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

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OH GOODIE!!!!

My MANDALA order just came! Of course I just made a cup of matcha and then the doorbell rang, darnit. So I’m not trying one right this second but I’m SUPER excited about the samples Garret sent! I got Colored Species oolong sample and Noble Mark sample AND a tea stain dissolver. This is going to be GREAT…I’ve got so many terribly tea stained white cups :)

I also got my garden seed order today. I’m probably going to start my tomatoes and peppers this weekend or next. Spring is on the way, folks!

So jealous… a new tea order and Spring so close you can start planting something, even if you’re just doing starts inside.

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This is a “what did I get in the mail this week” post. I received amazing swaps from Suziqzer and bluebelle. I also received the tea that I purchased from Anna. And finally, I received the Shan tea samples! It was a great tea week.

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My order from David’s Tea came in today! Pretty fast turnaround time, considering I ordered on Friday. So now I have a new 24 oz teapot, 4 bars of tea-infused chocolate, a thermometer, some new herbal tea, and 3 free samples.

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MissB said

Two items in the mail today: a swap from Angrboda (so excited!) and a package from Beastly Beverages, a fandom tea blender in the UK. Sadly, the Beastly Beverages package was a bit rough around the edges and pretty beat up.

Sil select said

i just want tea from them because of them name..curse you!

VariaTEA said

I am looking at Beastly Beverages now. What did you get from them?!

MissB said

I know, right? I’d suggest if you do order, ask her to pack it up with some bubble wrap or something – mine came with zero protection from the post office, just in a bag.

I grabbed a Multi-Pack (https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/173881378/lucky-pack?ref=shop_home_active_9) and shared my likes/dislikes. I ended up with:

Mind Palace (straight black blend)
Angel of Decadence (jasmine green)
The Morning Star (black mango chili pineapple)
Profound Bond (honeybush earl grey)

Happy to send some along to anyone who wants to try – it’s a lot of tea! About 3-4oz of each.

Sil select said

ooh the morning start sounds interesting!

VariaTEA said

Very cool. I did notice that it is a pretty large amount though which is deterring an order :P

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VariaTEA said

Yesterday I got an awesome package from Sil (thank you!!) and today I received a package with two beautiful tea tins from a friend from home. Both of which were complete surprises and thus even more exciting!

Sil select said

woot woot!

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Got my first Mandala order today, yay!!!

To say I’m impressed is an understatement! First and foremost, service and communication were impeccable.

Love the packaging, It’s a pretty large order and everything was well put together. Got 4 beautiful samples that were chosen by Garret according to my tastes and he also included a very interresting and useful little surprise!

I am now a faithful customer :-)

Oh my goodness. I SOOOO want to place an order with them… And get THIS famous milk oolong :D

What did you get from them? I’m really curious!

Sil select said

I’m SOOOOOO happy you finally got an order in with Garrett…hopeful i had something to do with that haha.

Kat Maria, yes, that FAMOUS milk oolong!!

This is what I got:

Wild Monk Pu’erh cake
Heart of the Old Tree raw Pu’erh cake
Special Dark 2006 ripe Pu’erh
Milk Oolong!!
Golden Turtle Oolong
Colored Species Oolong
Golden Strand Black
Morning Sun Black
Wild Harbor Buds 2009 white Puerh (so pretty!!)

Samples:

Wild Harbor Buds 2013 (he thought I would like to compare with 2009 which I do!!)
Lincang 2007 ripe Pu’erh (I also have a sample from you Sil, so more tea for me!!)
Rou Gui “Cinnamon” Oolong
Caba Black

There you go! You’d think it should keep me busy for a while, right???

Sil you little pest (in the most adorable way!!), of course you had something to do with this, you were the first to send me samples, there’s still drool marks on my ipad from when I wrote my review of Special Dark, lol!! My other little pest Dexter3657 closed the deal, I knew I was going to be forever hooked when I tasted Wild Monk and Milk Oolong. And from the both of you, I still have a few samples to try.

I love my enabler Steepster friends :-)

Sil select said

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Hahaha!!!!!!! Did you say, Wild Monk Pu’erh cake, Wild Monk Pu’erh cake, Wild Monk Pu’erh cake, Wild Monk Pu’erh cake, Wild Monk Pu’erh cake, Wild Monk Pu’erh cake, Wild Monk Pu’erh cake, Wild Monk Pu’erh cake, Wild Monk Pu’erh cake, Wild Monk Pu’erh cake????

Because I thought I heard Wild Monk Pu’erh cake, Wild Monk Pu’erh cake, Wild Monk Pu’erh cake, Wild Monk Pu’erh cake, Wild Monk Pu’erh cake, Wild Monk Pu’erh cake, Wild Monk Pu’erh cake, Wild Monk Pu’erh cake, Wild Monk Pu’erh cake, Wild Monk Pu’erh cake…

Have you tried heart of the old tree? It’s a blind buy…

Sil select said

I have not..but terri has! my first ever cake was Wild Monk Pu’erh cake… might be the only one i buy for years..but it was my first.

Oh well, it’s my first too!! never really wanted to commit before, but it has stolen my heart :-) why do you say “for years”, did you buy one of the larger ones? I just bought a 100g cake…which is NOT going to last me for years, lol.

Sil select said

No…I just have no idea how to store them properly so I don’t wan not to get carried away…maybe when we buy a house. That and I keep not wanting to open it cause it’s so pretty lol

Dexter said

Yay!!! You got your Mandala order!!!!

(How did you get your Mandala order before I did?)

Oh, now I get it Sil. And I don’t know how to store them either!! But I will find out now that I’m getting more serious about it. I’ve been in the black and oolong train for a looong time, now I am embarking in the pu’erh train, bon voyage to me!

Lol, Dexter, I don’t get it either, when I looked on Saturday, tracking said it was still in the USA!!! I was so expecting to see YOU got yours on this post…bummer. Tomorrow? Maybe?

Dexter said

Tracking is still showing Wednesday and it hasn’t been scanned here yet…. :((

Your order sounds absolutely marvellous! Thanks for sharing!!! :)))

That’s weird Dexter, sorry :-(

Kat_Maria, yes this REALLY made my day, I’m always amazed at how much happiness tea still brings me, really needed that :-)
Hope you get to share yours as well once you place your first order with them!!

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I got my Adagio order today! The first shipping of this order got lost, otherwise it should have arrived the Weds before valentines. In that theme, I got some of their valentines, earl grey moonlight, Scorpio, and some Tea cookies.

I was wanting to try their cookies before I made my own for coworkers, but since I presented my Thai tea cookies at work on Friday, that quest failed. They are interesting though in taste profile, not to my liking texture wise.

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AnnaEA select said

My Steepster Select box came today!

I received mine today, too! I guess that I’d better finish the January selections soon…

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OMG, the Tea Gods are good to me this week…what have I done to deserve this???

Another awesome order came in today from Zen Tea! I am super pleased, they have included not one, not two, not three, not four… But FIVE large samples!!!

I’m sipping on their Keemun right now, boy have I missed this tea…yum, sooo goood!!!

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Sil select said

My extra special awesome swap from Ysaurella arrived! just in time to make me eat my words about getting my cupboard under control lol :)

Lol, But don’t we love notre petite Française chérie????
(I’m also suffering the consequences of a cupboard explosion this week…back to 312, gosh!)

Sil select said

mais oui!

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