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 →

Old Eighties Queer (Organic Chocolate Jasmine Chai)

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 →

First Taste of Home (Organic Chocolate Blueberry Tea)

‘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 →

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 4 of 4 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 →

Abe’s OddiTea (Organic Chocolate Strawberry Basil Tisane)

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series 8 Bit Beverages

The idea for ‘Abe’s OddiTea’ came from a grocery run and a picture of a candybar. Most of the time Mister Tea does the outside of the house errands on his own.  Part of this is that being in a car can be fairly painful for me, and part of Continue Reading →

Betsy’s Best (Organic Cinnamon Cocoa)

We’d known we wanted a cinnamon cocoa from the moment we realized we could make cocoas. Given our experiences with trying ground whole herb for our ‘Wicked Cocoa‘ we initially shied away from using cinnamon powder. Thought it might make the end result a bit chewy. Eventually we realized that Continue Reading →

Salazar’s Ambition (Organic Gunpowder/Caravan/Cacao Nibs/Peppermint Tea)

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Potterverse Beverages

Shortly after creating Beauxbaton’s Blend, we realized we should probably make teas for each of the Hogwarts houses, as well as for Durmstrang. We put the idea into the file, and it sat there for a while. Conversations within the august and patient Tea Naming Group led to some scribbled Continue Reading →

Archimedes Anodyne (Organic Chocolate Genmaicha Green Tea)

This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series ChariTeas

This tea had a long strange journey from idea to ready-to-introduce-tea. It began in a conversation with a Twitter friend about our teas, and how there were a dizzying number she wanted to try and had we ever considered offering a single teabag as a mini-sample. We hadn’t.  But once Continue Reading →

The Norn Compass (Organic Cinnamon Chocolate Black Tea)

This entry is part 9 of 13 in the series ChariTeas

This tea was created to celebrate the wedding of a dear friend.  If you follow our teas, or our blog posts, she (and her apocalyptically cute wee one and one of her gigantic dogs) have shown up from time to time. When she and her partner decided that they were Continue Reading →