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

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My small Yezi order came in!

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Amaryllis said

My mailman is a truly lovely man. Very patient. Lol

I got my Adagio order today!
10oz amber sugar crystals (after trying both the white an amber I liked the latter better. Smells like life caramel. Hmm)
Samples of:
Lapsang souchang (planning on blending a creamy russian caravan. Fingers crossed)
Foxtrot
Green roobios Bonita
White peach
And Mocha mate
I officially have no more room for samples in my cupboard Nd over a dozen teas I still haven’t tried. I might have to take a break from tea shopping for a white. :)

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Whispering Pines order! My husband was really impressed with the handwritten note. He was like, that’s really neat!

Isn’t it cute? I got a tiny twig of pine needles in my last package from them. It smelled so wonderful :)

Awesome :-)

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Mandy said

Guys, she was waiting patiently for me when I got home, my Whispering Pines order! I need a nap, but after that it’s time to get to know each other!

I love Whispering Pines :) Their tea is marvellous :)

Yours is a girl? Mine is a guy.

Yay, enjoy!!

Mandy said

They all smell so sweet which makes me think she’s a girl. Plus all the women in my family (myself included) are always a little late everywhere we go so it’s seemed fitting.

MzPriss said

What did you get Mandy?

Mandy said

I got:
The Sleeping Bear Blend
North Winds
Golden Orchard
Ailaoshan Black
Fujian
Elder Grove
Chocolate Chai
River Rain
and a free sample of Cedar Ridge

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yyz said

I got my small but hopefully soon to be well loved Mandala order. I took advantage of Garret’s wonderful offer to pick up Special Dark and the Bulong Gong Ting. Along with a hand written note he sent me a very generous sample of Noble Mark, even with such a great sale. Thanks!

Dexter said

Those are great teas – I’m sure they will be “well loved”. :))

MzPriss said

Those are good ones!

Excellent choice, enjoy :-)

yyz said

Thanks, they are part of operation ease into pu-erh.

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Ayayayay! My first Mandala order arrived! With a handwritten note and 2 free samples! :)))

Frolic select said

I love Garrets notes they really make me smile. And his samples have been known to entice further purchases.

Mandy said

Is there like a rhyme or reason to who gets samples and who doesn’t? I was surprised be because everyone always mentions the extra samples with their order, but when I received my first order from them, I was bummed to discover no samples.

Mandy, what a bummer indeed! I am sure it was just an omission out of forgetfulness. Probably if you talk to Garret about it he will be able to make up for it with your next order. It happened to me last time with ZenTea, my first order, although fairly modest had two free samples, my next one, that was way larger did not have any * *shrugs**.

Mandy said

Trying to remember back to my ZenTea order, pretty sure I didn’t get and free samples from them either.
I still have loved all the things that I’ve tried from my order so far from Mandala, so that’s a plus. You’re right, maybe next time.

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Frolic select said

Any one else waiting on Green Terrace still? I had mine sent to a mail service box because I didn’t know what my address would be at the time so I have to try and not go out there to check every day.

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Got my A&D Damn Fine teas Spring Keemun in the mail and ALSO found some Fauchon pear tea at TJMaxx!!!! Woo! My first tin of Fauchon :D

Dexter said

Hmmmm good score on the Fauchon Pear – wondering if that means I should start watching for them again….

mj said

TJ MAXX CARRIES FAUCHON??

(Dex, I heard what you just said…)

TJMaxx and Marshall’s both have reportedly had Fauchon on occasion. No way to tell when or what type. This was the only time I’ve found it and it was the only tin!

Dexter said

Wow you got lucky if there was only one tin. It was meant to be. :))
There was a brief period last fall that Winners/Home Sense in Canada had lots of Fauchon, but it didn’t last long. I picked up some at that time, but haven’t seen any since. I was in Marshall’s on the weekend, and they didn’t have any. Will just have to keep watching.

Dexter said

TheTeaFairy – Ummmmmm, Fancy French Teas that are impossible to buy don’t count ?

(They totally count….cause they are tea)

mj said

How much are the employees at Marshall’s and TJ Maxx going to hate me now that I will probably phone and in-person stalk them? lol

Dexter said

(Fauchon teas come in their own tins – I don’t have to buy tins they are allowed ?)

yyz said

Dexter, I think you should be able to set your own rules for hiatus. As long as there aren’t too many exceptions, and as long as you don’t find yourself buying too many things that you already have, just because they are on sale.

yyz said

Fauchon because it’s so hard to get here, especially for Canadians who don’t qualify for the US online sales, would be an exception for me;)

(Dex, Is there tea inside???? )

Dexter said

I like yyz rules better (trust me if I saw Fauchon at a local store I would buy some) However, that is of course why I’m sitting in the middle of a cupboard explosion (with a ton more on the way). I buy tea because:
A> it’s shiny and new and I need to try all the tea.
B> I’m stressing and it makes me happy.
C> it’s on sale and it’s a favorite or shiny and new.
D> I’m addicted to tea and lots of times don’t really feel like there is such a thing as too much.
E> all of the above.

boychik said

Great find Stephanie! I liked it a lot
Ppl, I avoided TJmaxx and Marshall’s for almost a year. Those stores are in my neighborhood. Marshall’s is next block from my kiddies school. Every time I go there I tend to spend a lot ( not on tea of course). Clothes for kids and shoes. Shoes are so cheap, good brands. So just before I left for vacation I had to get some summer shoes .my damage was 4 pairs and Fauchon pear and peach. Sorry I didn’t post earlier, slipped my mind. I’m bad influence here anyway

yyz said

Me too, though mines partly due to my aliexpress problem;). I’ve actually been pretty good about other orders.

Dexter said

Hmmmm two people have found Fauchon at Tjmaxx or Marshall’s lately. I really need to start watching more closely….

yyz said

Mmmm, maybe we should start keeping an eye for it up here.

I don’t know if it’s the same everywhere but it was only $10 for a 3.5oz tin as well. Felt like a steal! Just made some iced :) mmmm pear!

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kimquat said

OMG just got my packages from Whispering Pines and Verdant! This is better than Christmas.

Dexter said

That is a fantastic mail day – Enjoy!!!!

Agreed, it is better than christmas, enjoy your new teas!!!

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Cameron B. said

Yay I got my package from Whispering Pines! Definitely the wrong day for the mailman to be like five hours later than usual. I wonder what happened… Anyway, I got an ounce each of: Fujian Black, S’mores, Ailaoshan Black, Pine Peak Keemun, Golden Orchid, Imperial Gold Bud, Bi Luo Chun Yunnan, Chocolate Chai, and Elder Grove. And he sent a free sample of Yunnan Dian Hong Classic 58. Hooray!

I also got my free samples from Good Life Tea. I chose the “surprise me pack” which is Cream of Earl Grey, Belgian Chocolate Rooibos, and Angel Falls Mist (a fruit tisane). Thanks for the samples!

And I got the Marie Antoinette that I purchased from VariaTEA in her stash sale. Thanks again! :)

Super happy for you Cameron, enjoy :-)

Dexter said

Wow everyone had excellent mail days!!!

MzPriss said

Yay Cameron – let us know what you think

These are AWESOME choices. Their black teas, in my opinion, are the best under the Sun.

boychik said

Cameron, this is a great haul. Wishing you best testing sessions!

Cameron B. said

Kat_Maria, I definitely agree based on what I’ve tried. The Bi Luo Chun was especially good. I hope the Imperial Gold Bud is amazing too! :D

Cameron you have had some pretty amazing mail days! Enjoy!

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