rumpled teapot/beside grandma’s shed -/whistlin’ with the wind

– Charles Rodning, USA (haiku on the label of a bottle of Teas’ Tea Pure Green)

Appreciated. Invigorating. Refreshing. I took a long, beer-guzzler’s swig from the 500 ml bottle. “Yes!” I exclaimed to no one. It was 9:30 P.M. The blanket of fatigue lifted, and I surveyed my classroom, which had been the headquarters for a speech tournament involving almost a hundred of the best speakers in the State. And nearly as many adult judges. It was clear that a bomb had landed in the northwest corner of the classroom, followed by a tornado which blew the debris in a straight line to the southeast corner. FEMA should be called.

Teas’ Tea Pure Green, ice cold, was the perfect antidote. Containing no calories from carbohydrates and 140% of the daily value of Vitamin C, it departs from the heavily sweetened and too-cleverly named bottled iced “tea” that is increasingly finding space on grocery shelves. Teas’ Tea’s taste is clearly green with an overlay of something roasted. Very easy to take, I finished the bottle quickly. Perfect hydration. While there is no mention of the caffeine content on the bottle, it is significant enough to have kept me awake into the wee hours.

Teas’ Tea costs about the same as a carbonated soft drink of the same size. Bottled in plastic, it is best to enjoy occasionally, when the convenience of the plastic bottle outweighs its environmental price. In the meantime, drink hot, life-preserving, whole-leaf tea often.

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