Official *What did you get in the mail today?* Thread!!!
Not a darn thing. I’m waiting (kinda patiently) on Teavivre and Verdant samples.
Mighty Mail Day:
My first Yunnan Sourcing order ever:
Purple yixing pot – CUTE!
2010 Big Snow Mountain Wild Arbor sheng
2012 Mengku Wild Arbor King sheng
2005 CNNP Nan Nuo Zheng Shan sheng
2012 Xiaguan FT Taiwan sheng tou
Teeny weeny bamboo tray for my office set up
Cute little aqua crackly cup
Wow, that tray arrived super fast!!! I also got some great things, but I’m gonna post the list with pics after dinner. Vanilla pot was one of the items!!!!
You got the same cup – you showed me the pic – it’s one of those we were oogling and it’s cute! My wee purple pot is ALL the cute
Which one was it? Can’t remember now…Are you going to post pics or your bunch?
OMG! yes!!! that cup is so gorgeous, can’t wait to get it!!! I thought is was on a slow boat???
The pot is so tiny and so darn cute!!
And yes ma’am for hot cowboy!
I ordered mine on like last Friday – I was very very surprised that my YS stuff came this quick.
Did you pay express small parcel? It’s just couple $s more than regular. Its their new option. Or you paid regular ship?
I think a couple of these shengs might be oddball ones, but mostly they were samples. I had to add a couple of them. The Nan Nuo will now be forever known to me as “Mork”
I hope you like the pot. I got it too last week but I’ll see it in Sept when I come back;(
Got my Whispering Pines order and free tea from DavidsTea rewards program. :O AND on a side note I went to a Lupicia tea store for the first time and got some tea.
What can I say? I need cheering up today.
I got my WP too and was having a bad day too until then! Join me for a virtual cup! I’m trying golden orchid for the first time. Cheers!
This is my second week of life in the tea world, and my cupboard is filling fast!
Today I received my 1st month of teas from Golden Tips… A fabric bag that within it had a soggy cardboard package…. Luckily the tea is in plastic sealed containers, but there must have been a monsoon!
I also received my tea from Handmade Teas, but I’m totally disappointed that he is no longer using the cute tins :-(.
and got an order from Whispering Pines (rooibos chai, golden orchid, arbor mist, and golden snail)…and 5for 5 from Verdant (which includes my first sample of sheng)
Yaaay, Happy Monday!
Good choices! What did you get in your Golden Tips assortment? I’m curious how much it will change over time.
From Golden Tips:
The big bag of masala chai that I ordered :-) and my 10 small ones:
Arya pearl Darjeeling (gold)
Avaata supreme nilgiri (gold)
Okayti splendor Darjeeling
Darjeeling earl gray
Singbulli oolong Darjeeling
I know I saw your photo a while back, but I can’t remember what you got?
I’m curious what others think of the arbor mist. I’m sipping it now and NOT having a good experience. I really don’t want to be the first to rate it!
I did not get mine yet Saradiann…are you having it gongfu style? sheng is much better that way.
I don’t think the arbor mist is a puerh, but I will try that.
Marzipan, I looked back at your photo and we received the exact same teas. By gold I was referring to the bag color. I can’t wait to try them!
Arbor mist is mao cha sheng (loose), you will definitely have a better experience that way :-)
Exactly mj…and because it is so young, having it western style can easily develop some bitterness.
Received my preorder from Verdant.. LAOSHAN BLACK IS BACK! woot woot! along with Yu Lu Yan Cha…and let me tell you…4oz of each doesn’t look like that much lol
WOW!!! That took a long time to get to you…. I need to stop whining about my Verdant order.
Happy you finally have it back in stock!!!
Yeah – just wish that vanilla citrus spice was also in stock so i could just order another 4 oz of LM, that and possibly yu lu lol
I got my handmade tea and samples from TeaLux, along with my replacement sample of a Honey Black from GTT! Yay!
And finally, my vanilla tea teapot!!! Wooooo!
The pots are boiling now. I’m seasoning the vanilla houhin tonight!!!!!
Aw, that pot is gorgeous! I love the smaller details – the swan on the side and the stump/flower on top – in contrast with the overall texture. Adorable!
Glad your hot cowboy date was fun! And your descriptions sounded amazing! I have yet to try mandala but I can see doing so in my near future! Not sure if this is the right place to put this…and dont want to step on anyones toes. I hope it would be a fun idea to do one of these group things on Friday…in honor of Stacy. Well…let me know what you think. And hope you all have a great day…thanks!
You didn’t overstep at all. We could do a Stacy birthday party. I have some brand new Butiki oolongs I need to try and I have bug-bited ones too, so I can absolutely do that
Hey, did someone say stacy and party???? What a great idea christeana :-)
Maybe we could post a discussion on thursday night, to let everyone know in advance this time so more people can join and prepare? We could fix a specific time to start…Then we could all have our favourite or new butiki tea in honour of stacy and comment on it! What do y’all think?
Forgot to mention, If you guys all agree on posting the invitation on thursday night, I can take care of it. Also, the moon party and the hot cowboy date was so much fun, I think we should all do that more often :-)
Yow, I would love to join this online party! Sounds like a blast, but on Thursday, I’m committed to going to a friend’s house to watch the last mountain stage of the Tour de France. Somehow, the calm of tea and the excitement of watching the world’s best riders battle up the Tourmalet just don’t seem to mix. Count me in for the next party though.
Hillel, you are so welcome to join! The party would be on Friday night though, we would only post the invitation on thursday night:-)
Then count me in! I have several samples that I’m eager to try, so I’ll manage as best I can from work.
LTF I’m totally making it up as we go along. But I figured since Stacy is having events all day, we might as well party all day!
@the tea fairy… I was just throwing the idea out there…I love the idea of the Thursday post. I Wwas hoping there would be interest!
Hey, the longer the better!!! this way Stacy can get birthday wishes all day :-) Christeana1, I think it’s an awesome idea!!
More Whispering Pines in the mail today :). I’ve become a functional WP-aholic hehe.
Yunnan Silver Needle
The Jabberwocky (!)
Wee Snailies!! (aka Golden Snail)
and a lovely sample, Wild Winter White Bud :)
I envy you…
But I’m mostly happy for you :-) can’t wait to hear what you have to say about the Jabberwocky!!
Thanks TTF! Is it possible I have in my possession a Whispering Pines tea you haven’t tried?
Sadly…yes!!! Haven’t tried arbor mist…cause ya know, I’m in Canada, everything takes longer to get here…
Also, never had WWWB.
(But I am this close of becoming a NON-functional WP-aholic)
TTF, I can’t wait to see what you think of arbor mist! Please give all the details of how you brew it :-)
Lol, will try…i’m so bad with parameters and brewing time, I never take notes but we’ll do this time, I promise :-)
I’ve only had sweet cinnamon puerh (Verdant) and coffee puerh (David’s Tea), so I’m feeling excitement and a little trepidation about trying Arbor Mist. I can’t wait to try the Jabberwocky!!
Then you’re in for a brand new experience mj. Mao Cha is COMPLETELY different. It’s usually clean, sharp and fresh. Nothing like shou pu’erh. It can be an acquired taste for some. Cannot wait for you to try it!
And Jabberwocky? Total pudding mouth!!!
I just rebought my golden snail type tea too, different distributor but it is an addictive type of tea. Enjoy!
Still slightly shocked at how my anniversary sample pack made it’s way here so fast! I didn’t pay for the faster shipping so it was completely free with my $6 gift card.
Samples from Nicole! Black Pearl, Queen Catherine, and some Shang Tea samples. Thanks!