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 →

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 →

Rhapsody in Green (Organic Genmaicha, Fennel, and Ginger Tea)

As I think I’ve mentioned a few other places, tea ideas for me come from the most random places sometimes. In the general chaos of creating our TMNT Turtle teas, there was a bloke on Twitter who was very helpful.  He gave us a lot of input, kicked around ideas Continue Reading →

Pie of the Tiger (Organic Cherry Pie Tea)

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series ChariTeas

We rewrite songs in this house. Not usually completely, but my brain will spit out random bits of rewrite attached to a situation or a joke or…  and apparently this habit is infectious. We’d been discussing making ‘Defenders’ teas, and I was rambling about my failed make-a-tea-that-was-infused-with-whiskey experiment and how Continue Reading →

Smoke in the Water (Organic Smokey Elderberry Chai)

I have what might be called a bit of an obsession with chai.  The particular spice combination makes me happy, and, as an added bonus, is really quite good for you. Occasionally, when we create a ‘simply tasty’ tea, it sparks an idea for a chai that is similar, but Continue Reading →

Something for the Pain (Organic Rose Green Tea for Pain Relief)

Creating this tea took a lot of time and experimentation. I know many women with fibromyalgia, both personally and through the business.  That particular diagnosis aside, I know even more people who experience chronic pain.  Due to my own issues with nerve pain and damage, it is something I understand Continue Reading →

Return to Dexterity (Organic Tea for Carpal Tunnel and Arthritis)

The idea for ‘Return to Dexterity’ was inspired by Mister Tea’s uncle having a particularly severe bout of something along the lines of carpal tunnel syndrome. The idea was pushed aside by life chaos, and just sat perfecting itself in the back of my head somewhere. A few months later Continue Reading →

When September Ends (Organic Pumpkin Spice Black Tea)

Fall is a lovely time of year, for many different reasons. I know several people who find the proliferation of the taste of pumpkin to be one of those reasons. ‘When September Ends’ was born out of a conversation by our intrepid tea naming group.  I have a running list of Continue Reading →

SereniTea: Something for the Blues (Organic Tea for Depression)

When we first opened our shop, Desert Sage Natural had around 30 teas, all of them medicinals.  Over time this has expanded, in a way that continues to boggle my mind.  Some of this happens because Mister Tea and I, and our looney friends who help us to name teas, Continue Reading →

I Will Survive (Organic Calendula Vanilla Rose Black Tea)

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series ChariTeas

My Etsy message box is often a complicated place. We receive requests for more information on teas, requests for specific teas, hatemail from both sides of the spectrum, weird I-can’t-quite-understand-them spam messages, spam messages that I wish I didn’t understand, and…  occasionally we get requests for donations.  Sometimes this is Continue Reading →