Raphael’s Fire (Kukicha Gunpowder with Safflower, Chili, and Vanilla)

Once we’d finally acquired Kukicha and created ‘Splinter’s Brew’ – we knew we had to make a tea for each turtle. This ended up focusing on personality and colour of mask. For Raphael we needed red, of course, and something that covered his snark and …  angst issues. We crafted Continue Reading →

Desert Sage Natural’s Fall Sample Giveaway

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Giveaways, Sales, Events

We create a lot of teas. So many that at times even I find our selection somewhat dizzying. And yet I can’t seem to stop making more.  Not a flaw, really, but definitely a quirk. As we are a small company, we end up wondering what to do with the Continue Reading →

Introduction to Intensive Ingredients 4: Turmeric

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series The Making of Things

Turmeric is one of my favorite ingredients to work with. And not just because it looks so amusing in root form.  It triggers the imagination in a fun way.  Which is good when you need to deal with multiple pounds of it.  Random flickers of amusement help greatly when faced Continue Reading →

Leonardo’s Leadership (Organic Kukicha and Gunpowder with Blueberry and Cornflower)

Once we’d gotten ‘Splinter’s Brew’ sorted, we knew we had to make teas for the other turtles.  Since making the teas based on pizza preferences seemed a little…  weird, even for us, we decided to try to make the teas centered around colour, and in some cases, attitude.  (I do Continue Reading →

Donatello’s Zen (Organic Kukicha Gunpowder Lavender)

One of the first tea name ideas we came up with was ‘Splinter’s Brew.’  We knew we wanted it to be a green and kukicha, and were fairly certain we would end up making teas for the turtles as well. However, it took a couple of YEARS before I found Continue Reading →

Cowabunga (Organic Kukicha Gunpowder Orange Turmeric Tea)

The TMNT turtle teas were a fun project. We wanted to start with a foundation of ‘Splinter’s Brew’ and then add things in the right colour ranges that would also taste good. For Michaelangelo’s tea, our options were slightly limited.  Calendula tends to be more yellow than orange, and I Continue Reading →

The Norn Compass (Organic Cinnamon Chocolate Black Tea)

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series ChariTeas

This tea was created to celebrate the wedding of a dear friend.  If you follow our teas, or our blog posts, she (and her apocalyptically cute wee one and one of her gigantic dogs) have shown up from time to time. When she and her partner decided that they were Continue Reading →

AnTeaInfection Plus (Organic Anti-bacterial, Anti-viral Herbal Tea with extras)

‘AnTeaInfection’ has been one of my go-to teas for illness and infection for quite a long time. However, sometimes it needs to be paired with other teas to properly fight whatever sickness is currently making life more difficult. Sometimes remembering all the teas I should be drinking and then managing Continue Reading →

Snickerdoodle Joe (Organic Cinnamon Vanilla Coffee)

One of the benefits/drawbacks to using a Keurig for our coffee drinking is that sometimes the flavour from a cup of coffee will carry over just a smidge into the next cup. Due to Mister Tea’s habit of alternating his Malabar and his Paris, we came to the conclusion that Continue Reading →

Dragon’s Heart (Organic Chocolate Oolong)

‘Dragon’s Heart’ is the last of the experimental oolongs we created per a customer suggestion. I am starting to feel like we should have a chocolate version of all of foundational teas. The name was easy – the Twitterverse (through a wonderful author I follow) pointed me at a children’s Continue Reading →