I popped into a Boba Loca this morning and saw that their special of the day was a Green Tea Latte.
“Great”, I think. I’ve had a green tea latte at (whatever coffee shop is inside Border’s bookstore - not Starbucks) and it was delightful. “I’ll have that” I say.
The counter girl seemed particularly cheerful, and she goes to whip it up.
I get it, let it cool a little, then take my first expectant sip.
It tastes like sludge. Truly, there is no better word to describe it than sludge. Normally I’m not so put off by the green color of a drink if it’s delicious, but now I can’t help but look at my cup of thick (dark) green liquid, and feel like I am drinking something out of the sewer the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lived in. I try to stomach it for a few more sips, even tried holding my nose, but I just couldn’t take it. And I normally have a very forgiving palate.
I consider asking for a refund/replacement drink. In retrospect I probably could have gotten it. But I just tossed it and chalked it up as a lesson learned and a story to tell. So please learn from my mistake and don’t order the Sewer Water/Green Tea Latte from Boba Loca.