drank Summer by Basilur
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I have re-entered this as a new tea; the current entry wouldn’t allow me to post to it. This falls in my non-scientific, loosey-goosey array of tea classifications as “tea party tea.” Good for recreational drinkers and non-teaists. Quite tasty; the strawberry is more “strawberry sundae” than actual berries themselves, but handled delicately (I need to back off the water temp next cup), something you could serve to your princess-in-training.

In other news, we are OK. Did you see the big red target in the center of the U.S. last night? Our area was the bulls-eye. No tornado damage in our little burg, but scary and significant about five miles up the road. We spent most of the evening pacing in front of our garage safe room, ready to duck and dash.

Once we did crash, we woke up to our little branch of Turkey Creek behaving more like Turkey Rapids. Our back yard is a mudslide, but on the bright side, no mowing this weekend!

Our community started taking action immediately: Hardware stores reopening late last night so folks could grab emergency supplies. Local independent roofer offering to tarp damaged homes for free today. Volunteer chainsaw crews ready to go at daybreak. I don’t like it that we are good at this, but it’s what our people do, and I am blessed to be among such kind and generous hearts here in flyover territory.

tea-sipper

Glad you’re okay!

derk

Good to hear you and yours are safe! It disheartens me when people refer to the middle of the United States as flyover country. There are some incredibly kind people nestled between our coasts. Glad to hear your community helps one another in times like this.

ashmanra

“Look for the helpers.” It always makes me cry. Glad you are safe. Been keeping you in my prayers through this rough stormy patch!

mrmopar

Glad you made it through it. And prayers for your area and the good people there.

Martin Bednář

You are safe! Thank you for this message. And I wish you that everything will be alright in whole your community.

gmathis

Re-reading the original post, it does kinds of sound like a shameless ploy for sympathy, but you are kind (thank you, derk)! Blame it on sleep deprivation. Official NOAA ruling for the “hit” in our area was an EF-3, 140 mile winds. Jefferson City MO had it hard, also.

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tea-sipper

Glad you’re okay!

derk

Good to hear you and yours are safe! It disheartens me when people refer to the middle of the United States as flyover country. There are some incredibly kind people nestled between our coasts. Glad to hear your community helps one another in times like this.

ashmanra

“Look for the helpers.” It always makes me cry. Glad you are safe. Been keeping you in my prayers through this rough stormy patch!

mrmopar

Glad you made it through it. And prayers for your area and the good people there.

Martin Bednář

You are safe! Thank you for this message. And I wish you that everything will be alright in whole your community.

gmathis

Re-reading the original post, it does kinds of sound like a shameless ploy for sympathy, but you are kind (thank you, derk)! Blame it on sleep deprivation. Official NOAA ruling for the “hit” in our area was an EF-3, 140 mile winds. Jefferson City MO had it hard, also.

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Steepster “geezer” (been reviewing here for more than a decade); tea barbarian who has no systematic method for storage, preparation, classification, or rating; lover of strong unleaded builders’ tea. Never quite grew up—I cut and glue, play with Legos, design kids’ curriculum, and play with fifth graders every Sunday.

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