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 →

Grey’s Secret Garden (Organic Rosehip Vanilla Cornflower Earl Grey)

The concept of this tea has been around for quite a while.  It had been suggested that one of the obvious things that we lacked was a take on a ‘Cream Earl Grey.’ I put it onto the “work these up at some point” list, and it promptly disappeared into 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 →

Raphael’s Fire (Kukicha Gunpowder with Safflower, Chili, and Vanilla)

Once we’d finally acquired Kukicha and created ‘Splinter’s Brew’ – we knew we had to make a tea for each turtle. This ended up focusing on personality and colour of mask. For Raphael we needed red, of course, and something that covered his snark and …  angst issues. We crafted Continue Reading →

Snickerdoodle Joe (Organic Cinnamon Vanilla Coffee)

One of the benefits/drawbacks to using a Keurig for our coffee drinking is that sometimes the flavour from a cup of coffee will carry over just a smidge into the next cup. Due to Mister Tea’s habit of alternating his Malabar and his Paris, we came to the conclusion that Continue Reading →

Peaches & Scream (Organic Peach Vanilla Oolong)

When we first began making tasty teas, we kept our tea choices limited to the ones that we knew well. Over time, our list of “foundational teas” has steadily expanded – some added because of direct requests, and some added because we stumbled over a new one that we wanted Continue Reading →

Beauxbaton’s Blend (Organic Elderberry Vanilla Black Tea)

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Potterverse Beverages

‘Beauxbaton’s Blend’ started because a client was mourning a favourite tea. This was early on in our experimentation with tasty teas, so I wasn’t positive that I could do it, but I was more than willing to give it a shot. She sent a sample of the original tea, and Continue Reading →

No Place Like Home (Organic Rosehip Vanilla Lemon Rooibos)

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series ChariTeas

We’ve mentioned our new favorite pet rescue, Positive Paws Rescue Transport, a few times over the past year. They have helped us to make relatively grand strides in dealing with Dulce’s separation anxiety, as well as helping her to remember how to make friends with other dogs.  (She wasn’t aggressive, Continue Reading →

Paris Lights (Organic Vanilla Coffee)

‘Paris Lights’ was a coffee I think Mister Tea had been hoping I’d set my mind to the moment we decided to work with coffee. It finally happened because I had a very frustrating cup of pseudo-vanilla coffee, and it made me want a REAL cup of vanilla coffee. And Continue Reading →

Ravensong (Organic Chocolate Keemun Tea with Rosehips and Elderberries)

‘Ravensong’ is one of a pair of teas that were the result of the loving exhortations of a couple of friends of mine. It was pointed out that I spend a lot of time and energy taking care of other people, and helping them as much as I can, but…. Continue Reading →