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

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Lariel select said

The swap from Maria… which I had just found.

Lariel select said

I also received three new swaps. Hurray!

Emily M said

Yay!

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Huge sample order from Upton came today…yippee!

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Tealizzy said

Got my latest Della Terra Teas order! They ship so fast! Got it in two days! Was a little disappointed because there wasn’t a sample like last time. Oh well. Not like I need more tea at the moment. I got love in a cup, dubbele chocolade, apple cinnamon yogurt, and vanilla creme!

Lariel select said

That sounds delicious!

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T.C. said

Got a sample bundle from Yssah and my 52 teas order that was snowed in lol

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sandra said

i got my 2nd order from Teavivre (no. 1 is still with customs I fear).
TGY 100 gr and bi lo chun 100 gr + glass tea pot.

also received a feng qing black tea from the Canton Tea Club. Smells like pure chocolate. Off to try

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Emily M said

Today I got three swap packages (Thanks Lariel, Alphakitty, and teapot1!). Super stoked.
I also got my first Verdant order today. Laoshan Black and Laoshan Genmaicha! Yay!

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Dinosara said

Well I know they’re waiting for me on the porch at home…

Verdant Reserve Club – March
Verdant Order – Mr. Bi’s First Picking Laoshan Black & sample of Ginger Sage Spa Blend

Dinosara said

Apparently I ordered a sample of the Taiwan Dong Ding oolong too… don’t remember doing that, but there it is, on my receipt!

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Frolic select said

I just got my first Verdant order!

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Della Terra! Chocolate Almond Coconut for both Courtney and I, and I also got Lemon Chiffon, Lime Chiffon, and Lemon Lime Cream Tart. Yay, rooibos teas that are actually delicious!

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Chizakura said

I received my Caramel matcha from Red Leaf today. :) It was my first matcha, and I’m not writing a tasting note for it yet, because I think my first cup was user error. xD; It’s not supposed to be overly bitter, but it was KICK MY FACE IN bitter. xD So I’ll try again and when I make it properly, I’ll write a taste note.

How much matcha did you use? Hot, warm, or cold water? How long did you whisk?

Chizakura said

I did half a teaspoon, and I did 185 degree water. The bowl I poured it in wasn’t pre-heated though, so that probably cooled it down to about 180ish. I suspect I just didn’t whisk long enough, but if you have any suggestions I’m all ears. :)

Emily M said

I’d try a bit cooler water with flavored matcha. I’ve had better luck when the water was warm, and not hot. While I don’t prefer cold/room temp water for matcha, some people seem to have some luck with it, so you may also want to test that out.
I also whisk my matcha for a long time, and very vigorously.
Just experiment a little and see if you can’t find your preference. =)

Chizakura said

Cooler water, thankyou. :) That’s a good idea. And yes, I’ll definitely try whisking longer. Thanks for the suggestion.

Emily M said

No problem! =)
Hope you find a way to enjoy it.

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