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

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Simple Loose Leaf’s August box arrived yesterday.

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Dexter said

I received my Tao Tea Leaf order today!!!! I have Jin Ping back in my house, that makes me very happy. I have my second favorite oolong back in the house, that makes me very happy. I also have several new ones to try, that makes me very happy. And it was on sale…. :))
Scribbles – can’t think about Tao with out thanking you for introducing me to their teas. Thank you!!!!

Sil select said

still so bummed i missed out on their sale

yyz said

Yay!

scribbles said

WOOT!! So glad you like the tea’s! Which oolong did you get?

Dexter said

The one I was referring to is the Da Hong Pao Premium, it’s really good. I think I like Mandala’s better, but this is a close second. I also got the Oriental Beauty that I haven’t tried. :))

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yyz said

A second Ru Gaiwan. It’s the same as my other one though it was signed by a different maker. I use my first one everyday. It’s nice and thick walled and its 150ml volume is practical for most things. Now I just want a <1O0ml one.

boychik said

Nice! Enjoy!
I see you are consistent with gaiwans. I got yixing bug lately

yyz said

I would like a yixing ( of two:)), there is even one I should of bought on eBay but I hesitated, but the Gaiwan was a very good price and I love the other one.

Dexter said

I love yixing pots – but they are so addicting, so cute. I need to stop buying them too. But if you prefer and love your gaiwan that’s awesome. I only have one, and really don’t use it that often. :))

boychik said

You have to be careful with fake yixing on eBay. Read some teachat on yixing. I’m amazed. It’s a science which clay and shape really make your tea shine.

Dexter said

(I posted pics of all mine on Fairy’s tasting note as requested…)

yyz said

I know! I’ve seen some on eBay available for half the price on aliexpress. The one I saw seemed quite nice but I hesitated and it was no longer available. I’m sort of waiting to see what yixing Tao brought back if any.

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Dexter said

I finally got my JULY Simple Loose Leaf subscription box today!!! Andrew at SLL was really good about the whole situation, great customer service. Canada Post totally effed up and didn’t deliver my package, sent it back to them, so he had to reship it. Boo on Canada Post….
The other news is:
I have ZERO tea inbound!!!! That’s it I’m done – officially on serious hiatus!!!
(I still have one YS order that I’m waiting for, but it’s all teaware…)

boychik said

Tea ware, elaborate please;)

Dexter said

I bought this tea table for me:
http://yunnansourcing.com/en/teatables/1675-bamboo-tea-table-classic-for-gong-fu-tea-brewing-45cm-x-28cm.html
And a little surprise for someone else that I don’t really want to mention. :))

yyz said

Good for you!

Sil select said

that’s a nice table :) now to go 3 more weeks with no orders dex. you can doooo eeet!

yyz said

That is a really nice table!

boychik said

Oh love it . It’s beautiful table. Enjoy!
I want a table myself but no place to put it after. Maybe I’ll get something tiny

Cavocorax said

No more orders! :D We’re here to keep you straight. >___>

Dexter said

LOL – I have a slight furniture problem, my TV is sitting on my coffee table – hoping this will encourage me to start living like an adult, buy a TV stand, reclaim my coffee table, then can gongfu in the living room…. that’s the plan :))

Yay at everything you said Dex :-)
(Except canada post, damn it!)

Wall mount!

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AllanK said

I received two separate orders from Streetshop88 today, one ripe cake and one ripe tuocha. Both were EBay auctions. Streetshop88 has become one of my favorite EBay sellers. There shipping is super fast, the ship the same business day, and their teas have been pretty good.

boychik said

Enjoy!

i have bought teaware from them in the past and really enjoyed. Their tea tables are so nice and affordable.

Enjoy :-)

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mj said

I got MORE Whispering Pines tea today covers face in shame, but is still grinning madly

Rivendell
2nd breakfast
Silver Moonlight White

I already tried Rivendell and it blew me away!

Rivendell sounds awesome.

Dexter said

Enjoy your new teas mj – 3 really is a conservative order… ;))

mj said

Lariel Rivendell IS awesome! I highly recommend it.

Thanks Dexter, I feel much more validated now :)

boychik said

Enjoy, you deserve it!

mj said

Thanks boychik :)

There could NEVER be too much WP tea in this lifetime!!! Enjoy :-)

It’s on my Whispering Pines future order list. It should come with half-elf lords though.

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yyz said

My lost by Canada Post parcel showed up today. Yay. It’s Da Hong Pao from this company. The seller asked to send it to me in it’s local brand packaging and I’m glad I did as this ones a metal tin embossed with the village and map on this home page. It’s fun to look at.
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/1080289

http://kfdown.a.aliimg.com/kf/HTB1p56pFFXXXXX1aFXXq6xXFXXXV.jpg

Once again he used stamps so I have more of this beautiful bird series from China.
http://instagram.com/p/rZ16JpmK00/

It was dangerous looking at aliexpress to let the poor seller know it’s been found though because I bought more tea.

Wow, those stamps are lovely! Explains why people collect stamps.

And I’m a sucker for cool packaging! And of course, it’s even cooler when it’s foreign.

I love it when people still use real stamps.

yyz said

Me too! These ones have been particularly beautiful.

boychik said

do i get it right, while you left a feedback you bought more tea?
congrats, tin is awesome, i love stamps, used to collect when i was little. now i start thinking, i used to collect stuff since i was 4-5 yrs old. different stuff. now its more expensive;)

yyz said

Something was on sale in my cart. It was a good price because other sellers usually sold it for twice of the listed price and it was an additional 20% off, but yes I did. It’s a different Laoshan from the others I have tried before.

boychik said

the Danger Of Leaving feedback on Aliexpress

yyz said

True!

Yay!! Enjoy :-)

Sil select said

must. stay away. love the looks of that tea!

yyz said

Now that I have it I look forward to comparing it to some of the other grades of tea that the owner sent me. Sometimes they have very good sales;-)!

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boychik said

Ok Steepster people
This is me today, like Meg Ryan in Katz’s Delicatessen – in “When Harry Met Sally”
First, I got a package from caile with two fabulous generous samples of Superfine Keemun Mao Feng by Teavivre and hand Picked Autumn TGY Verdant
Thank you so much caile

My second package was from Marzipan, our joined order of Tao Tea Leaf.
You rock! Count me in next time. you did a great professional job organizing, ordering, packing and sending out. Thank you so much!!!

My third package was from Jing Tea Shop. 25g samples of Da Hong Pao, Milan Dancong. the box was pretty beat up. YS and Teavivre use much stronger carton boxes. After all it comes from China. Hope the leaves werent damaged. didnt open yet.
I feel high

yyz said

Enjoy, what a wonderful selection of new teas!

Cheri select said

My husband laughed at me when I opened the (mostly) unflavored TTB last night because that’s what I was like.

Excellent mail day!

mj said

All the tea! Huzzah!!

Pure awesomeness :-) Enjoy!!

boychik said

Thank you everybody for sharing my joy!

apt said

when I got Jing Tea Shop the leaves weren’t damaged at all, in fact they were perfect. If you found the box inadequate you should email them, they might change it up.

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Ost said

So far I’ve gotten my small H&S order…and keep laughing because they literally sent me 4 of the same exact samples. xD All Organic English Breakfast.
They really want me to like this tea apparently :P

yyz said

Apparently! Enjoy your teas.

Ost said

Haha thanks! :D

Cheri select said

This made me laugh.

boychik said

Maybe they got lotsa EB and need to unload! Not my fav, they have much better breakfast blends

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cookies said

Tons of tea today! http://instagram.com/p/raJNQrRWAM/
I got my order from The Jasmine Pearl including two samples that I really wanted to try and a nice little note on the invoice.
And I got my Tao Tea Leaf order from Marzipan who was amazing throughout the whole process. What a great mail day.

Cheri select said

Very nice tea haul day!

Cheri select said

And I love love love when I get little notes from the company I order from.

boychik said

That’s awesome! Enjoy!
Marzipan is amazing!

I Concur…Marzipan is amazing!

You guys! <3

Sil select said

curious about your teas from the jasmine pearl..always love seeing reviews on companies i haven’t heard about

Oooh, I’m curious about The Jasmine Pearl’s teas too. Those pouches are too cute! :D

cookies said

So far they’ve been pretty nice. Great prices too (shipping is high, though). I’ll post tasting notes as I go through them all.

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