(2-121) Smoking Gun Chai

This entry is part 3 of 2 in the series Tea Naming

This chai started with a blogger. I was asked if we would be willing to donate a few teas for testing, and in return we would be highlighted on the blog for a month. Once Mister Tea and I had decided we wanted to do the thing, I, of course, Continue Reading →

(2-97) Porridge Tea

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Tea Naming

I get tea ideas from a long list of places. One of the more common ones is people talking about food on Twitter. I’ll see a description and the flavour combination (or the bits of it that could be applied to tea) spark the thought of “I bet this would 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 →

Straight Up Chai (Organic Chai Tea)

It is possible I have a fixation on chai.  It might even be a borderline obsession. As of the creation of this tea, we have 10 distinct chai blends or chai-like teas. However, all of the others are chai with something else.  Chai with chocolate, chai with pomegranate, chai with Continue Reading →

Sansa’s Solace (Organic Lemon Cardamom Tea)

During the craziness that was the creation of our of our new fall and winter teas and cocoas, three things collided and caused me to decide, “I MUST Make That Tea!” The first thing laid the groundwork, one of those preparing the mind for an idea situations. Many of the Continue Reading →

Orange you Glad it’s Chai (Organic Orange Chai)

I have a weakness for chai and the spices involved.  I love the taste of this spice set, and I love the way I feel as a result. This means Desert Sage has a LOT of chai variants. For a long time this blend was our ‘standard’ chai.  Eventually someone Continue Reading →

The Mintalist (Organic Peppermint Black Tea)

When we sat down to decide on our Fall and Winter teas, I was a bit surprised to discover that we did not already have a peppermint black.  We have our ‘Black Lemon Frost,’ but the lemon & mint appeals in a different way.  Sometimes you just want some mint Continue Reading →

Skellington’s Select (Pumpkin Cocoa)

Fall brings many things.  Cooler weather, leaves turning amazing shades,…. …and pumpkin everything. I like pumpkin, and I love the spices that are so often paired with it.  As soon as we found a way to get pumpkin to work with, we started experimenting.  Two teas came out of that Continue Reading →

Winter is Coming (Ginger Peppermint White Tea)

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away… Okay, it wasn’t quite that bad. A number of years back when I could still pretend to drink conventional tea without repercussion, there was a tea Stash had that I liked.  It wasn’t a daily drinker, it was a mood Continue Reading →

Weasleys’ Winter Warmup (Organic Ginger Vanilla Black Tea)

This entry is part 8 of 2 in the series Potterverse Beverages

  The fall and winter season provoked us to revisit an old list of teas we had wanted to blend.  Seasonal teas, as least in concept. Knowing how thoroughly some of these flavours are loved, however, we will not be taking these down when the season is done. Weasleys’ Winter Continue Reading →