Another Traveling Tea Box?!?!?!

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Dr Jim said

Mailing order for the second round:
Melissa Tea – NY (currently has the box)
Dr Jim – MA
Marzipan – KY
Amanda Wilson – MO (Please PM me your address)
Dustin – TX
Emile – TX
Khamilton611 – AZ
TraceyC – CA
Flyawaybirdie CA
Shadowfall – IL
Cheri – MI
Suziqzer – IN (Please PM me your address)
Moraiwe – WI
ChuckieRoy (location varies).

The order isn’t a minimum-length path but is intended to try to avoid a situation where someone gets this box at the same time as TTB-C, which has many members in common with this box.

ChuckiRoy started the box, and skipped his turn as a result of being too busy. I’ve told him that he can have his turn whenever it’s convenient. We’ll adjust the schedule to fit.

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Pm’d you my address

Dr Jim said

Thanks. I updated the schedule, putting you between Texas and California. Just like the map :)

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Address PM’d

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MelissaTea said

I plan to send the box out to Jim tomorrow. If that fails, Tuesday. I tried jamming everything into a medium flat rate box, but that didn’t work so I had to upgrade to a large.

I sampled a few teas and wrote notes for some of the samples.

I am adding
Organic Jasmine Pearls Green Tea .8 oz
Sench/Macha Green Tea .8 oz
Blood Orange Tisane Herbal Tea .8 oz
from my local store – Wegmans I picked them up Friday especially for the box since so they’re fresh.)

I am only planning to take what’s left of the David’s Pink Lemonade.

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Dr Jim said

Just received the tea box. Wow! Lots of tea!

I’m going to spend some time sorting and updating the box. I noticed several teas made it though the entire circuit without a lot of interest. Also updating some worn labels. I’ll also do an inventory and add a tea log for people to track what they’ve taken and added.

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Emilie said

My address changes often because I’m a student, so can there be a note made to check with me before sending it out? Thanks! :)

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Dr Jim said

The box is in the mail. I’m sending it to Dustin, because he needed to receive it soon or not at all (avoiding the Texas heat). Marzipan will be next, then we’ll just follow the list.

I did a lot of re-packaging to reduce the amount of space (lots of 2 and 4-ounce packages with 4 grams of tea remaining). It (just barely) fits into a medium flat-rate box. When you are replacing the tea you drank, please think quality not quantity. I also included an address list showing the mailing order and a tea list (with my additions, there are 86).

I sampled a lot of teas, taking the rest of the Tealux Orange Lemondade and Republic of Tea Decaf Blackberry Sage. I added 52 teas Napalm Ferret, Art of Tea Butterscotch and Turkish Apple, Yunnan Sourcing 2014 Imperial Simao Golden bud, Teavivre Jasmine Pearls, and Harney Vanilla Comoro (Decaf).

Dustin said

Thanks again for letting me jump ahead. I’m looking forward to trying new teas!

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Dustin said

It’s here! I can’t believe how heavy and packed this box is! It goes on forever!
Marzipan, thanks for letting me go ahead of you. If you see anything in my (mostly up to date cupboard) that you would like to try, let me know and I’ll send some along in the box.

That’s so nice of you, thanks! It’s no problem at all, I didn’t want you to be left out of the box.

We have very similar tastes except that I don’t like coconut. I would love to try this one: Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish (52 Teas)

Dustin said

Pfffffft! Too easy! That one was going in the box anyways! Scanned your wishlist and I have one serving worth left of Lupicia’s Golden Honeydew and some Butiki Potato, Applesauce and Pancake that I’ll put in too.

:)

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Dustin said

Just an update… I have been doing lots of tasting flights of four tiny cups at a time! I have tasted all the “must try” teas and am working on the “might try” teas. I’m thinking I’ll have the box packed back up and ready to go on Monday. I’ll PM the tracking info once I have it.

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Dustin said

Alright, it is on it’s way to Marzipan! I sampled what seemed like a ton of teas. I tried to keep in mind the amount that I sampled and the amount that I kept to determine how much tea I should put in. It was done purely by eyeballing it, but I think I got close to the same amounts. Thank you again for letting me hop ahead!

Kept
Adagio chestnut
Adagio Pumpkin Hazelnut
California Tea House Tiramisu
Harney’s Cherry Blossom
Tea Horse Ceylon Uva
Tumblewood Tea Chocolate Puerh
Whittard’s Assam Hazelbank
Art of Tea Butterscotch
Harney’s Vanilla Comoro

Added
52teas Blueberry Creamcheese Danish
52teas Malted Chocomate
Butiki Potato Pancakes and Applesauce
Harney’s Boston
Teance Red Plum
Mariage Freres Marco Polo
MF Montagne d’or
Lupicia’s Golden Honeydew

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