Share Your Orders Thread
I haven’t ordered tea in a few months because I have way too much (not counting tea I ordered for my mother-in-law as a gift or my accidental continuation of the Verdant Tea of the Month Club after the free trial). But I knew I had to get the spring teas from Verdant so I ordered one ounce each of:
Mrs. Li’s Shi Feng Dragonwell Green
Spring Harvest Laoshan Green
Sun Dried Jingshan Green
Hand Picked Early Spring Tieguanyin (says pre-order but should be in)
Bai Mu Dan White Tea (pre-order arrives May 20th)
Laoshan Black Chocolate Genmaicha (haven’t tried yet)
and Eight Treasures Yabao (one of my favorites)
Because you know fresh superb quality tea and Mother’s Day treat. Now back on hiatus!
Thanks for the order, Autumn (and Happy Mother’s Day)! We’ve really been enjoying sharing the Spring harvests so far. Master Zhang’s tieguanyin arrived yesterday after an extra day in customs, and will start shipping out today. Can’t wait for the Bai Mu Dan to arrive, too- I know I’m going to be drinking it all summer.
I just ordered some more Laoshan Black, Golden Fleece, and Yuunan Jasmine from Verdant Tea. I also filled up my basket with samples. I like to try things and I wanted free shipping! That’s how they get us, right? That promise of free shipping… then we spend more than we would on shipping!
I think it’s fair to say (and my boyfriend and roommate would loudly agree) that this is Enough Tea (for a little while). I need to get rid of what I have before I spend any more money on this fun little hobby! Now to drink up my samples from my last Verdant order to make room in my tea drawer at work… tough job, but someone has to do it.
Thanks so much for your order! :) The fresh Yunnan Jasmine arrives next week, and we’ll see what we can do to surprise you with your free sample. Hope you have fun drinking through your samples from your last order!
Sloane Tea’s pop up shop had a 50% off sale here in Toronto. Picked up 2 tins of their Peaches and Cream; 1 Tin of divine cream; 1 tin of oolong creme; a tin of almond truffle a tin of crimson berry and a tin of queen of the hill. I probably could have picked up more given that the sale of that proportion is unheard of but i had to draw the line somewhere. eeeeesh!
I ordered 2 each of these SBT from 52teas on the Mothers Day sale:
My boyfriend will drink tea if I make it iced and put sugar in it, so I mostly ordered these to revel in the joy that he will be drinking tea.
Sil inspired me..I went to my local Chapters (bookstore) and picked up a 4 pack of Sloane teas. 30 g each of:
Earl Grey Classic
Peaches & Cream
And ZOMG the tins are sooo sweet and the tea is loose! They provide bags for it, but pfft bags haha.
They were not on sale :( but I have been eyeing them for ages, and finally broke down! Also slightly tea related, tried to buy the book ‘The Tea Rose’ from seeing someone had read it on the book thread, can’t remember who sorry, but it was sold out. Ah well, next time!
Haha well so far I LOVEE Heavenly Cream, so I will only potentially be slightly upset with you for making me get them because I will likely want to place an order in the future, and the shipping is not the best haha :P I am so excited to try the rest! :D
i think you might like peaches and cream too…so i figure i’m good for 2/4 lol I’d keep an eye at chapters anyway in case they eventually make it to the discount pile. Also sloane does do sales every now and then…
I’ll have to watch like a hawk lol, yeah I’m pretty sure I will love Peaches & Cream, it is probably the next one up to try, I think another place in my city has a different sample pack too that I might have to get, it’s more green teas I think
your best bet is to try and find them at other stores on sale. Just FB them and watch for their occasional sales. Worse case, in november there will be another pop up shop here in toronto and they always do at least a small sale at those…so i can pick stuff up and ship them out. What i really haven’t had a chance to do is see if you can buy bulk packages from them online – i know the pop up shop had 2oz bags. Since once i have a tin, it’s not like i need more.
Yeah I’ll keep an eye out around here for them and I’ll definitely find them on fb. Not that I need anymore tea..I still have soo many companies I need to try at some point, and I need to drink tea so I have room for it, space is diminishing quickly :(
When I ordered tea online I used to purchase exclusively from specialteas.com. Once they sold out it took me forever to find a company that had consistent teas of their quality. I recently discovered this new company http://www.bluelanterntea.com who gets their teas from the same suppliers that specialteas.com did. I have had:
Green Snail Spring
One Bush Phoenix Bird
Buddhist Tea Fo Cha
Not only are their teas outstanding but since their a new company they’re giving out all kinds of discounts to attract business.
Sloane Tea has a where to buy option on the top of their web page where you can check out where it is available locally.
DAVIDsTEA, I just had to.
The Summer Collection
Lime Gelato 50g
Main Squeeze 50g
Jungle Ju Ju 50g
Time for summer!
Ack! So much for not buying tea for awhile! I’ve been wanting to order some Verdant tea, and had a whole list I wanted to try out. I went to their site, and they are out of laoshan black, and almost out of laoshan village chai (which my coworker wanted me to order some for her, and I wanted some myself!) So, I ordered:
Two 2 oz. bags of laoshan village chai
Sample sizes (7g) of:
Anxi Fo Shou Black Tea
Yu Lu Yan Cha Black
Taiwanese Dong Ding Oolong
Golden Buds Shu Pu’er Xingyang 2010
Mrs. Li’s Shi Feng Dragonwell Green Tea
Eek, I’m inches away from crumbling for a Verdant order myself! I was trying to hold out until June, but one of the two teas I was super excited about is gone, and the other is low stock. Dx Plus I want to try Yu Lu Yan Cha Black and I’m under the impression it tends to go pretty quickly. This is the first time it’s been in stock since I’ve been aware of Verdant afterall.
Ya, I definitely crumbled. They don’t have laoshan black or the genmaicha either. The Yu Lu tea looked yummy. Hope I don’t love the sample and then can’t get more!
You can pre-order the spring picked laoshan black.
Is the spring harvest supposed to be quite a bit better? My initial impression of the Autumn harvest was that I loved it to pieces, but I’m starting to grow rather tired of it and am relieved that I’m down to the last 1.5oz (I’d bought 8…) It’s the really heavily roasted/burntness that I’m getting sick of. Dx
Well, I don’t want to say anything definite since it likely varies each year, but I personally think the spring will be better. I first tried the 2012 spring picked version as a sample and loved it to bits. Then I bought the autumn version and found it way to roasted and not as chocolate vanilla spice. So I"m hoping this spring version will be like the first sample I tried. If not, I’m selling my 2oz and pouting in the corner until I find another black tea that tastes as magical as I remember.
@ Tealizzy: Thanks for your order- looks like a great combination of tea! It’s always fun to know someone’s about to receive a giant sample pack of their own choosing. :)
As for Laoshan Black, Mercuryhime is exactly right- the Spring Harvest was picked over the weekend of May10th, and is currently on the way to Verdant HQ. We’re really looking forward to it- Laoshan Black is absolutely our most popular tea, and no matter how much we import, we’re always amazed with how quickly it sells out!
Mr. and Mrs. He know how much everyone loves the chocolate flavor, and are working on making this the most chocolatey yet- judging from the very early harvest we tried together, it should be a wonderful Spring batch!
Spring Laoshan black and more Spring Green are set to arrive the week of May 27th. Once they’re back, the Genmaicha, Chocolate Genmaicha and Chai’s will come fully back in stock, too!
@ Chizakura: Glad you picked out some YuLuYanCha! This is only the second season we’ve had it in stock, since this is just the second season it’s ever been made. :D We all really enjoyed the autumn harvest last year, but I think Wang Yanxin and her friends in Laoshan and Xinyang have really outdone themselves with the Spring harvest. I was packing up YuLuYanCha pre-orders last week, and couldn’t stand how good the giant bags smelled: seriously? apple cider and chocolate brownies!!
There were only 100lbs made this season, which means when this sells out, we won’t have any more until the Autumn. Like fresh sweet corn in the summer or local apples in the fall, there’s something particularly special about trying produce in it’s season. It’s one of the huge challenges and the great joys of seasonal harvests and small batches.
Aaah! You’re making me wish I did order a full ounce instead of just a sample size. xD Haha. I nearly did, but then changed my mind since I was already dropping $100 on some lovely new teaware, but now I’m starting to regret. Well if there’s still some floating around in July I’ll grab some more. :D
(Also excited to try out the Spring Harvest of Laoshan Black too!)
Mercuryhime – Thanks! I didn’t see the pre-order until after I ordered, but will keep that in mind.
Lily – I’m super excited to try a bunch of new ones! It will be an adventure!
White Silver Tips Pu’er
Long Jing Dragonwell
Zhejang Cloud’s Green Tea
Da Hong Pao Wuyi
Jun Shan Yin Zhen Yellow Tea
Now that I see it in writing, can’t believe I ordered that much (but I can’t wait to get it either :D )