Ovation Teas No More :(

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ChaMei select said

Oh boy, feeling a little bit of buyer’s remorse not because of the usual “I spent so much” because price/weight was so reasonable but because I already have so much tea and have so much more coming in.

Dustin said

I go back and forth on feeling like I have too much coming, that I should have ordered more or that I have enough at home already and shouldn’t have made this order at all. We’ll see how I feel when I’m staring down 4.5lbs of tea!

ChaMai — you can always swap/sell some spare ounces of your Ovation order.

ChaMei select said

Ha! I impulsively ordered 13 lbs. I don’t count on mailing out portions since I’ve never done so but this order may necessitate it. My mattress is already bulging with past tea indiscretions. (I kid….they’re under the bed; of course silly, be crushed otherwise).

Dustin said

A mattress filled with tea would smell divine!

@Dustin: 4.5lbs (jawdrop)

@ChaMei: 13 lbs!!!!!!! (speechless)

what on earth were those? hahaha, lemme know what you got. i would love to swap or help you clear your stash ^^

ChaMei select said

Here goes Yssah: black tea rose EG, rasp EG. Green tea Cashmere Chai, Coconut Thai, Coconut, Jasmine Berry, Rasp Lemon, Pineapple Blueberry. White tea Blueberry, Ginger Peach, Jasmine Rose, Pineapple. Non-flavoured tea: Anhui Mao Feng, Chunmee, Da Hong Pao, Gopaldhara estate Darj, FF Darjeeling oolong, Bai Hao oolong. If the black blends hadn’t sold out I would have included at least blueberry EG, choc rasp mint and brown sugar fig. Crazy, huh, just to avoid hassle/cost of swapping. I almost always meet free shipping minimums and tend to make larger orders infrequently. This close out sale is my biggest yet in terms of quantity, assuming it gets fulfilled in full.

whoa! hahahaha

that is an amazing lot! are you sure you dont want the hassle of swapping? coz there are quite a few who want to just buy it off your hands so that is somewhat less of a hassle ^^’ and you can get a scale on amazon for just 10 bux free shipping :D

i still have 1oz of blueberry EG if you are interested in swapping and i am placing big orders this week that you can choose from coz im all out of brown sugar fig. wanna try the white jasmine rose and green jasmine berry. rasp lemon sounds good too :)

i also like to meet the minimums coz id rather spend on tea than shipping, it just cant be helped.

you can start a new thread for these items if you would like to swap a lot of ounces out kinda like what me and mercuryhime did ^^

ToiToi select said

If you are planning to sell some oz, I am interested :) Let me know.

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ToiToi select said

I think all their flavored teas are gone – I don’t think I will be placing an order but would be happy to buy it from people who placed an order & willing to sell. Preferably from people who ordered several kinds to reduce shipping cost :)

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T.C. said

Just got an email back from Melanie at ovation (I’d emailed for status).
They have been swamped (yeah, that’s probably our fault). Anyway, my order is packed up now to be shipped out in the morning. Amusing the rest of you guys orders to follow soon after.

Dustin said

Wonderful! Thank you for the update! Now to figure out where I’m going to hide all that tea…

TC, you are the king of this ovation sale hahaha. you started us on this and are finishing well. good job!

@Dustin: the chinese have these teaboxes disguised as books. i think that can effectively hide as many teas as you like in a bookshelf..unless a bookworm comes browsing hahaha

whoa, that is a good idea.. hiding tea in books. I’ve already got so many books that it would be easy to hide tea in a few boxes that look like books. (Then I just need to start hiding some of the books.)

T.C. said

sniff sniff Why do these books smell? sniff

Azzrian said

LOL – I think that they sell all kinds of things to hide “other things” – from air freshener cans, to soda cans, etc.

rofl!

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T.C. said

One last update:
Just got shipping conformation email though USPS!
Yay, it’s finally on the way!

T.C. said

Wow, right after I got the shipping notice I got another personal email from Melanie thanking me again for my business and expressing how cool she thought all our sharing of the custom blends was (sort of let her know we were the reason for that crazy rush of orders lol). Sad day when a tea shop closes down :(

personalized to the very end! (bows in acknowledgment to the people of ovation) your teas will be missed!

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got an email that my order’s been shipped yall

Awesome.. can’t wait! :D

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momo said

When did you guys order who have gotten shipping emails? I’ve gotten nothing. I’ll email in a sec but just want to make sure maybe it’s because of the time.

nevermind, almost 14 days is long enough to just ask what’s the deal, closing sale or not.

T.C. said

my order was placed midday on the 30th

Dustin said

I still haven’t gotten a shipping notice either. I emailed yesterday morning to get an update, but haven’t heard anything yet.

momo said

I ordered 12:30am on 1/31 so guess it’s not any sort of chronological order at all. I know they’re swamped but now they’re also apparently getting swamped with people asking about orders.

darby select said

I ordered 1/31 and figured I’d wait till after Thursday (2 weeks) and then email. I’m sure they are swamped but a general email letting people know that their order was received and will be processed soon would help. I haven’t receive ANY emails except my initial order. On that it says orders will be shipped within 7 days.

Dustin said

Just got a response. Mine should be processed tomorrow. I ordered on the 31st too. I wonder what order they are processing them in.

momo said

Yeah I heard back, the cacao nibs were out but another supplier got them some, and it’ll go out tomorrow.

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ChaMei select said

Ordered 2/2, rec’d shipping notice via email 2/10.

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darby select said

Anyone receive their package yet? It’s now been two weeks and I’ve had yet to receive shipping info.

T.C. said

Yes, they are coming in. I received mine. Yssah got hers. I believe one other got theirs. They are SLOWLY working though them all.

Alphakitty said

I JUST got my shipping notice, so don’t give up hope!

pavl said

I got mine on the 13th after ordering on the 31st

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ayt..a little help here?

i got our group order already but i need yall (groupbuymates) to let me know by pm

1)your exact order
2)the amount total
3)your address

i can actually figure out 1) and 2) but it doesnt hurt to double-check just to ensure against mistakes right? then i can let you know how much is the shipping too.

sorry i cant send it to you without payment first coz my mom wont let me even if i wanted to ^^’

thanks :)

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Dustin said

I finally got my shipping notification… at 1am! They must be working around the clock!

like me haha. just finished portioning your teas with my brother :) will package them now.

Dustin said

Ok, cool! I just sent you a PM with a summary of everything I think we agreed to swap. We were kinda all over the place, so let me know if I have anything wrong!

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