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 →

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 →

Abe’s OddiTea (Organic Chocolate Strawberry Basil Tisane)

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series 8 Bit Beverages

The idea for ‘Abe’s OddiTea’ came from a grocery run and a picture of a candybar. Most of the time Mister Tea does the outside of the house errands on his own.  Part of this is that being in a car can be fairly painful for me, and part of Continue Reading →

The Blues Berries (Organic Blueberry Currant White Tea)

‘The Blues Berries’ was inspired by a conversation with one of the denizens of my tiny little corner of the Twitterverse. In the end, this wasn’t the tea she had been looking for, as the preference would have been for a much stronger blueberry flavour.  (Likely surprising no one who 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 →

The Lime in the Coconut (Organic Lime Coconut Green Kukicha)

It probably took too long for us to realize that we could make a lime and coconut tea. The flavours get combined so frequently, that it really should have been an obvious blend, from the moment we had both ingredients in the toolbox. However, it wasn’t until I started playing Continue Reading →