Travelling Tea Box C
The tea box has arrived!
Here are some of the rather mind-boggling pictures. I felt like I was grabbing tea out of Mary Poppins’ carpet bag!
Whole box: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lyssastitches/10601224566/
Spread out: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lyssastitches/10601218084/
Left side close up: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lyssastitches/10601203415/
Middle close up: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lyssastitches/10601223526/
Right side close up: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lyssastitches/10601220064/
I’m still waiting to hear from Emilie, but this is where we stand right now:
52 Teas – Candy Corn – 1tsp
52 Teas – Mayan Chocolate Chai – 2tsp
52 Teas – S’mores Chai – 2tsp
52 Teas – S’mores Genmaicha – 1tsp
Butiki Teas – Pineapple Cilantro Cream – 1-1/2tsp
Butiki Teas – Pumpkin Creme Brûlée – 1tsp
DAVIDsTEA – Kiss My Lips – 1-1/2tsp (sip down sample 1 of 2)
Della Terra – Double Berry Burst – 1-1/2tsp
ESP Emporium – Spicy Chai – 1-1/2tsp
Harney & Sons – Florence – 1tsp
Our Sweet Earth – Victorian Vanilla – 2tsp
Ovation – Chocolate Orange Bliss – 1-1/2tsp
Ovation – Raspberry Earl Grey – 2tsp
Rishi – Maghreb Mint – 1tsp
Steven Smith Teamaker – Blend 55: Lord Bergamot – 1 sachet
Tea Forte – Kiwi Lime Ginger – 1 sachet
Teavana – Rooibos Chai – 3tsp
Teavana – Rooibos Tropica – 3tsp
52 Teas – Mayan Chocolate Chai – 4tsp
Butiki – Pumpkin Creme Brulee – 6tsp
Harney & Sons – Florence – 2tsp
Ovation – Chocolate Orange Bliss – 11tsp
Steven Smith Teamaker – Blend 55: Lord Bergamot – 1 sachet
Tea Forte – Kiwi Lime Ginger – 3 sachets
Adagio Teas – Earl Grey Lavender – 9tsp (9 servings)
Arbor Teas – Genmaicha Green Tea – 10tsp
DAVIDsTEA – Bai Hao Yin Zen – 5g (unopened sample)
DAVIDsTEA – Exotica – 6tsp (4 servings)
DAVIDsTEA – Nettle Leaf – 6tsp (4 servings)
DAVIDsTEA – Pistacio Cream – 5g (unopened sample)
Della Terra Teas – Earl Grey Cream – 8tsp (8 servings)
Harney & Sons – Black Currant – 3 sachets
Republic of Tea – Earl Greyer – 2tsp (2 servings)
Revolution – Earl Grey Lavender – 3 sachets
Tao of Tea – Smoked Earl Grey – nearly 1oz
Verdant – Shui Jin Gui Wuyi Oolong – 3tsp
Verdant – Spring Harvest Laoshan Green – 3tsp
This is my first tea box, so I tried to be very circumspect. I took out about 44 servings but added about 63, and tried to make sure to add teas of about the same quality.
That said, does anyone have any requests?
FYI: I checked out participation on Steepster about 2 weeks ago and at that time Emilie was very active. The next person on the list, Chelle, hasn’t posted for 3 months and hasn’t responded yet to a PM I sent out 2 weeks ago. ChuckieRoy isn’t very active, but responded quickly to a PM saying he’s still in the rotation. (BTW he is now in Illinois, not NY.)
I personally would recommend waiting a while longer for Emilie, who could just be on vacation or having a busy time, but we should skip Chelle.
I sent Emilie a postcard a couple days ago, to the address that was from our last swap. Hopefully we’ll hear either way.
Does that mean I’m next?!?! If so I am super excited!
I just heard back from Emilie, so the box will be going to her next.
Sorry, Chuckie. I will make sure to tuck in an envelope of the teas you asked for!
The tea box is on the move! It was $8.90 for 2-day Priority shipping – and that’s with even more tea than before!
Tracking number 9505 5000 1901 3313 0002 74
I received the tea box today! Sorry for the bit of a hold up! Chuckieroy, I’ll try to get it out to you quickly! And there is an envelope in here for you from wheezybee. Get excited!
Unfortunately, I have a bit of a cold, but it seems like everything should still taste the same. I have to go to work tonight, but tomorrow should be full of lovely tea!
I’m a bit confused by all the notes in here. Should I just start my own list of sampled/taken/added/etc.
Yeah… I was a bit overwhelmed with the paperwork, and just stuffed it to the side. I figured the tasting notes were enough… well, there was the blog post too, but that’s just because my family was curious.
The paperwork seemed like a good idea at first. I think it should suffice to list what you end up sampling/taking/adding in this discussion thread as is the method for other tea boxes already.
The tea box should be going out tomorrow!
Here’s what I sampled or removed some of:
S’mores Chai – 52Teas
Chocolate-Dipped Orange – Adagio
Bourbon Street Vanilla – English Tea Shoppe
Blueberry Limon – Handmade Tea
S’mores Genmaicha – 52Teas
Black Currant – Harney And Sons
Rooibostee Karamell – King’s Crown
Wild Blackberry – New Mexico Tea Company
Double Berry Burst – Della Terra Teas
Coco Choco Tea – Gold Leaf Spices and Tea
Lapsang Souching Star – DavidsTea
Earl Black – 52Teas
Raspberry Earl Grey – Ovation Teas
Here’s what I removed:
Pistachio Cream – DavidsTea
White Melon Yogurt – California Tea House
Sencha Kyoto Cherry Rose Festival – Culinary Teas
Blood Orange Rooibos – Caraway Teas
Angel Falls Mist – New Mexico Tea Company
Organic Rose Vanilla Rooibos – The Loose Leaf
Spring Harvest Laoshan Green – Verdant Tea
Bouddha Bleu – Mariage Freres
Here’s what I added:
Pumpkin Spice – Zhena’s Gypsy Tea
Organic Dark Oolong – Two Leaves and a Bud
White Monkey – Adagio
Acai Berry Oolong – Virtuous Teas
Yunnan Gold – Indigo Tea Co.
Biodynamic Darjeeling – The Tea Merchant
Chocolate Chai – Adagio
French Vanilla – 52Teas
Sencha Fukamidori – Den’s Tea
Jasmine Petal – Two Leaves and a Bud
Chocolate Covered Strawberry – Della Terra Teas
Earl Grey Green – Unknown
Green Jasmine – Unknown
Jinseng Oolong – Unknown
Pride of Darjeeling – Dooteriah Tea Estate
Australian House Blend – Roswell Tea House
Snow Fairy – Della Terra
Almond Oolong – Adagio
Green Tea – Uncle Lee’s Tea
Blue Tea – Unknown
The Traveling Tea Box C has been sent on it’s way!
It’s here it’s here!!!! And it’s packed full of delicious tea. Haven’t even able to see everything inside cause I’m still at rehearsal. Will check it all out when I get home. Yayyyy