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science fiction & tea

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.

this. is. so. COOL.

Compare sizes of starships & other objects from various sf universes at Jeff Russell’s STARSHIP DIMENSIONS.

Only complaint: Firefly and the other vessels from the series are not yet there.

My spouse asks if this isn’t copyright infringement, since all the designs for fictional ships are individually copyrighted. Fair use, I assure her.