Share Your Orders Thread
My first Mandala order! I was bummed the loose version of Wild Monk’s sold out and likely unrestockable, but otherwise everything I’d had on my wishlist for months was still around. Grabbed a buncha pu erh people on my feed have been raving about along with Black Beauty and Milk Oolong. Yayayayay!
LOL and I’ll say it again, you can’t go wrong with Mandala. I’m almost out of a couple of my favorites and I haven’t tried Black Beauty. I’m going to have to do this soon too…..
You were a big motivation along with a couple other Steepsters to finally move my butt into gear! So thanks. Now that the weather’s finally cooling (the best tea time!) I’m ready and excited for all my darker, heavier teas to come out.
It’s odd how I’ve never heard of a company and then see two recommendations and a really good tasting note for them in a couple of days. Of course that led me to this little adventure at Capital Tea Ltd:
Masala Chai 100g Package $8.00
Hunan Black Congou 100g Package $9.75
Golden Monkey Superfine Grade – 2013 Harvest 20g Sample $6.00
Yunnan Black FOP 20g Package $3.50
Keemun Classic 20g Sample $3.50
Special Golden Yunnan ORGANIC 20g Package $7.00
Yunnan Black Special Grade 20g Package $3.50
Kenya Milima Estate GFBOP1 20g Sample $3.00
Banaspaty Estate ORGANIC Assam FTGFOP1 20g Package $3.00
Borsapori Estate Assam TGFOP1 (SPL) 20g Package $4.50
Ordered some teas (and mints) from Adagio.
1 bag of Frankenberry
2 bags of Graveyard Mist (because it’s the best!)
From last week:
Margaret’s Hope Estate FTGFOP1 TP/DEL Second Flush – Sample
Darjeeling First Flush 2013 Sampler
I thought I could hold out until Black Friday
Flowering Black Tea Cones
Big Red Robe Fancy Grade Dark Roast
2004 Big Leaf Yi Wu Gushu 1oz Packets – Sweeet, an old raw pu’er!
My birthday present to myself! Figured in the end it’ll be tea. Now to hold onto Black Friday /fighting!
I’ve been a bad kitty. I placed two orders today after doing so well and trying to use what I already have.
Premium Zhejiang Cloud’s Green Tea Size: 25g / 1oz
Dong Ting Bi Luo Chun Superior Size: 50g / 1.76oz
Ginger Treasure Size: 50g / 1.76oz
Kama Sutra Chai Size: Sample
White Paradise Chai Size: Sample
Golden Lion Assam 1st Flush Size: 25g / 1oz
Hot Cinnamon Orange Size: 25g / 1oz
Butterscotch Potion Size: Sample
Yunnan Golded Bi Luo Chun Size: 50g / 1.76oz
Japanese Orange Cooler Size: Sample
Kombucha Sencha Size: 50g / 1.76oz
Japanese Spirit Size: 25g / 1oz
SALE Sencha Cran-Rose Twist Size: 50g / 1.76oz
Green Paradise: Cucumber Mojito Lime Size: Sample
Shalimar Oolong “SALE” Size: 50g / 1.76oz
Brandy Oolong, Ruby 18 Size: 25g / 1oz
Goods Total Ł27.75
Standard Shipping UK
Total Order Cost Ł32.70
I had a code for 26% off a Tealux order and it was just too good an offer to pass up.
Then I was cleaning and found my Yunomi monthly package from last month. I’ve been looking for it for a while and it turned out to be in my documents drawer. Well I blended my own GenMaicha with the kit and fell in love with it. I purchased enough to make 550g of the mix for a bargain price thanks to the 20% off club membership code.
NaturaliTea #11: Organic Autumn Bancha Tea (#TEA-NLT-BA001-200gx1)
Net weight per item: 200 grams (7.05 oz),
Quantity: 1 unit 1 $10.00
Obubu Tea #17: Genmai by Obubu (#TEA-OBT-GE002-100gx1)
Net weight per item: 100 grams (3.52 oz),
Quantity: 1 unit 2 $13.60
Takeo – Autumn Houjicha (#TEA-TKO-009-150g)
Cart Subtotal: $33.10
Cart Discount: -$6.62
Shipping: $10.00 via Economy Airmail (2-4 Weeks, Tracking & Insurance Sold Separately)
Order Total: $36.48
I worked out that 5g is enough for a pot of tea for myself of the GenMaicha blend. So I could make 110 pots of tea with what I purchased for the sum of $36.48 which is roughly £23.50. That is roughly only 25p per pot of tea. That was too good and tasty an offer to ignore too.
Lots of tea to come my way, I need to make room.
So I broke my hiatus and ordered 2 of the reviewer’s special Caramel Matchacinno’s from Red Leaf today. Mostly because I wasn’t sure how much longer it was going to be valid and I didn’t want to miss it.
….So can I just store one unopened bag in the fridge until I’m ready to drink it and it’ll keep longer? Or the freezer? Or can I just store it in a cabinet? I’m not sure how to store unopened matcha….or opened matcha for that matter actually. >>; Everywhere I read about it says something different.
So does anyone know how long is usually takes Red Leaf to ship an order out? I’m still waiting on this one. It currently just says ‘processed’ in the order info.
My last order took under a week to arrive, but I’m sure the free MATACHAccino promotion is probably slowing things down. I know it got posted to Reddit and Slickdeals so I’m sure Robert is busy trying to fill all of the orders that came it at the same time. You can always drop him an email, he’s really good about responding back quickly.
Last month I had asked him how to store my unopened packages and here is what he had to say:
You can store Matchaccino in cool and dark place. Please try to keep the bag sealed to preserve freshness. Unopened they will be good for up to one year.
Since it’s payday I had to order some stuff from 52teas
Candy Corn and Frankenberry (I’m going backwards UNLIKE WORK I DON’T NEED YOUR GINGERBREAD)
and iced tea packs: Vanilla Cola, Key Lime Cheesecake, Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish, Coconut Cream Pie, Rootbeer Float
Nepali Tea Traders
Ruby Pu’Erh Tea 1.2 ounce
Best sale of the year — to celebrate the trekking season in Nepal and our fabulous fall days here. 20% off all tea and teaware. Use the code GIFTOFTEA at checkout. Offer good through November 3. www.NepaliTeaTraders.com
I haven’t bought anything in a month, and I ended up with unexpected money, so I figured I was allowed $50 at DAVIDsTEA! This is what I ended up with:
-25g Salted Caramel
-25g Mango Lassi
-50g North African Mint (it’s good, and I expect it’ll be handy if I get sick)
-50g Gingerbread Rooibos
-30g White Chocolate Frost
-30g Spiced Fig
-50g Ceylon Star
-20g Currant Affair
-25g Coffee Cake
-15g Choconut Oolong
Total: $49.48 (saved $1 from reusing 2 tins)