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 →

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 →

Chai-Tea-Tea, It’s a Magical Cup (Organic Pineapple Coconut Mate Chai)

I decided quite a bit back that we should have a chai for each of our foundational ingredients. The spice combination is a favourite of mine, and in the course of our time as Desert Sage Natural, we’ve learned that it is not uncommon for a person’s tea tastes to Continue Reading →

Embers (Organic Russian Caravan Vanilla Chai)

‘Embers’ was a first for me. Not our first chai, we’ve created quite a few of those, due to my semi-fixation on the spice set involved. This was, however, the first time Mister Tea had actively sought a chai for himself. It began, as many of our teas do, with Continue Reading →

Red Son Chai (Organic Rooibos Chai)

This was a tea that had been waiting to happen for quite a while.  Basically since we started working with Rooibos as a foundational ingredient. Given my love of chai, I’m pretty sure my plan is to eventually have a chai for each type of tea that we make, along Continue Reading →

Chapel’s Chai (Organic Vanilla Chai)

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Star Trek Beverages

I love chai.  This is something it is probably fairly easy to realize, given the dizzying array of chai blends that we have. When we created our chocolate chai (“Uhura’s Frequency”) Mister Tea and I decided we should have a vanilla chai as well.  In part for balance, and in Continue Reading →

Uhura’s Frequency (Organic Chocolate Chai)

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Star Trek Beverages

‘Uhura’s Frequency’ was born out of my love of chai, and a general thought that if chocolate will work with a taste, we should probably create the combination. We had already blended our ‘Hello Sweetie,’ and it was pointed out to use that perhaps having a non-spicey chocolate chai would Continue Reading →

Ravendane Chai (Organic Cardamom Chai)

The internet is a strange place.  Sometimes beautiful, sometimes terrifying, sometimes a place for communication and learning, other times a place that shows you things that make you wonder how we have survived as a species. However, I am grateful for it for a number of reasons.  Most of these Continue Reading →

Smoke in the Water (Organic Smokey Elderberry Chai)

I have what might be called a bit of an obsession with chai.  The particular spice combination makes me happy, and, as an added bonus, is really quite good for you. Occasionally, when we create a ‘simply tasty’ tea, it sparks an idea for a chai that is similar, but Continue Reading →