Old Eighties Queer (Organic Chocolate Jasmine Chai)

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series ChariTeas

Old Eighties Queer started as a short thread on Twitter by one of the authors I follow, shortly after the 2018 US midterm elections. It was a short thread about how there were now queer members of Congress – there were queer governors – and that 30 years ago that Continue Reading →

The Mod Squad (For Tea!)

It is not uncommon for really good ideas to come out of unfortunate circumstances.  At least not as far as my life and tea. Recently I’ve had some health issues that led to a sequence of weeks where I didn’t allow myself any caffeine.  It didn’t turn out to be Continue Reading →

The Inspector’s Frost (Organic Peppermint Keemun Caravan Earl Grey Tea)

There are many reasons that I love our Baker Street Blend. It was the first blend of just teas that I attempted.  (And it turned out to be one that Mister Tea and I both loved.)  It enabled me to recreate a tea for a friend.  It was also the Continue Reading →

April 6th 2019 (Twitter Thread on Disability and Consent)

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Heavy Content

CW: Disability, Consent, Ableism, PTSD A thread I read yesterday got me to thinking about my interactions with people in the outside world – especially on the bad days. Specifically, to the different ways people respond to various mobility aids and my particular flavour of broken. See, there are good Continue Reading →

Adventures in Cooking: Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Adventures in Cooking

One of the frustrating things about chronic life is that it delimits what I can do. Depending on the day it does so rather severely. This means I am cooking far less these days.  Most of my time and energy goes into tea. And I love tea, I do.  I Continue Reading →

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Watson’s Wit (Organic Black Tea Blend)

The tale of Watson’s Wit is short and sweet, compared to many. One of the issues Mister Tea and I sometimes face is delays in acquiring some of our ingredients.  The largest culprits are turmeric (which, until recently, could be dastardly difficult to acquire organic) and a couple of the Continue Reading →

First Taste of Home (Organic Chocolate Blueberry Tea)

This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series ChariTeas

‘First Taste of Home’ was born out of a combination of annoyance and my sometimes oddly applied sense of responsibility. In this particular case, it wasn’t annoyance at a label, or annoyance at an ingredients list – it was due to one of our ingredients having changed texture. I’d received Continue Reading →