Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

01 Apr 2002, 15:47 p.m.

I bought a pack of Double Bergamot Earl Grey Tea…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I bought a pack of Double Bergamot Earl Grey Tea (from the STASH Co.) at a 99-cent store in Stockton. I often enjoy Earl Grey (thanks, Star Trek!), and the extra-Bergamot (Brr-guh-moe? Brr-guh-maht?) kick -- well, I found it...fascinating.

I served some up to Steve and me a few days ago. He, and my sister, were more interested before I told him that I had bought it at the 99-cent store. Their concern: "There's a reason it's at the 99-cent store." My response: "There's stuff at the 99-cent store that's just overstock, and then there's stuff that's the half-brained stepchild of capitalism."

The double-Bergamot, Steve and I agreed, lent strength to the tea. I'll probably drink the rest of it, but I think I prefer the regular Earl Grey (hot).