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

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Lala said

I received a super awesome welcome to spring tea package from Dexter3657. A total surprise!

My dad was down visiting yesterday and he got to my house before I did, so he picked up the mail. I was a total grumpus when I got home after a bad day.

Dad: “Who do you know in MB that is sending you stuff?”
Grumpus: “None of your business”
Dad: “Why does the package smell?”
Grumpus: “None of your business”
Dad: “What kind of weird stuff are you into?”
Grumpus: (Ponders answering: tea) “None of your business”

Dexter said

Yay, glad you got it.
LOL this makes me feel like a bad influence that your parents don’t approve of. :))
Hope that you have a better day today.

Sil select said

haha that’s awesome lala

keychange said

Hahahahahahahahahaha!!

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scribbles said

I received an unexpected and very generous package from Dexter3657…thank you so very much. I almost want to cry at how generous people on this site are, compared to the people that I see and deal with on a daily basis. Dexter…THANK YOU!!! You are such a wonderful and generous person. This was a wonderful surprise to come home to after an extremely long and stressful period in my life.

Husband accused me of buying more tea, and I had to show him package that it was from a generous Steepster buddy.

Thank you Dexter3657…YOU ARE AWESOME!!!

Dexter said

Glad you liked it :)) Hope you find a few teas that you enjoy!!

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keychange said

I got two packages in the mail—one’s a padded envelope and the other is an ordinary one.





but I don’t know who they’re from!
#blindproblems?

Sil select said

haha sorry.. that makes me giggle yay for packages though?! yay!

The ordinary one was probably from me!

keychange said

Haha awesome!! were the samples wrapped in tissue paper as well?
So excited! that solves one of the packages haha.

Yes! Tissue paper was me :D

keychange said

Wow! awesome. Problem solved. Looks like our detective work paid off :). Thank you!

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Cheri select said

I got a stash mystery package in the mail today from KallieBoo!!

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Oh my goodness! Best tea day ever!

I got my American Tea Room Brioche, which I purchased hastily on the day last week they were offering free shipping on ANY order.

AND I got the BEST most awesome box of wonders from Boychik! OMG! Seriously, thank you thank you thank you!!! <3

So many awesome puerhs to try, some excellent looking straight blacks and misc teas AND some Fauchon! swoon

boychik said

Enjoy!!!

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ifjuly said

Best mail day ever. I got two surprise boxes from Dexter3657 and boychik, loaded with tea carefully chosen based on my tastes and wishlist (and precious—I know some of them must’ve been hard to part with like the Mandala Black Pearls and H&S’s potentially unavailable Nahorhabi, along with all of those fancy French teas that are hard to procure over here, Harney’s 30th Anniversary Blend and the Joseph Wesley and A&D Spring Keemun from the NYC fest, RiverTea and mysterious Chinese teas from AliExpress and the infamous David’s Blueberry Jam! And a fancypants coffee bean chocolate bar! And EVEN MORE), complete with wonderful, heartfelt notes. Put them up immediately on my fridge. I love Steepster so much. I was having a rough morning complete with arguing with the husband and then after coming from errands there they were. I am very humbled and touched by how kind and caring Steepsters are. <3

boychik said

tea is a cure for bad mood. I’m glad you got two packages just in time.
I love Steepster. I’ve met such wonderful and caring people.

Dexter said

It’s not hard to part with teas when you sharing them with awesome people who appreciate them. :)) Glad you got some packages on a day that you could use a little cheering up.

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Grapefruit brown sugar from 52 teas. Trying it now!

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Cheri select said

I got two packages today.

6 samples from The Tea Company – they look nice and all come in resealable packs. That’s definitely a bonus on samples.

The Green Tea Sampler for Novices from Den’s Tea – WOW! the paperwork alone is probably worth the $3 I paid. It comes with a $3 discount code to be used by the end of next month, Den’s book of tea with all kinds of tea info and steeping instructions, a catalog of their teas, and 2 teabags and 4 samples of loose leaf. (Also includes a tea filter for those who don’t have an infuser of some sort.)

Den’s is so awesome :D

Cheri select said

It’s obviously my first time ordering from them. I’m quite impressed with what I got, and going through their site is making me more so. I look forward to trying the teas. There’s quite a variety in what was sent, too.

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Tea For All Reasons order arrived today. I haven’t tried the teas yet but the presentation is lovely. Gilt tissue paper, one tea in a tin (4 oz) with a grosgrain ribbon, the other three (2 oz) in gold foil resealable pouches. The packing slip was hand signed by the owner.

I ordered:
Starry Night
Amy’s Sunflowers
Dowager Countess Grey
After Dark

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i13/Moogaa/IMG_0367.jpg

How are the teas? Curious because many of the blends on her website and etsy sound so similar to Della Terra.

I just had some of the After Dark, which was a really nice black tea with blackberry leaves. It had a very natural and pleasing blackberry aftertaste. I liked that one a lot.

I just got an Ingenuitea today, so I’m going to try the teas in that – it’s a much more fair way to do it compared to how I was doing it before (with a strainer and a coffee filter rigged up, so I’ll reserve judgement until I try them that way.

Sounds fair enough. I haven’t gone for the Ingenuity yet… A little pricey & would have to buy 2 as Hubby is drinking tea now too. I was afraid at first that he would finish all of my favorite samples, but it seems we have very different tastes which has turned out to be a good thing. Most samples we’ve received get finished & we have found a couple of things we both like too.

Anyway, I’ll keep an eye out in case you post any tasti notes on the ones you bought. After Dark sounds like it might be good for an iced tea this summer.

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VariaTEA said

My joint matcha order with Courtney arrived today and an awesome swap package from Satsuma. A great day of tea mail :)

Tealizzy said

Ooh, so jealous! I’m waiting on my first matcha order. :)

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