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.
This tea was created because a friend had a later-in-life pregnancy, and the aftermath was beyond complicated. Cat's Hopeful H(eal) O(ver) T(ime) was blended to help with as much of what was going wrong as I could manage. It has some hormonal balancing properties, will increase the speed of internal healing, has some astringency to help with the bleeding, a lot of support for general female health, and a bit of pain-killing to round it out.
This tea was blended because cancer is something my partner and I have experience with. Several people that we care about have fought the disease, and watching that fight, it was something I had to create a tea for.
Cellular PuriTea is a Green Tea with hints of Rose and Almond.
This tea gently supports the immune system, the cleansing system, and adds a bit of calming and stress relief. It has direct anti-cancer action through the green tea, the almonds, and the synergistic action of the Burdock Root and Red Clover. However, this tea was designed to be pleasantly drinkable at whatever stage of treatment an individual was in, rather than bringing out the biggest herbal guns.
Cellular PuriTea: Cleansing and Digestive came about because a customer wanted a more targeted anti-cancer tea. A lot of our specific conditions are fairly broad spectrum, to deal with many different iterations of the disease or condition. A family member was dealing with pancreatic cancer, so we blended this tea to bolster the cleansing systems of the body and assist in the fight against cancer.
It is an earthier green tea with hints of rose.
Cinnamon Throat Soother is a Cinnamon Sage tea for soothing sore throats and easing many of the causes for them.
Sore throats are a thing. From over-exertion from having to talk too much to the inevitable result of colds and flu to... They happen a lot. It was one of the first issues we knew we needed to approach, and this was one of our first medicinal teas.
Cognitive Colada was created because Mister Tea and I have watched people dealing with watching a loved one slowly slip away through various forms of senility and dementia. Even seeing it from the outside or from the edges is horrifying, and we wanted to create something to help. It is a tasty pineapple coconut green tea, with medicinal herbs to assist with various aspects of mental functioning.
De-Toxic Avenger is a tea tasting of Lemongrass and Jasmine that was designed to help with detoxification, especially when working through leaving an addiction behind.
The herbs chosen will also help to calm the nerves and level your mood a bit.
Edie's Not Hot was blended due to a custom request.
There was a lovely lady I had been conversing with about various teas, as she had ordered some of our geeky samplers, and she asked if we had a tea for hot flashes.
We did not, as yet. I had done most of the research for it, because it seemed like a tea we should have, but no one had specifically needed it, so it kept getting moved down the to-do list. In the end, Edie's Not Hot was blended to assist with menopause generally, but to focus on hot flashes.
The name for the tea came from her initial review. She commented that now, thankfully, she was not-hot.
Edie's Not Hot tastes of Mint and Sage, with the other herbs adding notes that are hard to describe, but pleasant.
Expecto Coughonum is a lightly sweet lightly lemon herbal tea blended to help with coughing.
There are a number of situations and issues that my partner and I knew we had to create teas for early on. Coughing is one of them.
One of the reasons why herbs are so lovely, is that many of them act differently depending on what you currently need. Or, more accurately, they provide your body with the tools, so it can do what it needs. This tea is a good example of this. If you need mucous loosened so you can cough productively, Expecto Coughonum can help with that. If you just need to stop coughing because your body can't take it anymore, it can help with that. If you need that tickle in the back of your throat to stop so that it will stop making you cough, it can help with that, too.
Fever-B-Gone is a medicinal tea designed to help with fever reduction, and some of the things that cause it. The taste is primarily peppermint.
Fever are one of those things that occur with more frequency than anyone really enjoys or cares to think about. They fell into the category of "we need to make a tea for this."
Amusingly enough, despite that logic, this was still a tea that was not blended until I was actually in the throes of a fairly wretched fever. It occurred to me, as I wandered around wondering if my brain was actually boiling yet, that I should make a tea. I did, it brought my fever down, I checked my notes to make sure I had done it correctly and safely... and Fever-B-Gone was born.
Fighting Chance was created because the mother of a friend was fighting an antiobiotic resistant staph infection. She asked if we had a tea that would help. I dove into my research, and discovered studies from both Germany and Japan that indicated that honeysuckle was an effective treatment for all the currently known strains.
Utilizing the information discovered and a couple of other antiobiotic herbs, we blended this tea.