Official *What did you get in the mail today?* Thread!!!

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T.C. said

Mail man still hasn’t come by….usually here hour and a half ago. So either I got no mail at all today, or he’s carrying so much tea it’s slowing his pace considerably. (I know what I’m praying for)

nice imagination ya got there TC (so much tea that it’s slowing down the mailcar)

T.C. said

I can dream!

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Alphakitty said

Got my Red Leaf matcha samples, a small order from Teavivre—Golden Monkey, Black Pearls, Yun Nan Dian Hong, Rose Tuocha, Waterlilies, Iron Goddess w/ Honey—all samples, and Raspberry Cream from 52teas!

I was hoping my Adagio order would be here today, it used to be 1-day shipping but I think they changed it from UPS to USPS recently which is a real bummer. Used to be 24 hours between placing an order and getting it, but it’s been 4 days so far and I still don’t have it :( On the bright side my Persimmon order just shipped, and they are always speedy!

T.C. said

You ever finish sorting your ovation order from yesterday lol?

Alphakitty said

My Ovation order has to wait a little bit, it came as I was running out the door! I am going to be at my parents’ for a week or so to help my dad recover from surgery, so I’ll be sending out the packages hopefully on Monday ^^

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Lariel select said

The post has come! Huzzah! Along with four packages of tea for me.

I got my NMTC order, two swaps, and Book Club teas. (Jackie T. was nice enough to send me pretty much the rooibos teas I wanted to try. Along with one of my favourites. And I also got a lot of black tea.)

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I got my Upton’s package! They were quick – they shipped it on the same day I placed my order and it only took two business days to get here.

This cruddy day just got a little better. So many samples to try…

I also got a bonus sample of Darjeeling!

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momo said

everything.

my Ovation order, my 52teas order, and swaps from Starfevre and TC

oops forgot the irish cream matcha!

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pavl said

I got my tins from Specialty Bottle, my 52teas order, and my massdrop LibreTea

Dustin said

What do you think of the tins so far? I bought some on sale from Teavana a few months ago and am disappointed. When I rinse them out, water streams out the bottom. Far from airtight! Been on the hunt for good tins for a while now.

pavl said

I just tried water in both tins and they didn’t leak out the bottom or seams or when it was fully flipped upside down. However it did start dripping from the lid seam when on an upside down angle (if that makes sense lol). But otherwise they feel very sturdy.

Dustin said

That makes sense. Which tins did you get? I like the ones they have with the flip lid and latch.

pavl said

I got the 3.8" high Tea Tin Square w/ Cover and the 6.5" high Tea Tin Round w/ Latch Cover. They can hold about 4 and 8 ounces of black tea respectively.

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Dustin said

I got my Ovation order and 52teas today too! 5 pounds of tea total! Most of them smell AMAZING. One of the jasmines wasn’t as strong smelling as I was hoping for, but maybe that won’t translate to taste. I have it all divided for those I am splitting it with and the rest tucked away before my husband sees the ungodly amount of tea that I now have! He already thinks I’m going a little crazy with the tea, I don’t need to perpetuate that train of thought. :)

T.C. said

5 pounds of burger….5 pounds of tea…..doesn’t seem so bad when you think of it that way :)

Dustin said

True! I’ll have to try that argument if my stash is found.

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packages of samples of varying sizes from Serenity, ashmanra, and Azzrian!

i thank God for you :)

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swap from a fellow steepster

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Tina12 said

Today I got root beer,almond cookie and strawberry cupcake from S&V, the root beer is really , really close. I’m going to try it in my soda stream after I get the tank refilled!

Ellyn select said

do you put tea in the sodastream? I was always worried that it would erupt as it was not pure h20.

momo said

Bon Appetit last month I think had a feature on making cocktails with one, the manufacturer just of course doesn’t recommend it but it’s possible to do other things! http://www.bonappetit.com/magazine/2013/01/25-food-trends-for-2013#sodastream

Tina12 said

it’s just that it could gum up the nozzle if you add sweetener, just add sugar later.

Ellyn select said

That is awesome. I will be dusting my soda stream off the shelf!

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