drank Super Fruit Sencha by Fusion Teas
1855 tasting notes

Another great tea from K S! Thank you!

I saved the leaves last night because I really wanted to know if this flavored green resteeps well. It does! It does! This is still delicious, and since it resteeps it just became economical enough for iced tea.

I just told my girls that I want them to help me. I am not allowed to buy any more tea until Christmas. Of course, as soon as the words were out of my mouth, I started outlining the exceptions, one of which was I can spend ten dollars on each trip to Tin Roof Teas. Then I changed it to twenty just in case. Some intervention this is gonna be, they don’t even go with us when we go to Raleigh!

How serendipitous that we will be up there today! We are returning a box turtle (Fluffy) to her home territory. Yes, we are spending all that money on gas for a box turtle. I hope she appreciates it. My daughter found her at the foot of the stairs at her apartment and thought she should bring said turtle to us. That is great, but we don’t want to put her in with our rescue turtles and turtles need to be in their home territory, which is very small, and with their slow metabolic rate they have little exposure to each other’s diseases. A new turtle coming into an established population can wipe out almost the whole population, so back home she goes. We will find some woods near where she was found and release her there. She was probably run out of her home by new construction.

Azzrian

What a big heart! I love people who do things like this. <3

K S

First, this tea makes great iced tea according to a coworker. I haven’t tried it myself. Fusion had a good percentage off for first orders – when you are allowed to order. ha.

Second – where did you learn so much about turtles. Consider me impressed.

ashmanra

I am almost embarrassed to admit that for years we were part of a box turtle/tortoise discussion group online. We learned a lot, but seriously, how geeky can we get? LOL! We hatched a couple of nests of turtles, Eastern and three toed western, in the kitchen. The curator at the Asheboro zoo was who we had to call for help and advice because none of the vets around here treat turtles. My kids’ pediatrician wrote their prescriptions. LOL! We still have several. My hubby rescued one that was so covered in fire ants we didn’t know it was a turtle at first. He grabbed her and ran to the lake and swished all the ants off. It took three days for her nictating membrane to open, her eyes were so swollen. She is happy now, though! And Sam was taught to respect them right away…they have a large, natural enclosure outside and he doesn’t bother them at all! :) My two oldest kids were volunteers at the state aquarium and got to handle baby sea turtles.

Alphakitty

I love turtles! I have one of my own, a red eared slider named Dr. Turtle. It’s so sweet that you do turtle rescue. And they all live outside, they must love that!

Rellybob

That’s great how you have an outdoor enclosure for them! Do you have tortoises as well? I love those guys. :)

ashmanra

I saw an African tortoise who was soooo adorable, but technically he was in the country illegally! We just have Eastern box turtles and Western three-toed or triungus turtles. They live under a dogwood tree and they have large patches of liriope. It looks like a tiny Jurassic Park when we go out to feed them and they all start stomping through the tall monkey grass to get to us. These turtles are considered tortoises by some because they don’t require bodies of water, but turtles by others because they do like water and love to sit in a pan of water just up to an inch or so above their shells. I told hubby he was lucky he had married someone who didn’t mind going out in the dark with a flashlight to catch a jar of slugs and crickets! I had no idea I would be doing that, but I am glad! Youngest daughter once got to lead baby sea turtles out to sea with a lantern. She was so small (only about 8 or 9) that I stood behind her to break the force of the waves hitting her. She was the only person who had brought a lantern instead of a flashlight to the nest excavation, so the tea turtle patrol said she should be the one to lead them out! It was an amazing experience.

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Azzrian

What a big heart! I love people who do things like this. <3

K S

First, this tea makes great iced tea according to a coworker. I haven’t tried it myself. Fusion had a good percentage off for first orders – when you are allowed to order. ha.

Second – where did you learn so much about turtles. Consider me impressed.

ashmanra

I am almost embarrassed to admit that for years we were part of a box turtle/tortoise discussion group online. We learned a lot, but seriously, how geeky can we get? LOL! We hatched a couple of nests of turtles, Eastern and three toed western, in the kitchen. The curator at the Asheboro zoo was who we had to call for help and advice because none of the vets around here treat turtles. My kids’ pediatrician wrote their prescriptions. LOL! We still have several. My hubby rescued one that was so covered in fire ants we didn’t know it was a turtle at first. He grabbed her and ran to the lake and swished all the ants off. It took three days for her nictating membrane to open, her eyes were so swollen. She is happy now, though! And Sam was taught to respect them right away…they have a large, natural enclosure outside and he doesn’t bother them at all! :) My two oldest kids were volunteers at the state aquarium and got to handle baby sea turtles.

Alphakitty

I love turtles! I have one of my own, a red eared slider named Dr. Turtle. It’s so sweet that you do turtle rescue. And they all live outside, they must love that!

Rellybob

That’s great how you have an outdoor enclosure for them! Do you have tortoises as well? I love those guys. :)

ashmanra

I saw an African tortoise who was soooo adorable, but technically he was in the country illegally! We just have Eastern box turtles and Western three-toed or triungus turtles. They live under a dogwood tree and they have large patches of liriope. It looks like a tiny Jurassic Park when we go out to feed them and they all start stomping through the tall monkey grass to get to us. These turtles are considered tortoises by some because they don’t require bodies of water, but turtles by others because they do like water and love to sit in a pan of water just up to an inch or so above their shells. I told hubby he was lucky he had married someone who didn’t mind going out in the dark with a flashlight to catch a jar of slugs and crickets! I had no idea I would be doing that, but I am glad! Youngest daughter once got to lead baby sea turtles out to sea with a lantern. She was so small (only about 8 or 9) that I stood behind her to break the force of the waves hitting her. She was the only person who had brought a lantern instead of a flashlight to the nest excavation, so the tea turtle patrol said she should be the one to lead them out! It was an amazing experience.

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about five years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

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