We're blessed today with beautiful weather on the the longest day, this is when we the sun reaches it's highest elevation and we have the longest daylight hours. The longest day is often confused with midsummer, which is normally the 24th June and is known as Litha in the wiccan calendar.
Both days are spent honoring the power of the sun, giving thanks for crops, handfasting, feasting and celebrating life. There are many rituals and rites which you can use to celebrate the solar year and the abundant life around you, the herbs traditionally used for ritual include St John's wort, Chammomile, Meadowsweet, Verbena, Mugwort, Mint, Elder & Hemp.
To keep with the tea theme this month you could try a wild craft (pick from nature) some of these herbs and use to make a herbal infusion or dry some for later use.
I want to share what I know about natural medicine with you. I also love stories and articles about food and nature so in this blog I will be looking at all these subjects and how they come together in our daily lives.