What will you grow in your indoor garden?

old books and heap of mail with antique cup of tea

When I was little, I dreamed of being a kitchen witch, mixing up mysterious concoctions, growing my own fresh, organic ingredients and using them to soothe body and soul. As it turns out, I’m completely devoid of magic in the kitchen.

Maybe that’s why I’m so fond of tea? It’s so easy to make! When I found out you can grow some common ingredients indoors? I knew I’d have to give it a whirl.

Unfortunately, tea leaves take about three years to mature, but there are several herbs you can grow indoors and use for herbal tea mixes or as additives.

  • Mint
  • Chamomile
  • Lemon balm
  • Lemon verbena
  • Lavender
  • Ginger

What is your herbal tea of choice?

(And have you ever tasted catnip tea? Is it for humans or is it just for cats? Either way, I think this is something our kitty can get behind.)

While you’re taking sips, be sure to check out the following paranormal cozy mystery…


Home Sweet Witch

by Bettina M. Johnson

A naïve young witch. A decades-old murder. Can she put her topsy-turvy magic to good use before someone else gives up the ghost?

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Do you divine by dragon pearl?

old books and heap of mail with antique cup of tea

I had a few people write to ask where I get my pineapple tea. My favorite herbal blend is from an online shop called We Spill The Tea. Their Tropical Pineapple is delicious.

I received some new recommendations for morning picker-uppers, as well, including Victorian London Fog. Doesn’t the name of that last one just sweep you away? I bought a tin and can’t wait to see if it tastes as good as it sounds. (Thank you, Carla. ♡)

I get a lot of tea from Etsy and have been experimented with new forms of lately.

Have you tried…

tea bombs

tea globes

dragon pearls, or

blooming tea?

While you’re thinking about it, be sure to check out the following paracozy mystery…


When Ruby unjustly gets fired from her job, her best friend suggests she try her hand at being a psychic. Despite having no extrasensory abilities, Ruby agrees out of financial desperation. It’s not long before a tech company hires her, but soon she’s experiencing psychic visions for real. Can Ruby help when her co-worker goes missing?

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