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.  It seemed like the sort of problem we should have a tea for, as there are many ways in which soft tissue can get Continue Reading →

Lovely Day (Organic Lemon Balm and Lavender Tea)

‘Lovely Day’ was inspired by a conversation with one of our ‘Tea of the Month Club’ members.  When we come close to the last month of tea, I always offer them the option of choosing their final tea. In this particular case, that offer turned into a conversation regarding the Continue Reading →

No Sleep ’til ‘Burque! (Organic Raspberry Lavender Herbal Tea)

The internet can be a truly wonderful place. One of the things I am fairly regularly grateful for is the people that it has enabled me to meet. Some truly brilliant friendships have been born there. Our first giveaway introduced me to a number of wonderful people.  Amusingly enough, it Continue Reading →

Fire in the Sky (Herbal Barley Elderberry Chai)

I’ve mentioned a few times in a few places that I love our Tea of the Month Club. There are a number of different reasons for this.  Part of it is that I really do enjoy curating the tea selections – especially when our survey has been filled out.  There’s 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 →

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 →

“Girls Just Wanna Have Naps” (with apologies to Cyndi Lauper)

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Altered Song Lyrics

Mister Tea and I start rewriting songs for a variety of reasons.  Sometimes it is Chronic Life connected (Here Comes the Pain Again is a favorite inside my head), sometimes it is for a tea (Pie of the Tiger), sometimes it is just because we are a bit odd. Recently 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 11 of 12 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 →