Share Your Orders Thread

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Sil select said

Picked up a few more teas from RiverTea since I won their Valentine’s Day Contest. I tried to pick a few for which there were few or no reviews to help with others picking out teas heh:

Assam Secret Garden (Black Tea)
Golden Yunnan (China Black Tea)
Happy Banana (Fruit Tea)
Sweet Helen (Pear Fruit Tea)

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Lala said

This is a late post. I was travelling down in the US last week. I was going to be around Bay Lake, Florida so I contacted Sophie and Laurent of Nina’s Paris USA (based out of Miami). I made an order of about $80 worth of tea. They shipped it to my hotel and kept in contact with me the whole time until I successfully received the tea. Super awesome customer service. And the best part, I only paid $4 for shipping! That’s ridiculous and awesome at the same time.

yyz said

Awesome! I hope you had fun.

Sil select said

Did you order through Amazon, or just via email? I’m pretty much looking to do the same thing in a few weeks :)

Lala said

I just sent an email saying what I wanted and where I was staying. Paid via paypal.

VariaTEA said

They are so amazing! I am glad you had as awesome an experience with their customer service as I did.

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VariaTEA said

I was running low on paper filters so I grabbed 100 filters from DAVIDs. Once I was ordering, I tossed in:

50 g The Glow
50 g Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait
The Mason Jar
The Green Sweater Perfect Tea Mug

Yay for teaware!!

Cavocorax said

Ooooh, the mason jar! I’m debating it! It’s a lot of one tea at a time though. :O (And you probably won’t want to re-steep it afterwards because then you’re at 48 oz of one tea if you do! But it seems like it’d be great for ice tea!) -- See I’m still arguing back and forth…

MissLena said

Oh man…I just went to their site and saw the web special on the red sweater latte mug…soooo tempting, I’ve wanted it for AGES…must. Resist.

Memily said

I LOVE their Christmas prints.

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First order of 2014 (hurray for self-control!)

Mandala Tea

2oz Special Dark 2006 (HAD TO RESTOCK)
1oz Milk Oolong
1oz “Wild Monk” Mao Cha (curious about the new batch of leaf)
1oz Bu Lang Gong Ting – 2009 (sounds good, never had it before)

:D :D :D

No more tea purchases till sakura sencha season in March for me!

boychik said

great choice. Looking forward to your opinion on Bu Lang Gong Ting – 2009

YES! I can’t wait for more sakura sencha. It’s the perfect hiatus breaker.

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I made 2 orders recently: one with Teavivre, and the other with David’s Tea. The DT one will get here next week, but the Teavivre one will take a few more weeks, I think.

4 Featured Flavory Oolong Teas Assortment Samples, with one sample each of:
- Taiwan Jin Xuan Milk Oolong Tea (Flavored)
- Taiwan Osmanthus Oolong Tea
- Strawberry Oolong Tea
- Taiwan Ginseng (Lan Gui Ren) Oolong Tea
- A glass teapot with 2 matching small glass teacups
- A free sample of Dragonwell (Long Jing) green tea
- A free sample of Silver Needle (Bai Hao Yin Zhen) white tea

David’s Tea
- 24 oz Bubble teapot in white with black leaves drawn on it (I couldn’t resist, since it was on sale, and once DT sells out its stock of special designs, it doesn’t restock)
- Tea thermometer (also on sale)
- 50g of organic lemon myrtle
- 1 each of their 4 tea-infused chocolate bars

I’m looking forward to what free samples DT will include in my order!

boychik said

Nice! My orders from Teavivre take 10 days in general. So you might be pleasantly surprised.

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Tealizzy said

The Lupicia Hawaii blends are back online! I totally missed them last time. I went to the store in SF, and they didn’t have any, so I think it was online only. I didn’t want to miss it again, so I ordered:

Lanikai, and

Yippee! :)

yay! I have the whole set that I bought in Hawaii – I’m happy they are selling them online!

Dinosara said

I saw that they came back briefly. It was super tempting but if they will be on somewhat regularly then I’m not (too) concerned about stocking up since I still have some from their last online sale.

Tealizzy said

Awkward Soul – Wow! The whole set! That’s a lot of teas!! I love those tins though!

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Wow, I went without ordering tea for 7 weeks, and finally broke and ordered:

52 Teas’ Strawberry Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha.

Let’s see how long I’ll last till the next order, which is probably going to be a Steep City Teas or Mandala order.

Ubacat said

That’s a long time for a Steepster! If I kept my orders very small, then more frequent ones would work out but I always get carried away when ordering.

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Kamyria said

The elusive (for me at least) Golden Fleece came in so I just had to place a Verdant Tea order, you know?

Golden Fleece 2 ounces
Dark Roast 10 Year Aged Tieguanyin 2 ounces (oh, this one is so good!)

I am soooo jealous!

Kamyria said

Omg, I can’t believe it… they only have few ounces of Golden Fleece left! Am I ever glad I jumped on the chance. lol

I know, I just saw that too! Not that I was planning an order of it, though. The price is slightly out of possible range for me (however, I am sure it is worth it!). I am really tempted by all the Laoshans… I hope they won’t run out of them too quickly ;)

Kamyria said

Yes, it is a bit pricey, but I’ve been wanting to try Golden Fleece for a year now… I couldn’t hold off any longer… lol I’m intrigued by their Laoshans too. I really wanted to try Laoshan Roasted Oolong, but restrained myself… for now.

I am sure you will enjoy it :) And there will come a time when I get it as well. After all waiting for good things is a pleasant experience in itself. Or so they say ;D

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Cavocorax said

Apparently I have no impulse control, especially after midnight after a week of working and I’m tired, so I placed a small $30 Verdant order:
1 oz LB
1 oz LB Chocolate Genmaicha (#1 reaso I ordered)
1 oz Eight Treasures Winter blend (bc I liked the amoda version)
1 oz Yu Lu Yan Cha

That was worth using my coupon. :)
Now, maybe I need to remove my saved credit card info from all these sites?

Sil select said

haha Only reason i’ve resisted is that i recently picked up 3 oz tin of the LB genmaicha…i still have a stock of LB and courtney was awesome enough to send me more yu lu. soooo yay for sticking to the plan! so far…

Cavocorax said

I figure I have the bare minimum from Verdant now, so I can wait a few months before I get tempted again! (By them. Gotta stop getting tempted by everyone else too! I probably have 30 teas here I haven’t tried yet! :|)

Sil select said

only 30? lol

Cavocorax said

And there’s the ones you’re bringing home!
Also, I may have bought a small surprise bag from MissB.
And I have 10 samples from Aun-Julie which will be here any day!

So instead of a sipdown weekend, I should focus on try all the new teas!

Sil select said

haha i can’t do that or i’ll have way too many teas open… try to get through a few older before i open new ones

Cavocorax said

That’s a really valid point. Mostly I want to work on the small samples from people. I can have a billion tins and zip bags, but the little loose baggies make me crazy and need to be sipped first. Too much clutter? :P Also they’re most likely to lose flavour so I want to protect them!

Y’know what’s worse? After placing my Verdant order I was almost like, fine let’s just get Mandala and Whispering Pines too because I’ve already been ‘bad’ – why not go all the way? /0\ NO!

Sil select said

I do samples firrst :) but anything over 25g usually takes it’s place in line unless it’s a caffeine free tea lol

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I’ve been a naughty kitty and placed yet another order for tea when I know I have too much for one person as it is! On my birthday a few weeks ago I got a cheque rebate for paying too much tax a few years back. Armed with a cheque for just under £200 I put it into the bank and waited the long 8/9 days for it to clear. Yesterday was the day I got my money :D So in my mind it should be spent on tea, though after £100 is gone I may save the other half for the Brit Sci Fi convention which is on Sunday (and I already have tickets).

So this is my first order with Yuuki-Cha.

Futanashi Tokoname Lidless Teapot

Blue Nanten Tea Canister

Organic Miyazaki Oolong Tea Kuchinashi

Organic Miyazaki Oolong Tea Koubi Shiage

Organic Miyazaki Black Tea Yamanami

Organic Tezumi Tencha Mimoto

Organic Miyazaki Kamairicha Okumidori

Sub-Total: £47.20GBP
EMS: £15.34GBP
Total: £62.54GBP

The lidless teapot/futanashi is beautiful. Couldn’t resist :)

cute little kyusu :)

Kamyria said

I love the teapot.. it’s beautiful!

Looks very easy to use and clean, plus it recommends using it especially for Genmaicha which I have lots of :)

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