There came a point where we realized we had 9 chais or chai-type blends, but none of them was a 'standard' chai.
We had chais with chocolate and vanilla, chais with various sorts of fruit...
We decided we needed a more basic chai, and blended this tea.
Take a Breath was created to a near perfect black tea for drinking when you want to relax.
One of the issues we have run into with teas we don't blend is my chemical sensitivities. Slowly but surely it has gotten to the point where if it isn't organic and clean, I really shouldn't consume it. This took away a great many teas I used to love. One of them was the blend our Melody Grey was based on. Take a Breath came from my partner's second favorite straight black tea. Since he has to eat the same diet I do, his body is becoming less forgiving of chemicals as well.
So, to give him back his tea, I blended Take a Breath. A combination of Keemun and Ceylon teas, it is a lighter black, suitable for an afternoon on the porch, or with a book, or... Honestly, it is also just a really tasty straight black tea.
'Tea at Pemberley' was born out of a custom request.
We were asked if we had a lavender earl grey. At the time, we did not. It was on our list of tea ideas, but that list is fairly long, and we hadn't gotten to it yet.
We worked up the blend, and sent it out, and the person it was intended for was happy with the blend.
The Great Pumpkin is one of two teas we created for the fall love of things that taste of Pumpkin & Spice. We wanted to have one version that was "decaf," so that enjoying it could be done late in the evening, when you still need to be able to sleep.
For more information on this tea, please visit this link.
Type O was inspired by a random ranging conversation between myself, Mister Tea, and one of the friends we often inflict new teas on for testing. Mister Tea mentioned wondering if we could make a Chocolate Hibiscus tea.
Turned out the answer was a resounding yes. This tea brews a vibrant dark red, and the blend of the flavours of the cacao nibs and the hibiscus is pretty spectacular.
In part because it seemed like it would mix really well with vodka and cream, and in part because of the colour, we decided to finally salute the vampire fandoms with a tea. This may not be specifically Whedonverse or the Lost Boys or Supernatural or... but the tea would work perfectly in a cobalt glass goblet.
Uhura's Frequency was blended because of the combination of two loves - chai spicing and chocolate. As with all our chais, we took care to balance the spices specifically for the taste of the extra element.
Of course, once we had a chocolate chai, we knew we had to have a vanilla chai as well. Given our penchant for naming our tasty teas in a geeky way, we decided to salute two of the women from the original Star Trek.
Wedding Jitters was born out of a custom request for a tea that would taste like the tea version of vanilla almond cake, and have a gentle assistance with anxiety.
We were very happy with being asked to create a wedding tea. There is something pretty amazing about being asked to add something to a day that special and personal.
The idea for how to create the taste she wanted came pretty swiftly, but the resultant blend was staggeringly good.
Mister Tea thinks this is the tastiest of our Simply Tasty teas, and likely to appeal to a broad range of people, and the reactions of our mini-test group leads me to believe he is correct.