Official *What did you get in the mail today?* Thread!!!
I got my very first gaiwan, from a seller on AliExpress. It came super fast, hooray!
My Whispering Pines sampler came. It has Golden Orchid, Fujian Black (aka Fujian S’mores), and North Winds.
After searching a very long time for one, I finally got a tiny little wee 70ml Yixing clay pot and it arrived today…it melts my heart y’all, my new pride and joy! I took it outside for a first photo shoot today:
Tealizzy, Thank you, Awwwww is right! It’s so hard to find them so small!!!
Lol, all my other yixing look HUGE beside it!!
Lariel thanks! I was lucky, I met a collector online and got “private help” sort of speck :-)
Lovely! It seems like you receive a new yixing every day lol. I wish I were in your shoes. Now that I have my very first I have the urge to buy so manyyyyy. siiiiiiiiiigh.
Lol, kiwidelight, that’s the problem…after your first pot, you want ALL THE YIXING!!!!
Apt, haven’t quite decided yet…I want simething real special for it so might save it exclusively for Da Hong Pao. Will see :-)
Lol, Kiwidelight, I don’t have that many…yet! With the ones in transit, I will have a total of 12.
oh my gosh I want to see a pic of all of them together!! they must be like kittens or puppies – you just gotta have them.
That looks like an excellent pot for yancha, good choice. Test the pour time first though, if it’s like 4sec or less you’re good. Where’d you get it from
Oh kiwidelight, for sure I will do a group shot when they’re all here! And yes, they are totally like little pets :-)
Apt, I got private help from a collector.
Thanks ubacat :-)
Apt, I will pm you later…
Thanks boychik, I know how much you can appriciate that ;-)
Lariel, I “create” my own tea pets…acorns, semi precious stones and river rocks are my favourites.
TTF, it’s so adorable I can’t even stand it! It’s so teeny, it makes those acorns look big! That picture is so Fall
I got the mail haul to end all mail hauls
My golden teacup (Goldie) is finally here!!! I also got a Petr Novak teapot and some shengs from Slovakia. Plus my tea and teawares from Teavivre are here. PLUS, I got some wonderful cakes from Mandala!!! Someone is getting tea drunk tonight!!!
Sweet little Jesus!!!! Awwwww!!! The Holy grail of all cups!!
And tea from Slovakia…really, how cool is that? «U speak Russia???»
Thanks all! I’m such a happy girl!
KiwiD- love the cakes!!! :)
Tealizzy- I’m on my phone, but make sure you’re following me and I’ll PM you. I’m not ready to admit how much I paid for that cup to the world…
Picked up my Verdant Blends of the month…disappointed with the vanilla theme take on things. :( Also picked up my Nina’s Paris order.
Both are small, so not a huge increase in cupboard size, but an increase nonetheless.
I got two packages in the mail today. One a ripe puerh from EBay, the other a package of heavy duty plastic foil bags so I can swap tea with people here. Now I just have to finish adding teas to my cupboard.
Has anyone received their steepster select for the month?
Going to pick up my Teavivre order from the post office today, I’m so exciteeed. And I also bought my first gaiwan yesterday, it’s tons of fun.
2006 Fengqing Raw Pu-erh Tea Tuocha, I got a sample with my previous order and I liked it so I had to buy full tuocha when it was in sale. I also got 50g Raw Pu-erh Mini Tuochas. I had urge to buy a lot more puerh, but my cabinet is too full.
So…nothing comes in for weeks, and all of a sudden, everything at once.
Another great day in fairy land!
Sweet Jesus…a mean monthly load of Whispering Pines teas, weeeheee!!! :
And beautiful teaware from Teavivre… A cute classic yixing clay pot, a breaking tray for pu’erh, and a lovely glass cha hai pitcher:
You finally get to try Rivendell!! I’m so excited for you!
My glass cha hai got here today too….but it was cracked :(
Mj, guess what i’ll be drinking and reviewing tonight? RIVENDELL!
Blodeuyn, you have the best idea!! The kettle is always on, so y’all invited to my house to drink ALL the WP teas :-)
MJ, forgot to mention, I am soooo sorry for your glass pitcher! That sucks real bad :-(
Hopefully they replace the broken pitcher. Oh if I was closer I’d come over for a tea party!
Beauty! I think you may have the same glass pitcher as me, and mine also arrived today!
Stephanie was nice enough to send me some samples from Butiki tea.
Ruby Pie, Japanese Pu-erh, Caramel Apple Oolong, Red Queen Cupcake, Irish Cream Cheesecake, and Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake
Red Queen is the only one of these I’ve had so far, and I got an advanced sample of it. Sounds like a great selection. Enjoy!