Official *What did you get in the mail today?* Thread!!!
Verdant’s order + reserve club arrived on the same day. :)
Also, the first successfull tea foto I have made:)
thx:) I am rather surprised at the quality that simple phone camera was capable of. I thought it was hopeless but these silver needles from reserve club package were just begging to be posted :)
It’s true! Sometimes when I step back and take a look at what technology is capable of these days, I just think.. “The future is now!” Amazing. Still, no matter how great our cameras and technology get, it’s still a person framing, setting up and taking the shot.
My epic swap with JustJames came in today. I’m excited that it is earlier than expected so I can try a few before I leave for vacation.
Getting tea in the mail makes me happy. I received my Mandala order today!!! I ordered 2 oz of Black Pearl, 1 oz of Milk Oolong and the Noble Mark 2012 cake.
It also included my first Yixing teapot. It’s so little and it’s soooo cute. Came well wrapped and snug in a beautiful box. I love it. Not sure how to deal with it, but I’m really happy.
I LOVE getting tea in the mail!! Sometimes it’s better than the tea itself!! I love swaps for that reason!
Enjoy your yixing…let me know how you like it…
awesome! Seasoning your pot is pretty easy, I was worried when I did mine but it went pretty smoothly. http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/the-seasoning-oolong-owl-yixing-teapot-special/
(that tofu method posted in discussion seems fun!)
My first month of HandMade Tea TeaClub came in yesterday!!!!
Here’s the unpacking!!
For my first month… It was a great choice, seeing as I am a huge coconut fanatic!
Yay!!! I can’t wait!!
My DavidsTea order arrived! Pink Passionfruit, Guava Cadabra, Goji Pop, Jumpy Monkey and Jasmine Black Pearls. Surprise samples of mango fruit punch, tropicalia and coffee chai!
I’m sampling guava cadabra first!
I just received my first real gaiwan! A little dark brown Yixing with white enamel.
A link to the teaware page on my blog:
Received my samples from Laurent at Nina’s Tea finally so i get those to review shortly now that i’m back :)
Mandala Order! Picked up from the tea mule today so that’s super exciting!
Tins! From Harney & Sons.
I spent tonight organizing the tea cupboard. Almost everything is in nice, labelled tins now. I’m still waiting for the shipment of mini-tins from EnjoyingTea.com so I can organize the plethora of samples I’ve acquired.
Got my Verdant order. Mweee! X3
My first gaiwan and it’s so nifty. So’s the little cup I got. Now I’m kinda tempted to buy 3 more so I have a set to have tea with my girlfriends. Lol.
Can’t wait to start practicing with it first before making tea. And I got a bunch of samples of different teas to try it with. The little packets are so cute.
I’m kinda bummed ‘cause the packet of Laoshan Roasted Oolong I got seems almost empty. When I weighed it it’s almost half the weight of the other packets I have. /sadface/
Glad your order arrived safely!! Was the Roasted Oolong the free sample, or a sample you ordered? Our extra samples are generally 5g; purchased samples are 7g. Let me know or send me a PM, and we can make sure you receive the correct amount that you ordered!