→ rose petals - 2 parts
Mix 2 parts each of rose petals, jasmine, holy basil, cacao, and cinnamon, and 1 part vanilla and ashwagandha into your vessel of choice (scale according to quantity) and add boiling water. Let tea steep for 15 minutes. Sweeten with honey, if desired and add your choice of milk (optional). Enjoy alone or with a lover.
Rose petals are traditionally associated with love not just for their symbolic quality but also because of their uplifting effect in herbal medicine. Rose is most notable for helping us to open our hearts and be willing to love and be loved. The rose in this tea will help you decompress, and will alleviate stressors from your day. Jasmine will also aid in this soft sedation while heightening sexual desire. Holy basil will help stimulate your body and mind and reduce exhaustion and tiredness. Ashwagandha is used in Ayurvedic medicine as an adaptogen that works on the adrenals to strengthen the body and mind against stress. It is also used as an aphrodisiac, to strengthen the body and libido and increase stamina and performance. Vanilla and cacao are both associated with sex and love, and they add a rich, chocolatey scent and taste to the blend. Cinnamon adds a hint of warming spice. The sensuous aroma of this blend will help set an amorous scene.