Wishlisted these "tea" ebooks at my public library (mine uses overdrive) if anyone else is interested.
This a comment from a review first posted on http://www.witchhazelsmagick.com/2014/10/book-review-kitchen-witchs-world-of.html - the reviewer is a book lover and a witch, and clearly really got on with the book.
This is a charming book, with an array of simple, practical and magical uses for herbs. Much of the book is concerned with correspondences, so if sympathetic magic especially appeals to you, this is an ideal text to pick up.
It's pleasingly responsible as a text.I picked the above quote because it illustrates this. I find it curious that anyone could confuse bluebells and harebells - bluebells are a Beltain flower of the woods, harebells a late summer flower belonging to grassland. they do however look very similar, and colloquial names for plants can vary a lot one place to another.
Rachel includes a helpful set of folk names for herbs and the plants they connect with - all that eye of newt stuff may not be as gruesome as first imagined! This is a really interesting list. I was also fascinated to see a list of Victorian flower associations - the language of flowers being more associated with sending secret messages than with magic. But that's the thing about this kind of pragmatic approach to witchcraft - is something is interesting, appealing, if it works in some way, it really doesn't matter how old it is. What matters is the inspiration and where that takes you.