Unofficial Steepster's First Secret Santa!

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Updated notes!

Santa-Steeper
Adham-MM (p5)
AmazonV-mostlymexican (p4)
Brian-TEB (p5)
Infusin_Susan-AmazonV (p5)
Jacqueline M-Ross Duff (p5)
Jaime-LiberTeas (p5)
jillian-Jaime (p6)
mostlymexican-seykaykay (p5)
Ross Duff-Jacqueline M (p4)
seykaykay-oOTeaOo (p5)
TEB-Brian (p5)
twiggles-Infusin_Susan (p4)
oOTeaOo-Jillian (p6)
Alana237-Adham (p6)
LiberTEAS-?
Marcus-Alana237 (p7)

Mail issues (returned mail, resend)
Meghann M – Marcus

Steepers still waiting on the reindeer
twiggles

Come on little tea reindeer!

Meghann M said

My steeper’s package got returned to me today. Mail was refused so I am waiting to hear back but I was Marcus’s Santa. I’m not sure who he had.

oh no :(

Ricky admin said

Can’t start the secret cupid till all the packages are delivered!

bah! don’t make me find a bow and arrow! :)

Hey! Dude look at this….
http://www.elfster.com/

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I am actually getting a little concerned. I have been following the tracking on the package I sent out, but, the last update on it was December 25, and at that point it was in New York. It is to go to Canada, but, because the tracking has not updated (or – what has me really worried – maybe the tracking is up-to-date and the package hasn’t moved since December 25), and because I haven’t seen my recipient say anything about the package having been received, I worry it’s lost somewhere.

I would contact the Post Office, but having done that before, I know what a horrible experience that can be. I hope that the package arrives soon!

Ricky admin said

At some USPS locations they don’t scan the tracking number so I wouldn’t worry yet. I’ve sent out packages where it was first scanned / received on the same day. In the end, if the package did unfortunately go missing, USPS will say they are sorry and tell you that you should have insured your package because there is nothing they could do about it.

Thanks Ricky. I do hope that the package is simply delayed due to adverse weather conditions (not that I wish adverse weather conditions on anyone), and that my recipient will receive her package intact!

I’m in the same situation as you. I think it might just be delayed. I would wait and see as some people are running into similar problems.

Alana237 said

I’m in the same boat. I really hope that it is delayed and not lost!

Wow… OK… so it helps me breathe a bit better to know I’m not the only one whose package seems to be delayed (and lets hope not lost out there in la-la land.)

Thanks guys!

I do hope that everyone gets their packages! It was such great fun to open (and continue opening) mine! (Jaime individually wrapped the little samplers of teas so each one is a surprise!)

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Jillian said

I got my package today!!! My Secret Santa didn’t leave their name, but based on the address and AmazonV’s list I think it was oOTeaOo. Am I right?

yes!! oh thank goodness :)

Jillian said

Sweet! Thank you so much for the awesome gift, it was worth the wait. :)

YEA! now hopefully the rest of the little reindeer start landing :)

Ricky admin said

When that happens we can begin phase two!

awesome! You’re welcome! I’m so relieved it got to you!

Jillian said

From the looks of things Customs had their way with the package (this despite it having a Declaration slip). So that might explain why it took so long.

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My recipient has received her package! Yay!

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Adham said

I got my package today! I think I can tell as well why it may have been delayed – first, it was coming all the way from the UK, but in addition the addresses (both mine and the return) were quite worn and difficult to read. Unfortunately that also means I don’t know who to thank for my lovely package of teas: a half-dozen different samples from Whittard of Chelsea plus a jasmine silver needle and manuka anti-oxidant tea. Fantastic gift, thank you!

Alana237 said

I was your secret santa! Hope you enjoy! I’m so glad you got it!

Adham said

That’s a really good selection you sent – I’m looking forward to trying every single one!

YEA!

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Ricky admin said

Are we only missing two packages now?

Resend: Meghann M – Marcus

Steepers still waiting on the reindeer
Alana237
twiggles

(did i miss anything?)

Ricky admin said

Poor twiggles, you’re package is coming from Canada, hopefully it arrives soon!

twiggles said

Thanks! Yes, patiently waiting for mine! it’s supposed to snow again tonight, about a foot! let’s hope that this doesn’t slow down the NY postal service!

Alana237 said

Eagerly anticipating the arrival of mine! Don’t think it’s going to snow here though, so it probably won’t be slowed down.

crosses fingers

Any luck yet twiggles?

twiggles said

Nothing yet!! Oh well. Fingers crossed that it is very soon!

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Meghann M said

Re-sending my package today. Got new address to send it to.

happy new year also calls for tea :)

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Marcus said

Mine was bounced (for Alana237) because I didn’t have a phone number on it. It was resent early this week. Hopefully it gets there soon!

Jillian said

??? Why would you need a phone number to mail a package?

Ricky admin said

For international packages they generally require it, what I do is put my own number :D

Alana237 said

Can’t wait for the package to arrive!

silly international rules!

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Alana237 said

Yay! Received my secret santa package arrived today – thanks Marcus! I received coconut pouchong, pu-erh and imperial formosa oolong! Yay!

Ricky admin said

:D

Does that mean we’re still only missing one package!?!?

twiggles said

I think so! Fingers crossed, I’m sure it will be here soon!

YEA! excitement for Alana
twiggles you should have seen how long it took a an international tea swap to get to me once, two months! since the TTB just survived it’s international shenanigans i have great hope you little tired reindeer is coming in for a landing too!

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