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

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ifjuly said

So I’ve been watching Buffy and Angel for the first time (I know, I know!) and love Giles to pieces. I also love celadon-colored kitchen stuff, so when I noticed the mug he regularly uses well, I was curious. That lead me down a rabbit hole and today the following awesome drinkware came!

http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/p480x480/1604613_10101830916914763_822531403_n.jpg

http://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/p480x480/154854_10101830916924743_1899459971_n.jpg

So YAY internet!

Sil select said

haha where did you get those? they’re really fun!

ifjuly said

ebay. i thought the mug would be a one-off thing and it turns out it’s part of a popular/coveted line of vintage restaurant/serveware, the anchor hocking fire king jadeite line (they also had stuff in a rosy pink, milk blue, etc.). the good news is there’s a relatively large amount of it (given it’s vintage) still in circulation because it was designed for restaurants so it’s sturdy (the thickness is what attracted me along with the color), the bad news is it’s yeah, become a collector’s thing (martha stewart likes to brag about her collection here: http://www.marthastewart.com/851601/marthas-jadeite-collection ) so it’s not always cheap but some of it is. sometimes it can be found on etsy too.

Sil select said

well that’s even more super awesome for you! nice find!

ifjuly said

thanks! fandom teacup, woo!

My mom used to have some of the green mugs when I was growing up. I used to think they were ugly… Funny… Now if my kitchen was a bit of a different style, I could see myself displaying some of them :)

ifjuly said

i tend to have weird taste for sure—i like heaviness/thickness, clean lines, relative plainness, and loud colors. (: most of my kitchenware, stuff like mixing bowls and juicers and plates and vases and whatnot, is a similar celadon hue (including my stand mixer!), whee. occasional ’50s rosy pinks and warm yellows too, and a lot of white porcelain.

Chizakura said

Hooray for Buffy and Angel! :D Glad you are enjoying. Buffy is probably my favorite series (though I love Angel as well) I’m working on season 7 as one of my many re-watches. xD

Love the teaware by the way, super cute. :D

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Satsuma said

Tea I bought from VariaTEA arrived today! Thank you!

VariaTEA said

Oh yay! I am glad it arrived safely and hope you enjoy it :)

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VariaTEA said

I got my swap package from Aimee Popovacki!! Thank you Aimee :)

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Nerys said

Teavivre samples arrived today, thank you Teavivre for great tea samples.

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Cavocorax said

My Herbal Infusions order arrived today! I ordered it on Sunday, it shipped yesterday, and boom!

I ended up with:
Strawberry Cacao – sample
Snowflake Earl Grey – 50g
Orange Cream Lapacho – 50g -- (Sil – this had better be good! :P)
Graham Slam – sample
Crème Brulee Chai – sample
Moose Tracks – 50g
Wild Blueberry White – SURPRISE sample

I had these delivered to the office, but I kinda want to take them home with me. :P So silly. The whole point was to have office teas!

Sil select said

Cavo – if you don’t like it, i’ll buy it from you. Or trade you…either way, i’ll get you something for it haha

(especially since i haven’t tried it since i was just starting out with tea drinking)

Cavocorax said

Apparently I’m up at 165 teas now with this (and a small calculation error in my spreadsheet!)

Sil wins. :(

Sil select said

yeah well let’s see what happens after this weekend…when i hit adagio and tea gscewndweioreowiurowejder :) oh and argo teas… and uh target…and random grocery stores…

Cavocorax said

Well I have 22 teas from Shadowfall incoming, but I might not get them until Feb. I still have a chance! :D

Have… fun… shopping on the weekend.

Speedy delivery! Now lets not compete… You will be competing in the Hiatus support group for not gaining in number of teas before you know it.

That creme brulee chai looks good.. Going on my shopping list… Haven’t seen that one before. Yum

Cavocorax said

Ha. That’s pretty much what we are doing now. We both want to be at/near 150. :P

And I haven’t tried it before, but I couldn’t pass it by…

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AnnaEA select said

My Verdant Tea order arrived today!

1 oz Master Han’s Wild Picked Yunnan Black,

a Reserve Sample Pack, which has 1/2oz each of
Mi Lan Xiang Reserve Dancong,
Master Zhang’s Top Grade Traditional Tieguanyin,
Master Zhang’s 15yr Aged Tieguanyin,
and instead of the listed Unroasted Qilan Wuyi Oolong an awesome surprise/substitution!!! Reserve Qilan.

Also a free sample of their Traditional Tieguanyin. I am so excited to get to start tasting these teas, especially since I also recently acquired a tiny unglazed clay pot for gongfu style brewing! Yixing style, though such a good price it’s almost certainly not a genuine yixing.

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Yvonne said

I got:

An incredible package from Sil – thank you so, so, so much! ♥♥♥

Another incredible package from AnnaEA from DavidsTEA, she got me my favourite oolong!! You are just so amazing, thank you!!!

A lovely free sample from the very generous The Persimmon Tree that I’m anxious to try!

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VariaTEA said

An amazing swap package arrived from the awesome Dexter3657. Thank you so much!! I cannot wait to dive in.

Dexter3657 said

Yay!!! Glad you got it. Enjoy your tea. :))

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I got two swap packages in the mail today, both stuffed full of pure awesomeness. One from Eva and one from Allie. Thank you so much ladies!

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AnnaEA select said

My gaiwan arrived, and some sample sizes I ordered from Adagio —23g of Pu-erh Poe, 23g of Earl Grey Moonlight, and 11g of Dancong Aria. Also, a swap package from Tea Junkie! Republic of Tea’s Earl Greyer – the zip smelled fantastic when I opened it.

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