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 →

Durmstrang’s Draught (Organic Russian Caravan with Rosemary, Caraway, Ginseng, and Ginger)

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Potterverse Beverages

Our ‘Beauxbaton’s Blend‘ began the process.  Sadly, it took us a couple years to get around to blending teas for Durmstrang and the Hogwarts houses. I hadn’t initially had any notes on Durmstrang, strangely enough – but there are good conversations to be had in the Twitterverse, and a couple Continue Reading →

Salazar’s Ambition (Organic Gunpowder/Caravan/Cacao Nibs/Peppermint Tea)

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Potterverse Beverages

Shortly after creating Beauxbaton’s Blend, we realized we should probably make teas for each of the Hogwarts houses, as well as for Durmstrang. We put the idea into the file, and it sat there for a while. Conversations within the august and patient Tea Naming Group led to some scribbled Continue Reading →

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

This entry is part 2 of 10 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 →

Beauxbaton’s Blend (Organic Elderberry Vanilla Black Tea)

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Potterverse Beverages

‘Beauxbaton’s Blend’ started because a client was mourning a favourite tea. This was early on in our experimentation with tasty teas, so I wasn’t positive that I could do it, but I was more than willing to give it a shot. She sent a sample of the original tea, and Continue Reading →

Expecto Coughonum (Organic Herbal Tea for Coughing)

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 →

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

This entry is part 1 of 10 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 →

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 →

Weasleys’ Winter Warmup (Organic Ginger Vanilla Black Tea)

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Potterverse Beverages

  The fall and winter season provoked us to revisit an old list of teas we had wanted to blend.  Seasonal teas, as least in concept. Knowing how thoroughly some of these flavours are loved, however, we will not be taking these down when the season is done. Weasleys’ Winter Continue Reading →