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Told by the Tea!

I'm a big fan of several of the Ayurvedic blends of Yogi Tea. The boxes feature very basic Yoga moves (which I still can't do thanks to the joys of my back and right leg) and tell you something like "The essence of this tea is comfort and abundance" and every tea bag has a tag which features a "bon mot".

(I get a lot of Bruce Banner feels both from the essences of the teas and the bons mots.)

But tonight's post-prandial cuppa has just told me: Please do not feed the fears.

Which just may be hilariously apropos given my last post.

(Also, I put on Nickelback's "Silver Side Up" because of being annoyed and wanting angry music. I've had it for about a decade, and yet tonight, "Father's a name you haven't earned yet/ You're just a child with a temper/ Haven't you heard, 'don't hit a lady'?/ kicking your ass would be a pleasure" in Never Again has just given me ALL the Bruce Banner feels.)

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ride_4ever
Jan. 22nd, 2016 09:48 pm (UTC)
Rec for some other time you want "angry music": music by The Headstones.
natsuko1978
Jan. 24th, 2016 03:42 am (UTC)
Thanks for the rec, I'll check them out. :)
fiorenza_a
Jan. 22nd, 2016 09:50 pm (UTC)

Listen to the tea!
natsuko1978
Jan. 24th, 2016 03:43 am (UTC)
"But the tea told me to!" :D
halotolerant
Jan. 23rd, 2016 11:03 am (UTC)
I love the conjunction of the Yogi tea and the Bruce Banner feels. I'm imagining him taking the bon mots for his way of dealing with the inner Hulk on any given day. Or discovering that Tony has stolen the whole box for some scientific reason (I don't know - he needed liquorice root in a hurray or something) and having to explain why he needs them and then Tony getting him some really authentic thing flown in from overseas to say sorry... *g*
natsuko1978
Jan. 24th, 2016 04:02 am (UTC)
I'm imagining him taking the bon mots for his way of dealing with the inner Hulk on any given day.

Exactly! I mean the spice/herb blends have their Ayurvedic qualities of calming, energising, whatever (and seriously - I don't drink every blend, but some of them taste fantastic) but every teabag is in it's own sealed paper pouch (paper's recycleable, and teabags are compost, so I don't feel *too* guilty) so the bon mot is a surprise.

Some make me giggle ("I am beautiful. I am bountiful. I am blissful."), some seem badly translated ("Reality without royalty is not real"... uh, unless you live in a Republic?) but many buoy me and make me think in my situation - and some seem crying out to be used as prompts or something.

I can almost see Tony and Bruce having conversations with cups of tea, as Bruce tries to wean Tony to fewer than a dozen cups of coffee a day (which is why I started drinking them, actually - the day I realised I had used every mug I owned with my addiction to black coffee). Bruce telling Tony - "When ego is lost, then universality exists" or "Socialise with compassion, kindness and grace", while Tony wants Bruce to know "The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" and "ALL life is a manifestation of love & spirit"? And opening all the pouches to find a really nice one if Bruce is having a bad day?

(I like your idea, too -- but what would Tony do with Tea, since Bruce is more the chemist?? Hmmm...)
halotolerant
Jan. 24th, 2016 11:06 am (UTC)
I love this - Bruce trying to look after Tony's health and reading him the bon mots to - I imagine - variable reactions.

And opening all the pouches to find a really nice one if Bruce is having a bad day?
Yes! That is such a charming image! Heh, and now I'm imagining Tony handing over 'I am beautiful. I am bountiful. I am blissful' to Bruce just to see the reaction *g* Arguably there is a 'bountiful' amount of Hulk, after all.

I usually drink Pukka herbal teas, but I meant need to try these (I've seen them in my local shop) just for the bon mots!
natsuko1978
Jan. 25th, 2016 06:27 am (UTC)
Glad you don't think I'm nuts for the talking with tea idea. I can see them having conversations about what "My heart is nothing but the home of god" means in Eastern Philosophy as opposed to Western tradition/Judeo-Christian-Islamic monotheism (a bit like how Einstein could say, "I refuse to believe that god plays dice with the world" without it being a statement of *religion* while it obviously is still a statement of faith), or the equally "Eastern" idea that "A simple life will make you carefree" as opposed to owning ALL the things ever. :D

(Maybe, even, "actively napping" (at the end of IM3) was Bruce getting his own back on Tony's reactions when he tried to have such serious conversations?)

And I think Tony would love to tell Bruce, "You are a star on the stage of the Universe". :D

As regards drinking them, the Women's Energy is a bit floral for my tastes, not *bad*, but floral. But I can heartily recommend the Classic, Bedtime and Detox blends and the Sweet Lemon and Sweet Mint Snack Teas (though the snack teas do contain caffeine and I use the Detox blend because of the side-effects on opiates on the digestive tract, so... take that as you will :D)

Our Holland & Barrett do Heath & Heather and Clipper, not Pukka; and the supermarket do Twinings teas and herbals, so I'm afraid I can't compare - and I do still drink both Lemon & Ginger and Camomile & Spearmint without particularly worrying about brand - but as much as I like the *idea* of Yogi Teas, I wouldn't drink them if I didn't like them. :D The Classic, in particular, is a bit like Chai, (to me, anyway, but I'm anosmic, so sometimes my taste sensations are a bit screwy) if you know/like that? Let me know if you do try and like them!

This morning's tea? "Your experience will bring you wisdom"
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