Share Your Orders Thread

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Babble said

So my Caraway order is still “awaiting fulfillment”. C’mon guys, fill it already, so I don’t have to question whether or not I REALLY need more tea (the answer is: I don’t).

Is everyone else still in the same status? Or have other people’s orders changed?

Mine is supposed to be delivered today…

Kittenna said

I think mine’s the same. I didn’t create an account so I can’t check, but I haven’t got a tracking number yet. I suspect they may have been swamped with orders in a short time, but I would expect to hear from them early next week at the latest, otherwise I might start getting worried. I paid through PayPal; hopefully I am covered? We shouldn’t be charged until the order ships though, right?

Kittenna said

*The same, being ‘awaiting fulfillment’.

Babble said

I paid through Paypal as well. I almost did the “pay 14 days later” thing to cover myself, but since it was a larger charge I prefer to put it on my credit card. I think we are charged for it now, but we do have time to dispute it later (hoping it won’t come to that).

Alphakitty said

Mine hasn’t shipped yet either: I’m guessing they got hit with a ton more order than usual and it’s just taking a bit longer?

Azzrian said

Also the Holiday Week / Weekend may be a reason as well. Mine is still in Awaiting Fulfillment as well.
Normally here in the states the 4th of July (Independence Day) takes place on a weekend – this year was on a Wednesday.

As of taday still “awaiting fulfillment”

Azzrian said

Same here.

I got mine on time but two teas were on backorder so I didn’t get my full order :-/

Kittenna said

My credit card was charged on the 5th……. I feel like I should have heard something by now.

Babble said

Yeah me too. I paid through Paypal, so I’ll dispute it if I have to. I don’t see why it wouldn’t kill them to send a blanket e-mail saying “We are really backlogged and will get to your order as soon as possible”. I’m considering trying to cancel it..

Azzrian said

I am going to call them tomorrow.

Alphakitty said

My order shipped today, though I’m pretty sure I ordered after you guys.

Kittenna said

That’s reassuring, Alphakitty! I didn’t create an account so can’t check, and wasn’t sent a tracking number. My parcel is headed to Amanda though.

momo said

I’m hoping they both come before I leave for the weekend. It shows up for me as paid through Paypal. Really some information anywhere, whether it’s an email or on their home page would be nice.

Have you gotten ANY emails? Check your spam folder maybe? I’ve gotten like 5 emails about my order. I’m guessing the most recent was backordered tea from first order….

momo said

Beyond that I placed an order, nothing. I’ve been checking my spam folder many times since the other order I made’s emails all ended up there. Nothing from Caraway.

That’s so strange; I’m sorry to hear that!

I haven’t received any e-mail other than the one from the morning after I ordered. My payment came out last Friday via paypal. I don’t expect to already have received something, but an e-mail update would be nice.

Azzrian said

Hey everyone – I just got off the phone with Caraway Teas. I spoke to a woman who did verify many orders going out today, mine is one of them. She and her husband were working on the orders when I called and I could tell she was quite busy even a little out of breath. Some of the items that were ordered from the sale needed to be re-supplied so she had to wait on those things, and she did say she got behind.
I told her that some of us were concerned here on the forum and she asked me to please let everyone know she is getting your orders out.

momo said

I just got an email that it was shipped out. That’s good to know still. I just still wish there would have been at least something notifying everyone they were behind. If there’s anything I’ve ever learned it’s to do that, and 95% of people won’t be jerks about it, but hopefully in the future that happens.

Babble said

Amanda – Were all your teas shipped out?

Azzrian – Thank you for calling. As busy as they are, though, I don’t see why they couldn’t send a blanket e-mail to all of their customers. I’m not a business owner, but this seems like something that would alleviate some of the concerns. Instead, they have to deal with people calling them and contacting them.

For everyone else whose order is on the way – What did you order that was out of stock?

momo said

No idea, everything I ordered tea-wise was a sample size, but the emails (2 now) only confirm shipment/change of order status and have a delivery confirmation number.

Azzrian said

Well I have still not received a deliver status or confirmation number even though they said mine would go out today. So I am at a loss lol
Online mine still say awaiting fulfillment!
Maybe it is the yixing pot they were waiting on – no clue but yeah meh.

momo said

Maybe it’s also one of your teas, since mine shipped out and you ordered before me, and we got the same pot.

Azzrian said

Ah true.

Azzrian said

I just got my order notice! Updated to Shipped!

Kittenna said

Me too :)

Azzrian said

AWESOME! :)

Babble said

Me three.

Azzrian said

Good!!

Mine has also been updated to shipped!

Azzrian said

excellent!

Azzrian said

Mine arrived. I have to say I am pleasantly surprised! I have to double check my order but I am almost positive that I was sent far larger amounts of tea than I had ordered! Also my sample is a full two ounces!!! The yixing pot was sent in a keepsake box lined in satin, wow! And a very VERY pleasant surprise is that my beloved favorite tinsane of all time, Almond Cookie by Joy’s Teaspoon, is an identical match to one of the Caraway Teas I ordered, Roasted Almond!!!! OMG I am in heaven!

Hopefully the rest of my order comes soon!

Azzrian said

Which two teas are you waiting on?

An herbal energy sample and 4oz of Orange Vanilla Black!

Azzrian said

Oh my Orange Vanilla Black sounds SO YUMMY! No wonder it is backordered!

rantHappy said

They sent my order to the wrong address :(

Azzrian said

Noooooooo :( So sad! Are they sending another shipment?

rantHappy said

They haven’t replied yet.

Azzrian said

I would call them.

Babble said

My order arrived today too. Holy crap this yixing is huge. I thought it would be smaller. My samples were generous, although certainly not 2 oz.

Azzrian said

Hummm maybe because I only ordered one sample and the rest were four ounce sizes. Yes the yixing is larger than most but that is okay since it will be my oolong yixing. If I had wanted it for a pu-erh yixing I would not have wanted a large one. They really DO need to list the size of the pot or how many ounces / ML of water they hold.

I received my order last night. oh so many teas for such a low price. My samples are anywhere between 15-30g.

I can’t wait to try them all. This afternoon I am having Mango Passionfruit Green (iced). YUM!

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I just made a tea order from a few different companies!

RedLeafTea – English Toffee Matcha (distinctive flavoring)

Upton Tea – Earl Grey Creme Vanilla, Lapsang Souchong Black Dragon

Butiki – Tamarind Pop, Raspberry Truffle

I’m super excited!!

Azzrian said

Some excellent choices!!! YUM!

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Adagio Teas
Spearmint 1.5 oz
Green Rooibos sample
Vanilla Rooibos sample
Pina Colada sample

Verdant
Autumn Dragonwell Green 2 oz
2004 Yiwu Wild Arbor Sheng 1 oz
Xingyang Silk Road Spice 4 oz

Art of Tea
White Tea Sampler
Coconut Creme sample

Azzrian said

The Silk Road Spice from Verdant sounds yummy!

It is very yummy! This is my second time ordering it! It’s delicious hot and cold.

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Azzrian said

Product Name Qty. Price Discount Total
Boston (44438 )
Item: 4 oz. loose tea in tin 1 $7.00 $7.00
English Double Devon Cream, 6oz (00390 )
Item: 6oz Double Devon Clotted Cream 1 $8.25 $8.25
Fruits d’Alsace (44557 )
Item: 4 oz. loose tea in tin 1 $8.00 $8.00
Hunan Yellow Sprout (44552 )
Item: 1.5 oz. loose tea in tin 1 $4.25 $4.25
Tokyo (44439 )
Item: 4 oz. loose tea in tin 1 $7.50 $7.50
Subtotal: $35.00 $35.00
Ship By: Ground (Best Way) $0.00 $0.00
Tax: $0.00
Order Total: $35.00

Thank you Nicole for discount code!
They have very good pricing I was surprised!

Babble said

Where was this, and what was the discount code?

Azzrian said

It was Harney and Sons

Product Name Qty. Price Discount Total
Boston (44438 )
Item: 4 oz. loose tea in tin 1 $7.00 $7.00
English Double Devon Cream, 6oz (00390 )
Item: 6oz Double Devon Clotted Cream 1 $8.25 $8.25
Fruits d’Alsace (44557 )
Item: 4 oz. loose tea in tin 1 $8.00 $8.00
Hunan Yellow Sprout (44552 )
Item: 1.5 oz. loose tea in tin 1 $4.25 $4.25
Tokyo (44439 )
Item: 4 oz. loose tea in tin 1 $7.50 $7.50
Subtotal: $35.00 $35.00
Ship By: Ground (Best Way) $0.00 $0.00
Tax: $0.00
Order Total: $35.00

Applying the following discounts:

SUMMERTEA: SUMMERTEA for Free Shipping on orders over $25

Scott B said

Considering how popular Harney and Sons tea is, I am surprised that no one posted the free shipping code until after it had already expired.

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52 Teas, Banana Foster!

I ALMOST got away with the order, too, until my boyfriend saw the confirmation email…. At least he was pleased to hear I only ordered ONE tea… He thought I ordered 52!!!!

Azzrian said

Hahaha!!!

Those darn confirmation emails….

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On the Teavana order my mom put up some money as well.

Teavana
-——-
Wild Orange Blossom
$28- 8oz

Aztec Fire
$12- 4oz

My morning Mate’
$7.00- 2oz

Copper Knot Hongcha Black Tea
$10- 2oz
I bought tins… damn you marketing.

Design a Tea
-—————
1$ samples:
Rooibos with pumpkin and pecan
Black with amaretto and coconut
-Kinda wish I did that other Italian flavor that starts with a “Z” then coconut now though….

52 Teas
-——-
Banana Fosters
$9-1.75 oz
I just love that dish at Denny’s

Still want more though…. (X^o)

Kiaharii said

Ooo Design a Tea sounds fun!

Si, I wanted to order more, but my budget won’t let me. I get wait to get my samples though. Hopefully I get them this week. At least my Teavana is coming in today!!!

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rantHappy said

Bananas Foster Black Tea
Pumpkin Pie Flavored Black Tea
Cream Pie Flavored Black Tea
Caramel Vanilla Chai
Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal Black
Cinnamon Roll Honeybush
Pancake Breakfast

From 52Teas

…I think I might be buying too much tea…

Azzrian said

Welcome … sit down and join us … stay awhile. You may notice you are feeling slightly woozy, don’t be afraid … that is completely normal. Oh what is that you ask … a shiny new teapot, oh did you mean these fine assortment of teas here? Not that? Oh this lovely kettle has your eye now does it? Yes, yes you are in fact falling under the spell of steepster and all of our members here. A cult, no of course not, you are free to leave at anytime, but of course before you go, please try one more sample of this lovely tea that you will absolutely DIE for! Muaahhhhh

Babble said

LOL – this pretty much explains it. Leave now while you still can and while your wallet is still full.

On another note, I am definitely interested in trying some of those teas you purchased, so let me know if you’re interested in a swap sometime.

Missy said

Lol Azz!

Bwahaha! Well said Azzrian!

Azzrian said

:) Taking a bow :)

rantHappy said

If I were making a horror themed tea movie, would you be willing to be in it?

Azzrian said

Who? Me? LOL

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Babble said

While it’s not an order per se, my free samples from Teavivre finally came …. over a month later. Man, that took a while. Do they normally take that long to ship? Or did I just get unlucky?

Azzrian said

They come from China, probably literally over on a boat. It is fairly normal yes.
:) Its SO worth the wait though! Some of the best tea out there. :)

Babble said

I’m looking forward to trying it. Out of curiosity, I saw people say how generous the samples were, but they don’t seem THAT large (maybe 6g or so). Did they used to send out bigger samples?

Azzrian said

I don’t know the sizes I get are about 6-10g depending on the weight of the tea – usually enough to get two cups.
I believe that its not the size as much as that they send 5 at a time for free not even shipping and they do it more than once sometimes if you review their teas. You can review on their site and get loyalty points to get more samples as well or use toward purchases of larger amounts and it really adds up nicely.

Babble said

How do I review tea on their website? Maybe I’m missing something, but it looked like it only lets me review it if I’ve purchased it.

I liked how Persimmon Tree let me review it without purchasing it so I could get points for a future order :)

Azzrian said

Make sure you have made an account and once you get your teas you will get an email from Angel if you have not already went into your acct but you will be able to rate once they have sent you some to reveiw. :)

Babble said

Ahh okay. I’ll shoot her an e-mail. Thanks.

Scott B said

6 grams is usually only enough for two brews. I weighed my Teavivre samples with a digital scale and most of my samples were around the 15 gram range or so. I’ve paid for samples from other companies that have less tea than what Teavivre gives out free for review.

Babble said

Hmm.. I guess maybe they’ve lowered their sample amount? How long ago did you get samples from them?

Scott B said

I got my samples some time in late May I would guess.

Uniquity said

The Teavivre samples have gotten smaller over time (understandably so – they were quite large and they sent out a LOT of samples, so I could see that being pricey).

Babble said

Yeah that makes sense. Don’t get me wrong – I’m happy with any samples. But I was also curious.

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Our first order from Mountain Rose Herbs.

car_pod4 4oz Cardamom Pods organic (1) @ $ 8.00 = $ 8.00
cin_1 1lb Cinnamon (Cassia) Chips organic (1) @ $ 5.00 = $ 5.00
cha_4 4oz Chamomile Flowers organic (1) @ $ 3.50 = $ 3.50
chi_r4 4oz Chicory Root (roasted) organic (1) @ $ 3.00 = $ 3.00
fen_4 4oz Fennel Seed organic (1) @ $ 2.50 = $ 2.50
t_os4 4oz Orange Spice Tea organic and fair trade (1) @ $ 5.50 = $ 5.50
spe_8 8oz Spearmint organic (1) @ $ 5.25 = $ 5.25
pep_8 8oz Peppermint Leaf organic (1) @ $ 5.50 = $ 5.50
ras_8 8oz Raspberry Leaf organic (1) @ $ 4.75 = $ 4.75
j_b4 4oz Juniper Berry organic (1) @ $ 3.00 = $ 3.00

I’ve got some mad scientist fun in my near future :)

Azzrian said

It was only a matter of time.

It really, really was. I blame Missy though ;)

This is awesome, usually I get my herbal ingredients from Simpson and Vail, but their shipping is god-aweful high. It’s nice to have found another place. How is the shipping for this place?

It definitely isn’t what I’d call cheap. That order was $10.53 in shipping.

That sounds about on par with S&V unfortunately.

Yeah, I’m going to have to look at that S&V site though. There’s some unique trade offs between S&V and MRH, particularly regarding size choices. But S&V has a lot more dried fruit and berries than MRH. Oooh, and it has free shipping past $50. Hrmmm.

They do have a nice selection, and I do prefer smaller sizes. The only problem with smaller sizes is that I never get up to the $50 for free shipping. I also find some of their stuff to be lacking; their rosehips and orange peels both are rather bland, like they’ve been sitting for longer than they should have. Perhaps you’ll have better luck in that department!

Hrm. Good information. It’s probably not worth switching over to them for fruit, if the fruit is going to be lame! Hahaha.

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Rellybob said

Silk Road Teas Items
  Quantity SKU Description Price Total
  1 G-GTS-1 Green Tea Sample Collection $22.00 $22.00
  1 O-HJG-11 Jade Oolong (Huan Jin Gui)
(1/4 lb. – $9.90) $9.90 $9.90
  1 O-BS-11 Source Mountain – Ben Shan Competition Grade
(1/4 lb. – $16.50) $16.50 $16.50
  1 A-TP-6 Yixing Teapot – 6 oz. $8.80 $8.80
 
Sub-Total $57.20
UPS Ground Shipping  $0.00
Sales Tax $0.00
TOTAL DUE 57.20

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