Having half conquered the 1000 steps (had to climb back up!) refuge was sought from the drizzle under the cubbyhouse in the playground and we indulged some curious new product.
1.Pull off bottom lid exposing outer container of green water (it's coloured to act as an idicator when it mixes with the calcium oxide)
2. Push down tab in center to break seal and mix two reagents
3. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds so water mixes well with quicklime and indicator (pink dot) turns white. And be careful not to burn yourself as the metal heats up.
4. Twist adjustable lid, crack a hot one open and enjoy!
Pros: Hot enough (62 degrees) to enjoy but and not burn your tongue. Pleasant taste without being horribly dilute. Definitely convenient for those times when a caffeine hit is required and you happen to be far from civilization.
Cons: Bottle needs a really good shaking, we were waiting longer than the 5-8 minutes for the pink dot to turn white but we had to shake it a couple of times before the reaction really started. Extra weight having to carry around and you think there's more even after you finish it, because of the water and quicklime.
This curious fellow decided to see for himself what all the fuss was about and landed right next to us before swooping down on an unsuspecting family having lunch on one of the nearby benches!