Tonight, June 18th, 8:00 pm, it’s time for the premier of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Sorcerer, at the Montgomery Theatre in downtown San Jose.
In this light opera, wich features Bollywood-style dancing, tea represents a magic love potion from the Sorcerer, John Wellington Wells, himself! (Source: http://www.examiner.com/tea-in-san-jose/tea-plays-a-major-role-lyric-theatre-of-san-jose-s-the-sorcerer)
Here is an example of a Love Potion tea recipe (4 serves):
1 – pinch of rosemary
2 – teaspoons of black tea
3 – pinches thyme
3 – pinches nutmeg
3 – fresh mint leaves
6 – fresh rose petals
6 – lemon leaves
3 – cups pure spring water
To make another person fall in love with you, brew this tea on a Friday during a waxing moon (moving from empty to full).
Place all ingredients in an earthenware or copper tea kettle. Boil three cups of pure spring water and add to the kettle. Sweeten with sugar and honey, if desired.
Before drinking, recite this rhyme:…………………………..
BY LIGHT OF MOON WAXING
I BREW THIS TEA
TO MAKE [lover's name] DESIRE ME.
Drink some of the tea and say……………………………:
GODDESS OF LOVE
HEAR NOW MY PLEA
LET [lover's name] DESIRE ME!
SO MOTE IT BE
SO MOTE IT BE
On the following Friday, brew another pot of the love potion tea and give some to the person you want to love you. He or she will soon begin to fall in love with you.
All in fun – but good luck!!!
What’s your experience of love tea potion? Do you use another recipe?
Tonight, June 18th, 8:00 pm, it’s time for the premier of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Sorcerer, at the Montgomery Theatre in downtown San Jose….