The Shapes of Clouds (Organic Black Tea with Lemon Balm)

There were many things that came out of the Doom Flu that stole my January and sent me into a catch-up scramble that I haven’t finished with yet. The Shapes of Clouds was one of them. Flus are interesting, and so are the various forms of delirium one can experience Continue Reading →

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 →

Solace (Organic Roasted Kukicha, Hawthorn Berries, Lemon Balm)

Solace, and its companion tea – Sanctuary – were born out of a particularly nasty flu that was one of the gifts the holiday season of 2018 gave to me. We’d been out of most of our useful for sick and pain teas when it began, and as I do Continue Reading →

Lovely Day (Organic Lemon Balm and Lavender Tea)

‘Lovely Day’ was inspired by a conversation with one of our ‘Tea of the Month Club’ members.  When we come close to the last month of tea, I always offer them the option of choosing their final tea. In this particular case, that offer turned into a conversation regarding the Continue Reading →

Taste of the Summerlands

‘Taste of the Summerlands’ was inspired by a carbonated tastiness we found at one of our local markets.  It was a day of outings and adventure for me – which are relatively rare, cherished, and highly valued.  (Also often a bad idea, physically, but mental and emotional health are important, Continue Reading →

Expecto Coughonum (Organic Herbal Tea for Coughing)

Most of our first medicinal teas were things put together for common conditions – the things that are going to happen at some point, because that’s just part of life. One of our first concerns was to cover all the various plagues that come along with the common cold or Continue Reading →

SereniTea: Hummingbird’s Haven (Organic Herbal Tea for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression)

I’ve forged a lot of relationships on the internet.  It still sometimes amazes me how you can find a friend through a friend and then find another…  on and on in an interconnected chain. One of the people I met this way was in a place not unfamiliar to Mister Continue Reading →

Sigh of Relief (Tea for Digestive Discomfort)

Over the past ten years, my relationship with food has gotten incredibly complicated. My body has decided that it just isn’t going to process a long list of chemicals, additives, preservatives, colorants….  However, no matter how carefully you try to read the labels, sometimes you miss something.  Or something slips past Continue Reading →

S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strengthening and Healing Immunity Everyday for Life Defense)

This tea came out of a request for advice on rebuilding a weakened immune system.  A much loved parent was catching every bug that wandered nearish him. I understood the situation entirely, and empathized.  The recovery from my illness was followed by years of “Do I even have an immune Continue Reading →

SereniTea: Something for the Blues (Organic Tea for Depression)

When we first opened our shop, Desert Sage Natural had around 30 teas, all of them medicinals.  Over time this has expanded, in a way that continues to boggle my mind.  Some of this happens because Mister Tea and I, and our looney friends who help us to name teas, Continue Reading →