Rhapsody in Green (Organic Genmaicha, Fennel, and Ginger Tea)

As I think I’ve mentioned a few other places, tea ideas for me come from the most random places sometimes. In the general chaos of creating our TMNT Turtle teas, there was a bloke on Twitter who was very helpful.  He gave us a lot of input, kicked around ideas Continue Reading →

Grey’s Secret Garden (Organic Rosehip Vanilla Cornflower Earl Grey)

The concept of this tea has been around for quite a while.  It had been suggested that one of the obvious things that we lacked was a take on a ‘Cream Earl Grey.’ I put it onto the “work these up at some point” list, and it promptly disappeared into Continue Reading →

Currantly Nuts (Organic Currant Coconut Black Tea)

Currants are one of my favorite fruits, and one I have wanted to add to our ingredients list for quite some time. They were also difficult to find in a format where they could be used for tea. We did find currants, but were sadly unable to find organic currants. Continue Reading →

Splinter’s Brew (Organic Kukicha and Gunpowder Green Tea)

Mister Tea and I have an ideas file that is disturbingly long.  Recently, we actually split it out into multiple files, to sort of…  organize by idea type. Some of the time we come up with a name that we think would be spiffy, sometimes it is a flavour concept, Continue Reading →

Raphael’s Fire (Kukicha Gunpowder with Safflower, Chili, and Vanilla)

Once we’d finally acquired Kukicha and created ‘Splinter’s Brew’ – we knew we had to make a tea for each turtle. This ended up focusing on personality and colour of mask. For Raphael we needed red, of course, and something that covered his snark and …  angst issues. We crafted Continue Reading →

Leonardo’s Leadership (Organic Kukicha and Gunpowder with Blueberry and Cornflower)

Once we’d gotten ‘Splinter’s Brew’ sorted, we knew we had to make teas for the other turtles.  Since making the teas based on pizza preferences seemed a little…  weird, even for us, we decided to try to make the teas centered around colour, and in some cases, attitude.  (I do Continue Reading →

Donatello’s Zen (Organic Kukicha Gunpowder Lavender)

One of the first tea name ideas we came up with was ‘Splinter’s Brew.’  We knew we wanted it to be a green and kukicha, and were fairly certain we would end up making teas for the turtles as well. However, it took a couple of YEARS before I found Continue Reading →

Cowabunga (Organic Kukicha Gunpowder Orange Turmeric Tea)

The TMNT turtle teas were a fun project. We wanted to start with a foundation of ‘Splinter’s Brew’ and then add things in the right colour ranges that would also taste good. For Michaelangelo’s tea, our options were slightly limited.  Calendula tends to be more yellow than orange, and I Continue Reading →

Dragon’s Heart (Organic Chocolate Oolong)

‘Dragon’s Heart’ is the last of the experimental oolongs we created per a customer suggestion. I am starting to feel like we should have a chocolate version of all of foundational teas. The name was easy – the Twitterverse (through a wonderful author I follow) pointed me at a children’s Continue Reading →

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 →