On a recent expedition, the crew of the HMS Helvetica discovered a planet inhabited by seemingly tea-crazed monkeys. Day in, day out, the monkeys worked tirelessly, harvesting tea leaves. The crew followed the monkeys for days, hiding amongst the brush, to determine why it was that they were collecting tea so fervently. Without warning, they were snatched from behind, and taken captive. The monkey sentry marched the Captain and his crew to their Queen.
"I was told of your presence, and demand to know, why have you come here? To steal my rare Rooibos tea?" she demanded. Thinking quickly, the good Captain responded. "On the contrary, my lady. We've known the goodness of natural soap for years, and with our time traveling airship, we hope to share it with the universe. We've come to offer you a treat."
WIth her demeanor softening, the Queen was curious. "A treat?" "Certainly," said the Captain. "No fair lady such as yourself should live another day without trying the goodness of natural soap..." The Soap Alchemist stepped forward and spoke. "...a natural soap made with your favorite ingredient. We'll just need a basket of your Rooibos tea leaves, with which to make your majesty a tea soap, worthy of royalty!"
The Queen blushed. She had never before been given a gift, let alone a gift made with her most beloved tea. "I wish to know the goodness of natural soap made with my tea," she exclaimed. Immediately, she ordered her monkeys to bail several bundles of tea leaves, and smiled with giddy anticipation as she watched the crew of the Helvetica ready their ship for departure. "We'll be back to deliver your tea soap as soon as it has cured," called the Soap Alchemist. The Queen could hardly wait to enjoy her aromatic tea leaves in this wonderful, new way.