Official *What did you get in the mail today?* Thread!!!
Woohoo my Verdant order arrived!!!
Thank you so much for the laoshan green oolong sample :)
Can’t wait to try the new oolongs and the Yu Lu Yan Cha black, the spring harvest laoshan green! And of course I stocked up on laoshan black and the anxi fo shou tea:)
Moohaaahaa I am going to hoard what I bought of the Anxi Fo Shou, even though I originally bought it to share with extended family and a friend at work! I decided this when I found out there is no more stock. I am so so bad :p
Got my DavidsTea order even though tracking acted like it wasn’t coming today! Kind of sad they don’t bother listing maltodextrin being an ingredient of Pink Passionfruit online (it makes up the “passionfruit” in case you were curious), and that they no longer look at sample requests it seems. At least 1 was a tea I wanted and the other 2 are teas I never had.
My tuochas and jingdezhen teacup arrived! yay!
Ordered off ebay seller http://stores.ebay.com/shanghaistory took only 8 days to get from China to California.
Purple Bud Raw Tuocha pu’er (2008)
Sticky Rice Raw Tuocha pu’er (2011)
and my pretty tea cup!
Finally received my Harney & Sons order, and now I won’t be buying anything for a while! I got 4 oz tins of Black Currant, Caribe, Bangkok, and Fruits d’Alsace. I also got samples of SoHo Blend, Florence, Boston, Tokyo, Vanilla Comoro, Vanilla Black, Genmaicha, Passion Fruit and Royal Wedding. Everything I have tried so far has been awesome!
Got my Butiki order yesterday. 2 oz of Caramel Vanilla Assam FTW! Now I have plenty to last me awhile. Lol. Not t mention the other teas I got. Can’t wait. Also got three samples, the Peach HoppiTea & Anxi Tie Guan Yin that I asked for, and a surprise third one that’s a green tea with /giant/ chunks of strawberries in them. With Open Eyes I think this one was called (don’t have it infront of me so I had to look it up here). It smells wonderfull and I’m wondering if this suprise sample might be the green tea that I’ve been looking for. Lol.
I also got a book I ordered from an out-of-state Half Price Books in Minnesota – Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties by Kevin Gascoyne. So excited. I just started reading it and it’s wonderful. I highly recommend it.
enjoy those teas from Stacy! With open eyes is pretty tasty as far as greens go :)
I love Half-Price books! We used to live right down the street from one when we first moved to Minnesota, and I loved scouring through their stacks and stacks of books. I know there are a few in Houston as well… are they not in Illinois? I had no idea they shipped! We’re certainly not moving in near future, but I’m glad to know we can recommend them to our friends and family all over, no matter where they live. :D
Sil – I have hopes for the green. It was a happy surprise since I was only looking forward to the two I got. Lol.
Lily – Yup. There’s 8 locations in Illinois to be exact. We just opened a new one a few months ago. I also work at one of them. XD And we do indeed ship to your house if we don’t have it in the store. You just have to pay for the book + shipping, but it’s not that bad, especially if it’s something you’ve been looking for/really want. I’ve gotten two artbooks (Hobbit Chronicles I & Rise of the Guardians) and now this tea history book.
That’s wonderful! I never realized that I could have access to all of the books that Half-Price takes in around the country.. it makes them an even more powerful resource for more obscure texts. I will definitely need to keep that in mind (even though this will almost certainly might get me into trouble when the holidays roll around :P).
I had a WONDERFUL mail day!!! I got tea from both my 2 favorite sites.
Mandala, awesome as always, hand written thank you. They enclosed 3 samples, everything just look amazing. I need to find a quiet lazy day to spend some quality time with the Special Dark Pu’erh I ordered. I also got two cakes and replenishing my Noble Mark and Silver Buds supply.
Verdant – this is another awesome company. Again personal hand written note, I got a sample. Fantastic. I ordered some of the Laoshan Roasted Oolong and the Silver Buds Yabao, along with replenishing some of my other favorites.
I’m not hesitant about drinking them!!! I love pu’erh. I’m hesitant about buying it. I don’t know enough about it to be able to choose one. I don’t know the good from the bad. Yunnan Sourcing had over 1000 pu’erhs listed last time I looked at their site. How do you choose? I think I’m just going to keep buying from Mandala for now. That seems to be working for me, but would like to branch out. I just need more knowledge. I’m following the sheng or shu thread hoping to gain knowledge from the posters there.
Got my Mandala order—with many cakes and 4oz of Black Beauty. Garret included a very generous 1oz sample of Golden Strand. I have been dying to try that tea. It was on the order list but I got a mug instead. I think that’s it for me until at least the end of July.
Just got my Tazo order. Pretty excited to try them, especially the peach cobbler, but I want to wait until I get through some of the stuff I’ve had longer first. Especially since the Tazo stuff is all sealed so it’ll last longer….In theory I guess. Though they all have ‘Best By’ dates on them. First tea order that’s had them.
Is it bad that I’ve posted two order arrivals on the same page? Lol!
Also looking forward to your reviews on tazo…I refrained from sale purchase barely…
Aww come on Sil. One leeetle order won’t hurt. Weren’t you the one saying it’s such a good deal for Black Dragon Pearls? Lol. XD
And I’ll cross my fingers that my reviews will be everything you’re hoping for. Lol.
Haha I promised myself no orders in June…and I’ve managed that except for the verdant birthday order I placed. I get 4 more orders for my birthday and then its no orders until August (or maybe the end of August) so that I can get down to 150…..
Swap from Cavocorax!! YAY!!! But… my cupboard numbers just aren’t going down…