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BTB: September's Blend September 17 2019

Fall is here and we are ready ready READY for autumnal flavors. I'm personally using the season as an excuse to highlight one of my favorite fandom teas, inspired by an ill-tempered and irascible young girl from Omaha, Nebraska.

September is the protagonist of Catherynne M. Valente'slush and heartbreaking Fairyland series. When the series begins (the first book is titled The Girl Who...

BTB: Ranger's Blend July 09 2019

Today's episode of Behind the Blend features my personal favorite of our RPG character class collection: Ranger's Blend!


The inspiration for each character class blend is an archetype, rather than any specific character. Rangers are sly, observant, and physically dexterous. They have a close relationship with the forest, a kinship with the natural world.


D&D Dungeons and Dragons green tea fandom blend
Toasty green mélange of foresty delish.

Green...

BTB: Rohan's Research Blend May 19 2019

For today's episode of Behind the Blend, I am delighted to highlight our first ever Chari-tea: Rohan's Research Blend!

Rohan's Research Blend

Rohan is a delightful neighborhood kiddo whose mother approached me to request a custom tea to benefit the medical research organization with which she is involved. The Association for Creatine Deficienciesis "a nonprofit organization dedicated to the three...

BTB: Raise the Dead April 29 2018

Today's episode of Behind the Blend may feel a bit out of season, but it's a particularly chill and blustery April morning and I've been thinking a lot about death and seasonal shifts lately. So, for today's foray into synesthetic perception, I would like to introduce you to an old Friday Afternoon fave: Raise the Dead. 


Raise the Dead

The inspiration:This blend was originally commissioned by our...

How does it taste? (Love) June 22 2016

As you probably know, I perceive the world with my taste buds. My dominant form of synesthesia is Lexical-Gustatory. This means I literally taste words, ideas, feelings, personalities, etc. The overwhelming majority of my blends are direct translations to leaf of the flavors my brain-mouth is experiencing. Today, I wanted to share with you the way I experience one particular flavor profile: Love.

T...

Synesthesia And Blending As Sensory Art April 18 2013

I am frequently asked how I get ideas for my blends. Where does my inspiration come from? Which comes first, the blend or its name?

I'm proud of how original my blends are, and how different from blends you'll find by any other company. This is largely due to the fact that I have synesthesia(meaning my senses are cross-wired and abstract concepts, personalities, colors, weather, etc. all translate...