When I heard that Starbucks was releasing a new green tea latte variation, I was very pleased, because those delightfully frothy drinks are pretty much the only way I can convince myself to consume green tea and all its antioxidants (otherwise, to be honest, I think straight green tea tastes like dirt). Then I noticed that this was not a permanent addition. It was seasonal. I was heartbroken. "When can I get the Starbucks Teavana Citrus Green Tea Latte?" I screamed, frantically, into the abyss. And then the abyss answered back.
The immediate answer is: Now! Right now! Go to any Starbucks and you can get one of these citrus-y, minty, green tea treats! They are available as of Feb. 16, which just so happens to be today. Furthermore, if you go to any Starbucks tomorrow, you could get one, because they will still be available then. But if you go to any Starbucks on April 1, you will be out of luck. Why? Because the Teavana Citrus Green Tea Latte is only available through the end of March — March 21, to be exact, or as long as supplies last. Oh, Teavana Citrus Green Tea Latte, we hardly knew ye.
April marks the beginning of a lot of things: Spring showers, fools and their pranks, me worrying about how I'll look in a bathing suit in two months (I know I should relax, but I am not immune to the patriarchy's hold on summer — sorry, guys).
But April also marks the end of some things. Like the availability of Teavana Citrus Green Lattes. And other stuff, like these four items. So gather ye rosebuds and frothy green tea drinks while ye may.
Obviously this is not a universal truth, because those of you in the South never could sled in the first place, and those of us in the Midwest know "winter" and "snow" lasts until mid-April, at least. But March is generally accepted as the transition month, and the end of March thus marks the end of cold weather activities like sledding or, in my case, sitting on my couch with a personal bottle of wine and watching any show that looks even remotely interesting on Netflix because I really, really don't want to go outside.
2. McDonald's Shamrock Shake Season
As a proud Irish-American, I can think of no better way to celebrate St. Patrick's ability to run all the snakes out of Ireland than a minty, pastel-green, ice cream treat, and I am heartbroken when the end of March marks the end of Shamrock Shake season. Don't see the connection? OK, well, maybe you just don't know what's cool, then.
3. Spring Break
Wave goodbye to spending multiple days and multiple nights drinking out of red Solo cups on a beach somewhere and getting extremely sunburned. Or "tan." Qhatever.
4. Cherry Blossoms
This year's Cherry Blossom Festival, which takes over Washington, D.C. every spring and is one of the more beautiful events I've seen, begins on March 20. Technically, it runs until the second week of April, but everyone knows that those blossoms really only peak for five to six days. Come April, they'll be well on their way to being normal, snooze-y trees.
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