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 →

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 →

Coyote’s Caravan (Organic Russian Caravan Tea)

‘Coyote’s Caravan’ was an attempt to fix a problem we’ve had for several years. The only organic Russian Caravan tea we had access to is sometimes problematic to keep in stock.  The supplier is always very apologetic when they are out and we have to wait, and they always try Continue Reading →

Fiaren Caravan (Organic Blend of Lapsang, Lime, and Rose)

Fiaren Caravan was inspired by a micro fiction. At the point it was blended, it held position as “potentially oddest point of inspiration for a Desert Sage Natural Tea.” It has since been displaced by a tea inspired by one of those odd meme name quiz things…  but I digress. Continue Reading →

Dark Metamorphosis (Organic Lapsang with Licorice and Lime)

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series 8 Bit Beverages

‘Dark Metamorphosis’ began as an intrusive tea idea that insisted on being made before I made the thing I had originally wanted to blend.  (The worst part being that I haven’t actually gone back to make the original tea idea as yet.) The conversation that inspired ‘Lovely Day’ had also Continue Reading →

Eureka: Smoky Monkey (Organic blend of Lapsang and Golden Monkey)

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series ChariTeas

The story of ‘Eureka: Smoky Monkey’ began several years ago. A customer had purchased our ‘Tea of the Month Club,’ and when he filled out the survey he listed off his favourite teas. Golden Monkey.  Silver Needle.  Practically everything on his list was a top of the line type of Continue Reading →

Nikki’s Heat (Organic Spicy Apple Black Tea)

‘Nikki’s Heat’ came about even more randomly than is usual for us. We’d processed turmeric, and I had a little extra set aside.  Too much to put into one of the going jars, but not enough to fill up the smallest jar we had on hand. We’d also processed green Continue Reading →

Desert Sage Natural 2018 Fall Tea Giveaway

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Giveaways, Sales, Events

If you have followed us for any length of time, you know that we create a lot of tea. We also do not have a brick and mortar shop, so our space is at a premium. On one hand, this means your tea is always blended to order – and Continue Reading →

St. John’s Verity (Organic Lapsang and Earl Grey)

As I’ve stated many times before, our ideas for tea blends come from a lot of different places. One of the more regular culprits is our tea survey.  Practically every time it gets filled out, I end up with at least one more idea for a tasty hot beverage. On Continue Reading →

The Smoking Nun (Organic Gunpowder Green and Caravan Tea with Hops and Barley)

When we first set out to create “The Smoking Gun,” which is the blend used as the foundation of this tea – we were worried that it might end up being a little too weird.  It doesn’t necessarily make sense that this sort of worry still happens, as we have Continue Reading →