Tea: Super Fruit Unity (Teavana)
This green tea was recommended to me by one of the workers at Teavana. Containing cranberries, raspberries, sea buckthorn berries, hibiscus blossoms, and rose blossoms, Super Fruit Unity wasn’t quite as fruity as I expected it to be, and the green tea flavour was almost non-existant. In fact, it tasted a little soapy to me and smelled more strongly of roses than fruits (that was before I even found out that roses were one of the ingredients!). Maybe the batch that I made contained more of the hibiscus and rose blossoms in it than the actual fruit ingredients. While I didn’t hate this tea, I didn’t love it either. Perhaps it will taste better to me the second time around!
The second book in the Pure series by Julianna Baggott, Fuse continues the story of Pressia, Partridge, and Bradwell as they attempt to bring down the Dome. For those of you unfamiliar with the Pure series, the books are based around the survivors of an apocalyptic event that destroyed the Earth. Survivors are disfigured and often fused to the items or people that they were close to during the explosions. For example, my favourite character, El Capitan, was carrying his younger brother on his back at the time of the detonations, and the siblings are now fused together for life. An elite group of scientists and military figures, however, escaped the effects of the explosions (which they caused) by sheltering in a huge Dome, where they continue to live separated from the rest of humanity. I’m about halfway done Fuse right now and I’m loving it! The world that Baggott has created continues to surprise me, and I can’t wait to find out what the characters will do next!