Durmstrang’s Draught (Organic Russian Caravan with Rosemary, Caraway, Ginseng, and Ginger)

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Potterverse Beverages

Our ‘Beauxbaton’s Blend‘ began the process.  Sadly, it took us a couple years to get around to blending teas for Durmstrang and the Hogwarts houses. I hadn’t initially had any notes on Durmstrang, strangely enough – but there are good conversations to be had in the Twitterverse, and a couple Continue Reading →

Rhapsody in Green (Organic Genmaicha, Fennel, and Ginger Tea)

As I think I’ve mentioned a few other places, tea ideas for me come from the most random places sometimes. In the general chaos of creating our TMNT Turtle teas, there was a bloke on Twitter who was very helpful.  He gave us a lot of input, kicked around ideas Continue Reading →

Miracle Max’s Chocolate Elixir (Organic Chocolate Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Tea)

I have wanted to create a tea that could be called a ‘tasty tea’ with turmeric in it for quite some time. Partly because I love turmeric, and partly because I know there are people out there who seek it as a component of tea.  Making one that was approached 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 →

Ent Draught (Organic Fortifying Herbal Tea)

‘Ent Draught’ was sparked by a couple of things. One of them was my desire to pair elderberries with as many different foundational taste elements as I have access to.  Not only are they one of my favorite fruits, they are quite good for you, on a variety of levels. Continue Reading →

Chaimonade (Lemon Chai Tea)

‘Chaimonade’ was not a tea I specifically set out to make. I was working on blending a couple of other teas – an Earl Grey with more citrus, and an orange hibisus-y thing and…  bits and pieces of them came together in my head and decided I needed to make Continue Reading →

Caspian’s Chai (Organic Herbal Chai)

When I put together our chai sampler, I was reminded of the fact that we did not have a decaf chai. My preference for creating decaf blends is to choose an herbal foundation for the tea, rather than using a decaffeinated tea. Hawthorn Berries are one of my favourite consistent Continue Reading →

Chapel’s Chai (Organic Vanilla Chai)

This entry is part 3 of 4 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 →

Hello Sweetie (Organic Chocolate Chile Chai)

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Doctor Who Beverages

Combining our love for tea and our love of geekery is one of the lovely things Desert Sage Natural allows us to do. Once we began making teas to salute the Who-ni-verse I found myself pondering various characters, wanting to create tastes for them.  In considering River, I decided she Continue Reading →

Molly’s Morning Magic (Organic Vanilla Ginger Barley Tea)

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Potterverse Beverages

Our teas have this propensity for being a bit habit-forming.  Most of the time I consider this to be a Very Good Thing. However, it gets a bit more complicated when a favorite tea is full of caffeine and a friend who loves it dearly becomes pregnant. ‘Weasleys’ Winter Warm-Up‘ Continue Reading →