One of the things that happened early on in the journey of Desert Sage Natural was the realization that the teas I create are 1far tastier than anything that I could find on a grocery store shelf.
However, some of the teas that had been standards had general taste ranges that were still desired.
Amusingly enough, this tea was blended before I’d fully realized that teas-just-for-taste were solidly within my skillset and was one of the teas that started to prove it to me.
The inspirational tea could only be found in bags. As a general rule – a tin of tea lasts far longer than a box of twenty teabags – and not just because it tends to be far more tea.
The flavour was wanted in a larger quantity.
I researched the tea and the teas used to blend it.
I experimented with types of black tea, finding the variants needed for the blend and then deciding on which of the variants I found suited both what I was looking for and all my various requirements and standards for the ingredients that I use.
At the time I was still quite intimidated by the concept of blending together just tea2 It seemed like the kind of thing that had to require some sort of arcane mastery that I could not possibly possess.3
But I steeled myself and decided to approach it as I would any other tea – combining different plants together in a tasty and/or useful fashion – trying not to think about the fact that it was blending different treatments of the same plant together.
Take a Breath took more attempts to get right than is standard for me, these days – but it was well worth it. In the end, while initially blended for someone else, it has become one of my favourite “just tea” teas.
Organic Ingredients: Ceylon Black Tea, Keemun Black Tea
Batch Size: 2 ounces/56 grams
Options: Loose Tea (5 serving sample, Full Batch, LatchTin), Teabags (Single Teabag, 5 serving sample, Full Batch, LatchTin)
For the time being, this tea can only be found in the store on this website.