Official *What did you get in the mail today?* Thread!!!
Gotta love the postal service. I got my second TTC order first, and my first TTC order is in customs limbo…
DAVIDsTea – Ice Blue Carry Mug, The Chai Collection, and Apple Pie Perfect Match
Taiwan Tea Crafts – Pumice Clay Large Tulip Tea Cup, Craquelure Rose Small Trivet, Satin Blue Gaiwan, Satin Blue Tulip Tea Cup, Mei Xue Small Tea Caddie in Blue, Red Jade Black Tea Lot 268, and Bag Sealing Pins (blue, bright yellow, orange, green, red)
I got the new fall DAVIDsTea menu, but no fall samples yet.
I adore my blue gaiwan and will probably get the rest of the set when I get paid. The pumice clay teaware is pretty nice too. I love the texture and the glaze is so beautiful.
I received two small orders today, one from Mandala Tea and the other from Teavivre. From Mandala I got the Gaba Black and 2009 Mengku Jade Dew. I read a really good review of this second tea from Sarsonator and decided to buy it. Found space for it in my small pumidor. From Teavivre I received the Bailin Gongfu Black, Da Hong Pao Wuyi Rock Oolong, and Rose Dian Hong Black Tea. I received two free samples with each order.
The photo is a little blurry, but my cell phone flash won’t work right with instagram, drives me nuts, it works with the phone.
I’ve been away/busy/tired for the past week and a half. Today I finally had a chance to open my Teavivre packages! One was full of review samples, and the other had my awesome new teapot set. So tiny and cute! And they included a pretty tea mat! Squee!
Got home from my art show at 10:45pm and found TeaVivre order, and swaps from Cheri and CameronB woooooo!!!!
I got my very first gaiwan, from a seller on AliExpress. It came super fast, hooray!
My Whispering Pines sampler came. It has Golden Orchid, Fujian Black (aka Fujian S’mores), and North Winds.
After searching a very long time for one, I finally got a tiny little wee 70ml Yixing clay pot and it arrived today…it melts my heart y’all, my new pride and joy! I took it outside for a first photo shoot today:
Tealizzy, Thank you, Awwwww is right! It’s so hard to find them so small!!!
Lol, all my other yixing look HUGE beside it!!
Lariel thanks! I was lucky, I met a collector online and got “private help” sort of speck :-)
Lovely! It seems like you receive a new yixing every day lol. I wish I were in your shoes. Now that I have my very first I have the urge to buy so manyyyyy. siiiiiiiiiigh.
Lol, kiwidelight, that’s the problem…after your first pot, you want ALL THE YIXING!!!!
Apt, haven’t quite decided yet…I want simething real special for it so might save it exclusively for Da Hong Pao. Will see :-)
Lol, Kiwidelight, I don’t have that many…yet! With the ones in transit, I will have a total of 12.
oh my gosh I want to see a pic of all of them together!! they must be like kittens or puppies – you just gotta have them.
That looks like an excellent pot for yancha, good choice. Test the pour time first though, if it’s like 4sec or less you’re good. Where’d you get it from
Oh kiwidelight, for sure I will do a group shot when they’re all here! And yes, they are totally like little pets :-)
Apt, I got private help from a collector.
Thanks ubacat :-)
Apt, I will pm you later…
Thanks boychik, I know how much you can appriciate that ;-)
Lariel, I “create” my own tea pets…acorns, semi precious stones and river rocks are my favourites.
TTF, it’s so adorable I can’t even stand it! It’s so teeny, it makes those acorns look big! That picture is so Fall
I got the mail haul to end all mail hauls
My golden teacup (Goldie) is finally here!!! I also got a Petr Novak teapot and some shengs from Slovakia. Plus my tea and teawares from Teavivre are here. PLUS, I got some wonderful cakes from Mandala!!! Someone is getting tea drunk tonight!!!
Sweet little Jesus!!!! Awwwww!!! The Holy grail of all cups!!
And tea from Slovakia…really, how cool is that? «U speak Russia???»
Thanks all! I’m such a happy girl!
KiwiD- love the cakes!!! :)
Tealizzy- I’m on my phone, but make sure you’re following me and I’ll PM you. I’m not ready to admit how much I paid for that cup to the world…
Picked up my Verdant Blends of the month…disappointed with the vanilla theme take on things. :( Also picked up my Nina’s Paris order.
Both are small, so not a huge increase in cupboard size, but an increase nonetheless.
I got two packages in the mail today. One a ripe puerh from EBay, the other a package of heavy duty plastic foil bags so I can swap tea with people here. Now I just have to finish adding teas to my cupboard.