Achievement Unlocked: Still Standing was created because of a need for a tea that helped with pain management, but did not provoke drowsiness. The taste is a smoky black tea with hints of rose and something pleasantly earthier and greener.
Our first nerve pain tea was born out of my need for pain management combined with my history of bad luck with pharmaceutical medications. It seemed that you could not get pain relief without getting fuzzy-headed or too sleepy to actually manage to do anything. On top of that, I'm allergic to a lot of the fillers used. The idea had existed for quite some time, but interacting with a number of women with fibromyaljia made me get around to blending our Something for the Pain.
Something for the Pain was a good start, but depending on how hard you work yourself, it can cause a bit of tiredness. A bit of pain relief allows your body to realize just how much it needs sleep.
Achievement Unlocked: Still Standing was created to be a pain relief tea for the days when you have to maintain full functionality. It should not be used constantly, but it does wonders when really needed. It helps that it is also one of our tastiest medicinals.
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Allerg-Ease was blended to ease the symptoms of allergies, and with regular use, gentle the strength of your response to allergens. The taste is a sweetly floral lemongrass.
The idea for the tea came from watching my partner deal with allergy medications, both pharmaceutical and some holistic and herbal preparations. It seemed they all had one primary thing in common - they tasted vile. So I decided to create a tea that would help with allergies that actually tasted good.
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Anna's AnTeaInfection combines Goldenseal, Echinacea, Ginger Root, Marjoram, and Eleuthro to create a tea that acts as an anti-viral, an antibacterial, and an anti-fungal. It also acts as an immune system booster. It tastes primarily like the Ginger and Marjoram, with a background of "herbal" that manages to avoid being strongly Echinacea and Goldenseal.
This tea came about because a friend was dealing with a very specific and rather nasty infection. After the bug was identified, I researched, and through that research, discovered that there was an herb that had performed well in trials against antiobiotic resistant strains of the bug in question (Pseudomonas.) Anna's AnTeaInfection was blended to center around that herb (Marjoram), and then to still act as both an assist to the immune system and a good "fighting thing that make you sick" tea.
AnTeaInfection was created to give an option other than antiobiotics for illness. It is an anti-bacterial tea that has some anti-viral and anti-fungal action as well. It tastes of Sage and other non-bitter green herbs.
Antibiotics have steadily become more and more of a pet peeve of mine. Both through over-prescribing and through unfinished courses getting dumped into the garbage, they are getting out into the world in amounts that are helping to slowly make basic illnesses less basic and more dangerous. I set a goal early on for developing options in herbal tea form for most basic illnesses so that we could have a first echelon of defense that didn't require pharmaceutical medications.
Aphrodite's Ambrosia is a Chocolate Rose tea with a hint of vanilla and earthy spice blended to enhance the female libido.
This tea came out of a custom request for a tea, and one that we were quite glad to see. There are some medications and some stages of life that dull mental and physical capacity to have any interest in physical intimacy. Aphrodite's Ambrosia was created to give that capacity back. It was designed for women, but would likely help men as well.
'Autumn Morning's Peace' is the third and last of the teas we created to attempt to help deal with ulcerative colitis.
This one was created specifically to help deal with chronic diarrhea and the pain associated with it.
Interestingly, it should be useful under a variety of circumstances, well beyond the condition that spawned the creation of it.
Back to Breathing was blended to combat my partner's persistent sinus infections, as well as to assist with general respiratory health. The taste is mint, with a side of a different kind of mint, with a little bit of sweet added from the clover.
My partner used to suffer from sinus infections that would culminate with heavy doses of antibiotics, ridiculous amounts of facial swelling, and a ruined world for a week or more. After watching this progression a few times, I figured there had to be a better option. The hope was that this tea would nip the infections in the bud before they got far enough to be absolutely miserable. This tea has staved them off for years now. We've also received positive reports on this as an allergy tea, and an asthma tea.
'Blackberry Soothie' was blended due to a custom request for a tea to assist with Ulcerative Colitis. After the research was done, the data I was sent added in, and the general dust had settled, I came to the conclusion that we needed three teas to handle the request appropriately.
This tea is the one specifically for the condition. It is designed to help ease inflammation in the intestines, heal prior damage, clear infection, and generally make your insides a happier place.
Bone Binder was created to act as a bone health tea. Initially intended for healing after breaks, it will also work quite well as an osteoporosis tea.
The taste is a green earthy chai.
The inspiration for this tea came from someone my partner took classes with. He had a fairly bad accident that ended with broken bones. He also ended up with liver issues from infection and antibiotic reaction, but that provoked a different tea.
When Desert Sage Natural came up in conversation, he asked if we had any teas that would help. We didn't, so I blended one.
Caryn's MS Marvel was created to assist with the symptoms of MS, and the side-effects of some of the most common pharmaceutical medication used for it. The taste of the tea is a spicy Lemon Rose with a hint of Cardamom.
We decided to blend this tea because a woman very dear to us carries the diagnosis of MS.
Due to being able to understand bits and pieces of what that particular disease does to you, I wanted to come up with a tea that would help both with symptoms, and with some of the more common side-effects of the medication lists that often end up attached to it. We were pleasantly surprised when the blend of herbs I chose turned out to be quite a tasty mix as well.