The Deanna Variation (Organic Chocolate Earl Grey)

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Star Trek Beverages

The path The Deanna Variation took from original inception to actual tea was a very long and winding one. Earl Grey and Chocolate seems like a fairly obvious combination, and I think it came up during our first year. Some period of time or other after that, I blended a 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 →

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 →

Chai-otic Good (Organic Green Tea Chai)

Chai-otic Good started with a survey. Not the first tea so inspired, and likely not the last. A blogger had reached out to me, asking if I wanted to provide some tea in exchange for being featured on her blog for a month. The offer required some thought.  Mister Tea 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 →

The Mod Squad (For Tea!)

It is not uncommon for really good ideas to come out of unfortunate circumstances.  At least not as far as my life and tea. Recently I’ve had some health issues that led to a sequence of weeks where I didn’t allow myself any caffeine.  It didn’t turn out to be 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 →

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 →

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 →