Build a Tea Project 2023

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Build a Tea

2023 threw down several gauntlets, and SageNatural is planning on creating a tea about it. If you’d like to help, this post contains the poll that will allow for voting on what ingredients should be included. Continue Reading →

The Monthly Brew – August 2023 (Recap)

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series The Monthly Brew

August was rough. One of the reasons for that was the interminability of this particular summer, especially given the impossible and (for the most part) terrible weather that has been occurring in so many places. So far, we’ve gotten off light, here in Albuquerque. One of the others was finding Continue Reading →

Monster Slayer: DMG (Guarana, Eleuthro, Alfalfa)

The Monster Slayer line was born out of the mergence of a handful of things. The first was my tendency to respond to a certain subset of thoughts and needs and problems with “I could make a tea for that.” The second was that a friend had a caffeine problem. Continue Reading →

The Monthly Brew – July 2023 (Recap)

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series The Monthly Brew

July was a lot. On more levels than I want to think about right now. For me, July always is, to one extent or another, because my brain and fireworks do not interface well. It was a month that surprised me with how hot it was, and this was something Continue Reading →

Believe Impossible Things (Organic Genmaicha with Cinnamon and Nutmeg)

Believe Impossible Things started with giving myself a work-present. Every so often when doing supply restocks, I will get myself something new to test and potentially play with. Sometimes this is a new type of tea, sometimes it is a fruit I am curious about, sometimes it is an herb Continue Reading →

Sorry I Stabbed You… …Again (Organic Earl Grey, Red Rooibos, Lavender, and Hibiscus) (3-150a)

The story of Sorry I Stabbed You… …Again is deeply connected to the stories of Sorry I Stabbed You and Rise Up. In fact, much of its story has already been told as a part of the explanation for Rise Up. Tea Naming conversations, wherever they end up happening, often Continue Reading →

Baker Street Blend (Organic Black Tea Blend)

Baker Street was the first tea that I blended because I needed it to blend another tea. A friend and tea human sent me a sample of a tea that she wanted to see if I could create a “my way” version of. The theory being that if the original Continue Reading →

Shipping, Packaging, Suggestions, and Angst

  I’ve been trying to approach this post since I re-revamped the Tea of the Month Club. It was sparked, in part, by the things I discovered about domestic shipping costs and weight sets – a term I am coining because I am not sure what else to call it. Continue Reading →

Missing Piece (7-310) (Organic Decaffeinated Genmaicha)

The tale of the tea known as Missing Piece is almost too short to tell. However, I have made a habit of these tea introduction posts, and it would feel wrong to leave one out. The need for Missing Piece was an outgrowth of my desire to make a decaffeinated Continue Reading →