Clever Girl (Organic Black Tea with Currants)

It doesn’t take much to provoke a tea from us. Especially if the thing you toss into my brain is a thing that has been in the idea file for ages, and you express a specific desire to see that tea. The first glimmers of what became Clever Girl landed Continue Reading →

Into the Dark Woods (Organic Lapsang and Kukicha)

“Into the Dark Woods”  was inspired by one of those weird meme quiz name things. One of my mutuals on Twitter had posted one, commenting on how hers did not suit her in the slightest, and I took a look and cringed. Mine was something completely suiting to a witchy 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 →

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 →

Nikki’s Heat (Organic Spicy Apple Black Tea)

‘Nikki’s Heat’ came about even more randomly than is usual for us. We’d processed turmeric, and I had a little extra set aside.  Too much to put into one of the going jars, but not enough to fill up the smallest jar we had on hand. We’d also processed green Continue Reading →

St. John’s Verity (Organic Lapsang and Earl Grey)

As I’ve stated many times before, our ideas for tea blends come from a lot of different places. One of the more regular culprits is our tea survey.  Practically every time it gets filled out, I end up with at least one more idea for a tasty hot beverage. On Continue Reading →

Crowley’s Kiss (Organic Hibiscus Black Tea)

I’d known we’d want a black tea with hibiscus ever since we worked up Type O. However, it didn’t seem particularly pressing at the time, especially given how obnoxious it was to work with our original supply of hibiscus. There are a number of ingredients we’ve discovered that are somewhat Continue Reading →

Embers (Organic Russian Caravan Vanilla Chai)

‘Embers’ was a first for me. Not our first chai, we’ve created quite a few of those, due to my semi-fixation on the spice set involved. This was, however, the first time Mister Tea had actively sought a chai for himself. It began, as many of our teas do, with Continue Reading →

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 →