Share Your Orders Thread
Verdant’s email on Friday afternoon got me.
3oz Laoshan Roasted Oolong
1oz Yu Lu Yan Chai
1oz Master Han’s 2013 Sheng Pu’er
Glad to hear it! My order came in last night. I am so excited to try the chai and the Puer! I indulged in a cup or 2 of the roasted oolong last night now that I have a back up supply!
Wild Monk Raw Pu’er 2012
Special Dark 2006 Loose Ripe Pu’er
100 Gram Phatty Cake
Menghai Dayi Red Rhyme cake
I’ve gone a little bit crazy, I guess. I’ve been getting my tea locally, but the selection of what sounded good to me has been somewhat limited. I first decided that I wanted to get a tea subscription. I signed up with Simple Loose Leaf, because I liked the idea that I could pick what sounded good to me. (I went with a 3 month gift subscription, so it wouldn’t autorenew on me, and I could decide if I liked it enough to continue it.)
Then I decided I didn’t want to wait that long for tea. So I placed an order for some samplers on Teavivre (Featured Pu-erh and Green samplers). (And I’ll still be waiting for that one to get here, too.)
And I decided to try the free sample of Red Leaf Tea’s Cheesecake Matcha. Why not? It’s only a little bit in shipping to try something completely new to me.
Then I was reading and browsing, and somehow I signed myself up for the Amoda subscription, too.
And last night, while bored, I wound up placing an order with Yunomi:
Obubu Tea Sampler Set: 4 Roasts of Houjicha
Morita Tea Garden Sayamacha Tea Sampler
Sencha Tea Flower Blend (just 10g of this one to try it, too, but it sounded GOOOD)
Obubu Tea #29: Sakura Tea (20g of this one. It sounded really interesting and gosh is it pretty.)
Yeah…the waiting is the hard part. I hope something gets here soon.
Lol.. sounds like you need something to show up so you can stop submitting more orders.
Lol.. sounds like you need something to show up so you can stop submitting more orders.I understand not having much locally to choose from… Right there with you!
Lol.. sounds like you need something to show up so you can stop submitting more orders.I understand not having much locally to choose from… Right there with you!I hope you find some that you like :)
Firstly I drink a LOT of loose leaf greens. Like a ton of the stuff.
So I made my first order to yunnan sourcing (not the U.S. site) because they have some teas from past years harvest extremely cheap.
So I ordered 1Kg mao feng and 1kg bi lo chun, and 500g 2007 raw tuo.
The reviews of their site and teas here on steepster helped justify the large purchase, but all that tea and shipping still under $90.
OKAY! I sure made some big orders tonight. But I totally deserve them. I feel like I have been working a lot in the past two weeks (or maybe I’m just getting old) and I need to indulge myself.
There are days when it seems like tea is all the joy in life I have :(
But putting depressing stuff aside, here is what I got from Lupicia, 50 grams of each:
- Cookie black
- Chestnut green
- Melon oolong
- Ripe Mango oolong
- Strawberry & Chocolate puer
- Neptune black
- Muscat oolong
- Tsugaru green
- Milk Caramel houjicha
I only hope that it won’t take them ages to ship it, like it did with the Happy Bag that I ordered at the beginning of this year.
I also (finally!) ordered from Butiki. Here’s what I got:
- Flowery Pineapple Oolong – 1/2 ounce
- Maple Pecan Oolong – 1 ounce
- Caramel Vanilla Assam – 1 ounce
- Taiwanese Wild Mountain Black – 1/2 ounce
- Cantaloupe & Cream – 1/2 ounce
Two of these I had before and absolutely loved them.
Now I have to sip down quite a bunch of teas to make room for the ones I just ordered :| :O
awesome orders! I look forward to seeing your reviews on the Lupicia stuff esp the Caramel Houjicha!
Thanks, guys! I can’t wait to get them, although I will try to be smart about them – only break into bags when I need them, not just to smell the tea and look at the leaves ;D Especially with Lupicia – I wish they had zip-locked kind of bags for their teas.
I couldn’t resist Mandala Tea sale plus i have 1tsp of Special dark left:
Imperial Dark Bulang Gong Ting – 2009
Loose and Luscious Lincang -2007
Special Dark – 2006 Loose Ripe Pu’er
I ordered the free sample matcha of the month (cheesecake matcha) at Red Leaf Tea, so we’ll see if I like flavored matcha! Now I just need to figure out the best way to prepare it when it gets here!
Imperial Dark Bulang Gong Ting 2 oz
White Night 1 oz
Special Dark 2 oz (i REALLY wanted 4 oz of this, but I will wait until I get through a few other things – but this tea is so good!)
I nobly resisted the extremely cute pink gaiwan that was on sale :)
Simpson & Vail:
Kashmir Rose 4 oz
Victorian Earl Grey 1 oz
Mrs Grey’s Blend 1 oz
I don’t quite know what happened, but I placed another order with Red Leaf today. They have the amaretto matcha on sale, and I really wanted to try it. So that’s coming along with two of their other teas (non-matcha) and some tea tins. They’re in Chicago, so those will probably be here soon. I’m excited!
That actually sounds delicious, so I totally get how that order just “happened” LOL. Can’t wait to read your take on it! what flavor level did you go with? have you had a lot of matcha before? I’m about to start trying some myself!
The free sample was the first time I tried matcha. I went ahead and ordered at the distinctive level. I thought the cheesecake smelled like cheesecake, but I wanted a little more flavor this time. I can do a latte with whole milk for breakfast, so I’m excited about that.
My husband was getting a bunch of stuff from Amazon, so I decided to add two teas from Nina’s to the cart. 1.6 bags of Japon and Mon Secret.