Magic Gardens and Tea have been among my favorite pastimes since I was 14 years old when I was taken to a Magic Garden and Tea party in Corona Del Mar, California. The garden is still there and is now called Sherman Gardens.
When I was 18 years old I had my first Jasmine tea in China Town, San Francisco. At the time, I didn’t know it was Jasmine tea, I just knew I loved the fragrance and the tea. I asked the waitress what kind of tea it was, and she just shook her head and said, “Chinese.” I carried the tea bag paper in my purse for years trying to discover what it was. Many years later I discovered in another Chinese restaurant that it was Jasmine tea, which, over the years, has become one of my favorites. The photo below is of dried Jasmine flowers that are available at herbco.com. You can add them to any green tea or experiment with making your own herbal tea blends.
I love resale shops. They contain so much variety, and often the goods span the decades. I discovered Magic Gardens at a resale shop many years ago. It has become one of my favorite books, even though I can only read one small chapter, or sometimes only one page at a time. The vibration is very high, and you can feel it was written by the angels. It contains joy and sadness in its pages; nostalgia and hope. “Heaven’s Love through flowers” is how I would describe it. The first edition, by New Age Press, was in 1944. I have the fourth edition from 1974.
For this upcoming Valentine’s Day I wanted to share parts of it with you:
In Flowerland the whispers of heaven may become audible to the children of men and women; for the celestial hosts, too, have a way of “saying it with flowers.”
The Peace Flower, Legend of the Jasmine
Angels hold converse with each other and with mortals by means of color. An assemblage of angels when engaged in healing prayers for the bestowal of blessings upon humanity appear as a glory of variegated clouds that fleck the sky in the hours of dawn or at sunset time.
…Winging through the vast ethereal expanses, hosts of angels gather some of the fairest, whitest, and most fragrant blossoms which adorn their etheric Land of Eternal Peace. These flowers they bring to the dust-haunted aisles of Earth. They are of ethereal whiteness and celestial sweetness, for of all the flowers the Jasmine is most fragrant.
The snowy whiteness of the Jasmine- flower reflects the divine peace; its fragrance, the prayers of angels. And… from its petals are broadcast the powers of peace.
So, if you haven’t yet experienced the bliss of Jasmine tea, I invite you to try it and be blessed.