Old Eighties Queer (Organic Chocolate Jasmine Chai)

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series ChariTeas

Old Eighties Queer started as a short thread on Twitter by one of the authors I follow, shortly after the 2018 US midterm elections. It was a short thread about how there were now queer members of Congress – there were queer governors – and that 30 years ago that Continue Reading →

The Inspector’s Frost (Organic Peppermint Keemun Caravan Earl Grey Tea)

There are many reasons that I love our Baker Street Blend. It was the first blend of just teas that I attempted.  (And it turned out to be one that Mister Tea and I both loved.)  It enabled me to recreate a tea for a friend.  It was also the Continue Reading →

Watson’s Wit (Organic Black Tea Blend)

The tale of Watson’s Wit is short and sweet, compared to many. One of the issues Mister Tea and I sometimes face is delays in acquiring some of our ingredients.  The largest culprits are turmeric (which, until recently, could be dastardly difficult to acquire organic) and a couple of the Continue Reading →

First Taste of Home (Organic Chocolate Blueberry Tea)

This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series ChariTeas

‘First Taste of Home’ was born out of a combination of annoyance and my sometimes oddly applied sense of responsibility. In this particular case, it wasn’t annoyance at a label, or annoyance at an ingredients list – it was due to one of our ingredients having changed texture. I’d received Continue Reading →

Wilde’s Wassail (Earl Grey Cranberry Spiced Tea)

Back in late December, Mister Tea and I were having a Doctor Who day with a couple friends. I was having a day where I wasn’t entirely satisfied with the current array of teas, as far as what was wanted and what seemed right. I’d grudgingly allowed myself to run Continue Reading →

Elvenguard (Organic Rosemary Earl Grey)

Elvenguard began as a salute to two of our friends and their relationship. Tea-Ra and Spoonie Doolittle started as voices heard on Twitter, and became treasured friends. When their anniversary came up, I was saddened that we hadn’t known them when their relationship began.  I have developed a habit of Continue Reading →

Even Dreams Must Sleep (Organic Herbal Tea for Sleep)

A few weeks back I was settling for my standard attempt at sleep. We’d done most of our nightly rituals, and I was in a pretty standard state for me – fairly solid bodily exhaustion, with brain whirring on about everything from plans for apocalypse options to tea flavours to Continue Reading →

The Shapes of Clouds (Organic Black Tea with Lemon Balm)

There were many things that came out of the Doom Flu that stole my January and sent me into a catch-up scramble that I haven’t finished with yet. The Shapes of Clouds was one of them. Flus are interesting, and so are the various forms of delirium one can experience Continue Reading →

Accio Spoons (Organic Herbal Tea for Muscle Relaxation)

Accio Spoons was the product of the collision of a few things. The first was a ridiculously bad flu that knocked me out for most of January. The second was the fact that end of year stock clearing had left us in a bad place as far as access to Continue Reading →

Sanctuary (Organic Lemon Balm, Barley, Hawthorn Berry Tisane)

One of the things that Mister Tea and I have decided to attempt to do is make it so that any flavour set we create that is caffeinated will have a companion tea that is either herbal or actually made with decaffeinated tea. Amusingly, this was actually a decision my Continue Reading →