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

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Giant swap box from the forever lovely VariaTEA today: some things I knew I was getting, like Camellia Sinensis goodies, but most were lovely surprises :)

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Sil select said

I received my awesome swap from jump62359 and if i ever get a moment to breathe i will SO be enjoying the teas she sent!

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keychange said

Got my RiverTea order only six days after placing it!
I got:
-strawberry orange black tea
-mulberry white
-boatsman
-lapsang souchong
-assam beast of the east
-creamy vanilla
-dolce vida
-happy banana
and (generous!) samples of: spring tea, tea of kings, and tropical dream.

So excited to bust this open! I’m especially excited to try the strawberry orange tea and the creamy vanilla. If I think it’ll work, I might even try them together after trying them separately.

Hooray for RiverTea! Spring Tea, Mulberry White, and Tea of Kings all rock! :)

keychange said

I can’t wait to try them!! I remember you tried rivertea like a million years ago and your reviews got me excited!

Ooh! And Boatsman makes for a pretty solid cold brew!

keychange said

Oooh does it? I’m going to have to try that after I try it hot. I’m kind of disappointed that you can only order 50 g and no other quantity (says the girl who hasn’t tried a single one of them yet!)

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Oh, wow, I got my first box of Simple Loose Leaf subscription! I didn’t know they were sending it so soon :D I haven’t even opened it yet. I am just really surprised it arrived. Anyone else got it? What were your picks this month?

keychange said

Jealous! I’ve subscribed, but my box hasn’t arrived yet. Let me see what my choices where:
Darjeeling second flush
Sweet peach white
I think that was all—I can’t seem to find an email with a record of what I chose—maybe that gets eaten up by the website? Anyway, it said it was going to ship May 1, so that’s awesome that you already have yours!

Cheri select said

is it the April box, or the May box come early?

May 1st! That’s what I thought! Really weird. Perhaps they got a lot of orders because of their $1 for first box offer, so they had to start sending them out sooner?

But anyway, I got the darjeeling one, too. And the Sencha. The sample I picked was Yunnan Breakfast and it looks more generous than I imagined.

Cheri select said

Ooh! Exciting! Mine will hopefully show up quickly, too! I went with the selection of all of them because I really was interested in four of them, and I figure I can put the fifth one in one of the tea boxes I’m on. I can’t for the life of me remember which sample I got, though.

keychange said

Yeah see I don’t know if there’s a way to know what you ordered, but hey-surprises in the mail are cool too!

Yeah, it’s the May box! I probably would have gone with all of them if there was a third tea appealing strongly to me. I was hoping for some delicious oolong but unfortunately it was formosa that I am not a huge fan of (well, perhaps I haven’t had the right one?).

Cheri select said

I got a sample of the oolong last month and I quite liked it.

It’ll be a nice surprise when it shows up, whatever the sample is. I think the sample is one of the best parts of the box because if I’m not sure about one of the teas on the list for the next month, I can get a sample and decide if I want more of it, or if I just want to get something else instead.

Kaylee said

I got mine too! Which was very surprising because my subscription was supposed to start with June and I never picked out the teas I received :-/

It took Andrew at Simple Loose Leaf all of 7 minutes to figure out the issue and respond to my e-mail! Seems the box was sent in error, so they’re just letting me keep it without charging me for the month. Which is very nice of them. A+ for customer service. Also, A+ for excellent packaging. It is super rainy here right now. Water soaked through the box, the tissue paper wrapping the teas, and the bags containing the teas. Only not, because the packages are very well lined. The tea stayed perfectly dry!

I’m quite pleased so far. Here’s hoping the actual tea is good too :-)

I got mine today, too! Sweet white peach & Darjeeling 2nd flush with a sample of Yunnan Breakfast Black. So excited!

Kaylee – that is really nice of them! I haven’t tried the teas yet, they are waiting in a… queue to be tried ;D I also liked the packaging a lot. Very simple but neat! And, apparently, rainproof :D

Jennkay – I am really curious about your Sweet White Peach tasting notes. Also, I am so surprised you didn’t pick the Sencha as I think of you as a huge green tea fan :D But I guess maybe you wanted to try something else, haha.

Megan said

I received mine also today! I went for a sample of everything and a sample of Pu’er Tahiti.

Kat_Maria, I actually had to think about that one a lot because I really do love my Japanese green teas. But then I realized I already had so many, so why not branch out a little? Plus, the other two teas did not appeal to me, so I didn’t want to have little samples of them lying around wasted.

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boychik said

Mandala Tea
Wild Monk 2012
Mandala year of the Dragon 1oz
i got 2 samples of their newest teas:
Autumn Song Raw Puer
Temple Stairs Ripe Puer
Super cute handwritten note from Jamie. great experience as always

Dexter said

Have to love getting Mandala Tea in the mail. Enjoy your order. :))

boychik said

Thank you. Can’t wait till tomorrow to try. I want no distraction.

MzPriss said

That is a most excellent box of tea

boychik said

Autumn Song is great. I enjoyed it for 3 days.

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Dexter said

I came home to a surprise package from the wonderful VariaTEA Thank you so much for sharing!!!

boychik said

Surprise tea is the best!

Dexter said

LOL Yes it is!!! Love that someone took the time to choose tea for me. It’s always interesting to see what they chose and sometime you find things you would never have bought for yourself that turns into a favorite. :))

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Cheri select said

I came home to my Simple Loose Leaf box (all of May’s teas, plus a sample of the sleeping dragon green)

And

A surprise package from a friend who travels to China for work. Oh-Emm-Gee.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cheri0627/sets/72157644443557892/

Yeah, I’m excited.

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Swap from akgrowngirl! Hooray for more matcha!

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karamell said

I got my order from 52teas today! I ordered several of the iced teas, so I’m really looking forward to trying them out :)

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Surprise package from Courtney! She sent more matcha and a really yummy looking fruit blend! I’m in matcha heaven atm :)

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