Requiem for a Redshirt (Organic Caravan Rooibos Tea)

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Star Trek Beverages

The idea for this tea just popped into my mind one morning while interacting with the Twitterverse. I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Russian Caravan – and given the discovery that blending different sorts of tea together is fun and often quite tasty, it makes sense Continue Reading →

Introduction to Intensive Ingredients 5: Hard Candy

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series The Making of Things

Flavoured cocoas were difficult. Initially, we experimented with ground whole herb.  In some cases, like cinnamon, this works.  In most others, it does not. The flavour is there, but the texture leaves a bit to be desired. So we started casting about for other options.  We have a couple that Continue Reading →

Galactic Green (Organic Raspberry Green Tea)

This is the first tea we have created due to a hashtag. Yes, you read that right. A hashtag. One of my mutuals on Twitter (and a fellow spoonie, to boot) kept sending out tweets with the #365 teas hashtag. I initially assumed it was a specific company, and had Continue Reading →

F.A.Q.

Audio for Entire Page:     How do you source and choose your ingredients? We look for organic.  We prefer fair trade, when applicable/available.  Even when we have to resort to non-organic, we make sure that nothing has been added.  We don’t have any “misc” ingredients.  What you see, both Continue Reading →

Fire in the Sky (Herbal Barley Elderberry Chai)

I’ve mentioned a few times in a few places that I love our Tea of the Month Club. There are a number of different reasons for this.  Part of it is that I really do enjoy curating the tea selections – especially when our survey has been filled out.  There’s Continue Reading →

Chai-Tea-Tea, It’s a Magical Cup (Organic Pineapple Coconut Mate Chai)

I decided quite a bit back that we should have a chai for each of our foundational ingredients. The spice combination is a favourite of mine, and in the course of our time as Desert Sage Natural, we’ve learned that it is not uncommon for a person’s tea tastes to Continue Reading →

Thai-Dyed Tea (Organic Rooibos Tea with Anise, Nutmeg, and Turmeric)

Mister Tea has always had a thing for Thai Tea. Problem is, that iconic colour one expects from it is often created with artificial colours.  I’d seen a couple of more natural variants, usually with a hint of a couple of specific spices, and creating something along those lines has Continue Reading →

Elphaba’s Brew (Organic Mint Coffee)

We’d known we wanted to make a chocolate mint coffee – in part because Mister Tea loves the combination of chocolate and mint so much – and in part because it just seemed like a thing that should exist. A coffee with mint only was something that had been suggested, Continue Reading →

Adventures in Cooking: Hawaiian-ish Fried Rice

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Adventures in Cooking

In recent months, one side of Mister Tea’s family has started a new tradition.  We attempt a family dinner once a week, usually on Saturday. For the first weeks this was going on, I could not attend, because puppy training class and the way I had to operate to actually Continue Reading →