Editor's note: Automated speech-to-text transcription, edited lightly for clarity. 

Steve Quirk:

Hi everybody and welcome to a long overdue addition of What’cha Drinkin’? I am Steve Quirk, president and publisher of Quirk's Marketing Research Media. My guest today is Nikki Lavoi of Savanta. Hello Nikki, and welcome.

Nikki Lavoi:

Hi.

Steve Quirk:

First question, what are you drinking?

Nikki Lavoi:

Okay, so I thought long and hard about this because for me it's evening and it's a Thursday evening. So I was like, should I, and I'm in France, I'm like, should I have wine? But that just felt a little too cliche. And actually I've been traveling a lot and I just came back from an executive leadership conference at Savanta where I did a fair share of drinking. So actually I could really use a break. So for you, Steve, I brought out very special flower tea. I don't know if you can see, it's the kind that blossoms in.

Steve Quirk:

Oh, that is amazing.

Nikki Lavoi:

It probably looks, it probably looks not very attractive but it's this beautiful flower. So, you put it in the tea kettle. I got a whole set with this clear glass tea kettle, and you put the little flower thing in there and then you pour the hot water and it blossoms. So, I was given this as a birthday gift during COVID-19, and I have not had any occasion to use one until now.

Steve Quirk:

Well, fantastic. That is pretty amazing. I've never seen anything like that, but that's really cool.

Nikki Lavoi:

Yeah, I mean, I think it tastes better than it looks because now it looks a bit like muddy water, but yeah, no, there's a little flower in there. It's gorgeous. 

Steve Quirk:

Does the flower then add flavor depending on the flower you put in?

Nikki Lavoi:

Yeah, so it apparently produces like an herbal tea infusion taste in the water. So, it's a...