Sanctuary (Organic Lemon Balm, Barley, Hawthorn Berry Tisane)

One of the things that Mister Tea and I have decided to attempt to do is make it so that any flavour set we create that is caffeinated will have a companion tea that is either herbal or actually made with decaffeinated tea. Amusingly, this was actually a decision my 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 →

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 →

Taliesin’s Tonic (Organic Lemon Cinnamon Green Tea)

A bit back I had a plan for the day. I was going to settle in and polish a couple of blog posts, and record the audio for at least one. Tea seemed quite necessary to this process. Unfortunately, as sometimes happens, I went to look at our tea selection Continue Reading →

Crowley’s Kiss (Organic Hibiscus Black Tea)

I’d known we’d want a black tea with hibiscus ever since we worked up Type O. However, it didn’t seem particularly pressing at the time, especially given how obnoxious it was to work with our original supply of hibiscus. There are a number of ingredients we’ve discovered that are somewhat Continue Reading →

Requiem for a Redshirt (Organic Caravan Rooibos Tea)

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Star Trek Beverages

The idea for this tea just popped into my mind one morning while interacting with the Twitterverse. I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Russian Caravan – and given the discovery that blending different sorts of tea together is fun and often quite tasty, it makes sense Continue Reading →

The Wizard’s Tower (Organic Hibiscus Lemon Green Tea)

This tea began in a somewhat unusual fashion. The Twitterverse has been an amazing amount of help to us, in a number of different ways.  One of these is having a forum where I can ramble about tea, and people respond.  They help me brainstorm.  Ideas get randomly (and not Continue Reading →

Leonardo’s Leadership (Organic Kukicha and Gunpowder with Blueberry and Cornflower)

Once we’d gotten ‘Splinter’s Brew‘ sorted, we knew we had to make teas for the other turtles.  Since making the teas based on pizza preferences seemed a little…  weird, even for us, we decided to try to make the teas centered around colour, and in some cases, attitude.  (I do Continue Reading →

Donatello’s Zen (Organic Kukicha Gunpowder Lavender)

One of the first tea name ideas we came up with was ‘Splinter’s Brew.‘  We knew we wanted it to be a green and kukicha, and were fairly certain we would end up making teas for the turtles as well. However, it took a couple of YEARS before I found Continue Reading →

Cowabunga (Organic Kukicha Gunpowder Orange Turmeric Tea)

The TMNT turtle teas were a fun project. We wanted to start with a foundation of ‘Splinter’s Brew‘ and then add things in the right colour ranges that would also taste good. For Michaelangelo’s tea, our options were slightly limited.  Calendula tends to be more yellow than orange, and I Continue Reading →