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My kitchen garbage smells like cinnamon

My tea came today! That’s a big ol’ bag of chai, innit?

I generally prefer to make it up myself from spices, but this is a very nice commercial blend. If you’re in the UK, I recommend these people (strangely, they have many more varieties of tea in their Ebay shop than their online store). I can’t guarantee they make it up on the day they ship it, as they claim, but we’ve now ordered quite a bit of tea from them and it’s all been excellent.

Not cheap. Not as expensive as some, but not cheap. Fancy tea is dear, even in the land of fanatic tea drinkers.

Good weekend, all!


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 5, 2019, 8:36 pm

That guy from Ben Hur makes your tea?

No wonder it’s so expensive!

and having made that leap into stupidity – here’s a link that has nothing to do with tea.
But does fit in with the ‘who knew’ nature of stuff hereabouts.

Well, except sea water, and Boston Tea Party, but, that’s a stretch.

But does fit in with the ‘who knew’ nature of stuff hereabouts.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 5, 2019, 9:40 pm

I was thinking his name was Masala! Every time I look at the label.

Have you ever read Ben Hur? It was once the most popular work of fiction ever. It’s…not very well written.

Comment from CantHarkMyCry
Time: April 5, 2019, 11:43 pm

A very fair description of most 20th century bestsellers, mm?

Comment from OldFert
Time: April 6, 2019, 4:41 am

Saw this over at Stilton’s Place (in Friday’s comments), just had to share:

Why do chicken coops only have two doors?
Because, if they had four doors, they’d be chicken sedans!

Comment from Tomfrompv
Time: April 6, 2019, 5:47 am

Ben Hur is the book that made America recognize its Christianity! According to Victor Hansen in the book of his I read, Ripples of Battle.

Author Lew Wallace was the General who nearly lost Shiloh and was discharged under a cloud. He spent his whole life seeking a way to redeem himself and wrote Ben Hur as a way to do it. At one time, every American read it. I saw the movie.

Comment from Mad Ivan
Time: April 6, 2019, 1:33 pm

@OldFert –

Well now, that’s the pun I opened with when I first started commenting here in mid-2016.

No Fair Poaching! (unless it’s in the Dead Pool) ;-}

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 6, 2019, 2:09 pm

Mostly 20th C. history. Ravensbruck by Sarah Helm is excellent.


Comment from BJM
Time: April 7, 2019, 7:36 pm

Mine smells like wet gym socks. Made kimchi & sauerkraut this morning.

I remember that Ford came out with spiky hubcaps after Ben-Hur…welp, the look is baaack.

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