Helga’s Loyalty (Organic Barley, Hawthorn, Calendula, Apple, Cinnamon Tisane)

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Potterverse Beverages

We knew from the creation of ‘Beauxbaton’s Blend’ that we eventually wanted to have teas for each of the Hogwarts houses – and for Durmstrang – but it took us ages to get around to it. The idea had been discussed, in a general sort of way, and I had Continue Reading →

Thyme Bomb (Organic Tea for acute allergy issues)

I’d been meaning to create this tea for quite some time. We have a maintenance tea for improving allergies in Allerg-ease, but we didn’t have one for more immediate issues. Allergy season this year started in April or May and it appears to still be ongoing.  Interminably.  On forever. I 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 →

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 →

Expecto Coughonum

Most of our first medicinal teas were things put together for common conditions – the things that are going to happen at some point, because that’s just part of life. One of our first concerns was to cover all the various plagues that come along with the common cold or Continue Reading →

Ent Draught (Organic Fortifying Herbal Tea)

‘Ent Draught’ was sparked by a couple of things. One of them was my desire to pair elderberries with as many different foundational taste elements as I have access to.  Not only are they one of my favorite fruits, they are quite good for you, on a variety of levels. Continue Reading →

Farore’s Valor (Organic Mate Tea with Mint)

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series 8 Bit Beverages

A tea we were asked to blend required a new blend-of-teas tea to be created.  This became our ‘Triforce Tea.’ Having made that tea in salute to the Zelda-verse, we decided that we needed to make three companion teas to finish out the set. For ‘Farore’s Valor’ we began with Continue Reading →

SereniTea: Raven’s Rest (Organic Chocolate and Barley Tea for Stress)

When I created ‘Ravensong,’ the first of the teas made due to the encouragement of friends to turn my skills to a wee bit of self-care, I knew that I would need to make an herbal version. I drink entirely too much caffeine, and one of the ways to start Continue Reading →

Caspian’s Chai (Organic Herbal Chai)

When I put together our chai sampler, I was reminded of the fact that we did not have a decaf chai. My preference for creating decaf blends is to choose an herbal foundation for the tea, rather than using a decaffeinated tea. Hawthorn Berries are one of my favourite consistent Continue Reading →

Molly’s Morning Magic (Organic Vanilla Ginger Barley Tea)

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Potterverse Beverages

Our teas have this propensity for being a bit habit-forming.  Most of the time I consider this to be a Very Good Thing. However, it gets a bit more complicated when a favorite tea is full of caffeine and a friend who loves it dearly becomes pregnant. ‘Weasleys’ Winter Warm-Up‘ Continue Reading →