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

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awilsondc said

Got my Mandala order today!!! 2 wild monk 2012 sheng for storage and a 2008 Menghai Red Rhyme for me… GABA black, Golden Needle Premium black, and Morning Sun black for my wife. It’s official. We’re in tea heaven! :)

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So it’s 2AM so technically I received this mail yesterday, but I got more Coconut Grove (and a couple other samples) from the awesome Whatshesaid! Excited to get cold brewing!

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Hooray for mail!

I received a ton of samples from Nicole. She commented somewhere that she was trying to downsize her cupboard so I sent her a message and asked her to send me samples of teas that she doesn’t like or doesn’t reach for. So she sent me all of those, plus samples of her Tealeaves teas and a few other goodies! AND she individually wrapped each tea in plastic to keep the scents from cross-contaminating! Thanks Nicole, you’re amazing!

I also got my purchases from Hapatite’s stash sale (three Fauchon teas). She also included a few free samples of various things! And her packaging and labeling is super cute. Thanks dear! :)

SarsyPie said

Sounds like you’ll keep busy for awhile. ;)

Always… :P

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MzPriss said

I got my Green Terrace samples to review today. I recently got some from Good Life and I’m very sad. I asked for a black sampler. One of the blacks was, sadly a Hot Cinnamon thingie, which it was just one of three, but alas, they were all packed in thin ziplocks and they ALL taste like cinnamon. VERY much like cinnamon – it’s hard to differentiate between them. Cinnamon black tea X 3.

I had the same thing happen.

MzPriss said

I want to just send them an email instead of dong reviews on these because I feel bad for them – but they all kind of taste the same

SarsyPie said

CinnaBLARGH strikes again!!!!

MzPriss said

Yeah it’s unfortunate

I thought /I/ was the last one to receive my Green Terrace samples! They just came today. I’m in for another adventure!!

Haven’t tried mine yet, but the whole package smelled like cinnamon. (I like that spice, just not in my tea. Unless there are other spices.)

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yyz said

These were in store purchases but I got a cute little teapot with filter holes at a non chain dollar store.
http://instagram.com/p/qpwVlMmK_9/

I got Gorreana Pekoe at a Portuguese grocer (Tavora, if your in the GTA, including Toronto Sil!). I also got new seals for my cafetiera ( surprisingly hard to find locally, considering how many places sell them)

I also picked up a new batch of a the prickly pear cactus tea I like. It’s awesome this time of year if you can tolerate floral notes in green tea.
http://steepster.com/teas/big-active/35368-green-tea-with-prickly-pear-cactus

Sil select said

awesome! thanks for sharing!

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Amaryllis said

Mine are store purchases but I’m so excited about them I wanted to add it.
2 (6) packs of blue ball mason jars for 3 bucks a case, after debating for literally months about whether I should get more from the anniversary collection. They were at my local target. I would have gotten the other two cases if we had the car. I’m a complete sucker for gorgeous blue glass.

I use mason jars to cold brew in the summer, individually taste test a bunch if teas at once and store tea in.

cookies said

Oh, that’s a fantastic price! I’m going to have to check my Target to see if they have any. I use them for cold brewing too, so ridiculously convenient.

Amaryllis said

I now right! I made the employee who scanned the cases for me laugh when I squeed and did a little dance after he checked the price for me. I’m so tempted to grab the other two cases they have left but I don’t want to be greedy.

Fingers crossed that they have some! I think they were on clearance becuase they’ve had them in our target since October last year and looks like they haven’t been selling at all. They really are so convenient. Especially when you want to grab a nice cold tea first thing in the morning when it’s hot without going through ceremony of tea preparations. Heat makes me lazy.

I also recommend the plastic regular mouth tops for cold brewing. Don’t have to worry about rusting around the mouth. shudder

I’ll have to check my own Target since I’ve always wanted some of the blue glass mason jars. So pretty.
I was wondering where you find plastic regular mouth tops for them? I have a handful of jars that I had painted the outside of so they block light to store my tea in, but I really hate the lid and ring lids. I tried supergluing the rim and lid together with limited success. (I tried a strongly scented tea in one and I could still smell it through the lid.)
So I haven’t used any of them. But regular lids would be fantastic.

Amaryllis said

Shadowfall: I got lucky and found my plastic top (6pack) from the same target. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find them there or anywhere else since. I got lucky again when my mom was able to find another pack 8c from another target in Brooklyn, along with an 8p of wide mouth plastic tops.

Amazon sells them as well and price is pretty much what I paid, 4-5$

My only issue with the plastic is sometimes they leak. If I tighten the top and leave it for an hour or too it’ll create a vacuum affect that seals everything in pretty tight. But thing that has something to do with the cold of the fridge. Some lids seal tighter than others but it’s a hit and miss. They’re also lock in scent pretty well. I had a tea in one for over six months, I never smelt the scent through the top but then mine might not have been half as strongly scented as yours.

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BUMP FOR MARZIPAN!

And I also received the Pass the Stash 2.0 TTB today! :D My first one!

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It was a huge mail day for me.

- Three Fauchon teas that Cookie was so nice to get for me and mail! I got La Poire, La Pomme Du Verger and Al’amande Douce et a L’orange.

- Generous sample from Teajo for entering their contest, Black Manas

- My Gong Fu tea tray that I ordered a while back

- Amazing samples from TeaVivre – I am blown away

- Eastern Beauty oolong from Green Terrace. I sampled it once and had to have more.

- A fat client check

- Cross stitch supplies

boychik said

Wow, just wow!
Do tell about tray

Awesome!!!

Oh! Some pics would be really nice!!

I agree, that Eastern Beauty is delicious!

And I hope you like the Fauchon! I actually like the Sweet Almond & Orange a lot. :)

Ok I’ll post pics when I get home from the grocery.

Super mail day!!

Pictures:
http://imgur.com/a/g8WxR

Note on the tray, it wasn’t super expensive, but I really liked the slide out drip tray feature as opposed to the water going into a wooden area. Not traditional I guess, but I like the utilitarianism of it.

Thanks for posting marzi, nice haul and love the table!

(Those fauchon tins are so darn prettttty)

cookies said

Wow, that tray is a beauty. Can I asked where you purchased it from?

yyz said

Hope you enjoy everything! Looks like it was a great mail day!

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Dexter said

Sorry – I’m just whining today. My Verdant order has been in Winnipeg since 8:00PM 17Jul14 and it’s still at the Post Office, it’s not “out for delivery”, it’s not “successfully delivered”. Why will they not deliver this package…. uggg.
I also still don’t have my July Simple Loose Leaf subscription box.
Canada Post is not my friend today.
Thank you – end of rant….

Shoot… It sucks….hope Verdant gets delivered by the end of the day, you never know :-)

boychik said

I hate Canada Post.
Let’s hope tomorrow will be better:)

yyz said

I have a missing in action tea as well. I’m pretty sure it is in customs but I did have one tea sit in Richmond for over a week and a half. Once it gets into my city they usually don’t hold it but they are known to misdirect it.

Dexter said

LOL Please don’t say that yyz – my Yunnan Sourcing order is in Richmond – that was the one bright spot in my tracking today, that order is in Canada… I know we can’t do anything about it, just frustrating when you know it’s here and it’s just sitting there….
Hope your MIA package get delivered soon. :))

yyz said

Well, on a good note only one of them was held there so long!

Dexter said

“Customer addressing error found; attempting to correct. Possible delay” – that’s what my Verdant order is now showing. The address on my account is correct, the address on my shipping confirmation email is correct – I don’t think there is a “customer addressing error” – I think there is a Canada Post error…

yyz said

Weird, its probably not handwritten so it shouldn’t be a misinterpretation.

Jesus, that’s all you need now…

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boychik said

I got my free samples from Green Terrace – thank you so much. Very generous samples and a note. Looking forward to trying these teas.

Yay! Which ones did you choose?

I just reviewed Eastern Beauty, so delicious!
boychik said

Li Shan black
Honey Black
Eastern Beauty
I’m sipping Honey black, lot of steeps, it’s not giving up .

OH you good some good ones.

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