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Lily flower tea

There’s is that memorable quote from Harry Potter when Professor Slughorn tells Harry about his fish Francis,

 It was a student who gave me Francis. One Spring afternoon I discovered a bowl on my desk, just a few inches of clear water in it. Floating on the surface was a flower petal. As I washed, it sank. Just when it reached the bottom, it transformed into a wee fish. It was beautiful magic, wondrous to the behold. The flower petal had come from a lily, your mother. The day I came downstairs, the day the bowl was empty, was the day your mother…

There is that image of a singular lily petal, pure and beautiful – sinking into the depths of that bowl and making something even more beautiful and something just as fleeting: a friend, a remembrance, a little fish.  Lily flower tea also takes the beauty, the purity of the lily and makes something just as magical as Slughorn’s charmed fish – a great cup of tea. Lily flower tea moistens the lung and throat to alleviate cough, helps with heart burn, can firm the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lowers body heat, and can calm the spirit. It is often used in blooming teas for its beautiful appearance and is great for blending with black teas to add a little bit extra. Whether you’re feeling down from the still cold weather or want to try something new – Lily flower tea is sure to add a little magic to your life.

 



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