Now Revealing The Secret Project!!

I have been waiting for quite some time to get this project all done, but you know how it is when you do a bigger project, and in my case, the teas had to be JUST RIGHT! I’ve been mentioning working on it here and there over on my Facebook page, so I know there wasn’t much anticipation here on the blog, but yay!!! It’s done! And now for the big reveal!!!

*drumroll*

Hogwarts House Blends

A tea for each house, whichever you’ve been sorted into! You can purchase them individually, or all together to save a few bucks!
This would definitely make a perfectly nerdy gift for your favourite Potterhead!

Each tea is a specially blended dessert tea, so lots of yumminess to find here!

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GRYFFINDOR
Rooibos and honeybush provide a fruity, earthy base for spiced root beer to delight your tongue. A sweet treat as you sit in front of the Gryffindor common room’s fires before going off to do something you perhaps shouldn’t be doing.

Slytherin House Blend
SLYTHERIN
Black tea provides a lovely malty and sweet base for pistachios, cherries and lemongrass. A delicious treat for pistachio pudding lovers, and prestigious witches and wizards alike!

Hufflepuff House Blend
HUFFLEPUFF
Three citrus fruits flavour delicious, spongy cake with a delectable, buttery icing.
Honeybush tea mixed with lemon and orange pieces, calendula petals for a pop of sunny colour. Essences of cake and warm icing swirl in this tasty cup to bring you a lovely cup of dessert.

Ravenclaw House Blend
RAVENCLAW
Green tea blended with sweet blueberries, peppermint to lend a bit of brain power, all atop a creamy cheesecake. All this in a cup of tea? It must be magic!

And if you’re looking to purchase all four, click here!

 

Welcoming in the May

Well, hello there, dear gentle reader!
You may have noticed it is quiet here in terms of anything spiritual, and that’s mostly because it’s been quite busy! Spring is always a season of getting shit done, and shit has most definitely been getting done around here!

I’ve been fixing up the bathroom here, and let me tell you, these arms are not meant for doing ceiling work!😛 And perhaps that’s a reason I should be working them out, lol.

Then I’ve been filling out many orders and working on recipes that need to be reblended or slightly tweaked. Then there’s the SECRET project that I was wanting to get out last week, but other things keep taking up my time. However, I’m still super excited about it, and hope it will roll out within the next two weeks.

Spiritually, things have been quiet, but looking back, there’s always a bit of a lull this time of year, and I think a lot of it has to do with said busy-ness! I am going to be getting out to the gardens, so that will give me that meditative time, therefore I will have some quiet time for the spring and summer to sit with my Gods.:)

And as for the gardens, I’m done with in-ground. The weeds are just the flipping worst, and I never want to do it again… ok, now that that drama is done… I’ve decided to make a couple smaller raised beds. No huge garden anymore since I never want to grow potatoes again (Colorado Potato Beetles are the worst! Go back to Colorado!!). I want to grow things that are expensive to buy in the store.
I’ve already begun buying berry bushes, currently there are raspberries, blackberries, white and red currants, and a goosberry bush. I did have blueberry bushes, but unfortunately I live with mow-happy weirdos (no offense, family, I love you), and they were mown over. So blueberries are on the list again this year.

And then in the garden proper, the husband-man wants tomatoes for paste making, I want some for salsas, and then a million kinds of basil, more herbs, zucchini, Swiss chard, carrots, beets, onions, pumpkins, butternut squash, and a few other things I’m likely forgetting.
And since that garden will be smaller, I can have more flowers and be able/have the energy to take care of them elsewhere.
ALSO…. MULCH!

Anywho… that was just a bit of an update on where I am right now… and I wanted to add that the May newsletter went out yesterday! You can find it here, and please do subscribe if you are so inclined! You will receive a lovely little coupon in the first email too! For the most part, I do a once-a-month email, but when I have secret projects, or sales, there will be other smaller letters to let you know first by email!❤

 

Mia

Freyja Recipe Change

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Hey guys! As I mentioned, there will be some recipe changes, part of this is because of where I get my supplies, and the other part is making sure that my teas (especially older blends like Freyja) stay the most delicious they can possibly can!

So what’s changed in the Freyja blend? Peaches have replaced the nectarines (peach was the original plan anyhow), and now there is flavour added to enhance the orange and peach notes.

If I haven’t mentioned it before here, when you add fruits to tea, you really aren’t going to get much flavour from the dried fruit. The only way you could do this naturally is if you had, for example, peach and orange juice to add to the tea. That’s why in most teas (especially the fruity ones), you’ll see that flavour is added.

Anywho! Stay tuned for some more recipe updates, whether it is reblending or discontinuing (sad, I know, but I can’t keep in the shop what doesn’t sell unfortunately, but it does help me focus on what you guys do want to have!).

I hope your Beltaine has been magnificent and full of all the fertility of the season in whichever way you need it!

Mia

Remember

I’m still having my Earth Day sale! There’s 14 different kinds of teas that are discounted by 3$, so instead of 10$/bag, you’re only paying 7$! You can find the sale items here.

As I said earlier, this is partly to do some spring cleaning of older stock (since I am now only making batches when there are sales), and I need to reformulate some of the blends, which not only means new recipes, but new labels and new descriptions in my shop as well. I am contemplating letting some blends go as well. And for those of you who have expressed concern, the Norns and the Ancestors blends will be sticking around:)

I’ve also been wanting to make a post lately, but I don’t want to sit here and write about nothing, so for now, it’ll be tea updates until something I want to write about comes up!
Although, I will say, there’s a secret tea project in the works that I am super excited to share with you! Once they’re all ready, I’ll be posting about them here😀

Hope you’re having a lovely spring season!

Mia

Earth Day Flash Sale

Earth Day

Yay! Happy Earth Day!

It’s a good day to have a small flash sale! This is mostly just to do some spring cleaning, but I’m sure you don’t mind!😉

I have quite a few devotional teas on for 7$ CDN from the regular 10$ CDN, which you can find here.

So go have a gander, and have a very happy Earth Day!

 

Hermes Tea

Hermes

Simply delicious strawberries drizzled with cinnamon-scented honey, peppered with pomegranate pips.

This is a fantastic tea for warmer weather, in fact, it would make a delicious iced tea! Just remember you need 1.5 times the amount to get a potent enough iced tea (so where it would take 1 tsp for one cup of water if you were having warm tea, for iced tea, you need 1.5 tsp per cup of water).

Fruity honeybush tea provides a lovely base for strawberries, hibiscus adds a fantastic tart flavour, further enhancing the strawberries and hint of pomegranate. Saffron pops and helps add to the lovely orange colour of the brewed tea, and cinnamon adds quite a lovely, sweet warmth to the palate. Honey adds the final touch to this tea that’s sure to get you going out the door onto your next adventure.

Offer it to Hermes by itself, or share a cup with Him!
And as always, you can most definitely drink to simply enjoy!

You can find Hermes’ tea here, and other devotional teas here.

I’m Back

So I returned from my trip to see my grandparents on Saturday night. Was pretty tired! Things went well for the most part. It’s interesting how you realize more and more who people really are as you get older.

Since my return, I’ve been making tea like a mad woman to fill out the orders I received whilst away. Accidentally made a whole bunch of a tea I didn’t need to make for a large order, oh well! Lol.

I also need to make a goodly sized order for ingredients at the beginning of next month, which I’m happy to do, I love getting mail, even though it’s tea that’s going to be made for you, dear gentle readers! I got an order this week for some new flavour oils and some droppers (I really should have got those to begin with for the oils! They are a life saver!), and am dreaming up some delicious summertime teas… I’ve got a lot of ideas floating around, guys!

So now that orders are filled out and ready for shipping, there’s a commission or two to work on, and a small collection of teas I’m super excited about (no hints!!!! It’s a surprise!! :D)

Anywho, enough about me? How have you been?

Lemon Cakes Tea

Lemon Cakes

Enjoy Sansa’s favourite dessert in this lovely cup of green tea, filled to the brim with buttery lemon cakes.

Green tea blended with lemon pieces, calendula and essence of buttery cake. Enjoy on tense afternoons when you don’t know who to trust and are perhaps plotting revenge on your captors.

Find Sansa’s Lemon Cakes here, and find other story time teas here.

Announcing the Virtual Temple Project — The Road, the Walker, and What Comes Next

This is so amazing, I love the way in which the internet has opened up so many avenues of connection, and innovative ways in which we can worship.❤❤❤

I am happy – and nervous and exhausted and intimidated – to announce the launch of a new project that’s very dear to my heart. The Virtual Temple Project is a multimedia endeavor that brings polytheist and pagan worship spaces to people everywhere with the help of video technology. Even though the number of publicly […]

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Bananas Are Good Tea

Bananas Are Good

A hearty black tea with bananas and pineapples. Calendula petals reminiscent of banana peel, and cornflowers to make sure you know you’re going on an adventure in the T.A.R.D.I.S. with your favourite Doctor.

A perfect cup to sit down and binge-watch your favourite seasons!

You can find Bananas Are Good tea here, or if you’re looking for other story inspired teas, have a gander here.