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The Forest Witch Story Inspired Teas & Magical Art
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Many teas inspired by Gods and mythology, and stories from books, shows, movies and video games! Let your nerd bone be tickled!

Valley's Mist by Mia Arsenault © 2019It's funny how now that I'm working on music and being overly perfectionist and no...
11/07/2019

Valley's Mist by Mia Arsenault © 2019

It's funny how now that I'm working on music and being overly perfectionist and nothing is good enough, painting is so much easier... Lol. It's something that I'm cool with it just being what it is, and is actually quite relaxing for me as I listen to audiobooks and take a break from work in the shop, and work on music.

I'm trying to simplify my music process, the instrumentation, as well as the mixing. It's just so hard for me to feel like a song is good enough as singing/music is something I've worked on so hard for most of my life.

I just gotta do it though. Just do it.

Do you find yourself telling yourself to just do the thing and stop getting in your way a lot too when it comes to the thing you love doing the most?⁣

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I've been thinking a lot lately on how to better make my life the way I want it to be. What activities I fill my time wi...
11/02/2019

I've been thinking a lot lately on how to better make my life the way I want it to be. What activities I fill my time with, the objects and atmosphere I make of my spaces, and how to incorporate more of the things that fill my well of inspiration. This has also included thinking of the things I'd like to cut back on since they either induce stress, or don't really do much of anything for me.

In any case, the way I craft my life and physical world has been of much import lately. Even when we aren't living our idealized future yet, doesn't mean we can't make the present much more pleasant and fulfilling.

I hope the introspective season has brought you some good insights into making your own world more how you'd like it ❤️

Photo by me

"Dancing Birch"⁣⁣⁣⁣by Mia Arsenault © 2019⁣
10/26/2019

"Dancing Birch"⁣⁣
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by Mia Arsenault © 2019⁣

Along with the usual Yuletide teas of Yule (a gingerbread black tea, Peppermint Lane (chocolate-candy cane black), Midwi...
10/18/2019

Along with the usual Yuletide teas of Yule (a gingerbread black tea, Peppermint Lane (chocolate-candy cane black), Midwinter Madras (orange-cranberry green), and Elven Nog (egg nog black), there are four brand new wintery blends this year!

Hygge is a chocolate-almond rooibos and black tea.

Krampus is a smoky spiced Lapsang Souchong black tea with cinnamon and clove.

Mrs Claus' Kitchen a coconut-hazelnut chocolate truffle in rooibos blend.

Chocolate Orange is exactly how it sounds, chocolate, orange pieces, and citrus blossom in a green rooibos blend

Along with the usual Yuletide teas of Yule (a gingerbread black tea, Peppermint Lane (chocolate-candy cane black), Midwinter Madras (orange-cranberry green), and Elven Nog (egg nog black), there are four brand new wintery blends this year!

Hygge is a chocolate-almond rooibos and black tea.

Krampus is a smoky spiced Lapsang Souchong black tea with cinnamon and clove.

Mrs Claus' Kitchen a coconut-hazelnut chocolate truffle in rooibos blend.

Chocolate Orange is exactly how it sounds, chocolate, orange pieces, and citrus blossom in a green rooibos blend

The Forest Witch's cover photo
10/18/2019

The Forest Witch's cover photo

Happy Friday, witches!Before we get to the good stuff this afternoon, I'd like you to meet our new babies! They've been ...
10/18/2019

Happy Friday, witches!

Before we get to the good stuff this afternoon, I'd like you to meet our new babies! They've been such a help while we grieve our loss of Princess. They're so sweet and loving, and absolutely wild and shifty whilst playing.

The grey is Cirilla Fiona Ellen Riannon Smarty (Ciri for short lol), and the black is Yennefer Meeko of Vengerberg (Yen for short).

Can you tell we love The Witcher? No? Really? Lol

Happy Thanksgiving!⁣⁣I hope you've all stuffed yourselves with delicious noms, and spent some cozy time with loved o...
10/14/2019

Happy Thanksgiving!⁣

I hope you've all stuffed yourselves with delicious noms, and spent some cozy time with loved ones ❤️⁣

I've got some tea things coming at you this Friday, so be on the lookout!

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⁣⁣If you haven't seen my story about it, our baby cat, Princess passed away a few weeks ago. ⁣⁣⁣⁣I wish all ...
10/11/2019



If you haven't seen my story about it, our baby cat, Princess passed away a few weeks ago. ⁣⁣
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I wish all the time, and especially when they leave us, that they lived as long as we do. When we start making life-lengthening medicine, I'm sure we're all collectively going to want it applied to our fur babies first.⁣⁣
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Princess was a silly cat, always ready for food (even three or four hours before meal time...), loved to cuddle, and loved to get under our feet, especially at meal time. She was too smart, and we couldn't play with her with laser toys because she'd always figure out that the red dot was coming from the thing in our hand.⁣⁣
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#grief #petloss #catstagram #catsofinstagram #kitty #furbaby #mypetsaremykids

The Forest Witch's cover photo
09/12/2019

The Forest Witch's cover photo

⁣⁣“We all have forests on our minds. Forests unexplored, unending. Each one of us gets lost in the forest, every n...
09/12/2019



“We all have forests on our minds. Forests unexplored, unending. Each one of us gets lost in the forest, every night, alone.”⁣

― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wind's Twelve Quarters⁣
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📸 by Mia Arsenault (me!)⁣

#theforestwitch #witchesofinstagram #pagansofinstagram #witchy #mabon #autumn #autumnalequinox #wheeloftheyear #ursulakleguin #thewindstwelvequarters #thursdaythoughts #forestwitch #naturewitch #forestwalk #thursdayquotes #naturephotography #september

Mabon is coming, witches!I can't believe the equinox is almost here, and with that, Autumn! Things will be ramping up in...
09/07/2019

Mabon is coming, witches!

I can't believe the equinox is almost here, and with that, Autumn! Things will be ramping up in busy-ness around here as I prepare for selling lots of teas for the holidays, and continue working away on music!

My Mabon blend is a delightful rooibos and honey bush tea flavoured with yummy pumpkin cheesecake. You can be sure that I've been drinking this a lot lately 😂

What will you be harvesting in your life this coming Mabon?

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📸 by Michelle (sticksandstonesbooks⁣ on IG)

⁣⁣Happy September, witches!⁣⁣I've been holed up making music the past few weeks! Apparently it's all I could do ...
09/06/2019



Happy September, witches!⁣

I've been holed up making music the past few weeks! Apparently it's all I could do or think about, which is fine by me, lol, but I've neglected posting! I definitely won't feel bad about it though, as I think it's very healthy to step away from constantly sharing, or interacting every now and then. I already stay away from social media on the weekends, but even then, it's good to take a bigger step back every once in awhile! ⁣

I've been talking about getting my Patreon live now for awhile, and I've definitely been struggling with feeling like what I'm doing isn't enough, or "right" because I don't have all the best of everything. I know this is a constant struggle for many, and yeah, social media definitely feeds into that "I'm not good enough" loop. So in light of that, I'll be getting up soon with hopefully a few videos up on my YouTube channel, in order for October to be the first cycle. I'm scared, but so ready to finally put music out in the world as I always dreamed (and worked damned hard at) of. ⁣

So how have you been? What's these last weeks of summer got going on in your world?⁣


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📸 by Mia Arsenault⁣

#theforestwitch #theforestwitchmia #miaarsenault #musicwitch #selfcare #socialmediabreak #makingmusic #creativewitch #witchesofinstagram #pagansofinstagram #summer #autumn #endofsummer #newproject #naturephotography #trailwalk #hike #canada #ontario #naturewitch

I hadn't planned any garden activities this summer, mostly because I wasn't sure how my wrist was going to be (it's hone...
08/22/2019

I hadn't planned any garden activities this summer, mostly because I wasn't sure how my wrist was going to be (it's honestly pretty good now, though I need to keep doing more exercises especially for my thumb strength).

I've already started thinking about what I want to do for next year's growing season, and I'm so excited, I kind of want it to be end of winter already 😂

But for now, I'll enjoy my walks, and the gorgeous trails and wilderness around here and be inspired.

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📸 by Mia Arsenault (me!)

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My hands upon bark, smooth here, rough thereGolden green light filters through and ripples over my skinNever do I feel a...
08/16/2019

My hands upon bark, smooth here, rough there

Golden green light filters through and ripples over my skin

Never do I feel as most myself as when in the wilds am I

- Mia Arsenault

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📸 by Mia Arsenault (me!)

#summertime #adventure #trail #birch

A gorgeous photo from my brand new line of Caraval teas!https://theforestwitch.ca/collections/caraval✨❤️✨📸 by...
08/14/2019

A gorgeous photo from my brand new line of Caraval teas!

https://theforestwitch.ca/collections/caraval

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📸 by Carly beautynherbooks on IG

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#teatime #cuppatea #afternoontea #organictea #caraval #scarlettdragna #juliansantos #stephaniegarber #donatelladragna #legend #bookish

As an update on the things I'll be adding to my self-care routines going forward is going out into the abundant countrys...
08/09/2019

As an update on the things I'll be adding to my self-care routines going forward is going out into the abundant countryside that surrounds me and taking photos. Not just for sharing here, but getting some references for my paintings as it seems I just really love painting the natural world.

This will be fun mini-adventures for myself that will allow me to watch the seasons change, and take myself out into nature where I am able to ground myself most easily. I think this combined with the trail walks I take, will be a fantastic way to de-stress, especially as the holiday season slowly builds in craziness!

Share some of your self-care routines that help you, it's always good to see what others are doing and see if those things are helpful to us too!

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📸 by Mia Arsenault (me!)

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I've been reading up a storm this summer, witches! Harry Potter is always on the tbr (again) pile, but alas, I haven't r...
08/07/2019

I've been reading up a storm this summer, witches! Harry Potter is always on the tbr (again) pile, but alas, I haven't read it yet! I actually had plans to reread A Game of Thrones this summer as well, but perhaps I'll reread them closer to the release of the next book, then reread them again for the final book!

I just looked how many books I've finished since we got back from the Dominican on the 14th of July... I've finished 8 books, y'all! That's just nuts for me seeing as I always set my reading challenge to 30 books a year, and then come December, I scramble to read half of that, and end up lowering the number 😂

What book(s) are you hoping to finish by summer's end, witches? I'm currently listening to "An Ember in the Ashes" by Sabaa Tahir and reading on my Kobo "Tipping the Velvet" by Sarah Waters (I usually have multiple books on the go at any given time).

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📸 by the wonderful Amanda nerdofangelandshadow on IG

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Happy Lughnasadh (and Imbolg for you southern hemisphere folk), witches!⁣https://theforestwitch.ca/products/tea-lughna...
08/01/2019

Happy Lughnasadh (and Imbolg for you southern hemisphere folk), witches!⁣
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I cannot believe how fast this year seems to have flown by! But at any rate, I am so happy to have begun my rep program for the shop because it's amazing seeing all the adventures my teas are going on! They're going on vacation, I kid you not 😂

Beginning the rep program is probably one of my favourite things I began this year, and what a wonderful harvest of silliness, and amazing people I've cropped up around my teas ❤️❤️❤️

I hope you are spending a wonderful day enjoying the heat of the sun, and lots of good fresh food! And if it's cool enough, some fresh baked something ❤️

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📸by Natasha wayword_witch on IG

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Going somewhere for a week and not being able to work has really shifted the way I'm looking at my work/life/fun/rest ba...
07/31/2019

Going somewhere for a week and not being able to work has really shifted the way I'm looking at my work/life/fun/rest balance in a big way.

The only thing I could do while we were in the Dominican was relax and enjoy the company of family and new friends. Coming back from that has left me much more calm, and much more able to let myself be to just enjoy myself by reading, or watching my favourite gardening YouTube channels.

As with all things, I think the build up of just constantly working and feeling guilty when not working because hey, all my work stuff is right there, so I should constantly be doing things, just reached a boiling point before we left.

I've said before that this last 7-8 months has seen me get burnt out every month or two, and that's just no good at all. It's not good for my creativity or productivity. And I think it's rather unhealthy to constantly feel guilty for not working.

I'm so glad we went though, and I'm so grateful for this perspective shift!

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📸 by Mia The Forest Witch

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07/26/2019



Happy Friday, witches!⁣

The red currants have given me a fantastic crop this year, so I made a little jam!⁣

Red currants have their own pectin, so all you need is clean, washed berries, a little water, and some sugar! Once canned, they'll be set by the next day. ⁣

It's gotten me excited to plan some gardening next year! I've missed it so much since I injured my wrist, and was working inefficiently (which I talked a bit about in my newsletter this morning). I've even got a greenhouse coming today since my cannabis plants need more nighttime warmth this summer! But I plan for tomatoes and hot peppers in it next summer!⁣

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#theforestwitch #theforestwitchmia #gardenwitch #cottagewitch #jammin #canning #kitchenwitch #witchesofinstagram #pagansofinstagram #gardening #summerlovin #redcurrants #gardenplans

Happy Thursday, witches!I cannot believe August, and Lughnasadh is almost here! I've been sipping on my Lughnasadh blend...
07/25/2019

Happy Thursday, witches!

I cannot believe August, and Lughnasadh is almost here! I've been sipping on my Lughnasadh blend later in the evenings lately (which is great since it's also caffeine free and doesn't keep me up at night, lol).

If you haven't checked it out before, this tea blend is rooibos, chamomile, oats, and strawberries, all lightly spiced with sweet cinnamon.

I absolutely adore chamomile, and it never fails to remind me of the hot and dry month of August, of fields full of wildflowers and crops, the scents of so many sweet grasses drying in the heat of the sun everywhere you go.

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I'll likely be driving out to the lake for Lughnasadh proper and doing some water magic there, as always! What are your plans for the first of the harvest Sabbats, witches?

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📸 by Laine witchofwinter on IG

Happy Tuesday, witches!I'm busy working away on it seems like everything at once! One minute, I'm working on piecing tog...
07/23/2019

Happy Tuesday, witches!

I'm busy working away on it seems like everything at once! One minute, I'm working on piecing together vocals for that first song I'll be releasing (I've got a Patreon set up already that I'll share when everything's good to go!)

Then the new tea blends for August

Then making teas for orders to ship tomorrow

It's been a productive day to say the least! I'm scheduling a trip to the beach this week for some rest and self-love. This one day a week for adventure is something I'm adamant about being in my new schedule from here on out. During the summer, it'll definitely be an afternoon/evening at the beach. Come autumn, I'm thinking of trails and such in the woods. But for now... all I'm thinking about is sand, waves, and the big blue sky above me.

How do you like to relax in the summer?

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Photo by me in the Dominican Republic 2019

Hello, witches!I'm happy to be back, though still recovering! Our trip back from the Dominican ended with me getting som...
07/18/2019

Hello, witches!

I'm happy to be back, though still recovering! Our trip back from the Dominican ended with me getting some dehydration, then some pretty powerful neck & back pain. I've been taking it slow, and honestly, I'm so glad I had decided to switch to the one ship day a week, because now I feel I have so much less stress, and so much more time for music and art!

But the trip was amazing, and I'll share some photos soon!

Now, though, I get to go back into the beautiful Duchy of Toussaint, and hang out with my fictional husband, Geralt of Rivia 😍

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📸 by Jana @bookishwiccan , makes me wanna play Witcher whilst on a picnic... now how to set that up... 😂

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