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

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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

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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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teataku said

My Whispering Pines order came in today, and I’m expecting a swap from ashleyelizabeth and some matcha from Red Leaf later this week! I hardly ever have such a busy week for new teas, so I’m really excited. :3

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boychik said

Totally unexpected and completely awesome care package from ifjuly. I just got it, it was delivered to my neighbors. I love everything you send me. Thank you so much.

ifjuly said

the least i could do! whee.

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I got a lovely swap from keychange today :D

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Today I got my IngenuiTEA in the mail!

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Ubacat said

I got my order from Tea at Sea today! Their tea tins are perfect. The absolute perfect size for 50g of tea. If all my tea tins were this size I could stock a lot more teas in my tea cabinet!

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VariaTEA said

I received a swap from TraceyC (thank you!!) that I can’t wait to dive into and a belated birthday gift from one of my university friends. She got me a moleskin tea journal :)

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