This is a summarized drawer of our teas. We have plenty of other nooks and crannies in our house with stockpiles of tea. I drink tea because I love it so much, not because I need the caffeine. Tea’s caffeine barely has any effect on me anymore.
But it does have an effect on my teeth as my dentist will always ask about my tea habits whenever I have a dental appointment. It’s no secret I brush my teeth everyday and use mouthwash obsessively everyday, but I need a little more push when it comes to dealing with tea stains.
This is our supply of milk tea and some of our coffee. We have so many other brands of coffee in our home, from Folgers, UCC, illy, and the list goes on. My blood type is tea, but I take a lot of coffee, too, to feel productive.
And honestly, it was in coffee that I saw how powerful this new mouthwash is. I had just come from a business endeavor in Makati and I came home with a cup of Starbucks coffee. The coffee, as expected, is strong and bold. And as expected with all kinds of coffee, it leaves the drinker with bad breath. My typical action, of course, is to use mouthwash to combat this. I then try the new Listerine Healthy White to see what happens.
I won’t lie that I had this “Bleh” feeling towards the taste when I first tried using it. Lemon and Salt sounds OK in theory, but in mouthwash format, there is this weird twang to it. I can’t explain, but there is this peculiarity that one will need to get used to on the first use. After a few seconds of washing, the taste wasn’t bothering me anymore.
When I spat it out, I didn’t think much of it, but about 15 minutes later, I was so impressed because it got rid of all the aftertaste of coffee, and I felt that it had neutralized all the bold and acidic flavors of the coffee. Like there was no trace of the coffee coming back. I also noticed that my taste buds were not desensitized like the usual, like I could eat other foods as usual without having to wait for a period of time for the flavor and the cool sensation of the mouthwash to die down.