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 →

Cheshire Caf (Organic Lavender Coffee)

The saga of Cheshire Caf began many moons ago, when Mister Tea and I were having an out and about adventure. I was having a better physical day than many, and we did something resembling one of our old rambles – checking out a variety of locations we’d been curious 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 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 →

Mother’s Embrace (Organic Genmaicha Rose Tea)

This tea came out of one of my ongoing projects.  I have a plan to have a series of generally supportive to health teas along the lines of ‘Ent Draught‘ – but with different teas as the foundation. Eventually I want to have a tea intended as a health tonic Continue Reading →