I’m pretty sure this is the latest I have EVER posted a Tea of the Week in the almost four and a half years I’ve been doing this. (Has it really been that long?)
The last few weeks have been filled with challenges. My label printer bit the dust, as did my workstation office computer with my point-of-sale software and history on it–I’m pretty sure a power surge took out both of them and my groovy Internet radio sad-face. Anyway, all of this happened at the same time I had been planning to upgrade the shopping cart, and of course nothing about upgrading the shopping cart went smoothly (and I’m STILL working on that). Then I managed to source a new label printer through one of my barter network partners (Yay for barter!). The new printer is an enormous industrial printer and it should serve us well for many years to come. So, getting the new printer meant arranging freight shipping and actually moving into an adjacent office space which had more room (It’s a BIG printer). Then I had to figure out how to get the six foot long, 400lb machine up a flight of stairs to my office space. In the middle of all of this, the stress of everything gave me a bit of a panic attack and I wound up in my doctor’s office with a heart-rate of 174. I’ve been trying to take it easy and still get some things accomplished, but I’m afraid I am seriously behind in a lot of areas right now. If you placed an order in the last couple of weeks, I sincerely apologize. We should be getting caught up starting Monday.
I guess it’s a little ironic, with all of this stress that this week’s blend is an homage to the most stress-free character I’ve ever seen. If you are not familiar with strawberry-milkshake-drinking, red-licorice-chewing Walter Bishop, you have been missing out on a great science fiction show. Personally, I think Fringe jumped the shark shortly after it started. I thought they had a great opportunity to have a new show like the X-Files, but in my opinion, they squandered it by focusing entirely on one very convoluted story arc. Having said that, we have several customers who are fans, and our friend LiberTEAs actually approached me about a Fringe-themed blend some time back. So here we have it. Caffeine-free (because I really don’t think Walter Bishop needs caffeine) honeybush blended with real freeze-dried strawberries and organic flavors. This is a delicious treat. I can totally imagine Walter sipping and enjoying it, with or without mind-altering substances added to it.
As with all of our tribute teas, I’m asking intellectual property rights owners to please not sue us, or at the very least, make it a very public lawsuit that will bring us lots more customers–and you know, not end up costing us anything.
Our Tea of the Week for the week of January 14th, 2013