Tea of the Day: Immunity SuperGreen Tea by The Republic of Tea
Description: Arm your body’s defense system with nature’s best, both in sickness and in health, with this palate-pleasing blend. The antioxidants in green tea have long been praised for their ability to improve overall health and wellness.To that, we have added echinacea, known as the body’s “immune stimulant,” and elderflower, known as nature’s medicine chest.*A hint of orange makes a bright, flavorful cup.
Dry tea smells bright and citrusy, with earthy undertones.
Liquor is a cloudy greenish gold in the cup
The steeped tea has a more subtle scent than the dry, with the earthy tones of the herbal extracts coming through more. The flavor is light and slightly astringent with a hint of sweetness, making is very easy to drink.
Tea Rating: 4.5/5
Today’s book review: Penryn And The End of Days Series by Susan Ee
Reviewing the whole series rather than each of the three books separately because, for me, they read like one book that got cut into pieces.
Series synopsis: Penryn is trying to survive. Because after the angels came to destroy the modern world there are no rules. Streets are ruled by gangs and angels are hunting for humans. When her sister is kidnapped Penryn will do everything she can to find her even if it means working with the enemy. Everything could happen in this new dangerous world.
The Review : As I already mentioned, this series reads like one large story, each book picking up exactly where the previous one left off. At first it seemed like it’d be a standard post-apocalyptic story, with one important difference: it’s angels rather than demons or monsters that have caused the world to fall apart. From there, though, the story sets itself apart, with the story being centered around one of the most self-possessed 16-year-olds I’ve ever read. At the same time, she has doubts, insecurities, and vulnerabilities that feel very familiar and very real. She makes choices based around not only her survival but the survival of her family…which just so happens to save the whole world, in the end. I enjoyed the message of the human race prevailing against the worst odds, and the reminder that those that we see as an enemy could have been our friends under different circumstances. My only complaint is that because the story is written from Penryn’s point of view, it is somewhat hard to grasp the character development of the supporting characters, and it occasionally feels like she’s the only human in the story that matters. All in all, a good, engrossing read that I definitely recommend to others
Book Rating: 4.5/5
Quote that stuck with me (one of many): “If you’re worried about pervs breaking into the house, it’s not going to make a difference whether I’m in this outfit or in baggy jeans and a sweatshirt. Either they’re decent human beings or they’re not. Their actions are on them.”