Inspiration: Chemical Worker's Tea
I suppose that this is sort of the tea that started it all.
When I was first dreaming up the idea of doing teas inspired by the songs that
sings I had to find a few songs that strongly spoke of what they were and exactly what was going on in them. Chemical was the first.
Often called "Process Man" this song speaks of those that worked in chemical factories, not usually a very good subject, nor is it one that you might want to drink in tea.... but I was determined to make it something that people would enjoy drinking while listening to the song.
I wanted to make a tea that reminded the drinker of smokey skies, but also warm spices, things that a chemical worker would want to drink- the stronger the better.
Blending the black tea was probably the easiest part. I wanted smoke, but also pure and strong black tea. Then there was all of the spices. I can easily say that this is a blend that is more herbs and spices than it is tea leaves. Cardamom, cinnamon and ginger are the big three in this blend, likening it to chai in a way.