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

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Got my A&D Damn Fine teas Spring Keemun in the mail and ALSO found some Fauchon pear tea at TJMaxx!!!! Woo! My first tin of Fauchon :D

Dexter said

Hmmmm good score on the Fauchon Pear – wondering if that means I should start watching for them again….

mj said

TJ MAXX CARRIES FAUCHON??

(Dex, I heard what you just said…)

TJMaxx and Marshall’s both have reportedly had Fauchon on occasion. No way to tell when or what type. This was the only time I’ve found it and it was the only tin!

Dexter said

Wow you got lucky if there was only one tin. It was meant to be. :))
There was a brief period last fall that Winners/Home Sense in Canada had lots of Fauchon, but it didn’t last long. I picked up some at that time, but haven’t seen any since. I was in Marshall’s on the weekend, and they didn’t have any. Will just have to keep watching.

Dexter said

TheTeaFairy – Ummmmmm, Fancy French Teas that are impossible to buy don’t count ?

(They totally count….cause they are tea)

mj said

How much are the employees at Marshall’s and TJ Maxx going to hate me now that I will probably phone and in-person stalk them? lol

Dexter said

(Fauchon teas come in their own tins – I don’t have to buy tins they are allowed ?)

yyz said

Dexter, I think you should be able to set your own rules for hiatus. As long as there aren’t too many exceptions, and as long as you don’t find yourself buying too many things that you already have, just because they are on sale.

yyz said

Fauchon because it’s so hard to get here, especially for Canadians who don’t qualify for the US online sales, would be an exception for me;)

(Dex, Is there tea inside???? )

Dexter said

I like yyz rules better (trust me if I saw Fauchon at a local store I would buy some) However, that is of course why I’m sitting in the middle of a cupboard explosion (with a ton more on the way). I buy tea because:
A> it’s shiny and new and I need to try all the tea.
B> I’m stressing and it makes me happy.
C> it’s on sale and it’s a favorite or shiny and new.
D> I’m addicted to tea and lots of times don’t really feel like there is such a thing as too much.
E> all of the above.

boychik said

Great find Stephanie! I liked it a lot
Ppl, I avoided TJmaxx and Marshall’s for almost a year. Those stores are in my neighborhood. Marshall’s is next block from my kiddies school. Every time I go there I tend to spend a lot ( not on tea of course). Clothes for kids and shoes. Shoes are so cheap, good brands. So just before I left for vacation I had to get some summer shoes .my damage was 4 pairs and Fauchon pear and peach. Sorry I didn’t post earlier, slipped my mind. I’m bad influence here anyway

yyz said

Me too, though mines partly due to my aliexpress problem;). I’ve actually been pretty good about other orders.

Dexter said

Hmmmm two people have found Fauchon at Tjmaxx or Marshall’s lately. I really need to start watching more closely….

yyz said

Mmmm, maybe we should start keeping an eye for it up here.

I don’t know if it’s the same everywhere but it was only $10 for a 3.5oz tin as well. Felt like a steal! Just made some iced :) mmmm pear!

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kimquat said

OMG just got my packages from Whispering Pines and Verdant! This is better than Christmas.

Dexter said

That is a fantastic mail day – Enjoy!!!!

Agreed, it is better than christmas, enjoy your new teas!!!

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Yay I got my package from Whispering Pines! Definitely the wrong day for the mailman to be like five hours later than usual. I wonder what happened… Anyway, I got an ounce each of: Fujian Black, S’mores, Ailaoshan Black, Pine Peak Keemun, Golden Orchid, Imperial Gold Bud, Bi Luo Chun Yunnan, Chocolate Chai, and Elder Grove. And he sent a free sample of Yunnan Dian Hong Classic 58. Hooray!

I also got my free samples from Good Life Tea. I chose the “surprise me pack” which is Cream of Earl Grey, Belgian Chocolate Rooibos, and Angel Falls Mist (a fruit tisane). Thanks for the samples!

And I got the Marie Antoinette that I purchased from VariaTEA in her stash sale. Thanks again! :)

Super happy for you Cameron, enjoy :-)

Dexter said

Wow everyone had excellent mail days!!!

MzPriss said

Yay Cameron – let us know what you think

These are AWESOME choices. Their black teas, in my opinion, are the best under the Sun.

boychik said

Cameron, this is a great haul. Wishing you best testing sessions!

Kat_Maria, I definitely agree based on what I’ve tried. The Bi Luo Chun was especially good. I hope the Imperial Gold Bud is amazing too! :D

Cameron you have had some pretty amazing mail days! Enjoy!

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MelissaTea said

My 8.8 oz of Polish Earl Grey from Kusmi arrived. That is the largest quantity of one tea I have ever ordered.

boychik said

Have you tried it before? I like it but it’s huge. Beautiful tin. Enjoy!

Polish (!!!) Earl Grey. I absolutely must try it one day…

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MzPriss said

I got my Spring pre-order from Verdant:

Laoshan Black
Golden FleeceYu Lu Yan Cha Black
and some green sample

Got my Yezi order:

Yi Fu Chun!!!!!!
Jin Jun Mei
and samples of:
TGY, Wen Shan Pouchong, and Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong

ZenTeaLife:

This adorable set:
http://zentealife.com/arita-cup-noble.html

Sounds like you had a great mail day. I debated a Yezi order, but I have so much new tea I would feel guilty. Can’t wait for your review of Yi Fu Chun! The cup set is adorable!

Awww! Great tea day MzPriss!!! Oh, and I see you got a wenshan pouchong!!

And of course, kudos on the set, just lovely :-)

Dexter said

Verdant!!!! Yezi!!!! and Zen!!!! I beginning to feel like my mailman doesn’t love me anymore…
Enjoy – there are some great teas there and the tea set is really cute. :))

MzPriss said

@Tiff – I’ve done a review of the Yi Fu Chun – I had a sample. I actually liked it better than the Jin Jun Mei. There is a note on here – but here is a link to it on my blog:

http://mizzprissy.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/yi-fu-chun-yezi-tea/comment-page-1/

@TeaFairy – Yes I’m excited about the pouchong!!! And the set, sigh thank you for showing it to me

I feel I’m the forsaken one tonight…I got….nothing. Sigh. Dexter, do you feel my pain? I do feel yours :-(

Dexter said

I feel your pain Fairy….. patience – we will have ours soon enough. I really shouldn’t be blaming the mailman – really it’s those nasty Customs people….

MzPriss said

@Dexter – tell your mailman to start loving you! You deserve TEA! And thanks about the tea set – I <3 it

Dexter said

Nope no goodies for me today. And in reality my orders haven’t had time to get here yet, but that doesn’t mean that I’m impatiently waiting. Whats should be here is my Simple Loose Leaf subscription box…. Oh well Monday?

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I also receieved my Verdant spring pre-order. It came a day early. I am enjoying my first cup of Zhu Rong Yunnan Black

MzPriss said

I <3 that Zhu Rong mightily

Enjoy!! I was in such a frenzy when I ordered from verdant that i completely forgot about this one…but I did get a shitload of Chocolate Genmaicha!!

MzPriss it is really good! I have no idea how I decided to order it but I am glad it found its way into my cart. TTF- I feel like my verdant order was fairly random this time around. I am glad you scored the Choclate Genmaicha!

boychik said

Zhu Rong is great! Enjoy!

MzPriss said

I also ordered an entire shitload of the Chocolate Genmaicha – I wish it was here right now….

Teatiff, if you ever need some, I’ll have some for you :-)

Haha! MzPriss, you scored higher than me if I’m not mistaken!!

MzPriss said

@TeaFairy – just a little higher only by 2 oz but I don;t want to run out – it was the first I have actually bought. Tiff sent me a sample – but it has been out of stock since I first found Verdant. I pigged it up.

Cwyn said

Got my pre order too, Laoshan Green.

Dexter said

OMG you bought MORE LBCG than Fairy?!?

MzPriss said

2 wee teeny ounces more. I need some for work too???

«…we’re all mad here”!!»

Haha agreed, completely mad!

Dexter said

“work” riiiight (wink) that MUST be it – need to share with EVERYONE at the office – yep – I can see that.
MAD” is a huge understatement. LOL I only ordered 4 itty bitty ounces, and I thought that was crazy. ;)) I love you guys – suddenly I don’t think that I have a problem…

Lol, my Mandala “hoard-ers” will make you feel even better…
(Oh, and now that you don’t have a problem anymore, you can totally get those Fauchon tins Dexter. See how I am your favourite “moderator”? :-))

Dexter said

LOL oh Fairy – I just love how you went from “absolutely NOT” to “you can totally get that” in about an hour. (I think I like “absolutely NOT” better, keeps me a wee bit on track.)

(Dex, You know I’m a natural enabler, I just wait for a door to open…but I’ll go back to being the mean watching moderator if it helps you :-))

Dexter said

Is ok Fairy – I love your comments regardless of what side of the “enabling” fence you happen to be on. :))

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You people are going to be responsible for my future Verdant order. Though I can’t make one until my birthday.

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MzPriss said

I actually do share at work. On the days I can manage it, if I’m in the office and it’s not too insane, I try to have tea in the afternoon with the best Special Assistant on this, or any other planet, and I bring the good stuff. She hates me for giving her an expensive tea habit.

Dexter, happy to be of service by making you feel less of the crazy

Dexter said

That’s fantastic that you’ve found a tea buddy at work to share with. I take sample care packages to everyone who expresses interest, but so far I haven’t been able to convert anyone into a junkie like us. It’s just nice to know that there are others out there who are as crazy as I am. :))

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I got my other Whispering Pines order today, Yay!!!!
El Dorado Chai smells wonderfullicious!

I also got my Golden Fleece from Verdant, I’ve never tried it before.

Dexter said

Hmmm beginning to think I ordered the wrong chai – seems everyone is raving about the El Dorado (I ordered the chocolate chai). Enjoy your tea Tommy…

Dexter, I’ve been thinking the same thing! I also ordered the Chocolate Chai. We shall see! :P

boychik said

I wanted chocolate chai as well but too hot. Someone mention recently got some chocolate tea and it all melted:(. Lets hope yours will not

boychik, there’s no actual chocolate in it. The base tea is their Fujian Black, which has a lot of cocoa notes. Hence chocolate chai. :)

Dexter said

(I could be wrong, but I don’t think there is actual chocolate in this one – the chocolate comes from the Fujian Black base that’s used – at least that’s my understanding….)

Looking good, enjoy tommy!
(there is no chocolate in his chocolate chai…fujian is the chocolate, you guys are right)

boychik said

Dammit! I’m slow but I have an excuse : I have to use iPhone 99% of the time

Be kind with yourself boychik, i can hardly send an email with my iphone!!

The Chocolate Chai is Excellent!! yep, no chocolate in there thats just goes to show how chocolatey the Fujian Black is :)
@dexter and cameron nah ya didn’t order the wrong one, I don’t think ya can go wrong with WP ;)

How is the Golden Fleece? (That name always makes me think of Greek sheep).

MzPriss said

Golden Fleece tastes like angel sweat. Or something better than sweat – tears? Angel tears? weeping in gratitude that they get to drink this tea?

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Cavocorax said

My Whispering Pines order arrived today. I finally got my hands on the Sleeping bear blend and I’m so excited to try it. Thanks Brenden for your help, and for the sample!!!

Sleeping Bear is yummy too :)

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