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

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Dexter said

I don’t think it’s any secret that I LOVE MANDALA TEA
I received my latest order today!!! I love the tea, I love the communication, I love the handwritten notes from Garret on the packing slip, I love the samples included (always relevant, always interesting choices).
IMHO this is a company that is doing it right – yes they might be a little more expensive than some other places, but I’m willing to pay that slight difference for the quality of tea, and amazing customer service.

Yay! I second everything you said. Enjoy this wonderful order you just got :-)

Cwyn said

Count me in too, I am lucky to be on the direct postal route just a state over so if I need my order fast, they are my first choice. By this I mean when planning a social event with tea, I can count on Mandala to get the tea to my door almost overnight.

MzPriss said

I’m RIGHT there with with you. I have ALL the love for Mandala. Garret is awesome to the power of infinity.

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The second half of my RiverTea order came in yesterday afternoon!

Of course, it showed up just before I was about to leave for the evening, so I wasn’t able to open up all of the goodies until this morning. The remainder of my order included:

- Mountain Herbs
- Crazy Mint
- African Star (lemon rooibos)
- Sweet Meringue (vanilla meringue rooibos)
- Ruby red (red currant and apple rooibos)

I also got the samples I requested of Granny Cake, Criss Cross, and Bancha.

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I finally got my RiverTea order too. Their presentation is so nice, I felt like I was unwrapping a present. And, the samples they sent were so up my alley that I believe they chose then and didn’t just toss something in.

One question though, what’s the fuzzy felt leaf thing used for?

I just assumed they were coasters…never used them though!

I wondered if that was the case, but couldn’t figure out what the cut out part was for then.

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Sil select said

I got the last of my RiverTea order! woot woot! Now there are only a few things that still have yet to come in this month lol

Amaryllis said

How long did it take for you to get it? My order just shipped and from all the comments I’ve read I figured I’d be waiting till mid next month till I see my package

Sil select said

Not my experience…RiverTea typically comes quicker to me in Canada than orders from the US. it shipped June 6 and i had the first box in a week.

Yay, you got box #2 :-)

I made my order on a Saturday, got the shipping notification on a Tuesday, and got the first box of 2 on the following Monday. The second box came the day after (Tuesday, which was also yesterday).

Amaryllis said

I only ordered two teas, though. So in guessing -hoping – that means everything will come in one package. I made my order yesterday and got the shipping notification early this morning.!‘m in New York and shipping around here is usually pretty past. Don’t think I’ve ever waited longer than two weeks tops for a package of any kind. Do guess I’ll just have to wait and see. I feel better, at least from what you guys have told me, that I won’t being waiting too long.

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I just got a wonderful package from MzPriss! I can’t believe she included a sample of Port! I am so excited. Thank you!

Wow! Can’t wait to see what you think about port!

MzPriss said

You’re welcome! I also can’t wait to hear what you think about it.

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Ost said

Got my swap with mj1851 today! ^^ So excited about that alone.
Also got my RiverTea order today, ordered a Banana tea that I didn’t realize would only be fruit. xD So 50g was like nothing…Haha I’m just glad I didn’t pay full price for it!

On a side note, I also got a bunch of Warhead Icees. Which are actually kinda sour. So legit :P Good day for mail!

Awesome tea day, enjoy :-)

Ost said

Thanks! ^^

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carol who said

I got my swap from Stephen Hockman. A couple of my favorites! Thanks Stephen :-D

I also received the huge Herbal TTB! Another day spent doing nothing but playing with tea! But really, what could be better!

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MzPriss said

Today is like Christmas in the Priss House y’all! I got tea. SO MUCH TEA, some tea cups and a GORGEOUS print on canvas from our own very talented Stephanie (who also surprised me with some AWESOME tea!!!). I got:

From my beloved Mandala:
Black Beauty
Flowering Black Tea Cones
GABA Black
Dian Hong Black Tea of Fengqing

Verdant:
1st Picking Laoshan Black

Teavivre:
Golden Monkey
Balin Gongfu Black
Yunnan Dian Hong Black
Superfine Tan Yang Gong Fu Black
Organic Superfine Dragon Well Long Jing Green
Two teacups

Stephanie:
Superfantastic Tea Mandala print (tea people – y’all need some of Stephanie’s prints – really)
Zheng Shan Xiao – Yunnan Sourcing (!!)
AND
Yiwu Peacock 2013 – TEA URCHIN!

I hear tell that I likely have some Whispering Pines tea t the post office too which I’m going to go check

Oh my, awesome tea day indeed!! Enjoy :-)

(Awaiting some Mandala & WP orders here as well…the wait is painful!!!!)

What colors did you do on y our mandala?

boychik said

Sounds awesome!!! i wonder about colors too. i really liked Marzipan version.

Thanks! She did that just for me, because I am an orange lover. I don’t remember what the original one was.

MzPriss said

Mine has lavender, sky blue, bits of pink. I <3 it much. MUCH!

boychik said

pic pls!!! i have trouble imagining colors. When i see something i like, i just like it,but somebody has to do it for me;)

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I got this puerh on ebay for $1.36 + Free shipping. This seems like a bad idea. lol. Especially because I’ve never had puerh before. http://instagram.com/p/pb5X04guF3/

boychik said

rinse them twice. maybe its not that bad. and short steeps like 5-10sec. if its pitch black,fishy,murky, rinse again. until you get somewhat clear brew. let us know if you like it.

It’s these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/261407569237?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

I will report back. Thanks for the advice!

boychik said

Pls follow me and i can send you couple samples of decent shou. i would hate if you would be turned off for life because of bad experience

apt said

where did you buy the tea table?

boychik said

apt sadly i dont have any, no space. i soon will be moved to backyard to join squirrel family with my teas and pots. If you are planning to order anything from YS, i think the prices are really good
http://yunnansourcing.com/en/8014746-tea_tables

@apt This is my tea table: http://www.ebay.com/itm/171114161411?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

11 inches wide so it doesn’t take much space, or hold much in/on it.

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I got my first ever Della Terra order today! It included 1 ounce each of:

Apple Cinnamon w/ Chamomile
Blueberry Creme
Caramel Oolong
Cotton Candy
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
White Chocolate Raspberry

Plus a sample of Mother of Pearl. Hooray! :D

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