I Will Survive (Organic Calendula Vanilla Rose Black Tea)

This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series ChariTeas

My Desert Sage Natural inboxes can be complicated and messy places. Queries from customers, whether about orders or  teas are the majority of the messages, but far from all. There’s a wide variety of spam, ranging from normal to disturbing.  (I get that the protocol is that sex sells everything, Continue Reading →

ChariTeas: Origin Story

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series ChariTeas

One of the things we want to do as a company is try to improve the world a bit around the edges. This starts with the fact that our goal with our products is to make your day a touch better.  Whether it be a medicinal tea that eases something Continue Reading →

Benefits of the Label-pocalypse (Sale)

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Giveaways, Sales, Events

If you follow us on Twitter, a few months back you may remember me being in a borderline panic state due to label malfunction. The most recent batch had been iffy, as far as the adhesive was concerned, and while I’d known that, I hadn’t realized the inevitable result of Continue Reading →

Clever Girl (Organic Black Tea with Currants)

It doesn’t take much to provoke a tea from us. Especially if the thing you toss into my brain is a thing that has been in the idea file for ages, and you express a specific desire to see that tea. The first glimmers of what became Clever Girl landed Continue Reading →

Into the Dark Woods (Organic Lapsang and Kukicha)

“Into the Dark Woods”  was inspired by one of those weird meme quiz name things. One of my mutuals on Twitter had posted one, commenting on how hers did not suit her in the slightest, and I took a look and cringed. Mine was something completely suiting to a witchy Continue Reading →

Coyote’s Caravan (Organic Russian Caravan Tea)

‘Coyote’s Caravan’ was an attempt to fix a problem we’ve had for several years. The only organic Russian Caravan tea we had access to is sometimes problematic to keep in stock.  The supplier is always very apologetic when they are out and we have to wait, and they always try Continue Reading →

Fiaren Caravan (Organic Blend of Lapsang, Lime, and Rose)

Fiaren Caravan was inspired by a micro fiction. At the point it was blended, it held position as “potentially oddest point of inspiration for a Desert Sage Natural Tea.” It has since been displaced by a tea inspired by one of those odd meme name quiz things…  but I digress. Continue Reading →

Dark Metamorphosis (Organic Lapsang with Licorice and Lime)

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series 8 Bit Beverages

‘Dark Metamorphosis’ began as an intrusive tea idea that insisted on being made before I made the thing I had originally wanted to blend.  (The worst part being that I haven’t actually gone back to make the original tea idea as yet.) The conversation that inspired ‘Lovely Day’ had also Continue Reading →

Eureka: Smoky Monkey (Organic blend of Lapsang and Golden Monkey)

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series ChariTeas

The story of ‘Eureka: Smoky Monkey’ began several years ago. A customer had purchased our ‘Tea of the Month Club,’ and when he filled out the survey he listed off his favourite teas. Golden Monkey.  Silver Needle.  Practically everything on his list was a top of the line type of Continue Reading →

Nikki’s Heat (Organic Spicy Apple Black Tea)

‘Nikki’s Heat’ came about even more randomly than is usual for us. We’d processed turmeric, and I had a little extra set aside.  Too much to put into one of the going jars, but not enough to fill up the smallest jar we had on hand. We’d also processed green Continue Reading →