Dragon’s Thorn

Tea ideas come from many places. In this particular case, I had gone to the Twitterverse to ask what people might like to see in an oolong. The conversation went a number of different directions, and this tea was one of the results.  Chatting about tea always gives me ideas Continue Reading →

Dragon’s Enlightenment (Organic Jasmine Oolong Tea)

The oolong teas we have created lately are a bit more work-a-day than many of our teas. When I first began working with tea, it was primarily about the herbs, putting all the study I’d done into play as helpful tisanes for health and well-being. When we first began creating Continue Reading →

Miracle Max’s Chocolate Elixir (Organic Chocolate Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Tea)

I have wanted to create a tea that could be called a ‘tasty tea’ with turmeric in it for quite some time. Partly because I love turmeric, and partly because I know there are people out there who seek it as a component of tea.  Making one that was approached Continue Reading →

Rollercoaster Life: The Good, The Bad, and The Spoonie (04/11/2017)

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series Periodic Updates

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series Periodic UpdatesLife, Our Universe, and Pets: To start with – an accidental coffee mishap this morning might make this a bit more scattershot than usual.  If so, I apologize. We keep two Keurigs in the house, as the single cup Continue Reading →

Red Son Chai (Organic Rooibos Chai)

This was a tea that had been waiting to happen for quite a while.  Basically since we started working with Rooibos as a foundational ingredient. Given my love of chai, I’m pretty sure my plan is to eventually have a chai for each type of tea that we make, along Continue Reading →

The Undying Cold, Medical Roulettes, and the Hope/Terror Balancing Act

This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series Periodic Updates

This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series Periodic UpdatesLife, Our Universe, and Pets: A lot has happened since the last time I managed an updates post. Frankly, I’m not quite sure where to start. Probably with the fact that the past months have been hard, on a Continue Reading →

Peaches & Scream (Organic Peach Vanilla Oolong)

When we first began making tasty teas, we kept our tea choices limited to the ones that we knew well. Over time, our list of “foundational teas” has steadily expanded – some added because of direct requests, and some added because we stumbled over a new one that we wanted Continue Reading →

The End (of 2016) – Summing up and Moving Forward

This entry is part 12 of 14 in the series Periodic Updates

This entry is part 12 of 14 in the series Periodic Updates 2016 was an interesting year.  And may have been the year that finally taught me that my approach to my own health has been broken for most of my life. I’m not particularly patient with myself, and I Continue Reading →

Introduction to Intensive Ingredients 3: Vanilla

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series The Making of Things

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series The Making of Things Given our supply issues with Vanilla this year, I thought it might interest you to know why Vanilla (in all its forms) is generally a very expensive spice, and the reasons why this year has been Continue Reading →

Taste of the Summerlands

‘Taste of the Summerlands’ was inspired by a carbonated tastiness we found at one of our local markets.  It was a day of outings and adventure for me – which are relatively rare, cherished, and highly valued.  (Also often a bad idea, physically, but mental and emotional health are important, Continue Reading →