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 →

Red Son Chai (Organic Rooibos Chai)

This was a tea that had been waiting to happen for quite a while.  Basically since we started working with Rooibos as a foundational ingredient. Given my love of chai, I’m pretty sure my plan is to eventually have a chai for each type of tea that we make, along Continue Reading →

Chaimonade (Lemon Chai Tea)

‘Chaimonade’ was not a tea I specifically set out to make. I was working on blending a couple of other teas – an Earl Grey with more citrus, and an orange hibisus-y thing and…  bits and pieces of them came together in my head and decided I needed to make Continue Reading →

Caspian’s Chai (Organic Herbal Chai)

When I put together our chai sampler, I was reminded of the fact that we did not have a decaf chai. My preference for creating decaf blends is to choose an herbal foundation for the tea, rather than using a decaffeinated tea. Hawthorn Berries are one of my favourite consistent Continue Reading →

Chapel’s Chai (Organic Vanilla Chai)

I love chai.  This is something it is probably fairly easy to realize, given the dizzying array of chai blends that we have. When we created our chocolate chai (“Uhura’s Frequency”) Mister Tea and I decided we should have a vanilla chai as well.  In part for balance, and in Continue Reading →

Hello Sweetie (Organic Chocolate Chile Chai)

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Doctor Who Beverages

Combining our love for tea and our love of geekery is one of the lovely things Desert Sage Natural allows us to do. Once we began making teas to salute the Who-ni-verse I found myself pondering various characters, wanting to create tastes for them.  In considering River, I decided she 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 →

Orange Chaibiscus (Organic Hibiscus Orange Chai)

This tea was a side project during blending a tea for a friend.  One of the test batches seemed like it would be amazing if I added some chai spices. We ran a test with that general tea idea plus chai spicing, and it worked wonderfully.  ‘Orange Chaibiscus’ is the Continue Reading →

Uhura’s Frequency (Organic Chocolate Chai)

‘Uhura’s Frequency’ was born out of my love of chai, and a general thought that if chocolate will work with a taste, we should probably create the combination. We had already blended our ‘Hello Sweetie,’ and it was pointed out to use that perhaps having a non-spicey chocolate chai would Continue Reading →

Istanbul, Not Constantinople (Organic Cardamom Coffee)

“Istanbul, No Constantinople” was one of the two coffee ideas we had leap to mind initially, when we decided to let ourselves consider the idea of blending coffees. The inspiration for it was relatively simple, but relatively intense.  A good friend and I used to spend time talking and drinking Continue Reading →