Zodiac Teas!!

Finally done, and oh so yummy! These twelve teas are quite fruity, and very dessert-like, yum!

Aries
rooibos, peaches and cream, and a hint of cinnamon

Taurus
black tea, coconut and chai spices (cinnamon, clove, and ginger)

Gemini
green tea, strawberry, spearmint, and sweet vanilla cream

Taurus

Cancer
honeybush tea, cantaloupe, lemon myrtle, a little twist of lime, and a whole lot of juicy melon flavour

Leo
rooibos, pineapple, orange, and delicious cream; a scrumptious pineapple and orange creamsicle

Virgo
black tea, blueberries and cream, rosehips and a swirl of cornflower petals

Cancer

Libra
green tea with a lovely blend of lemon myrtle, lavender, calendula, and creamy goodness; like a fancy bowl of ice cream

Scorpio 
honeybush, blackberries, rosehips, and hazelnut; truly a fancy dessert in a cup

Sagittarius
rooibos, banana, papaya, and guava

 

Scorpio

Capricorn
black tea, almonds, and strawberries; marzipan and strawberry jam

Aquarius
green tea, grapefruit, lemongrass, hibiscus, orange, and coconut

Pisces
honeybush, cherries, and vanilla cream

Capricorn

This group of tea has definitely been a lesson in the fact that knowing when I’m going to be done formulating is not always very predictable! I had been hoping to finish them by the end of April, in fact I had 9 or 10 of them finished! However, a few teas were just not working out for me, flavours weren’t turning out how I wanted them, and then reformulation had to happen.
It’s also a lesson that sometimes flavours that work in baked goods, or food that we actually eat doesn’t translate very well with the ingredients I have for tea. And that’s ok, because now I know!

May Handcrafted Faves

Peony Frills by Fizz Studio
Rose City Handmade Soap by Haus of Gloi
Green Plant Print Set by Instant Graphics
Calendula Flower Tea Bath by Era Dans L’Herbe
Red Fox Necklace by Hand Painted Jewelry Co
Bee Spirit Pagan Prayer Beads by The Wytch of the North
Refillable Hand Tooled Leather Journal by Amanita Grove

April Handcrafted Faves

Easter Eggs by Craft Factory Boutique
Flower Earrings by Amber Sky
Moon Print by Birch Bliss
Fox & Flowers by Becca Who Designs
Flower Crown by Kis for Kani
Flower Light Garland by Light Blossoms
Calming Flowers Bath Soak by From the Earth Apothecary

Iced Teas!

They’re back! And already I’ve been sipping on them, muahaha! And now you get to as well! Wee!

Top Left: Black Lemon, Tart Berry, Tropical Ambrosia, Strawberry Mojito, Gingered Peach, Midnight Mango, Magical Melon (centre)

I’ve also been a busy bee thinking up new recipes that I will be getting up in the shop soon! In the meantime, there are a few reformulated blends back up as well!

Thor‘s blend now is a lovely mix of spearmint and peppermint with a little sprinkling of safflower.

Sweetroll has a base of black tea and calendula petals, and the delicious flavours of buttery pastry and creamy, sticky, gooey icing. So much yum!

And lastly for today, Second Breakfast Tea is back! It’s a traditional robust and malty English Breakfast tea blend, and so very comforting as you wake up and get ready to go on your next adventure!

Happy sipping, guys! ❤

March Handcrafted Faves

Floral Crown by  By Yana Accessories
Easter Wreath by Botanika Studio
Deer Pillow by Fab Funky Pillows
Flowering Redbud Trees” photograph by Country Dreaming
Air Plant Crystal Kit by AURAMORE
Moth Wings Cape by Costurero Real
Red Fox Woodland Pillow by HCJ Designs

New Game of Thrones Teas!

If you haven’t seen yet, I’ve made some Game of Thrones House tea blends! Listed fresh this week, there’s Stark, Targaryen, Lannister, and Baratheon.

From top left clockwise: Stark, Targaryen, Lannister, Baratheon

From top left clockwise: Stark, Targaryen, Lannister, Baratheon

HOUSE STARK
A no-nonsense tea for a straightforward Stark. A deeply bold, and strong blend of black teas, the smaller leaves allowing for a more intense infusion of caffeine. This is the tea to fuel you when the hard work needs doing.

organic black tea

HOUSE TARGARYEN
Lime curd tart topped with luscious blackberries. A refined and delicious blend of some of the best Westeros fields and orchards had to offer the Targaryen family before their exile not long ago.

organic green tea, organic hibiscus, organic lemon myrtle leaves, organic cornflower, flavour

HOUSE LANNISTER
A mulled wine-like tea to keep your wits about you as you plot your next grab for power. Having access to all the best spices, what else would a Lannister do with them but add them to a wine? Green tea, lemongrass, rosehips, cloves, and swirling with calendula petals. Sweet and complex.

organic green tea, organic rosehips, organic lemongrass, organic cloves, organic calendula, flavour

HOUSE BARATHEON
A scrumptious cake studded with orange, cherry, and apple; drizzled in buttery caramel. A hearty and fortifying black tea sure to fuel a Baratheon’s conquering nature.

organic black tea, organic cherries, organic apples, organic orange pieces, flavour

Clicking on each of the names above will take you to their listing page, and clicking on the image will take you to a house teas pack! Instead of paying 40$ for all four teas, save 5$! Exactly like getting the Hogwarts House Blends pack!

February Handcrafted Faves

Foxy Love by Studio Taro Shop
Rhodonite Self-Love Necklace by Wrap Me A Crystal
The Great Rite (amirite?!) Incense by Blue Moon Magick Shop
Freyja Candle by The Wytch of the North
Aphrodite by Emily Balivet
Night In Massage Oil by Green Envy Cosmetics
Tree of Love Dreamcatcher by Seidkona Cascadia

Nice Girls vs. Kind Women

Woolgathering & Wildcrafting

This post is a bit of a departure from my normal blog material (namely— nature, plants, poetry, ecology and metaphor), but with the coming march on Washington this weekend, and the potency of so many women standing in their power across the county— proclaiming, in hard set voices and many-faceted hearts, that we will not stand by and see any section of the population belittled — has me thinking of the old ways that are ready to die. The tired ways of seeing that are about to expire. It has set me thinking, most particularly, about a concept in our culture that is utterly, and completely, worn out.

The nice girl.

You know what I mean. You might even be one yourself.

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January Handcrafted Faves

Baby Viking Hat with Beard by Tied in Knots
Protection Wall Rune by Boudoir Du Chaman
Viking Beard Oil by Fires of Freyja
St. Brighid’s Cross by AZ Stained Glass LLC
Ceramic Mug by Studio Rosalina
Reaching for the Stars by Fizz Studio
Winter Tale Pillow by Francesca Rizzato

Getting Organized!

Oh guys, it’s been a while! And if you haven’t read my latest newsletter, I’ve got some plans to be organized and more productive this coming year with bullet journalling! I’m probably going to keep it fairly simple, no crazy art things happening within them, and that’s ok because I plan on arting this year, and likely listing them in my shop 🙂

So… the main reason why I wanted to write this post is because I ordered some passport sized traveller’s journal covers from Beth at her website, Sea Bunny Designs. And man… I’m in love!

Here's what I got in the envelope. The two journals, a lovely bag of tea (I've never had Bigelow's teas yet, so I'm excited to try it!), and a bag of decadent incense of frankincense, myrrh, and clove. *happy sigh*

Here’s what I got in the envelope. The two journals, a lovely bag of tea (I’ve never had Bigelow’s teas yet, so I’m excited to try it!), and a bag of decadent incense of frankincense, myrrh, and clove. *happy sigh*

As you can see, I got a custom one done up with my shop's logo on it for all shop business organization and planning! I gotta say, it's weird seeing my logo on something like this... and so awesome!

As you can see, I got a custom one done up with my shop’s logo on it for all shop business organization and planning! I gotta say, it’s weird seeing my logo on something like this… and so awesome!

These are the inserts Beth made, each journal comes with one. I looove the paper she used for the covers, and the dot graph paper inside is nice and thick too!

These are the inserts Beth made, each journal comes with one. I looove the paper she used for the covers, and the dot graph paper inside is nice and thick too!

Lastly, I made my own inserts while I was waiting for the journal covers to arrive! They're a tad big, so a couple of them that don't have anything written inside yet will get trimmed, and the others will stay the same, no biggie :)

Lastly, I made my own inserts while I was waiting for the journal covers to arrive! They’re a tad big, so a couple of them that don’t have anything written inside yet will get trimmed, and the others will stay the same, no biggie 🙂

So if you’re thinking of getting organized this year too, I’d highly recommend Beth’s journal covers and bullet journalling! You can find the listing for the plain covers here, and custom ones here. She also has Hogwarts houses covers *squee*, and Game of Thrones, as well as River Song’s cover from Doctor Who!

Alright, enough fan-girling, just go check out her shop already!
So, yes, journalling, and keeping things organized! I plan on keeping an insert for tea recipes (I can usually figure out a recipe within one or two tries, so it all goes in the same place), as well as my calendar insert, and perhaps an insert for big picture business plans.
My other purple journal inserts will be for keeping track of my personal life, as well as a journal for spiritual things, of course! Not sure if I’ll need much more than that for that one. Who knows? I could go nuts!

In other news, so long as things keep going well, I’d like to at least look into an herbalism/shamanism course for this year. This one really depends on how well the shop does, as the course is definitely a bit of an investment; however, I think it would do me and the shop quite well, especially in terms of healing teas, broadening my knowledge base, and getting me more connected to the plants I work with for my teas.

This year is looking exciting, I’ve got to say, and it’s all thanks to you guys ❤

Happy new year! May it be filled with all the blessings! ❤