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 →

Achievement Unlocked: Still Standing (Organic Non-Drowsy Pain Tea)

One of the things that Mister Tea and I have had to weather in our relationship is the harsh and brutal reality of the word ‘degenerative.’ When we first met I was relatively capable physically.  We used to take long rambling walks around the city, discovering new things, perusing thrift Continue Reading →

The Smoking Nun (Organic Gunpowder Green and Caravan Tea with Hops and Barley)

When we first set out to create “The Smoking Gun,” which is the blend used as the foundation of this tea – we were worried that it might end up being a little too weird.  It doesn’t necessarily make sense that this sort of worry still happens, as we have Continue Reading →

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 →

Salazar’s Ambition (Organic Gunpowder/Caravan/Cacao Nibs/Peppermint Tea)

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Potterverse Beverages

Shortly after creating Beauxbaton’s Blend, we realized we should probably make teas for each of the Hogwarts houses, as well as for Durmstrang. We put the idea into the file, and it sat there for a while. Conversations within the august and patient Tea Naming Group led to some scribbled Continue Reading →

Beauxbaton’s Blend (Organic Elderberry Vanilla Black Tea)

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Potterverse Beverages

‘Beauxbaton’s Blend’ started because a client was mourning a favourite tea. This was early on in our experimentation with tasty teas, so I wasn’t positive that I could do it, but I was more than willing to give it a shot. She sent a sample of the original tea, and Continue Reading →

The Smoking Gun (Organic Russian Caravan/Gunpowder Green Tea)

There are a number of our teas that began as an idea that we initially thought might be a little crazy.  It has become our practice to try them anyway, just to see whether it is a good crazy or a bad crazy.  (Except for the weird idea I had Continue Reading →

Dahvana’s Dream (Chocolate Apricot Caravan Tea)

This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series ChariTeas

Wandering into new realms of social media has been a very positive experience for me.  Especially Twitter, once I worked past my initial intimidation and confusion.  It has become a fairly amazing internet-space. I stepped into Twitter with relatively low expectations.  I wasn’t entirely sure how to approach it, and I was uncertain 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 →