(2-121) Smoking Gun Chai

This entry is part 3 of 3 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 →

Picard’s Foglifter (Organic Earl Grey Chai)

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Star Trek Beverages

Back in May Mister Tea and I realized we hadn’t yet made an Earl Grey Chai. This seemed odd, given his love of Earl Grey and my love of chai.  Things got even stranger after I dug through the tea journals and the tea ideas files that hadn’t yet been Continue Reading →

(7-321) Spoonie Doolittle Foundational Tea

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Tea Naming

Sometimes when blending a tea I need to first blend the tea that will be the foundation of the tea. It varies whether that turns out to be as complicated as it probably sounds. A friend had requested a tea for a particular purpose.  First step was to run through Continue Reading →

Gift of the Gloaming (Organic Kukicha/Lapsang with Lavender Tea)

Gift of the Gloaming started with a very simple combination of desire and need. I wanted a comforting tea taste, in this case specifically one involving smoke, but I was also aware of how desperately I needed to relax. As “Into the Dark Woods” combines two of my favourite teas, 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →