Share Your Orders Thread

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MissLena said

So I just placed my first Whispering Pines order!! I’ve been wanting to place an order with them since about last Nov, so I finally decided to, with that awesome free 1 oz of tea deal (although it doesn’t apply to sleeping bear blend, which I had to try!)

I got:
The Sleeping Bear Blend – 1 oz
River Rain Green Tea – 1 oz
Zen Master – 1 oz
Whisper of the Woods – 1 oz
Honeysuckle White Tea – 1 oz

Total was only around $29!! Even with shipping to Canada!
And 4 of those teas + 1 oz = 9 oz of tea!! Ahh! I hope I like them :P

Oh, and the names of the teas are lovely. Might have played a part in my choices, just a bit hehe

I almost ordered the Honeysuckle White Tea, but I wasn’t sure about the sage note they mention in the description. I’m ot a fan of sage anything and having a mention of it in my tea doesn’t sound appealing. Lol.
Though I’d be interested to hear what you thought of this one when it arrives. ^^

MissLena said

Yeah that looked interesting, I enjoy white teas and they are the bf’s favorite so that’s the main reason that one made it on the list :) I will definitely write a note on it! I’ve also been wanting to order it since it was first released, finally got a chance to. Your order from them looks epic btw, I will watch for your notes too!

Uh oh. I guess I better start actually writing notes for the stuff I get now. Lol.

MissLena said

Haha no pressure! Lol :)

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Dexter said

I had already made up a shopping card from Tealux. Was going to wait a week or so before I bought MORE tea, but then I saw the 25% off sale, and decided to go ahead and order a bunch of stuff. As a newbie, I really like that they have sample sizes for sale so that you can try a bunch with out committing to a large bag. I ordered:

Aged 5 Years Naked Pu-erh Organic Size: 25g / 1oz – 3.50$
Pu-erh Chocolate Chai Size: Sample – 1.50$
Pu-erh Cocoa-Spice Size: 25g / 1.05oz – 4.00$
Gen Mai Cha Japanese Size: Sample – 1.50$
Oo Nutty Delight Size: 50g / 1.76oz – 6.75$
Chocolate Cake Size: 50g / 1.76oz – 3.75$
Chocolate Monkey Size: Sample – 1.50$
Tropical breeze Size: 50g / 1.76oz – 4.50$
Cherry Goddess Size: 50g / 1.76oz – 4.75$
President Choice Size: Sample – 1.00$
Hawaiian Paradise Size: 50g / 1.76oz – 4.00$
Fruity Spicy Brew Size: Sample – 1.00$
Fruit Medley Size: 50g / 1.76oz – 3.00$
Tali’s Masala Chai Size: 50g / 1.76oz – 5.50$
Black Pearl Sumatra Size: Sample – 2.00$
20 Years Aged Roasted Oolong Size: Sample – 3.50$
Imperial Mi Lan Xiang Dancong (Honey Orchid) Size: Sample – 1.50$
Pu-erh Chocolate Chai Size: Sample – 1.50$
Un Momento Size: 50g / 1.76oz – 4.00$
Pumpkin Spice Rooibos Size: 50g / 1.76oz – 4.00$
Matè Java Expresso Size: 50g / 1.76oz – 5.00$
Coconut Milky Oolong Weight: Sample – 1.50$
99% Oxidized Purple Oolong Size: Sample – 1.50$
Pu-erh Coconut Cacao Size: Sample – 1.50$
Pu-erh Chai Caramel Size: 50g / 1.76oz – 5.50$
Sweet Cherry Goddess Size: Sample – 1.25$
Café Latte Size: Sample – 2.00$

Those prices are before discount. Total bill was $60.68. Free shipping over 60.00. I had about 55.00 in my cart and shipping was going to be $9.99, made sense to me to add a few more samples to get the free shipping. Would rather pay for tea than shipping, more for me to try. :))

Are you starting a tea hoard for winter already?

Dexter said

LOL, noooooooo. I’m a newbie who hasn’t tried very much. Seemed like a good opportunity to try a bunch of stuff that I’ve never had before. Samples for $1-1.5 then 25% off seemed like a good deal to me………

Chizakura said

WHOOOOOOA! DX If I had that much all at once, I think I’d panic and not drink any of it, because I wouldn’t know where to begin. xD

Pick teas out of a hat?

Dexter said

I actually have a system that’s working for me. I only open a few teas at a time. Like one of each kind. A flavored black, oolong, rooibos, etc. I drink those first, when I open a new one, I open one to replace what I just finished – oldest bought first. I also don’t have enough tins for all my teas, so I try to use the ones that come in the “folded packages” before the ones that are “sealed”. Just trying to keep variety available to drink, and keep as many “fresh” as possible. Hoping to get more tins so this isn’t such an issue. For now this is working for me.

Sil select said

Chizakura – you’d be surprised at how many teas you can keep organised lol It’s only when i hit 300 that i started to feel overwhelmed heh

Chizakura said

Ha, no, I’d panic. xD I know myself, it’s what I’d do. In fact, I have done that with a much smaller amount of tea. xD I’m used to only having a few to focus on at a time.

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Chizakura said

So even though technically my TRY ALL THE TEAS phase has come to an end, since Frank of 52Teas has a 20% discount going (plus I have a 10% off ‘Frank was Late’ discount coupon on top of that) I figured I’d be stupid not to order something. So I nabbed two pouches of the Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish and one pouch of Weeping Angel. Wish Coconut Cream Pie was available in time for these coupons. Ah well.

Getting tempted to threaten buying an entire pound to entice him to blend. ;)

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So I went on a tea buying binge today, placing 3 orders:
Steven Smith Teamaker
49 Assam
55 Lord Bergamot

The Tea Spot – all sample sized except the bolder breakfast
Assam
Blue Mountain Nilgiri
Ginger Peach
Keemun
New Moon Darjeeling
Qu Hao Silk
Earl of Grey
Bolder Breakfast

Butiki
Watermelon Xylophone
Rose Violet Calendula Oolong
khongea Golden Tippy Assam
Premium Taiwanese Assam (both)
Zhen Qu
Two Friends – Sil’s Special

I guess that’s enough for now…

Dinosara said

Ooh, I’ve been wanting to try the Qu Hao Silk since they announced it. Looking forward to your review!

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MissLena said

Oh dear, I’m on the same page twice..well I have been interested in trying 52 Teas for quite some time, so once I saw that Graveyard Mist had been reblended, I bit the bullet.

I got 1 bag each of:
Graveyard Mist
Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish Black Tea (I’ve heard so many good things about it!)

So now no more buying tea until I’m done school!!! Although this can be considered my reward for not stopping at my local DavidsTea while at the mall today. :P

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Fiddling said

Lately I’ve been limiting myself to sample/small orders and swaps, but I fell off the wagon. Luckily I didn’t break the bank, so I guess my only real problem is where to store all of the tea.

I thought I was done buying tea after Frank reblended Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish, but thanks to the 52Teas sale I also picked up Lemon Cardamom Chun Mee and Cuba Libre Black Tea.

I also placed what seems like the mother of all orders from Harney & Sons (for only $19 thanks to 15% off + gift card). I got:
Indian Spice, 1 lb. (The bf will drink all of this within a few months!)
Apricot Black Tea, 7 oz.
Mango Black Tea, 7 oz.
Caribe, 4 oz.
Earl Grey Supreme, 20 sachets
Midsummer’s Peach, 20 sachets
Ambessa Lingonberry Green, 5 sachets
Ambessa Earl of Harlem, 5 sachets
Ambessa Choco Nut, 5 sachets
Wedding Tea, 5 sachets

I love me some Marcus Samuelsson, so of the H&S teas I’m looking forward to trying the Ambessa teas the most!

Oooooh, I’ve been dying to try the Marcus Samuelsson teas too! I didn’t know you could get them in just 5 sachets.

Fiddling said

You can buy them in really adorable tagalong tins for $4. The designs for all of Marcus Samuelsson’s teas is fantastic. I almost bought 20 sachet size for the tins, but I thought it would be wiser to go with a sample size. :)

momo said

Lingonberry I think is worth it for the big one in the future, because of the tin. And it’s tasty. But the tin is even better in person.

Fiddling said

Good to know, momo! I love lingonberry, so I’m hoping it’s as good as it sounds.

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Well, based on the description of White Christmas, I simply had no choice but to order two packages of it. Especially since he offered a 20% off coupon. I would have bought one more but that would have brought my available money down to about $3 until the 3rd. :-/

Hahaha, it’s excellent! I debated ordering more, and probably would have if I could have used the coupon code.

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I ordered a gaiwan and a cha hai from http://www.yunnansourcing.us/store/
Really cringed at their shipping costs, but the teaware was cheap. I would of ordered more, like some tea samples and their cheap strainer but the shipping jumped an extra $2.25 for a third item!

Gaiwan $7.50
Cha Hai $6.50
$8 shipping

I’ve been searching for a cheap gaiwan and something a little different in appearance. Despite the cringey shipping, at least it’s coming from Oregon, so I’ll get it pretty quick vs. ebay shipping from China.

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I’m waiting for my samples to arrive from Bluebird Tea Co & I may have ordered a sampler pack from Della Terra Teas… Can’t wait to try Lemon Chiffon!

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MissLena said

Darn the sales thread! I saw that zentealife.com has a sale on currently, and I missed out on the last one, all the teas I wanted to try were getting sold out! So I succumbed this time haha, now I CANNOT buy more tea. 3 orders on the way..sigh..anyways, here’s the latest damage:

Puerh Vanilla Mint – 20 g
Teardrop of Peony – 20 g
Rooibos-Raspberry Vanilla – 20 g
Oolong-Coconut – 20 g
Black tea-Strawberry Cream – 50 g
Black-Earl Grey Cream – 50 g

Total was only $20.04 including shipping :D

It seems that when I am stressed, I order tea..I have been crazy stressed with school and placed three orders within the last week…lol.

Cavocorax said

I do the same! Buying tea is (apparently) therapeutic! Now if only they’d arrive sooner!

Also, I’m glad to see you bought the coconut oolong. That was my gateway oolong.

MissLena said

Yeah I need to wait at least 2 weeks for them to get here :( and I’ve seen so many good things about that oolong on here I had to try it!

Ugh so tempting!

MissLena said

Haha I know how you feel, I always get sucked in by sales :( lol

Cavocorax said

Two weeks? I hope it doesn’t take that long. I’m local so I get my orders from them the next day, but if you’re in Canada it shouldn’t be that long.

MissLena said

Oh yeah the Zen teas should arrive hopefully by the end of this week or Monday, I was meaning the 52teas and Whispering pines orders I placed earlier will take a long time to get here, I’m very excited for short shipping from zen! I need to order from more Canadian companies :)

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