A long time ago, when Desert Sage Natural was first beginning, we put together a list of seasonal teas. We asked some of our friends to assist, and had a wonderful list.
However, we were learning a lot of things rather swiftly, and much of our time was taken up changing things in the shop, fixing our labeling, figuring out paperwork flows… all the initial banal stuff that you need to have set right for a business.
By the time we came up for air, the time had passed.
A few weeks back, a couple of things reminded me of that list, and I decided that this year we would actually make them.
One of the suggestions was for a Sugar Cookie tea. I thought about it, came up with a couple of potentially viable herb combinations, but in the end was not entirely certain we could create it in any functional way. I have some ideas for experimenting with Stevia Leaf, but I haven’t added that herb to my toolbox, as yet.
I talked to Mister Tea about it, and he said something along the lines of, “Yeah, I’d never really been sure about a Sugar Cookie tea. If you could figure out a SNICKERDOODLE tea, that would be different. And awesome.”
That sounded yummy. And doable. And would make Mister Tea, at least, happy.
I looked up a variety of different recipes for the cookie, expecting the spice blend to be more complicated, but over and over I saw that Snickerdoodles are all about Cinnamon.
It was one of the fastest of our “fall & winter flavour” teas to come together during a crazy weekend of tea creation, and gave me a warm fuzzy curl-up-with-a-book-and-hopefully-a-purring-cat feeling.
Now for the basics:
Organic Ingredients: Ceylon Black Tea, Cinnamon, Oatstraw, Vanilla
Batch Size: 3 ounces (approximately 30-35 cups of tea)
Options: Loose Tea (Bag, Jar), Single Serving Sachets
If you are taking prescription blood thinners, please consult your doctor before regularly drinking this tea, as Cinnamon is a variable strength blood-thinner. Additionally, Cinnamon can drop your blood sugar.
** I am not a doctor. The FDA (along with other governmental agencies) has not recognized any of this as fact. We do draw on science as well as tradition, but the path from research proving efficacy to formalized treatment is a long and complicated one. (Especially since plants can’t really be patented.) None of the information contained in these pages is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure disease from a medical standpoint.