I stongly dislike it probably first and foremost because I despise the taste and smell of coffee
- period - I can't stand it!
Setting the scene - it was near 100 degrees (why anyone would want coffee first off is beyond me but in 100 degrees just ain't right - but to each his own) I was hot, sweaty, smelled of cattle and dirty so I opted for the drive thru - which is too tight a turn for my 4 door long bed Dodge so it required a 3 point turn to get it in position, finally to the speaker the conversation went as follows:
Welcome to Starbucks may I get you (not sure what he said here but it didn't sound familiar) today?
Me: I don't think so, but I do need a Venti Pike (more in the form of a question as I had no idea what I was actually ordering other than reading it off the scrap of paper in my hand)
Would you like any sugar with that?
Me: I just told you all I know, if one of those words isn't about sugar than I guess no - do you have any tea?
What kind of tea would you like?
Would you like green or black?
Me: Well I don't want green I just want iced tea.
You might like the black Tazo tea
Me: If that is iced tea I will take one (seriously not trying to be an ass I just wanted some iced tea I was HOT and had just scared the poor lady at Kohls and still had cattle to clip!)
Great what size would you like?
Would you like that with sugar?
Me: Could I have half and half please, half sweet and half unsweet? (That's how I order it at Subway)
So that is a Venti Tazo black tea with 2 pumps?
Me: (again not trying to be rude) Sure if that is a medium iced tea with half the sugar!
Please pull around!
Finally thank God - I pull around and all I want is to get the drinks, pay and get back to finish my work - but the second I pull up the dude trys to hand me a sample "shot of iced espresso with a drizzle of caramel" he has even gone to the trouble of cutting a regular straw into thirds so that it looks cute and fits in the little cup - again I can't stand the smell of coffee and it is just rolling out the drivethru window of this place and in the heat seems to be expanding and taking over my truck - which already smells of a distinct combination of sweat, cattle and manure which I prefer any day to the smell of coffee - so I keep telling him no and he keeps trying to hand it to me telling me it is free and I keep trying to be polite (seriously I was) finally I look at him and tell him "I hate coffee I don't want it" - he finally hands me my two drinks and I pull away - pretty sure that dude was as glad as I was!
I will say that the Grande Black Tazo Tea with 2 pumps is good - not any better than the tea I get at Subway but good - I have since been back about a handful of times and I always get the tea - but quite frankly am a little ornery when I order because I always order "a medium tea, the black with half as much sugar as you usually put in it" - I know what I am suppossed to say now but I just flat out refuse!