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

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Cheri select said

Another Traveling Tea Box just showed up at my house.

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Got my shitload of Laoshan Black Chocolate Genmaicha from verdant!! Now I can have it whenever I want, yay!

Also, the most unexpected surprise box: an awesome friend (a non tea friend) was able to find I don’t know how, a matching cup to a Polish pot he noticed at my house last time he was here. The designs are all embossed. It’s beautiful. Looks so much better in person, but here’s a pic:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/laafeevertee/14500437229/in/photostream/lightbox/

MzPriss said

That cup is SWEET! And YAY for shitloads of LBCG!

Hey Missy, are your taste buds still acting out?

mj said

That cup is gorgeous!

MzPriss said

I don’t know yet schoompie – I got home and gt the dogs fed and I am so undecided about what tea I want to try to see if my taster is better. I have it narrowed down to WSYs and GO

Thanks mj!!

Missy, in doubt, go with GO. (Or better yet, with both!!)

MzPriss said

GO it is. Good policy.

Sarsonator said

Grrrrr I want my Verdant order! It should have been here by now!!! I’m drinking SB instead of LBCG. :)

apt said

SB?

Sleeping Bear, from Whispering Pines…a dreamy tea.

MzPriss said

SQUEALS!!! Guess what? I found my wee sample bag of SB and was gonna throw it out and I noticed there was still some IN it! I have enough for about a 6 oz cup – but it’s a Friday miracle. You Fairy Majiked it didn’t you?

apt said

ah

Hahaha! Maybe i am a little Majiked :-) so happy though.

MzPriss said

Me too. I’m enjoying some with Sars and I am about to re-steep it if you can believe it :)

Sarsonator said

Always resteeps this! The 2nd is betterz!!!!!

Ok, making some for myself to accompany you gals.

MzPriss said

Really Sars? BETTER?

MzPriss said

Yay! Tag Team Tea-having!

Sarsonator said

The 2nd steep has pine nuts. If you don’t like the 2nd steep better, send all your used leaves to me!!!!!!

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Sarsonator said

I got some lovely samples from Cameron B in the mail today! Chocolate Chai, Paris and some Dragon Pearl Black. Yumz. Thanks, Cam! <3

Lol, you’re so cute. Can’t wait to see your notes! :)

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mj said

I got a package from Virginia! I’m just going to have to tell you what an amazing tea friend Virginia is. Except that I probably can’t because she is that awesome. She sent me a whole mountain of tea, first of all! Way too many to list, but there’s Butiki, Whispering Pines, Tea Lux, Tea Vivre, David’s Tea, etc, etc. As I was looking through them, I kept thinking “Oh, I really wanted to try this one” with almost every single one :). So excited for all the tea! But here’s the kicker: she made me a custom Harry Potter perfect mug that combined the two Harry Potter mugs I’ve been wanting from Etsy!! HOW DID SHE KNOW? I literally almost cried. It’s my new favorite mug. Here are some pictures!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByLDTxpzm4N2NlB1eUZidFEzdzJacDJWOWs1T1BObExjT3pB/edit?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByLDTxpzm4N2RWRhMW9zd280anpWZmRtUjNIVElVUkt3UFkw/edit?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByLDTxpzm4N2XzR6VWlwSmdrMnhNaTNRekZrWUJPal9tQnB3/edit?usp=sharing

OMG…This is the most thoughtful thing ever! Glad you are already adding to your perfect mug collection!! Virginia is truly awesome…and so are you mj :-)

MzPriss said

That is so very cute and how sweet of her!

mj said

Just saw these replies. Aww, thanks TTF :)

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Amaryllis said

Got my small tealux order literally smooched and smashed into or tiny mailbox. This happens everytime it comes in a envelop instead of a parcel. :(

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Dexter said

I received an amazing surprise care package from the most awesome and generous yyz Thank you so much!!!
I’ve been going through a stressful time, and this was a wonderful pick me up today. As always I am humbled and awed by the caring, thoughtful gestures of my tea buddies. I really, truly, appreciate all of you.

yyz said

Yay! I’m so glad it made it before the weekend. I’m glad it helped to bring a little bit of cheer to your day!

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awilsondc said

Got my Mandala order today!!! 2 wild monk 2012 sheng for storage and a 2008 Menghai Red Rhyme for me… GABA black, Golden Needle Premium black, and Morning Sun black for my wife. It’s official. We’re in tea heaven! :)

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So it’s 2AM so technically I received this mail yesterday, but I got more Coconut Grove (and a couple other samples) from the awesome Whatshesaid! Excited to get cold brewing!

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Hooray for mail!

I received a ton of samples from Nicole. She commented somewhere that she was trying to downsize her cupboard so I sent her a message and asked her to send me samples of teas that she doesn’t like or doesn’t reach for. So she sent me all of those, plus samples of her Tealeaves teas and a few other goodies! AND she individually wrapped each tea in plastic to keep the scents from cross-contaminating! Thanks Nicole, you’re amazing!

I also got my purchases from Hapatite’s stash sale (three Fauchon teas). She also included a few free samples of various things! And her packaging and labeling is super cute. Thanks dear! :)

Sarsonator said

Sounds like you’ll keep busy for awhile. ;)

Always… :P

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MzPriss said

I got my Green Terrace samples to review today. I recently got some from Good Life and I’m very sad. I asked for a black sampler. One of the blacks was, sadly a Hot Cinnamon thingie, which it was just one of three, but alas, they were all packed in thin ziplocks and they ALL taste like cinnamon. VERY much like cinnamon – it’s hard to differentiate between them. Cinnamon black tea X 3.

I had the same thing happen.

MzPriss said

I want to just send them an email instead of dong reviews on these because I feel bad for them – but they all kind of taste the same

Sarsonator said

CinnaBLARGH strikes again!!!!

MzPriss said

Yeah it’s unfortunate

I thought /I/ was the last one to receive my Green Terrace samples! They just came today. I’m in for another adventure!!

Haven’t tried mine yet, but the whole package smelled like cinnamon. (I like that spice, just not in my tea. Unless there are other spices.)

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