Introduction to Intensive Ingredients 4: Turmeric

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series The Making of Things

Turmeric is one of my favorite ingredients to work with. And not just because it looks so amusing in root form.  It triggers the imagination in a fun way.  Which is good when you need to deal with multiple pounds of it.  Random flickers of amusement help greatly when faced Continue Reading →

Introduction to Intensive Ingredients 2: Lime

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series The Making of Things

Lime was one of our first troublesome ingredients.  Due to a lovely lady selling lemon/limeades and iced teas at our local farmer’s market, I had discovered that Lime and Thyme went together wonderfully. When you added in the possibility of the wordplay of ‘Thymey Limey’ – we really wanted to Continue Reading →

Chronic Pain, Hot Beverage Alchemy, and a little Parkour….

This entry is part 8 of 16 in the series Periodic Updates

Occasionally our work of tea has unforeseen, hilarious, and somewhat dangerous side effects. The morning we finished the R&D part of creating our goat’s milk cocoas was one of these times. We had finished the testing, with near a quart of tests consumed during the process, and were tossing about Continue Reading →

Introduction to Intensive Ingredients 1: Nutmeg

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series The Making of Things

We have fairly high standards for what we put into our teas. The first step for this is that everything we can source organic, we do.  We have a few ethically wild-crafted ingredients, and one or two things that we just can’t find organic.  (In the latter cases, we make Continue Reading →

Why We Geek (Part 1)

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Tea & Geekery

Mister Tea here again, popping up like our own little Silent Bob for my one (hopefully) meaningful monologue for this particular movie.  I have come to tell you “Why We Geek.”  Or, to explain a little bit why so many of our teas are named to reference various television, movie, Continue Reading →


This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series The Making of Things

Desert Sage Natural grew out of a number of deeply personal concepts and circumstances for my partner and me. Part of it came out of the fact that I suffer from chemical sensitivities, and have been becoming steadily more allergic to most pharmaceutical medicines.  Another part of it was frustration Continue Reading →