Today Ms Butt brought in some branches off her Kawakawa tree for Mrs Cooper and the Gecko children. This is a special tree in New Zealand and some people use the leaves to help them feel better. We made a tea from the leaves by boiling them in water and straining the tea ready to drink. Some of us thought it tasted delicious and others thought it was yuck! It was supposed to make our tummies and sore throats feel better. Stella J said "it tasted like water and was yummy" William C "it tasted like leaves and I feel ok now", even our Principal enjoyed tasting our tea. You are able to eat the leaves off the Kawakawa tree and Gecko room loved tasting them. They tasted quite hot and peppery in our mouths. This is a special way that we use trees.