Cratakardia (Organic Lemon Raspberry Herbal Tea)

‘Cratakardia’ came out of the fact that there’s been quite a bit of stress in our lives of late.  Some of it is direct and personal, and some of it falls into the “due to existential dread” category. The exact reasons why aren’t germane to the creation of this tea, Continue Reading →

The Hole in the Roof (Organic Gunpowder Green Anti-Inflammatory Tea)

June of this year was a comedy of errors. We’d had a very old swamp cooler, and it finally gave up on functionality.  A swamp cooler, for those of you who live in the Land of Central Air, or in places where air conditioning is not required – is the Continue Reading →

Taliesin’s Tonic (Organic Lemon Cinnamon Green Tea)

A bit back I had a plan for the day. I was going to settle in and polish a couple of blog posts, and record the audio for at least one. Tea seemed quite necessary to this process. Unfortunately, as sometimes happens, I went to look at our tea selection Continue Reading →

Merry & Bright (Organic Genmaicha Cranberry Tea)

From time to time I pick up a new ingredient somewhat randomly.  Our suppliers sometimes offer free shipping for over a certain amount, that kind of thing. Cranberries were one of these “I bet I could work with this” choices. The first test for strength of taste from the cranberries 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 →

The Wizard’s Tower (Organic Hibiscus Lemon Green Tea)

This tea began in a somewhat unusual fashion. The Twitterverse has been an amazing amount of help to us, in a number of different ways.  One of these is having a forum where I can ramble about tea, and people respond.  They help me brainstorm.  Ideas get randomly (and not Continue Reading →

Taste of the Summerlands

‘Taste of the Summerlands’ was inspired by a carbonated tastiness we found at one of our local markets.  It was a day of outings and adventure for me – which are relatively rare, cherished, and highly valued.  (Also often a bad idea, physically, but mental and emotional health are important, Continue Reading →

No Place Like Home (Organic Rosehip Vanilla Lemon Rooibos)

This entry is part 7 of 12 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 →

Melody Green (Organic Lemon and Orange Green Tea)

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

‘Melody Green’ was blended due to our desire to keep our Whovian black and green tea offerings equal.  Sometimes this means creating another flavour, sometimes the taste we initially created will lend itself equally well to the other tea. The partner tea, ‘Melody Grey,’ was made to replace a favorite 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 →