart), that comforts and holds us where it counts. Let the heart lead!
Leos are the only sign ruled by the Sun, let’s drink it up while it’s here! It is the season of activation and heat. This tea nourishes the heart + cardiac system, both physiologically and energetically, and cools us down so we may have space for good-natured joy.
Organic Ingredients: Passionflower Vine + Blossom, Nettles, Motherwort, Lemongrass, Helichrysum.