(2-121) Smoking Gun Chai

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Tea Naming

This chai started with a blogger. I was asked if we would be willing to donate a few teas for testing, and in return we would be highlighted on the blog for a month. Once Mister Tea and I had decided we wanted to do the thing, I, of course, Continue Reading →

Tea in the Time of Coronavirus (Covid-19)

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Heavy Content

For weeks I’ve been inundated with emails from companies we work with on a variety of levels, from the people we get herbs from, the people we get pens from, some of the places we acquire tea, banks, insurance companies, payment processing… …all trying to reassure. In some cases I Continue Reading →

Picard’s Foglifter (Organic Earl Grey Chai)

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Star Trek Beverages

Back in May Mister Tea and I realized we hadn’t yet made an Earl Grey Chai. This seemed odd, given his love of Earl Grey and my love of chai.  Things got even stranger after I dug through the tea journals and the tea ideas files that hadn’t yet been Continue Reading →

(2-97) Porridge Tea

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Tea Naming

I get tea ideas from a long list of places. One of the more common ones is people talking about food on Twitter. I’ll see a description and the flavour combination (or the bits of it that could be applied to tea) spark the thought of “I bet this would Continue Reading →

#365Inks: An Introduction

Twitter has been a fairly neat place for me, overall. Discovering the chronic illness community there was wonderful, stumbling into a corner of science twitter was glorious, book twitter is another happy place, pen and ink twitter tempts me sorely, crafting twitter keeps me engaged, and D&D twitter was the Continue Reading →

(7-321) Spoonie Doolittle Foundational Tea

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Tea Naming

Sometimes when blending a tea I need to first blend the tea that will be the foundation of the tea. It varies whether that turns out to be as complicated as it probably sounds. A friend had requested a tea for a particular purpose.  First step was to run through Continue Reading →

Choosing the Foundation for the “Build a Tea” project, Part 1

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

Since we have so many options for black teas, even leaving off the smoky ones, I thought it made more sense to compile them all in a single place for voting. Among other things, I thought you might like to see the entire list before making a choice.

Dire Straits (not the band)

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Heavy Content

**EDIT 11/12/19** Catastrophe averted. And we are ever so grateful. If you follow us on Twitter, you may already have seen that Mister Tea and I are currently attempting to avert a catastrophe. I’ve read a couple of articles and Twitter threads in recent months about how being poor has Continue Reading →

The Deanna Variation (Organic Chocolate Earl Grey)

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Star Trek Beverages

The path The Deanna Variation took from original inception to actual tea was a very long and winding one. Earl Grey and Chocolate seems like a fairly obvious combination, and I think it came up during our first year. Some period of time or other after that, I blended a Continue Reading →

Kiara – Day One – Where One Escape Leads to Another…

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Kiara Journals (Duet Game)

Well. Today was definitely exciting.  And in a different way than I was expecting. Then again, I’m not sure if I had a really solid idea of what I was expecting. From the outside world or from exile or…  anything . . . We ask that you create an account Continue Reading →