Licorice Throat Soother (Organic Herbal Tea for Sore Throats)

Licorice Throat Soother was blended because a friend saw our Cinnamon Throat Soother and reacted with dismay that it lacked licorice. Due to some complications regarding licorice’s interactions with diabetes, as well as some of the other common first world chronic health issues, I’d mostly avoided using it. Strengthening that Continue Reading →

I Will Survive (Organic Calendula Vanilla Rose Black Tea)

This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series ChariTeas

My Desert Sage Natural inboxes can be complicated and messy places. Queries from customers, whether about orders or  teas are the majority of the messages, but far from all. There’s a wide variety of spam, ranging from normal to disturbing.  (I get that the protocol is that sex sells everything, Continue Reading →

ChariTeas: Origin Story

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series ChariTeas

One of the things we want to do as a company is try to improve the world a bit around the edges. This starts with the fact that our goal with our products is to make your day a touch better.  Whether it be a medicinal tea that eases something Continue Reading →

Syzygy (Organic Rooibos with Elderberry and Cinnamon)

Syzygy is ones of the teas that fits into one of my long-term projects. I want to have tasty teas that fit into a couple of categories.  One set that will be helpful for colds and flus – which dovetails well with my goal of “combine elderberries with All the Continue Reading →

Benefits of the Label-pocalypse (Sale)

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Giveaways, Sales, Events

If you follow us on Twitter, a few months back you may remember me being in a borderline panic state due to label malfunction. The most recent batch had been iffy, as far as the adhesive was concerned, and while I’d known that, I hadn’t realized the inevitable result of Continue Reading →

Mister Tea’s ‘The Night Before Christmas’

‘Twas a fortnight before Christmas, and all through the house All the creatures are stirring… even the mouse.  The teas were all sitting on shelves with great care, Waiting for orders that soon would be there. The dogs were excited, and playing with toys, While we laughed at the antics Continue Reading →

Achievement Unlocked: Still Standing (Organic Non-Drowsy Pain Tea)

One of the things that Mister Tea and I have had to weather in our relationship is the harsh and brutal reality of the word ‘degenerative.’ When we first met I was relatively capable physically.  We used to take long rambling walks around the city, discovering new things, perusing thrift Continue Reading →

Clever Girl (Organic Black Tea with Currants)

It doesn’t take much to provoke a tea from us. Especially if the thing you toss into my brain is a thing that has been in the idea file for ages, and you express a specific desire to see that tea. The first glimmers of what became Clever Girl landed Continue Reading →

Silk Road Spice (Organic Cinnamon Ginger Coffee)

For a change, Silk Road Spice doesn’t have a particularly long and involved story. I was going through a time of irritatingly dodgy digestive system.  Mister Tea suggested I make a cinnamon ginger coffee so I could have the magic of ginger in both coffee and tea formats. The amusing Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness Part 2: The Daily Grind of Pain

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Heavy Content

Note:  This post is about chronic pain from my perspective and written through my experience with it.  I know that this will not cover everyone’s experience.  Additionally, there should definitely be content warnings.  Chronic life involves everything from PTSD to depression to tremendous anxiety to… Chronic pain isn’t a single Continue Reading →