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Tea & Sympathy

Tea & Sympathy

Ranging from the bittersweet nostalgia inspired by bliss-laden tales and recollections of snow-covered childhood escapades to the anxiety and depression that is summoned, demon-like, from the dregs of the realization that you haven't seen sunlight in well over a month, winter is a powerful roller coaster of a word capable of evoking myriad emotions.

This is why Conjure Oils is staying your sentence and granting you a much needed reprieve!

Inspired by the relief and comfort that nothing other than a hot beverage on a cold day can deliver, the Tea & Sympathy collection is testament to the restorative powers of a cuppa; the love and lore found the world over that sing the praises of these regional panaceas.

Whether you choose to warm your bones with an Irish Hot Toddy, or curl by the fire sipping on Sbiten, we may just have the creature comfort that you crave.


Available decanted in 5ml amber glass apothecary
bottles with gorgeous full color glossy graphic labels.


Fragrances in the Tea & Sympathy collection are available in one size:

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $17.50
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle Roll-On - $17.50

Please indicate your desired fragrance from the drop down menus below then click the Add To Cart button to complete the selection.


Api Morado para Pachamama

As sweet and ancient as the soft light of the rising sun that caresses the Andes, Api Morado is a thick, nourishing beverage with impressive Incan ancestry. Beloved in Bolivia, Api Morado is served at breakfast with fresh hand-made pastries.

To honor our Earth Mother: wholesome ground purple corn is gently simmered in fresh milk with the rinds of pineapples and oranges and infused with comforting sweet clove, piquant cinnamon, a splash of lemon juice and a spoon of succulent raw sugar. Actually, make that two.

Bruja Zarate's Agua Dulce

A soothing time-honored Costa Rican breakfast drink. Agua Dulce, literally, "sweet water" is as simple and as elegant as its name.

Raw milled cane juice, tapa de dulce, is dissolved in the warmth of pure water fresh off the boil and served with juicy pink grapefruit.

Honrar a los Muertos

Atole is a masa-based beverage enjoyed on the Yucatan peninsula since pre-Colombian times. While it comes in many variations, the basic ingredients are consistent. Often left as an ofrenda to the spirits during el Dia de los Muertos, atole is a customary and welcome gift for the ancestors.

Masa harina is blended into hot milk, sugared with piloncillo and imbued with the ancient flavors of Mexican cinnamon and pure vanilla.

Intrigue in Tangiers

The preparation and presentation of tea in Morocco has been elevated to an art form known as Ataí. The careful attention and love that goes into the preparation of Moroccan mint tea is integral to Moroccan culture. It is expected that one enjoy at least three servings of tea per sitting, as each glass has its own unique flavor and color that changes as the steeping tea ages. In fact, this is ritual is immortalized in this proverb:

"Le premier verre est aussi amer que la vie,
le deuxième est aussi fort que l'amour,
le troisième est aussi doux que la mort."

"The first glass is as bitter as life,
the second glass is as strong as love,
the third glass is as gentle as death."

Chinese gunpowder green tea is boiled with cane sugar and blended with fresh peppermint leaves lightly accentuated with louiza and wormwood.

{Thank you to The Chameleons for inspiring the name!}

Madame Blavatsky's Sbiten

Dating back to the 1100's, sbiten has been a fixture enjoyed in Russian culture for ages. It is a mead-like beverage shared hot with friends and family on cold winter nights. I think if I had three wishes, one of them would be to go back in time to share a cup and a conversation with master occultist Madame Blavatsky.

Five different varieties of honey: orange blossom, clover, peach blossom, blackberry and wildflower honey boiled in fresh water with blackberry jam and spiced with ginger root and warming clove.

Midnight Chai With Kali Ma

As top contender for India's favorite hot libation, Masala chai is a staple in the region's cuisine. Chai is so prevalent that you could swing a cinnamon stick and hit a chai walla. These peddlers can be found in most train and bus stations as well as busy intersections. In fact, chai is so integral to the culture that to decline an offer to share a cuppa is considered quite rude, so when Kali calls, say yes!

Darjeeling black tea is steeped in sacred cow milk and saturated with ancestral spices: cinnamon sticks, clove buds, nutmeg, vanilla beans, elachi pods, pink peppercorns, fennel seeds and brown sugar.

Sahlab Au Set

Sahlab is ubiquitous throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean. In Egypt, it is the remedy for the biting cold of desert nights. Ancient and enduring; perhaps the goddess Isis warmed the baby Horus with sweet sahlab.

Fresh goat milk thickened with orchid root accord, kyphi honey, orange blossom and rose water and sprinkling of toasted coconut caramel.

Sarabba Sulawesi

Enjoyed by many on Indonesia's Sunda Island, Sarabba is a hot and spicy evening pick-me-up.

The fire of Indonesian ginger is ignited with white peppercorns then quenched with sugared coconut milk.

Stregare Bicerìn

Born in the Piedmontese region of Italy famous for its chocolatiers, il Bicerìn is Turin's take on simple hot chocolate, where, in the early part of the 16th century, Signore Philbert served hot chocolate to laud an Italian victory over the French. In the 1700's espresso and frothy whipped cream were added and il Bicerìn as we know it was born.

The aroma of an Italian cafe, leather and fine tobacco, creates an elegant ambience as we wait for our order to arrive: indulgent layers of bittersweet chocolate and gianduja slowly melted into whole milk and topped with Italian espresso and heavenly whipped cream.  Bellissimo!

Tae Draíochta

Éire's elixir for what ails ye. Truly, here's nothing quite like a Hot Toddy in the evening to shake a stubborn cold, or the winter blues. Triple the whiskey and it might be a magical cure for everything, if you can remember what was wrong in the first place!

Malty Assam black tea is fortified with a shot of Irish whiskey and spiced with clove studded lemon rinds. Stirred with a cinnamon stick and served piping hot.

Vajrayana Victual

Po Cha, or Yak Butter Tea is a staple in Tibet and surounding regions. It has a salty and tangy flavor and is purple, oily and thick with the consistency of porridge, Po Cha is consumed thoughout the day and as with most teas, it is rude to refuse a cup. in fact, it is customary for your host to top of your tea with each sip. This high calorie beverage well suited to the high altitudes and the butter keeps lips from chapping, so you can smooch the smooth lips of all the smiling rinpoches. Or not. Many people add tsampa, a barley flour, to their tea, stirring it with their fingers until they mix up a fat delicious dumpling in the tea bowl. Bread and tea in the same cup. How's that for convenience?

A drop of creamy Yak butter accord is churned with thick black tea and served whilst contemplating impermanence in the ancient temple atmosphere thick with ages of incense and prayer.

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