I Will Survive (Organic Calendula Vanilla Rose Black Tea)

This entry is part 2 of 14 in the series ChariTeas

My Desert Sage Natural inboxes can be complicated and messy places. Queries from customers, whether about orders or  teas are the majority of the messages, but far from all. There’s a wide variety of spam, ranging from normal to disturbing.  (I get that the protocol is that sex sells everything, Continue Reading →

Achievement Unlocked: Still Standing (Organic Non-Drowsy Pain Tea)

One of the things that Mister Tea and I have had to weather in our relationship is the harsh and brutal reality of the word ‘degenerative.’ When we first met I was relatively capable physically.  We used to take long rambling walks around the city, discovering new things, perusing thrift 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 →

Enchanted Forest (Organic Elderberry Peppermint Black Tea)

A bit back Mister Tea was having a rough evening with breathing and seeing – though without the noises and sensations that indicate congestion.  (You know the ones I mean, right?  Squidgy ineffectual gurgling sounds as you attempt to inhale, making you wonder if a portal to the Elemental Plane Continue Reading →

Spindle’s Bite (Organic Black Chile Rose Tea)

As has been stated prior, sometimes new tea happens somewhat randomly here. The day the first test blend of this was created had been a pretty bad one for me. By the time Mister Tea got home I could barely form words, the pain was so bad.  I certainly had 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 →

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 →

Currantly Nuts (Organic Currant Coconut Black Tea)

Currants are one of my favorite fruits, and one I have wanted to add to our ingredients list for quite some time. They were also difficult to find in a format where they could be used for tea. We did find currants, but were sadly unable to find organic currants. Continue Reading →

Pie of the Tiger (Organic Cherry Pie Tea)

This entry is part 11 of 14 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 →