Love, Brew Love (Organic Cinnamon Orange Rosehip Lemongrass Herbal Tea)

This tea is another first for us. Mister Tea made the first test batch.  This is his first tasty tea creation. I’d had a truly terrible day.  The sort of day that is made of so much pain and angst and misery that there’s not enough processing left for anything Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness as a Caregiver: Don’t Burn the Whole Candle

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Heavy Content

  Being a caregiver for someone with a chronic illness sucks. There, I said it. Watching someone you know and love live in constant pain, or watching them slip away from themselves and who they’ve always been is a battle in and of itself. Nothing can prepare you for watching Continue Reading →

Desert Sage Natural Spring 2018 Giveaway

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Giveaways, Sales, Events

  If you are familiar with Desert Sage Natural and our work, you are aware that I create a lot of teas. Possibly too many teas. At least when considered from a storage perspective. For each new blend, we create a loose tea sample, a teabag sample, a single teabag, Continue Reading →

Embers (Organic Russian Caravan Vanilla Chai)

‘Embers’ was a first for me. Not our first chai, we’ve created quite a few of those, due to my semi-fixation on the spice set involved. This was, however, the first time Mister Tea had actively sought a chai for himself. It began, as many of our teas do, with Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness: Lacking a Manual (Part 1)

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Heavy Content

Chronic illness is hard. Strangely enough, that is actually something that needs to be said. In the first world we are trained to expect answers.  Honestly, I think that this training is part of why chronic illness is so hard to deal with – both by the people living with Continue Reading →

Baby & Me: Milk Aplenty (Organic Herbal Lactation Aid)

Many many moons ago, in the vicinity of when we began the whole adventure that is Desert Sage Natural – a friend wanted to use one of our standard teas – but was hoping for a pregnancy. The tea in question had a warning regarding pregnancy. So she asked if Continue Reading →

Merry & Bright (Organic Genmaicha Cranberry Tea)

From time to time I pick up a new ingredient somewhat randomly.  Our suppliers sometimes offer free shipping for over a certain amount, that kind of thing. Cranberries were one of these “I bet I could work with this” choices. The first test for strength of taste from the cranberries Continue Reading →

Godric’s Courage (Organic Black tea with Rosehips, Ginger, and Safflower)

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Potterverse Beverages

Back in the early days of Desert Sage Natural, we made ‘Beauxbaton’s Blend‘ – and the thought occurred at the time that we should make teas for the Hogwarts houses, as well as for Durmstrang. It got added to the burgeoning tea ideas file and…  sat there.  For a really Continue Reading →

Rowena’s Wit (Organic Black Tea with Turmeric, Ginger, Ginseng, and Cornflower)

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Potterverse Beverages

Many many moons ago, back in the early days of discovering that I could make teas just for flavour as well as for health – we created our first just-for-taste Potterverse tea.  “Beauxbaton’s Blend” led quite directly to the thought that eventually we should have teas for each Hogwarts house, Continue Reading →

Durmstrang’s Draught (Organic Russian Caravan with Rosemary, Caraway, Ginseng, and Ginger)

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Potterverse Beverages

Our ‘Beauxbaton’s Blend‘ began the process.  Sadly, it took us a couple years to get around to blending teas for Durmstrang and the Hogwarts houses. I hadn’t initially had any notes on Durmstrang, strangely enough – but there are good conversations to be had in the Twitterverse, and a couple Continue Reading →