Official *What did you get in the mail today?* Thread!!!
Zen Tea Life—Teaware, Lots of beautiful teaware that I really should photograph.
52teas— Blackberries and Cream Shou Mei, Peaches and Cream Genmaicha, and Tequila Lime Green Tea.
Whispering Pines—Golden Orchid, Rivendell, Cocoa Amore, Elderwood, El Dorado Chai and a sample of the Wee Snaily Yums(Brandon read my mind! I’ve been wanting to try this)
Must. Drink. All. The.Tea.
Indeed it’s a very good day. I was a little intimidated by the Zen box because I didn’t realize just how big the tea tray was! They upgraded me from a medium tray to the full size one because of a stock problem. Man is it beautiful.
And yes a WP day is a good day. I’m drinking GO already and in heaven.
That’s what I am drinking right now. I’d love to see your teaware. I am in the market for some and am looking at options.
I adore GO and can’t wait to try the rest of the Vanilla Dreams collection. I have all of them except for Port which was out of stock when I made my order.
Here’s what I got from Zen
(I really shouldn’t have access to my credit card at night when I can’t sleep)
Oh I see there is a demand for pictures…
I’ll take some as soon as I’m done drinking this cup of GO.
Congrats! Excellent choices! Wishing you great tea sessions.
I have this one, the same potter, I love it
Have you decided on a tea? I assume it’s your first Yixing, I highly recommend David Duckler video on youtube.
It is my first and I’m pretty sure this is going to be my Mandala’s Milk Oolong pot. That’s the one tea I drink enough of to warrant it’s very own yixing.
I’m not sure if I’ll expand it to any other oolongs or keep it to the Milk Oolong.
Lol, I can’t tell, they both rated at 100 for me!!
Great haul, you did really good on your shopping spree :-) zen tea is awesome, and that tray, OMG!!
And WP…I get emotional just taking about it. You’re gonna have a great tea night, enjoy, can’t wait to read your notes :-)
I haven’t used photobucket in ages but here goes it http://s286.photobucket.com/user/frolic_with_me/library/Teaware
Sorry they aren’t the best pictures. My hands are a bit shaky.
You got some really gorgeous things! How big is that pitcher? I’m in the market for a small glass pitcher and that price is very reasonable
I received my Golden Tips Tea July subscription box. You guys weren’t kidding that it is a lot of tea!!!
Oh dear that reminds me that the August box is coming soon!
I haven’t even finished all of July’s. I am going to be one caffeinated person with my latest haul and trying to sip down my cupboard. It is vital to remember to enjoy and savor each sip though, no mater how much tea there is to drink.
For July I received:
1 Gold Pouch – Avaata Supreme Nilgiri
1 Gold Pouch – Arya Pearl Darjeeling
1 Goomtee Darjeeling
1 Lohagarh Assam
1 Harmutty Assam
1 Darjeeling Earl Grey
1 Singbulli Oolong Darjeeling
1 Runglee Rungliot Darjeeling
1 Daily Darjeeling
1 Temi Autumnal Sikkim
1 Okayti Splendour Darjeeling
1 Giddapahar Muscatel Darjeeling
1 India’s Original Masala Chai
I noticed on their site the samplers are 50% off. I posted it in the sales thread. http://goldentipstea.com/collections/samplers
Are those the same gold pouches as last month? I can’t remember.
Edit – yep.
Yum! Those are mostly different from my July box. Except I got those gold bags. I don’t enjoy the first flush as much as the second. I can’t wait to get August!
10g of 10 teas, this was my box last month.
Hmm, B you got 13 teas this month?
i can barely get through an ounce of tea a month from monthly teaboxes…i can’t imagine trying to get through 100g each month.
Apparently so. I had also ordered a sampler (Autumn Flush) so maybe they put in an extra by mistake. I had 2 Autumn Flush teas (took out the Autumn sampler teas then counted what was left in my box).
How are teas from this vendor? I have ordered many teas direct from China but never direct from India.
The teas have been good. A lot are new to me as I’m more familiar with Chinese teas so it’s been fun trying the different samples. Shipping has been reasonable in that they shipped both my orders within 24 hours and provided a tracking number. If you’re interested in trying something I think I have at least one duplicate sample and probably more once my second order arrives.
I received the Pass the Stash TTB today! How is it that three three tea boxes, moving at different rates, started at different times, with different people all end up at my house at the same time!!! I bet it is one of those things as rare as the alignment of all the planets in the solar system. :D I now have TTB-Samples Only, Tea and Card TTB, and Pass the Stash TTB! They all came within 3 days of each other. (I also bought 37 teas while I was in Florida.) My husband has been seeing the arrival of these boxes and is not amused. I keep explaining about the “take some/give some” concept but he still thinks there is way too much tea here. (Well, he is right about that!)
Celebrate! Happy old lady dance… sort of like the happy dance but with less energy and coordination!
That is a lot of tea, but it’s not like you spent money on the TTBs, right? Husbands! ;) I’m imagining you swimming in tea sample bags, haha!!!
I got my Green Terrace samples http://instagram.com/p/rSvmayxWFG/ look how pretty the packages are.
And a pretty little glass gaiwan that I christened with some beautiful Four Seasons Spring oolong. http://instagram.com/p/rSvCalRWEM/
I got back from my 2-day, 200-mile Pan-Mass Challenge trek on Sunday night. Today, my Stacy’s birthday Butiki order showed up. What a reward for all that riding! I got:
The Black Lotus
Premium Taiwanese Assam
1989 Suncha Blend
Anji Bai Cha
Taiwanese Wild Mountain Black
I got my Butiki order today and my Simple Loose Leaf August box.
Simple Loose Leaf’s August box arrived yesterday.
I received my Tao Tea Leaf order today!!!! I have Jin Ping back in my house, that makes me very happy. I have my second favorite oolong back in the house, that makes me very happy. I also have several new ones to try, that makes me very happy. And it was on sale…. :))
Scribbles – can’t think about Tao with out thanking you for introducing me to their teas. Thank you!!!!
The one I was referring to is the Da Hong Pao Premium, it’s really good. I think I like Mandala’s better, but this is a close second. I also got the Oriental Beauty that I haven’t tried. :))
A second Ru Gaiwan. It’s the same as my other one though it was signed by a different maker. I use my first one everyday. It’s nice and thick walled and its 150ml volume is practical for most things. Now I just want a <1O0ml one.
I would like a yixing ( of two:)), there is even one I should of bought on eBay but I hesitated, but the Gaiwan was a very good price and I love the other one.
I love yixing pots – but they are so addicting, so cute. I need to stop buying them too. But if you prefer and love your gaiwan that’s awesome. I only have one, and really don’t use it that often. :))
You have to be careful with fake yixing on eBay. Read some teachat on yixing. I’m amazed. It’s a science which clay and shape really make your tea shine.
I know! I’ve seen some on eBay available for half the price on aliexpress. The one I saw seemed quite nice but I hesitated and it was no longer available. I’m sort of waiting to see what yixing Tao brought back if any.
I finally got my JULY Simple Loose Leaf subscription box today!!! Andrew at SLL was really good about the whole situation, great customer service. Canada Post totally effed up and didn’t deliver my package, sent it back to them, so he had to reship it. Boo on Canada Post….
The other news is:
I have ZERO tea inbound!!!! That’s it I’m done – officially on serious hiatus!!!
(I still have one YS order that I’m waiting for, but it’s all teaware…)
I bought this tea table for me:
And a little surprise for someone else that I don’t really want to mention. :))
that’s a nice table :) now to go 3 more weeks with no orders dex. you can doooo eeet!
Oh love it . It’s beautiful table. Enjoy!
I want a table myself but no place to put it after. Maybe I’ll get something tiny
LOL – I have a slight furniture problem, my TV is sitting on my coffee table – hoping this will encourage me to start living like an adult, buy a TV stand, reclaim my coffee table, then can gongfu in the living room…. that’s the plan :))