(scene opens in busy Starbucks, camera follows tea carrying individual through crowd to fireplace seating area)
Me: (looks up from phone, sees Childhood Bestie) Hey.
CB: Nice seats. (settles in)
Me: Right? Very comfy. (picks up cooling coffee, takes a sip, flinches and grimaces)
CB: (WTF look)
Me: Christmas blend. (grimace intensified)
Me: (another cautious sip) Tastes like 2018.
CB: (nod of understanding)