Olivia Judd’s science blog in the NYT today is about the effect of libel on science writing — very interesting.
Rarely does my recent interest in fancy teas intersect with my long-time interest in SF. And when it does, it’s usually unfortunate — as for example, the influence of Jean-Luc Picard on the revived popularity of the loathsome Earl Gray tea.
But I was tickled pink, as my grandmother used to say, by this description of a tea influenced by Joss Whedon’s Firefly:
“Firefly, by Tania Laird”: ‘Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand. I don’t care…’ I’ve my tea! Inspired by the fabulous Joss Whedon’s sci-fi show, this tea is a mixture of all things a gunslinging space cowboy (or girl) could want. The smoky kick of gunpowder, the elegant softness of mandarin oranges and just a hint of the wild, but sweet, side of life. A perfect brew for all the browncoats out there!
I won’t be drinking it, because I don’t like citrus in my tea (hence, my anti-Earl Gray posture), but I’m happy to know it exists.
… I would dearly love to recreate the breadcrumbs trail that led me to this, but I honestly can’t remember: It probably started with the kerfluffle over a harsh critique of Firefly.