Getting Past the Joneses (Alcohol) is a tea to assist with the process of recovering from alcoholism. It was blended to help with the cravings, and to assist with the mental and physical symptoms as you work through it. The taste is primarily ginger, with some greener herbal flavours too.
I've known a lot of people who have both used and ceased using one bad-for-them substance or another. (For most I've known, it has been cigarettes.) Really good idea in the long term, but no matter what you are trying to quit, pretty nasty experience in the short term.
This tea was sparked by a conversation with a man who had been interested in some of our detox teas. Over the course of the messages he explained why he was interested, to give me an idea of what level of detox and what had caused it, and I decided to blend this tea.
The herbs chosen for this tea will help with the cravings, help to calm the anxiety that rears up during withdrawals, nutritives to keep your vitamin counts up, and will also help to ease the nausea that often goes along with the process.
Healing Potion was blended to assist with recovery after illness or surgery. It is a more savory Green Tea with Calendula sweetening the Basil and Lemongrass.
This tea began as much as an experiment with taste as it did as a targeted medicinal. I had come across multiple references to the wonderful health benefits of basil, and I wanted to create a tea that would utilize basil and taste like a drinking tea, rather than something that would work as a broth. It manages that, quite nicely. As far as the medicinal side goes, this tea is for recovery and stabilization after a long illness, or for support during one.
Heart's Ease, in all three versions, was blending to assist with cardiac health. It is also a lovely drinking tea. I use it for an evening tea with shortbread fairly frequently.
This tea was made for a friend who had always been worried about her heart. There was an arrhythmia when she was younger, and the weird occasional chest pain. Later it became a boon for me as well, because chronic pain causes all sorts of stresses on the body, including a lot of wear and tear on the heart.
There are three versions of this tea. The original, the alternate (which was blended so that people taking certain prescriptions could still get the benefits of the Hawthorn), and the Black (which was blended so that people less used to herbal teas could still access the benefits of this blend.)
Hershel's Gift is a tasty combination of Yarrow, Peppermint, and Elderberries. The combination is a very effective package for fighting many of the causes of cold and flu, and it eases many of the symptoms.
The Walking Dead is a show I have followed for quite some time, and I was surprised that the writing drew me in so thoroughly. I wasn't expecting such depth from a show about the Zombie Apocalypse. One of the things I love about the show is that the characters are fully realized. They are not one dimensional, and they are not campy sketches. Hershel became one of my favorite characters as they fleshed him out, and the Walking Dead gained even more of my respect when he went outside the fences to gather Elderberry. As an herbalist, seeing information presented that was accurate was quite a treat.
At the time I jested that we shoud rename our elderberry cold and flu tea in his honor. I set the idea aside to think about, and it got lost in the day to day rhythm of life and tea.
However, when they killed him, it came right back to the forefront of my mind. So, in honor of the character, and in memorium, we present to you Hershel's Gift.
Joyous Joints was created for dealing with soft tissue injuries - pulls, sprain, strains, dislocation, etc... The blend will help with pain, muscle relaxation, and healing.
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Karen's Comfort was blended to help with skin reactions, from rashes to irritating levels of itching.
It was sparked by a conversation with a lovely lady who had ordered our Migraine Mitigator. She was having some truly aggravating skin issues, which led to research, which led to this tea.
Karen't Comfort can also be brewed and used as a skin or scalp wash. I have also turned it into a glycerite for home use, where it has kept me sane after weeding things I was allergic to or finding patches of ants.
Karen's Fibroid Diminisher was born out of conversation with one of our earliest customers on Etsy. We were discussing various health issues she was having, and I realized that I could blend a tea to help.
This blend will help with hormone balance and overall uterine health, as well as assist with maintaining normal cellular growth.
Lemon Glow is a tea for systemic detox.
When you take a look at everything we intake in the modern world, whether it be intentionally or accidentally, you can understand why the body can get overloaded. From the air we breathe to the places we live to the things we sleep on to what we eat... there is a pretty constant barrage of chemicals, pollutants, and sundry residues.
Due to the constant barrage, I wanted to have a tea that would support the systems that help us to process all the garbage.
Licorice Throat Soother was created to help deal with the side effects of having a cold or the flu or... anything that involves having made your throat raw and uncomfortable.
As anything with Licorice involved, the taste is primarily Licorice, with a bit of Cinnamon and Sage in the mix.
Little Blue Tea was blended to provide a healthier alternative to the “Little Blue Pill” that has become a commonplace “cure” for erectile dysfunction. The pharmaceutical option carries with it a number of problems in the way of side-effects and the necessity of having it available when the right situation has arisen... and you haven't.
This tea is a daily drinker that will help with the common causes of erectile dysfunction, thus allowing you to perform at need without having to schedule it, or worry about death or permanent disfigurement. (I bring this up because, as a guy, I understand that the fear of Priapism is sometimes worse than the fear of Heart Attack.)