I grew up reading comic books, including the Incredible Hulk comics. Comic books were just part of the deal in my house. My oldest brother bought them with his newspaper route money, & then they trickled down to the rest of us. I loved Bill Bixby, I love Edward Norton, & I love Mark Ruffalo, so of course, I love Bruce Banner, who doesn’t? Super smart, sensitive, & good looking, with a side of tortured psyche. Did you know his father was a mean alcoholic? He was screwed from the start: an emotionally shut down introvert, haunted by an abusive past, a ticking time-bomb of rage.
Then he became the Hulk.
How poetic, right?

So it doesn’t surprise me in the least, that the main component of this tea is chamomile. Poor guy, trying desperately to ‘maintain’, as we used to always say way back in my trippy hippy days. “Maintain, Dude!”

Personally, the bergamot green doesn’t really complete this blend, IMO. I know green tea can help with anxiety, but I think if I was doing a blend for Bruce Banner, it would be chamomile, lemon balm, hops, no caffeine whatsoever, maybe a little lavender (but not too much), a little lemon peel, & a large dose of Valerian Root!! I love my Valerian!

Still, good to try, as I am a fan of Cara McGee’s blends, at least some of them, so I thank Sil for sending it to me, & Schmiracles for sending it to her!
Oh, & this is my daily sipdown! 389

TheTeaFairy

Lol, I think I’m gonna bring back your “maintain dude” expression to life, love it! I can just picture teenagers telling that to their parents ;-)

In other news: OMG, you’re at 389? I feel much better with my small 354 now, thanks!

Terri HarpLady

“Maintain, man, Mellow out!”
That was the classic thing all the teenagers that were wasted & trying not to explode into hysterical laughter whispered when to each other when their parents walked into the room.
“Man…shhhh…(to the person that was laughing uncontrollably)”
As if their parents didn’t know…

Skulleigh

I agree, “Maintain, dude” needs to come back. We can do this!

Also, my eye was caught by “Bruce Banner” in your text, and I started reading without catching the tea name. I was thoroughly confused by the sudden switch from the Hulk to chamomile until I looked up, hehe.

Terri HarpLady

I think those of us who drink teas until we’re fairly buzzed can easily bring back “maintain…”, and for a special treat, I think you should both imagine Nicholas Cage saying it…
LOL, because I just heard him say it in my head, & it was perfect!

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TheTeaFairy

Lol, I think I’m gonna bring back your “maintain dude” expression to life, love it! I can just picture teenagers telling that to their parents ;-)

In other news: OMG, you’re at 389? I feel much better with my small 354 now, thanks!

Terri HarpLady

“Maintain, man, Mellow out!”
That was the classic thing all the teenagers that were wasted & trying not to explode into hysterical laughter whispered when to each other when their parents walked into the room.
“Man…shhhh…(to the person that was laughing uncontrollably)”
As if their parents didn’t know…

Skulleigh

I agree, “Maintain, dude” needs to come back. We can do this!

Also, my eye was caught by “Bruce Banner” in your text, and I started reading without catching the tea name. I was thoroughly confused by the sudden switch from the Hulk to chamomile until I looked up, hehe.

Terri HarpLady

I think those of us who drink teas until we’re fairly buzzed can easily bring back “maintain…”, and for a special treat, I think you should both imagine Nicholas Cage saying it…
LOL, because I just heard him say it in my head, & it was perfect!

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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