It’s Happening Again
December 4, 2015
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A couple of years ago, I wrote about tea. I had casually mentioned that I found a new tea brand and I was enjoying it. That brand was Te Bustelo. Well, over two years later, I am still very much enjoying it. My GF, ever-thoughtful, bought me two huge cans of tea mix, and they lasted me, well, two years. I’m just finishing up the second canister now.
For Christmas, I suggested she replenish my stock. Te Bustelo could only be had at Wal-Mart, and that’s not a place I go. A few days later, she reported she was unsuccessful in finding any. So I searched Wal-Mart’s website. It said the product was no longer available. Panic starts setting in. I jump on Amazon. The only thing available is a 6-pack of canisters and there’s only 8 cases left of them. At a little over $7/can, this isn’t really a great deal.
Oh shit. This is just like what happened with Nestea. I find something I really like and it disappears. So, without delay…
Today, Amazon only has one case left in stock. You can’t find Te Bustelo anywhere else online. This is the end. So, I guess I’m probably good for 2-3 more years and then it’s on to something else. But what? Back to Lipton? Try the 4c brand I see everywhere? Will they even be around in 3 years?