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This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Heavy Content

If you follow us on Twitter, you may already have seen that Mister Tea and I are currently attempting to avert a catastrophe. I’ve read a couple of articles and Twitter threads in recent months about how being poor has a tax, of sorts.  The things you can’t afford in Continue Reading →

Fall 2019 Giveaway and Unniversary Sale

There’s a tradition we’ve held to for most of the years we’ve been in operation. We run a sale between the dates of Desert Sage Natural’s birthday and the date of our personal anniversary.  A celebration borrowing a sense of things from the Hobbits and their traditions. This year we Continue Reading →

April 6th 2019 (Twitter Thread on Disability and Consent)

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Heavy Content

CW: Disability, Consent, Ableism, PTSD A thread I read yesterday got me to thinking about my interactions with people in the outside world – especially on the bad days. Specifically, to the different ways people respond to various mobility aids and my particular flavour of broken. See, there are good Continue Reading →

An Unexpected Journey (Decaffeinated Teas)

The journey to the realization that we could – and should – offer more tasty blends that did not contain caffeine was a long one. And for that, I feel I should apologize. It started closing on a year ago, when a lovely lady who had been gifted our Tea Continue Reading →

Back from the Mostly Dead (I Survived the Winter Plague)

As we sort of dropped off the map for January – other than a somewhat wibbley-intermittently-feverish presence on Twitter – I thought an explanation might be warranted. It all started with our holiday rush last year.  Which began sometime in early October. It was pretty impressive. And I enjoyed every Continue Reading →

Mister Tea’s ‘The Night Before Christmas’

‘Twas a fortnight before Christmas, and all through the house All the creatures are stirring… even the mouse.  The teas were all sitting on shelves with great care, Waiting for orders that soon would be there. The dogs were excited, and playing with toys, While we laughed at the antics Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness Part 2: The Daily Grind of Pain

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Heavy Content

Note:  This post is about chronic pain from my perspective and written through my experience with it.  I know that this will not cover everyone’s experience.  Additionally, there should definitely be content warnings.  Chronic life involves everything from PTSD to depression to tremendous anxiety to… Chronic pain isn’t a single Continue Reading →

Introduction to Intensive Ingredients 5: Hard Candy

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series The Making of Things

Flavoured cocoas were difficult. Initially, we experimented with ground whole herb.  In some cases, like cinnamon, this works.  In most others, it does not. The flavour is there, but the texture leaves a bit to be desired. So we started casting about for other options.  We have a couple that Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness as a Caregiver: Don’t Burn the Whole Candle

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Heavy Content

  Being a caregiver for someone with a chronic illness sucks. There, I said it. Watching someone you know and love live in constant pain, or watching them slip away from themselves and who they’ve always been is a battle in and of itself. Nothing can prepare you for watching Continue Reading →

Desert Sage Natural Spring 2018 Giveaway

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Giveaways, Sales, Events

  If you are familiar with Desert Sage Natural and our work, you are aware that I create a lot of teas. Possibly too many teas. At least when considered from a storage perspective. For each new blend, we create a loose tea sample, a teabag sample, a single teabag, Continue Reading →