“Plantation” vs. “Perfectly.” Property Bigelow Tea. Image by author.

This morning, as I sometimes do, I had tea with breakfast, flipping on the electric stove in my apartment to start a kettle boiling. The distance from the stove to the cupboard was short, yet in that walk back I noticed the packet I had chosen — the brand of mint tea I had been buying and brewing for years — was not what I’d thought it was: what the company Bigelow had once called “Plantation Mint” was now “Perfectly Mint.”

I felt sick to my stomach (and not from any expectation of caffeine). I ran back to the cupboard…

Allen Warren

Undergraduate English Studies major at Ball State University. The Hoosier antithesis to Mike Pence. /// Contact: allenwarren100@gmail.com.

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