Godric’s Courage (Organic Black tea with Rosehips, Ginger, and Safflower)

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Potterverse Beverages

Back in the early days of Desert Sage Natural, we made ‘Beauxbaton’s Blend‘ – and the thought occurred at the time that we should make teas for the Hogwarts houses, as well as for Durmstrang. It got added to the burgeoning tea ideas file and…  sat there.  For a really Continue Reading →

Rowena’s Wit (Organic Black Tea with Turmeric, Ginger, Ginseng, and Cornflower)

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Potterverse Beverages

Many many moons ago, back in the early days of discovering that I could make teas just for flavour as well as for health – we created our first just-for-taste Potterverse tea.  “Beauxbaton’s Blend” led quite directly to the thought that eventually we should have teas for each Hogwarts house, Continue Reading →

Sublime Summertime (Organic Lemon Black Tea)

There’s not much to tell with this tea. We were setting about figuring out dinner, basic evening things, and I developed a sudden craving for a relatively simple and straightforward tea. In fact, it was such a normal idea I couldn’t believe we didn’t already have it. Since we didn’t, 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 →

Triforce Tea (Organic Roasted Mate, Rooibos, and Black Tea)

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series 8 Bit Beverages

Sometimes when we are asked to create a custom tea, there’s an odd first step that has to be taken.  Especially when we are asked to recreate a favourite tea that has been discontinued. As a general rule, we are rather staggered by the sheer number of ingredients some of Continue Reading →

Leia’s Legacy (Organic Cinnamon Black Tea)

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Star Wars Beverages

Mister Tea and I have been mildly embarrassed for quite some time regarding our lack of anything attached to Star Wars. I’m not entirely certain why it took us over two years to get around to blending one, though the fact that creating new teas counts as ‘playing’ and isn’t Continue Reading →

Ravensong (Organic Chocolate Keemun Tea with Rosehips and Elderberries)

‘Ravensong’ is one of a pair of teas that were the result of the loving exhortations of a couple of friends of mine. It was pointed out that I spend a lot of time and energy taking care of other people, and helping them as much as I can, but…. Continue Reading →

Inara’s Evening Blend (Pomegranate Chai Tea)

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Firefly/Serenity Beverages

‘Inara’s Evening Blend’ is our Pomegranate Chai Tea and was specifically crafted for the character it was named in honor of. We knew anything for The Companion from Firefly had to be exotic and likely a bit complicated. In retrospect, the fact that this was the most difficult (so far) Continue Reading →

Minty Frog (Organic Chocolate Mint Tea)

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Potterverse Beverages

‘Minty Frog’ was born out of a fairly simple concept. We had created an amazing chocolate mint tea, our ‘Dark City Mint,’ but for one slight potential issue.  We’d created something that had no actual burst of caffeine, and sometimes people need that. So, we settled down with our array Continue Reading →

Jerry Cordial (Organic Cherry Cordial Inspired Tea)

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series ChariTeas

Cherry cordials are a bit of a family tradition for Mister Tea.  They are a favorite candy for his grandfather, and early in our relationship there were several years that near Christmas we spent a decent chunk of time trying to find cherry cordials that we felt would be ‘good Continue Reading →