love turtles

Edgar’s Blog: Everybody loves Turtles.

Why does everyone love turtles?


This is a question I am often asked, so I decided to put some reasons on paper to share. Here goes. Some of the nouns used to describe my sort:

Patience, strength, stability, longevity, innocence, endurance and protection.

I can find myself in all of those things, they are me, it is true, it is so and also for the rest of my sort.  Oh and not forgetting the “naughtiness” 😉 that’s Edgar real time!

My shell gives me great protection, I can take it anywhere which allows me my carefree way to go and do what I want, when I want, with whom I want.  It is because of this carefree attitude and our longevity we are often thought to be one of the wisest souls amongst the animal kingdom. I can’t say too much about that but I can say that when you have been around as long as I have it takes a lot to ruffle my shell. Anyway why waste energy on things you can’t change just accept and move slowly but surely on.


We have few preditors, my shell helps me survive, my sort are survivors. Just look how long we have been around. I mean some fossils of my ancestors date back to 200 million years ago. How’s that for a family tree?


In China and Japan the turtle is a symbol for longevity. Some say this is due to our innocent energy which prolongs life. Others even say that my sort are a symbol for cosmic order; my shell symbolizes the heavens, my body the earth and my undershell the underworld. In many cultures the turtle is also recognised as the earth mother stoically and silently carrying the heavy burden of many on her thick back. Well I like to think of it this way: I am a turtle, I have connections to many cultures, I am friends with all and have no prejudice. All things deserve respect and honour. So where ever you are, whatever your culture, it would seem that you and me go a long, long way back. I have anthropological history on many continents.

Mu history and the history of tea is kind of why I started my own tea brand, I mean after water tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. Tea has been around for more 2000 years –  not a lot of products out there with that kind of success I am sure you will agree.

The old Chinese proverb says: use tea to make friends.

Edgar’s says: use tea and turtles to make friends :-)


So to celebrate turtles, to celebrate friends and to celebrate positive energy I will give the first 5 people to respond a free taster box. Let me know what you like about turtles? This taster box has nine different teas for 3 litres of tea. That’s at least 135 cups of tea to share with your friends. Share your tea pictures with me please: Tag friends of Tea with Edgar,

Cheers and enjoy your Tea With Edgar today!