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

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Rosehips said

A whole lot of Harney & Sons teas in sample sizes. I figured, hey, why not try it before you buy a full sized batch of it. I cant wait to get started sipping these.

Samples are the best things. When I first got into tea, I made the mistake of buying regular amounts (1oz-ish sizes) and alot of times ended up with something I didn’t like. I’ve learned better now. Lol.

Rosehips said

That was what I finally figured out. I was buying some stuff that I thought sounded good and was then, eh. And now it sits on my shelf, making me feel guilty about all the tea I’m not drinking.

Yeah. I’m glad I found Steepster since now I can swap some of it away to someone who might enjoy it more. Then again, finding Steepster has increased my cupboard to far more than it had been before. Lol.

Rosehips said

Hahah, so true!

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Uniquity said

My Verdant order, huzzah! I forgot that I didn’t restock any mre Laoshan Black or Black Chocolate Genmaicha which gave me a sad but instead I have

1 oz Zhu Rong
1 oz Ginger Sage Winter Spa Blend
1 oz 2002 Master Han Shu puerh
1 brick 2012 Master Han Sheng Puerh
1 oz Imperial Breakfast Summer Blend
sample Laoshan Black

I was kind of hoping for a sample of something I hadn’t tried before since this is my third order in the last few months but it won’t kill me to have an extra little bit of LB. I was also surprised at the puerh brick. I expected 250 grams to be more, somehow. I completely forgot that it is compressed so more weight in a smaller package. It just looks like it is hardly big enough, hah.

Great order- so happy to hear everything arrived safely! I hope you enjoy all of those teas from Master Han- I feel lucky every day we get to work with him and share his teas.
If there were any new teas you really wanted to try as a sample, just let me know and I’ll see it gets into your next order! Feel free to PM me to or send me a direct e-mail anytime: lily(at)

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Dinosara said

Holy crap my box of Dammann Frères teas, (ordered from Instant Thé, delivered to my hotel in Paris after I left, and send to me in the states by the hotel) arrived today!! YAY!!!!

It smells like so much AWESOME. And they sent three free samples!

Sil select said

AAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! begins stalking dinosara’s tasting notes

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I FINALLY got my teavana iced tea pitcher… But no rock sugar or youthberry wild orange tea like it said on my packing slip:/ I’m really sad about that. I already put the iced tea pitcher to work over night with some adagio blood orange:) :) can’t wait! So excited tht I can stop using my paper infusers for iced teas!!!

kb.tea said

I got an order from Teavana the other day, I got my youthberry wild orange sample, you’re not missing out on too much in my opinion.

What do you think of the pitcher, I’ve been looking for a nice one for awhile now.

Lala said

I had a problem once with a Teavana order and I called them and they sent it to me for free.

I love it! It’s small but just the right size for me at the moment. And I did contact them and they are sending both to me for free :)

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Zeks said

An abolute record for Reserve Club package – slightly less than a month in transit. Usually it’s close to 2.

Also – some very expensive Puer from JK. I hope it’s worth it :)

Hurray!! Love it- so glad it made it to you in record time.

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ifjuly said

My GINORMOUS (25 frickin’ teas!) Butiki order from Stacy’s birthday sale came! Yayayayayay! I love that it maps a turning point with my tea tastes, too—something like 80% of the order was unflavored greens and oolongs, two categories I knew nearly nothing about pre-Steepster (and for the longest time figured I didn’t care for—Verdant and Den’s taught me otherwise, whee). I’ve been pretty good too about drinking my bajillion older samples too—cold steeping has saved me all summer long—so I’m totally jazzed about doing the more meditative thing with unflavored goodies soon. Woo hoo!

Yay! Good to see that the sales orders are starting to arrive! :)

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YESSS my Butiki Teas order arrived! OOOH YEAH! DROOOOL!
With Open Eyes, Birthday Cake, Caramel Vanilla Assam, Peppermint Patty, 1991 Da Ye Aged Oolong, Foxy Roxy’s Banana Walnut Treat, Ruby Pie, Pineapple Cilantro Cream, Rose Violet Calendual Oolong and some pu’er tuochas.

It came in such a small box too, but Stacy managed to pack the teas in perfectly.

Sil select said

i’m so jealous of you and ifjuly…. i want my tea to get here!!! and then i have to order it..and waiiit…and waaaaiiit…

Awesome! :) I am the master of tetris. :D

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My Persimmon Tree samples came in. :)

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Gene said

My first box from the Teavivre sale! Today was Premium Jasmine Dragon Pearl (on sale) and Organic White Peony! There were also three samples in the box, too! I can’t wait to start brewing!


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My Butiki order came in while I was on vacation. It was a welcome surprise after my 12+ hour drive back home and a week with hardly any tea to drink.

Da Yu Ling Oolong, 2003 Reserve Four Season Oolong, Gui Fei Oolong, Rose Violet Calendula Oolong, Mi Xian Black, and Creamy Eggnog.

I can’t wait to crack these open and start sampling :)

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