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Ben Babcock

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Green is the new black

What's with this sudden obsession about going green?

I'm not talking about environmentalism either. I'm talking about the new trend to infuse green tea into every possible drink. The Lipton green iced tea I understand (and enjoy). But Canada Dry green tea ginger ale?! Quoi? :huh: And all those specialty brands, like that Arizona chilled green tea (which I think tastes horrible)... it just seems like someone's been planning this, as if there is some sort of invisible hand in the market determining the latest fads. :r

I know green tea is cool--after all, I drink it. It contains antioxidants and whatnot, so even if it isn't a panacea like some claim, it is good for you. Yet now that it's the trendy new drink, the contrarian part of me can't help but feel bad for drinking green tea. I feel like I'm part of the bandwagon. No wait, that's not accurate. I feel like I was napping comfortably in the wagon until one day, when it was stolen from its parking spot, kidnapping me in the process.