Official *What did you get in the mail today?* Thread!!!
Got my first order from Mandala yesterday! I ordered Milk Oolong, Black beauty and special dark. Really fast shipping as well :)
Got 2 things in the mail today: my first set of review samples from Simple Loose Leaf, and a swap from Ubacat. Pretty nice haul!
Simple Loose Leaf:
- Formosa Oolong
- Citrus Hibiscus Herbal
- Sweet Peach White
- Japanese Sencha Saga Green
- Darjeeling Second Flush Black
- Yunnan Breakfast Black (6g sample from June’s selection)
Ubacat’s holy-moly swap package:
- Tulsi Morning Dew (Tealux)
- Golden Yunnan (Rishi)
- Genmaicha (Yamamoto Yama)
- Secret of Love (Tealux) – very fragrant! Yum!
- Moroccan Mint (Tealux) – also very fragrant!
- Kalahari Rooibos (Teafrog)
- Green Rhubarb (Tea Cupany)
- Cherry Fantasy (Tealux)
- Lemon Meringue (Tealish)
- Genmaicha (Tokuyo)
- Black Forest Cherry (Tealux)
Got my swap package from Dexter3657. Wow! That box was crammed! I am a SWAP convert! Smells delicious. Too many teas to list. Now where do I start?
Yay!!! Glad you got it, hope you like what I sent!!!
And on that note….
I came home to a fantastic swap package for Ubacat. Tons more in here than what I was expecting. Thank you so much!!! :))
I got this gaiwan set today that you guys helped me pick out.
It came with some metal tweezer/tong things. What are those for?
I think the tongs are for holding slash moving around the pieces when you steralize/ rinse them with tea or water.
Yay! It has been fun expeirmenting with it. Enjoy. So what will be the first tea grace the gwaiwan?
I got my second swap from Roswell Strange!!! With bonus stickers!!!
I am a happy camper!!!
I received my Mandala order today! So excited.
Eeeeeee! I got my Bonavita Gooseneck Electric Kettle! I am so excited to try this so I can program exact temperatures. It will be a huge improvement over my current methods, which are to either boil and cool, or try to guess the temp as the kettle heats on the stove.
Me: So yeah, my woman’s intuition is telling me that this water is around 183 degrees. Perfect!
I would be inside testing it out, but
1. It’s gorgeous outside and
2. I just ate salsa chips and it will be a little while before any tea I would make stops tasting like a fiesta!
Wish me luck!
Sounds like a great investment. I love my Hamilton Beach w/variable temps. Makes it so easy!
I’m in love. It heats so quickly! It’s easy to use! It looks fab sitting out on the counter top!
I will miss my old stove top kettle, though.
I got my Mandala order AND my pu-erh Ebay order! Unfortunately , I am unable to try them this evening because of the caffeine but look forward to trying them soon.
More packages today! Got my package from Christina today! Thanks Christina! Some really great teas in there.
Also got a small sample package from Teafrog.
I had the grumpiest most annoying commute home because of people,and things, but then I came home to my Simple Loose Leaf subscription (and oh wow, that’s a pretty good amount of tea!) and then my awesome swap from 221tea which she loaded up with a lot of fancy teas I’d never tried before.
I’m totally blown away. I don’t even care that I’m back over 200. I’m going to relish every cup.