A couple of weeks ago, I started a poll about Twinings changing their formulation for Earl Grey tea.
In the course of the discussion, Mr. Excellent made an offhand comment that really made me think:
I announced that I was going to experiment with creating an Earl Grey out of lapsang souchong, to which Mr. Excellent replied:
I would like to announce that my tea bar now officially has “Mr. Excellent’s Post-Apocalyptic Earl Grey Tea” on the menu. What does it taste like? It tastes like you’re sitting on the hood of a ruined car near the burned-out husk of what was once a home, enjoying a relaxing cup of Earl Grey that was flavored by the omnipresent smoke from the smoldering ruins of our civilization (or see my blog for a real description).
Thank you to the Straight Dope Message Boards for once again changing the world.
Mr. Excellent, I’m sending you a private message. I need to ship you some of this tea.