In Wicca, tea is thought to impart courage and strength as well as draw wealth. Tea is a sign of good fortune, as well as hospitality, in many eastern cultures as well. Dried tea leaves are burned to draw money to a home or business. They can also be sprinkled in cash registers and safes for the same purpose. Scott Cunningham recommends adding them to all money mixtures and sachets. He also recommends infusions of dark tea to add to any lust-inducing drink.
In hoodoo, tea leaves are not much thought of but odd items are sometimes brewed in boiling water and added to tea or coffee to ensure the fidelity of a partner. In one such application, women are advised to boil a pair of underwear after wearing it for a day and add some of the resulting “tea” to their lover’s or husband’s morning coffee. This is thought to ensure his fidelity, at least as long as he does not discern what’s in his morning cup of Joe… Bonne chance ~
Header: Lady at a Tea Table by Mary Cassatt c 1883