David’s Tea, a Canadian company, has a delightful approach to Spanish:
‘In Costa Rica, “pura vida” means kicking back and enjoying life.’
When I first saw that, I laughed. A lot. Then I looked it up, and it turns out that Pura Vida is, in fact, the “Hakuna Matata” of Costa Rica.
That’s an actual thing.
Anyway. The tea.
This is a fun, tropical-fruity affair. It mostly tastes like pineapple, mango, and Green Apple Jolly Ranchers. It’s got chamomile in it, too, which is unusual.
HOT ISN’T RECOMMENDED:
I like this tea, but it is not “bae,” as the kids are saying these days. There’s something kind of off about it. I don’t know if it’s the chamomile, or the Sour Apple, or some kind of turned-pineapple funkiness, but there’s an edge to this that’s icky.
TRY IT COLD:
I threw my half-drunk mug in the freezer for a bit to cool it down, thinking it’d be better “iced.” (I was out of ice cubes. This was my solution).
Cold, it’s DELIGHTFUL. It’s somehow sweeter and less bitter. (How does that work? Help me out, science.)
I probably wouldn’t buy it, because it still has a funky Jolly Rancher aftertaste. Still it’s a surprisingly vast improvement.
A nice thing to drink by the pool while reading trash fiction. I mean, uh, the classics. Just me and Gravity’s Rainbow on the Kindle and absolutely nothing written for teenagers.
Flavors: Apple Candy, Biting, Candy, Green Apple, Mango, Pineapple