Official *What did you get in the mail today?* Thread!!!
Imperial Dark Bulang Gong Ting
Simpson & Vail:
A LOT of Kashmir Rose(!)
Victorian Earl Grey
My swap from Courtney arrived today, and my Amoda box came in yesterday!
Oh, and Sil gave me 72 teas today when we did a quick swap downtown.
I am drowning in teas. It’s amazing. I’m at 253, but a lot of it is really small samples and I expect to get that number down quickly. I’m not allowed to buy more until I hit 150. /newrule/
Drowning, shmowning….as key change would say, I only gave you a small suitcase ;)
I just realized I have 48 different Adagio samples now, between you, MissB, Shmiracles and the ones I grabbed. I hope Shmiracles’ box to you bumps you up A LOT. :P
(lurking in the corner enjoying this exchange – makes me happy to know that I’m not alone with my cupboard issues…)
hahahaha yes… but that’s because we regularly share teas…so i just toss it in her box until i gets full. Similarly with a few other ppl.. :)
Well, I noticed that in your tasting notes you very often mention that you put the rest of such and such a tea for this or that person… So I shouldn’t have been surprised that it eventually amounts to something like 72! :D
if it makes you feel better, terri’s box to me was about 60 the other day hahahah
Lol, if that’s a “quick swap” I’m afraid to imagine what a “slow swap” would look like!!
(Oh, and +1 with Dexter)
I received a generous package of samples from Teavivre. Thanks! Looking forward to trying them. I’ve been looking after an injured relative recently, but I look forward to spending some quality time with my teas shortly.
My mystery package from MissB arrived today!!! Thank you!
My Butiki order arrived in the mail today and then I found my Red Leaf order sitting at my door. I’m excited to try the Butiki samples! This will also be my first time trying a flavored matcha… Caramel MATCHAccino. :)
I just finished trying it blended with almond milk and ice and it’s delicious! Now I understand…
Hahaha! Yes. It is so delicious. Especially the MATCHAccinos. The Coconut MATCHAccino is also a great choice hint, hint. :P
Great tea day! I got my Butiki order and the mystery package from MissB. Getting ready to have Maple Pecan Oolong right now :)
Got my first sample of matcha from Red Leaf today… Cheesecake. Looking forward to trying it to see what the fuss is all about.
Received my swap from SHMIRACLES! today…and um…there’s no way i’m making my sipdown goal for this month. Not a chance. BUT i haven’t purchased anything this month either, so i consider that a win! Especially since it won’t be far into April that i catch up…at least i don’t think so.
I also received a mini package in the mail from Keychange :)
Woohoo! You’re still going to hit 200 a lot quicker than I will, but I brought my Tea Festival bag to work full of a bunch of easy sipdowns. :P
yeah but the abundance of adagio teas will slow me down. must break between them. :) i forsee under 200 by end of day tomorrow given that i’m ending tonight at 204? haha
Yeah, I hear you. I love the little black bags that Shmiracles sent her samples in. Those seem like they’ll seal really well so I can worry about sipping my ziplock samples first and leave those for when I can savour them (instead of now when I’m tea-panicked)
haha yeah..unflavoured samples into my white container since there’s no real smell contamination.
Flavoured samples in to the little orange tins like the ones i kept your matcha samples in…if those get full, some go into any other sort of tin that i have kicking around. Those get put into a larger orange tin.
sadly right now? All of that is taken up…so uh all shmiracles and half of yours are in a little box now, beside my kettle to make sure i drink 1/2 every night when i get home from work.
I’ll make sure to return those too, no worries. :P
At least hers shouldn’t get contaminated. I hope not at least, so I’m drinking the Adagio samples from you now!
I received my first order from Kusmi today: the Russian Blends set of mini tins plus three sample sachets of other teas. Looking forward to testing the Russian suite of Earl Greys!
To be honest, I did not realize when I placed this order that all five teas are black blends laced with bergamot! Fortunately, I happen to like Earl Grey…
I had a tea windfall today. I received a box of teas from QueenOfTarts. I also received my package from Awkward Soul. Thanks. Finally, I received my order from The Republic of Tea. I am excited about that one, because I ordered the new Hi-caf teas.