- strawberry/raspberry tea (any works, you could also use coffee with strawberry/raspberry syrup if you don’t drink tea)
- dried culinary roses
- moon water
- red or pink food dye (opt)
- crystals for charging (opt)
To start off, we’re gonna make a rose simple syrup.
To make simple syrup, we’re gonna use an equal ratio of water and sugar (I used 1 cup each) and simmer on medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally.
Then, we’re gonna add the roses. Personally, I use dried culinary roses since they’re more accessible and keep longer. Finding fresh roses that haven’t been sprayed with any kind of fertilizer or insecticide is almost impossible where I live, and it’s super expensive to order. You’re welcome to if you want to, but in that case I would recommend at least doubling my amount.
I like to start with half a cup of roses when using 1 cup sugar + 1 cup water. I’ll let that simmer down and the add another half cup to steep while it sits.
After a few hours, use a mesh strainer to remove the petals and bam. Rose syrup. I usually make this ahead of time and just keep it, since it’s a long process. I find it keeps well in Tupperware.
Now, onto the actual latte.
Prepare the tea/coffee according to the instructions and your preference. At the same time, heat up an equal amount of milk and make it relatively frothy. Add the rose syrup to the milk, as well as the food dye if you choose to.
Now, choose a mug, as well as some things to charge it with. I like to use a tarot or oracle card that I see as representing self love and self care and a small rose quartz point with clear quartz. Pour the tea into the cup first, then add the rose milk, and watch them combine. When you feel ready, stir the latte clockwise, visualizing love coming into your life.
If you’re good at latte art, you could also draw some sigils or a heart. This can also be served cold, which would make a good drink in summer!
You can also remove the rose syrup and just steep rose petals with the tea if you aren’t into super sweet drinks.
spell written by Roman Valentine, @theretrowitch