Official *What did you get in the mail today?* Thread!!!
Received my swap from SHMIRACLES! today…and um…there’s no way i’m making my sipdown goal for this month. Not a chance. BUT i haven’t purchased anything this month either, so i consider that a win! Especially since it won’t be far into April that i catch up…at least i don’t think so.
I also received a mini package in the mail from Keychange :)
Woohoo! You’re still going to hit 200 a lot quicker than I will, but I brought my Tea Festival bag to work full of a bunch of easy sipdowns. :P
yeah but the abundance of adagio teas will slow me down. must break between them. :) i forsee under 200 by end of day tomorrow given that i’m ending tonight at 204? haha
Yeah, I hear you. I love the little black bags that Shmiracles sent her samples in. Those seem like they’ll seal really well so I can worry about sipping my ziplock samples first and leave those for when I can savour them (instead of now when I’m tea-panicked)
haha yeah..unflavoured samples into my white container since there’s no real smell contamination.
Flavoured samples in to the little orange tins like the ones i kept your matcha samples in…if those get full, some go into any other sort of tin that i have kicking around. Those get put into a larger orange tin.
sadly right now? All of that is taken up…so uh all shmiracles and half of yours are in a little box now, beside my kettle to make sure i drink 1/2 every night when i get home from work.
I’ll make sure to return those too, no worries. :P
At least hers shouldn’t get contaminated. I hope not at least, so I’m drinking the Adagio samples from you now!
I received my first order from Kusmi today: the Russian Blends set of mini tins plus three sample sachets of other teas. Looking forward to testing the Russian suite of Earl Greys!
To be honest, I did not realize when I placed this order that all five teas are black blends laced with bergamot! Fortunately, I happen to like Earl Grey…
I had a tea windfall today. I received a box of teas from QueenOfTarts. I also received my package from Awkward Soul. Thanks. Finally, I received my order from The Republic of Tea. I am excited about that one, because I ordered the new Hi-caf teas.
I got my first ever Steepster swap package from ashleyelizabeth, just in time for the weekend! SO EXCITED. Extra excited because customs didn’t even open the package, even though she clearly marked it tea. THANKS AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMS!
I got a parcel from Nothing But Tea which I thought was strange since I didn’t place an order. Once the box was opened I saw a piece of paper on the top saying that the box contains samples of new teas for me to try as I am a Tea Buffs member. There are 19 samples altogether, each weighing 10g. Looks like I will have to find some more room in my tea shelves.
It’s a wide variety of teas, here are a few at random:
Cranberry Mandarin Green Rooibos
Rooibos Creme Brulee
Scotch Acorns Ceylon
Thyme tea? Like tea with actual bits of thyme in it? Or is it just a name?
They sent me a few pure herbals so I’m thinking the Thyme Tea may be literally just thyme by itself. It isn’t on their website yet so I can’t confirm that.
Huh. I can kinda see adding thyme to a tea (though it doesn’t sound tasty to me. Lol), but I can’t see just having an herbal that’s just straight thyme. Why wouldn’t you just got into your spice cabinet and brew some thyme from there then?
I’d be curious to see which it is though.
Well they also sent me a sample of Calendula tea which is literally just Calendula flowers. Also got a sample of Plantain tea which is interesting me too.
Ok I decided to open the sample and can confirm that the Thyme Tea is JUST THYME! Very pungent thyme. Perhaps the strangest tea ever!
Just told my husband and he’s doing corny jokes now like “Is it tea thyme yet” and “Thyme for tea”. :/
I got a surprise package from the wonderful MissB which has now put me back up to 210 teas!! Thank you so much!! Now to just get my cupboard back under control…
I got (yet another) Mandala box with:
MORE Special Dark
and couple of nice samples from Garret:
Four Leaves Ripe
2005 Pu-Wen Ripe Coins
Surprise tea from MissB i can hear you all laughing… i can.
it’s ok. new teas are fun! :)
She got the both of us in one day! At least she is forcing both our cupboards to grow simultaneously this neither of is has an edge :P
funnily enough she put us both to 210…but i did get one sipdown in today to drop to 209
Gosh, I would love to take credit for that one, however it was completely inadvertent on my part. Still, cool!
MissB, in my mind, you used tea fairy magic to even out our cupboards at the exact same time.
Hahah. Well I’m down from 252 or something on Wednesday so I’m feel far more relaxed now! No longer in mad sipdown mode!
haha 230 was stressful? I’m still ok being at that level…i just have my 6 month goal which means trimming down my cupboard for now. Stressful for me was hitting 320 with more tea incoming.
Got home from work to find two things in the mail; one good and one bad.
The bad one, was that my swap to Courtney was sent back to me with a note saying the address/writing was not legible. Boo! I’m sorry Courtney; looks like you’ll have to wait a little longer to get it. I’ll try to send it out to you (again) ASAP though! And maybe I’ll add some extra stuff because of the awful long wait…
And then, I also received an awesome and very thoughtful package from Dexter3657 who sent me some Laoshan Black Chocolate Genmaicha after my sample went missing, and then also went through my wishlist and sent things from my wishlist/similar to things on it! Very excited!
I received 3 oz. of Golden Fleece from Verdant Teas. I received from them last year, and had to pre-order when i saw it was available again. It’s a great tea!