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 →

Dog’s Life: Ditch the Itch (Organic Anti-Itch Herbal Blend)

Growing puppies end up being itchy.  Especially giant breeds.  They are stretching so swiftly that itching is just a part of the process. Add to this general allergic response, and it looks fairly miserable. Our Raubahn puppy does not seem to be adjusting well to the plant matter in New Continue Reading →

SereniTea: Sacred Space (Organic Herbal Tea for Anxiety, Stress, and Panic)

One of the things that happens to the people in my physical reality is expressions of my Mama Bear streak.  (Admittedly, I say streak, Mister Tea would probably use a different word.  In fact, I can hear him ranting in my head as I type this.) This means I sort Continue Reading →

Archimedes Anodyne (Organic Chocolate Genmaicha Green Tea)

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series ChariTeas

This tea had a long strange journey from idea to ready-to-introduce-tea. It began in a conversation with a Twitter friend about our teas, and how there were a dizzying number she wanted to try and had we ever considered offering a single teabag as a mini-sample. We hadn’t.  But once Continue Reading →

Donatello’s Zen (Organic Kukicha Gunpowder Lavender)

One of the first tea name ideas we came up with was ‘Splinter’s Brew.‘  We knew we wanted it to be a green and kukicha, and were fairly certain we would end up making teas for the turtles as well. However, it took a couple of YEARS before I found Continue Reading →

Bonnie’s Blessing (Organic Lavender Lemon Herbal Tea for Sleep)

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series ChariTeas

2015 has been an interesting year for us, in the Chinese curse sort of way, on some levels. We had a month pretty much made of funerals, followed by a broken thumb for Mister Tea, and a hand injury for me (worry trumped sense and I got it in the Continue Reading →

Tea at Pemberley (Lavender Earl Grey)

I love making tea.  This is not something that can really be questioned.  I love the process of creating a new taste that makes people happy.  I find a special sort of joy in still being able to be that strange combination of creative and useful that taking a request Continue Reading →

SereniTea: Something for the Blues (Organic Tea for Depression)

When we first opened our shop, Desert Sage Natural had around 30 teas, all of them medicinals.  Over time this has expanded, in a way that continues to boggle my mind.  Some of this happens because Mister Tea and I, and our looney friends who help us to name teas, Continue Reading →