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drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
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I have been having serious anxiety issues lately while writing my “coming out as transgender” letter to my family, and this is the only tea that has even remotely calmed my nerves.

The first time I bought it, I didn’t smell it or find out what was in it before buying a tin, all I cared about was the bear aspect. Well it turned out to be my favourite herbal blend!

It truly tastes like a bear hug in a cup. Sweet, tart, great hot or iced, and very “beary”! I love it plain, with one raw sugar cube, or a splash of maple syrup. Toss in some guayusa for an early morning kick too. I went through 100g in 5 days, and got another 200g today after running out of the house after giving my family the letter. Now at almost 1:30am I’m making another cup to help mellow out so I can sleep off this anxiety! I feel like my heart is going to burst from my chest or I’m going to shake right out of my skin!

Mercuryhime

Everything will work out for you. You’ve got friends here if you need any support. :)

KeenTeaThyme

“A bear hug in a cup” – you have me there! I hope all goes well – and ditto on Mercuryhime – we’re here for you! :) Good luck!

softrevolution

Sending love&hugs. Fingers crossed that things will go the way you had hoped. Coming out is way scary, but I also find it to be such a relief.

DaisyChubb

Good energy your way love! <3

Claire

Lots of virtual hugs going your way. I’m sharing my favorite It Gets Better video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RMunYfzlGs

Bear With Me

Thanks guys. It went okay I guess, better than expected. Dad’s super supportive. Mom claimed to be and then did a total 180 and decided to call me an attention whore and selfish drama causer. sigh My not-quite-18 year old sister is also LIVID about it, says I’m “sick”. Oh well, 1 out of 3 ain’t too bad i suppose! Glad I got the extra 200g though, I have a feeling I’ll be going through it pretty quick at this rate!

Amariel

Awww, hope everyone will come around. You are a person, and you have to love yourself, and if you aren’t happy with yourself, you have to find a way to. Love yourself, be yourself.

Mercuryhime

It always surprises me when people react negatively to such ideas as you presented to your family. I can’t see any reason behind it. I’m glad you have your dad. The others will come around in time.

Bear With Me

When I’m at my computer and not on my iPod I will link you guys to my blog which has a copy of the letter I wrote them.

Mercuryhime

Shayne, that letter is beautiful. It makes me want to cry. I’m sorry you had such a rough time finding sympathy and support, but I want you to know that I accept and celebrate you for who you are.
Also, I love the name of your blog.

Claire

I second Mercuryhime, your letter is beautiful. Remember that you are not alone, and in addition to your dad, there will always be people here and out in the world that support you and your choices.

Amariel

I’m tearing up too. I recently saw a video of a male to female transition, and it was amazing. I also watched a fair of of Degrassi (my secret shame I guess) and there is a female to male trans character there too, and it is done well, I think. Welcome to being who you are on the inside to the outside. I am proud that you made the letter…that’s a great first step with your family.

Kittenna

You are so brave! I have to admit that I’ve been thankful many times that this is not a situation I’ve had to deal with, because I have so much trouble talking about things as is. My cousin (26) only last year came out as being gay, and I can’t even imagine how tough something like that would have been. I so hope things go well for you; that is such a well-written letter, and thank you so much for sharing it with us <3

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Mercuryhime

Everything will work out for you. You’ve got friends here if you need any support. :)

KeenTeaThyme

“A bear hug in a cup” – you have me there! I hope all goes well – and ditto on Mercuryhime – we’re here for you! :) Good luck!

softrevolution

Sending love&hugs. Fingers crossed that things will go the way you had hoped. Coming out is way scary, but I also find it to be such a relief.

DaisyChubb

Good energy your way love! <3

Claire

Lots of virtual hugs going your way. I’m sharing my favorite It Gets Better video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RMunYfzlGs

Bear With Me

Thanks guys. It went okay I guess, better than expected. Dad’s super supportive. Mom claimed to be and then did a total 180 and decided to call me an attention whore and selfish drama causer. sigh My not-quite-18 year old sister is also LIVID about it, says I’m “sick”. Oh well, 1 out of 3 ain’t too bad i suppose! Glad I got the extra 200g though, I have a feeling I’ll be going through it pretty quick at this rate!

Amariel

Awww, hope everyone will come around. You are a person, and you have to love yourself, and if you aren’t happy with yourself, you have to find a way to. Love yourself, be yourself.

Mercuryhime

It always surprises me when people react negatively to such ideas as you presented to your family. I can’t see any reason behind it. I’m glad you have your dad. The others will come around in time.

Bear With Me

When I’m at my computer and not on my iPod I will link you guys to my blog which has a copy of the letter I wrote them.

Mercuryhime

Shayne, that letter is beautiful. It makes me want to cry. I’m sorry you had such a rough time finding sympathy and support, but I want you to know that I accept and celebrate you for who you are.
Also, I love the name of your blog.

Claire

I second Mercuryhime, your letter is beautiful. Remember that you are not alone, and in addition to your dad, there will always be people here and out in the world that support you and your choices.

Amariel

I’m tearing up too. I recently saw a video of a male to female transition, and it was amazing. I also watched a fair of of Degrassi (my secret shame I guess) and there is a female to male trans character there too, and it is done well, I think. Welcome to being who you are on the inside to the outside. I am proud that you made the letter…that’s a great first step with your family.

Kittenna

You are so brave! I have to admit that I’ve been thankful many times that this is not a situation I’ve had to deal with, because I have so much trouble talking about things as is. My cousin (26) only last year came out as being gay, and I can’t even imagine how tough something like that would have been. I so hope things go well for you; that is such a well-written letter, and thank you so much for sharing it with us <3

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I’m a tea addict. Oolong, Pu’ehr, and Lapsang Souchong are my favourites. I share tea with my pony, Java (Competes under the name “Bear With Me”). I’m pretty sure I’m the only person ever to buy matcha JUST for their horse, haha!

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