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

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Sil select said

Red Leaf sampler (i’m going to be having those tonight/tomorrow)
52 teas order of blueberry creamcheese danish and the st patricks day tea

Dinosara said

Haha, your stash goes up!

Sil select said

technically…no because i’d already added them to my cupboard as soon as they landed at my tea mules place LOL

Dinosara said

ok you win this round. :D

Sil select said

Hahaha I’m still on track! Still on track!

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Emily M said

My swap from Yssah came today! Came with a few surprise teas that I’m excited to try. =)

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I got my swap from Mitch today! Already disappointed that I can’t order from Simpson & Vail in Canada, hahaha! Stupid shipping.

I don’t understand what the issue is, really. I just sent off a pile of swaps today and each bubble mailer cost me $2.65 to send across the border. Seems reasonable.

Emily M said

I know… it seems silly to me. Same with shipping within the US. One company wanted to charge me $11 for 6 dollars worth of samples! Needless to say, I passed. I refuse to pay that much.

What was the weight on those mailers you sent? I just sent one out that was almost $9 to ship, but it was a little over 4 ounces.

Oh, they were just some samples, no more than 30g, probably. Still… $30 is completely ridiculous.

I agree jessi. I still want to order from S&V, but I am being held back by the shipping :(

I did email S&V to whine a bit, and got a response saying that they can send it First Class or something, for about $9 for the 6oz order I had in my cart. WAY more reasonable – I don’t know why that option isn’t on their website.

Emily M said

Yeah…that seems strange.

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Chizakura said

Hooray! :) My Verdant Order came in!

8oz of Laoshan Black (don’t judge me…)
1oz Laoshan Village Chai (first time trying)
Sample size Anxi Fo Shou

Once again the free sample was Flowering Green Jasmine. I have two of those now. xD; Better find some big jar or something to brew it in and try it out :)

Also, it wasn’t tea, but I wanted to cheer about it anyway: Yesterday my new laptop came! Hooray! :D

Rie said

Congratulations on the new order and the new laptop! n__n

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Lala said

Finally! Got my Nina’s Paris order. Customs held it for 10 days.

Marie Antionette
Earl Grey
Nina’s Paris
Tigre blanc
The des Muses
Versailles rose
The de Vendrome
Eve
And a free sample of assam.

And just needed to point out awesome cutomer service. I had to pay brokerage fees in order to UPS to deliver the package and Laurent is totally refunding me the cost!

Kittenna said

Brokerage fees?! For tea?? That doesn’t sound right :(

Sil select said

Kittenna – happens all them time with ups and FedEx.

darky said

what are brokerage free’s exactly? and from what nina store did you order? the european one or the branch from miami where laurent send samples from? i’m currently sampling my samples and thinking off placing an order to!

Lala said

I ordered from Laurent in Miami. I just told him what I wanted, he told me the cost and I paypaled him the money.

Brokerage fees are fees that a delivery company charges in addition to deliver the item. For example, I paid delivery for my tea. But in order for ups to deliver it across the border, they said they needed more money.

Laurent is refunding me those charges. He said he has also fixed this problem with ups and should no longer be a problem.

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Tealizzy said

An awesome surprise from TastyBrew!! How did she know I was interested in those teas? She’s awesome! Thanks TastyBrew!!!

Sil select said

awesome! secret surprise teas are always fun :)

Glad you like them!!! :-)

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Kaylee said

T Salon’s Green Coconut tea. One of only three companies I actually purchased tea from at the Coffee & Tea Festival. They had run out of the Green Coconut, but the sample was so tasty that I ordered it anyway. Thankfully, they didn’t charge me shipping! Was expecting a larger jar, but it is what it is.

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Uniquity said

My Verdant Tea order arrived – in just a week! That is the fastest I have ever had tea arrive from the States. Yay!!

For me:
2 oz Laoshan Black
2 oz Laoshan Black Chocolate Genmaicha (Couldn’t resist)
1 oz Golden Buds Shu Pu’erh Xingyang 2010
1 oz Big Leaf Sheng Pu’Erh 2006 Yang Ji Tian Yuan
Sample of Five Year Ages Tieguanyin

For a coworker:
1 oz Chocolate Chamomile Curiosity Brew
1 oz Ginger Sage Winter Spa Blend
1 oz Laoshan Black

Luckily I am home this weekend so I will have time to enjoy these gongfu style. Hopefully this is the weekend I learn to love puerh! :)

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MY Teavivre order came in!!!!!!!
100g Gunpowder Green Tea (Zhu Cha)
100g Bailin Gongfu Black Tea
100g Golden Monkey Black Tea
100g Taiwan Jin Xuan Milk Oolong Tea (Flavored)
100g Organic White Peony (Bai MuDan) Tea

I only tried the Bailin Gongfu so far and it is really really good! I cant say enough about the customer service from teavivre. I read on here how good it was but thought to myself “how good can customer service REALLY be”. In this case amazing, Order was boxed up really well. All the tea was double wrapped and then again in bubble wrap.
Since this was my first ever tea order I had no idea how much tea this was…..HOLY its a lot of tea.
I am getting tea drunk tonight!!! :D

Sil select said

oh wow… 100g each. that’s a lot! :) sounds like you’re enjoying it so far though. Teavivre is really great!

Yeah, 100g is a lot…but if its all good I will be super happy and not need to buy any for a while. Cant wait to try them all

Rie said

Great teas! Teavivre really is exceptional.
The 100g will go surprisingly quickly, especially with the black teas. You might drown in the multiple steeping power of that Bai Mu Dan though. :D

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I took advantage of the sales this past weekend so today I got packages from both Della Terra and Tealux!

Della Terra:
Apple Cinnamon Yogurt
Blueberry Crumble
Cactus Flower
Cappuccino Caramel Crunch
Lemon Chiffon
Pineapple Upsidedown
Rainforest Nectar
Roasted Apple
S’mores
Sunshine
Anti V-day Treat

Tealux:
1990s Rare Wild Arbor Ripe Pu-erh
Climber’s high
1998 Year Lao Cha Tou Ripe Pu-erh
Premium Zhejiang Cloud’s Green Tea, Spring 2012
White Paradise Chai
Secret Of Love
Imperial Mi Lan Xiang Dancong (Honey Orchid)
Blue Unicorn Reserve
Keemun Mao Feng Premium
Jasmine Black
Lomi-Lomi Aloe Vera
Imperial Mengku Pure Old Tree Golden Buds Tea
Serenitea: A Sense of Calm

Whoa! That’s a lot of tea :D

I just moved into a new place with more cabinet space. This needed to happen.

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