Ok, so this was the tea that I started the day off with when I had my dentist appointment. When I quit Dollarama, I had to take all my stuff from the staff room home, including about three different tumblers/double walled glass thermoses – and that’s totally worked in my favour because now I have my timonlino of hot tea I can lug around with me, my large water bottle for cold brews, and then I can steep straight into the glass double walled mug and have a hot cup to walk to work or (in this case) appointments with.
This appointment was just fixing more cavities, not wisdom teeth yet. They did four front ones, and the overall cost was $668 dollars! More than I pay for rent each month, and more than the paycheck I received on the same day from Dollarama. I wanted to cry. I know that I’ll get 80% of that back when my insurance claim goes through, but it was so unnerving to pay that all upfront. I feel really, really broke.
The tea, aside from the usual dewy/earthy rainforest flavour of the guayusa and lovely kick of energy, had a very pleasant and soft apricot flavour that, oddly, went really well with the guayusa. It tasted very natural with an appropriate level of sweetness (it didn’t slap you in the face with sugary fruit juices) and it was neither dominant in regard to the guayusa base or masked by it.
I’m really happy I chose to add this to my first big Butiki order following the announcement of their closing; I would have missed out by not trying this one, and I like having more range in my “energy tea” line up for mornings, especially now with two jobs. Plus apricots? Hell yeah.