Official *What did you get in the mail today?* Thread!!!
I had a surprise show up..
Yunomi.us’ Monthly Mystery tea samplers club!
Sweet! The light roast houjicha sounds fantastic!
I had three orders show up today: From Adagio, Mandala, and EnjoyingTea.com. And then I came home to find this month’s Conscious Box had arrived and it included tea samples. Um… I may have a problem.
Not pictured: the two boxes of bagged tea EnjoyingTea.com included in the package for free. I tried one of the bagged oolong and decided to leave it at the office for my coworkers. I also left the bagged Chinese Restaurant Tea at the office just in case it would meet a similar fate.
OMG!!! Tea heaven…looks like a family member was checking out the stash!
They are feline customs officers and must inspect all new things that come into the household.
Haha, so cute. My cat’s like that too. She always has to be a part of it when I open a new parcel. :)
We have a loooong (over a decade old) running joke in my family that if a new item isn’t Kitty Approved (this achievement granted to new objects the cats sit on, or nuzzle after sniffing) we aren’t allowed to keep it.
These both came in the last week and a half, but I just got back into town so I am just getting them! Verdant Reserve Club for July and some samples from Teavivre! Suddenly I have much more tea.
Did you manage to sort out your French teas? I knot you’d said they shipped late :(
Yeah they got delivered to my hotel the day I left paris, after I left of course. The hotel said they would ship the teas to me at home, but I haven’t heard anything further from them. Crossing my fingers!
Got my Mandala Order yesterday. It made the ridiculously hot day much better.
-Phatty Cake Sequel
-2 oz Black Gold
-2 oz Alishan Taiwanese Oolong
-Sample of Golden Needle Premium
-Sample of a 2012 ripe pu’er from same grower as Phatty Cake
Received a surprise package from cavocorax with a few delicious smelling teas!
I’ve been super busy all last week because of my best friends wedding and being a bridesmaid! Anyways I got my verdant tea order on Friday and my Bluebird Tea Co. Order on Saturday! Yay!
Drum roll please!!!!! My very first Bluebird Tea Co. Order! Yumm!
I’m really excited to get some new additions to my Depression Glass set: 6 cups, 4 sherbet plates, and 2 saucers. More place settings for tea parties!
I also received my Tao of Tea order:
1oz Earl Grey Blue Flower
1oz Earl Grey
1oz Smoked Earl Grey
1oz 500 Mile Chai
The greens and pinks are a lot more common, but several patterns were produced in cobalt. Aurora, Moderntone, American Sweetheart, Mt. Pleasant, Newport, and Royal Lace are some of the most prominent, although I’ve only seen most of them in books and on eBay.
I’ve been going to antique stores and malls since elementary school (my father used to collect) and the only cobalt patterns I’ve come across are Moderntone and maybe Mt. Pleasant.
What are your favorite patterns?
I got my first gaiwan! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Heat-resistant-Mouth-blown-Clear-Glass-Gaiwan-160ml-/290550504689?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a628dcf1 (Yeah, I could have bought a ceramic one from a local Asian shop for half the cost, but I wanted glass so I can see the leaves as they steep.)
Now I’m really going to have to start cracking into my oolongs & Verdant teas.
Got my Persimmon Tree order today!!!! My very first one!!! These guys are amazing! They were great with communication about a delay in my order because of an out of stock product. But luckily for me they had it restocked just in time for my order to ship and even included 2 extras for the inconvenience! Very customer service oriented. Here is it!
I got a 1oz Tin of white guava and a little bag of rock sugar for free as well!
I also got my swap from DanielleOz in the mail today! Yay!!!
Cute! I like those sample packs! And that’s great customer service. Thanks for letting others know. (Makes me want to support them more, but I’ll wait until I get my samples).
I have never been able to see a flickr photo when people post them of their tea. I assumed they were dead links but I guess it’s just me. Do I need an account to view them or something? I want to see all the sweet tea! :)