Clever Girl (Organic Black Tea with Currants)

It doesn’t take much to provoke a tea from us. Especially if the thing you toss into my brain is a thing that has been in the idea file for ages, and you express a specific desire to see that tea. The first glimmers of what became Clever Girl landed Continue Reading →

Silk Road Spice (Organic Cinnamon Ginger Coffee)

For a change, Silk Road Spice doesn’t have a particularly long and involved story. I was going through a time of irritatingly dodgy digestive system.  Mister Tea suggested I make a cinnamon ginger coffee so I could have the magic of ginger in both coffee and tea formats. The amusing Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness Part 2: The Daily Grind of Pain

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Heavy Content

Note:  This post is about chronic pain from my perspective and written through my experience with it.  I know that this will not cover everyone’s experience.  Additionally, there should definitely be content warnings.  Chronic life involves everything from PTSD to depression to tremendous anxiety to… Chronic pain isn’t a single Continue Reading →

Adventures in Cooking: Rotisserie Chicken (or Why Slow Cookers are Awesome)

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Adventures in Cooking

One of the things that I have been trying to do lately is make sure that we have a freezer full of tasty things that can be defrosted at need. When you are dealing with an assortment of chronic illnesses – you need quick options. For the meals where I Continue Reading →

Into the Dark Woods (Organic Lapsang and Kukicha)

“Into the Dark Woods”  was inspired by one of those weird meme quiz name things. One of my mutuals on Twitter had posted one, commenting on how hers did not suit her in the slightest, and I took a look and cringed. Mine was something completely suiting to a witchy Continue Reading →

Return to Dexterity (Organic Tea for Carpal Tunnel and Arthritis)

The idea for ‘Return to Dexterity’ was inspired by Mister Tea’s uncle having a particularly severe bout of something along the lines of carpal tunnel syndrome.  It seemed like the sort of problem we should have a tea for, as there are many ways in which soft tissue can get Continue Reading →

Adventures in Cooking: Biscuits

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Adventures in Cooking

One of the frustrating things about ending up in New Mexico was the altitude issue when applied to cooking. All of my Gramma Betsy’s recipes were optimized for sea level, and not all of them translated well to the nosebleed altitude Mister Tea and I live at. The two that Continue Reading →

Mother’s Embrace (Organic Genmaicha Rose Tea)

This tea came out of one of my ongoing projects.  I have a plan to have a series of generally supportive to health teas along the lines of ‘Ent Draught‘ – but with different teas as the foundation. Eventually I want to have a tea intended as a health tonic Continue Reading →

2018 Stock Clearing (Tea at a Discount)

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Giveaways, Sales, Events

Due to the way we deal with samples and testing, at the end of each year I almost always have partial batches of tea that need to be dealt with. Mister Tea and I consume a lot of tea, and the friends who enter our domicile do help with the Continue Reading →

Adventures in Cooking: Baked Stuffed Apples

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Adventures in Cooking

I really enjoy sharing good food with people. It is very similar to my love of creating and sharing good tea with people. I don’t have the time or spoons to properly cook as often as I would like to, but I manage from time to time. This past weekend Continue Reading →