Official *What did you get in the mail today?* Thread!!!
Yesterday I received my American Tea Room order… and guess what I finally ordered after all the ranting and raving? BRIOCHE! And guess what else? I have never tried it before and I am truly in love!!!! I bought 2oz. of it and the cute little geisha tin that I also had my eye on from there. I ordered it during the labor day sale:) They also included a free sample and its like they knew I was a coconut lover because the sample I recieved was, So Coconut.
I could not wait to use the tin so there went the Brioche right inside.
I received my Teavana Yixing Travel Tumbler today :) I wanted a flask for a while which my husband says is a waste of time as I rarely leave the house. I suppose he is right but I do go out often on the weekend with my parents for a walk in the countryside with their dogs, we always stop at a little cafe somewhere and their tea selections leave a lot to be desired. Now I don’t have to suffer the choice of two bagged teas that are not as fresh as they could be :D Plus a bonus of this being Yixing. Thinking of seasoning this with Oolong as it usually tastes great hot, warm or cold (in other words it’s very versatile).
I have the Design on the far left.
Nicole’s generous give away!
Thanks, I look forward to trying them!
My neighbor texted me this afternoon with “looks like you got a ton of really cool looking packages in the mail” whee! He was right. My fixed kettle which I had just plain given up on ever having resolved (long story there, but kind of oops…I got tired of waiting and replaced it myself…that said the keep brewed tea warm feature of my original kettle is better for cool weather when I crave big pots of flavored black teas over gongfu-ish resteep-y stuff, so I’ll switch ‘em out then), a couple of gorgeous art prints from someone on Etsy named Helen Dardik (was tipped off to her from a blog post by the Todd and Holland folks!), aaaand my Verdant order! :D Between Terri encouraging me to try Zhu Rong and the sales they’ve been having, my growing curiosity about pu erh thanks to Dexter, the notion of a breakfast blend but with the Verdant touch, and the coincidental sample of the Early Spring Hand Picked Tieguanyin that blew me away from Nicole (yay thanks!), I’m super duper excited.
Also got a slip notifying me they tried to deliver my Teavivre order, which is pretty nuts—I placed that order the same day I made one with Steap Shoppe (gotta see what all this Cinnamon Swirl Bread fuss is about; y’all are enablers :b), only 2 weeks ago, and it came first. From China, with free shipping. Crazy!
My tealux order came! And man, 2 oz. of the white tea I bought is so much bigger than the 2 oz. of black tea I bought! It didn’t even all fit in the cute tin I got for it! Not complaining though!! :) I’m so excited to try all the samples I got! Thought I was getting my persimmon tree order, but alas, it didn’t come. Stupid tracking.
My Verdant Reserve Club order came today… the last Reserve Club shipment! :( The club is being reimagined, but this is the last box of teas that will be a surprise.
I added all of the teas to the database but they don’t show up in the search, and they don’t show up under the Verdant (Special) company page. They do, however, show up in my cupboard! Hopefully they will show up soon elsewhere. FYI for anyone else who needs to add them to their cupboards, they’re already in the database!
To meet the $25 free shipping on Amazon, I added a Tea Forte Luci infuser to an order of Trekkie stuff for a friend’s upcoming baby shower. I can’t wait to see them open the Tribble package! Too cute! And the “cadet” onesie!
Anyway, the tea infuser prompted what is probably my most scathing review yet… http://wordsabouttea.blogspot.com/2013/09/luci-infuser-by-tea-forte.html
What do you think… too harsh?
Not at all. The critiques are very specific and well reasoned. A lousy product deserves a lousy review!
I agree. I think your review is just fine. Too bad about it being a dude. It looks like it could’ve been a neat little infuser.
My tea from Nicole’s stash reduction. Mad Tea Party blend.
I received tea from Nicole today from her stash reduction. So very nice of her to send it overseas to me. :)
Lishan Oolong, Winter – The Mountain Tea co
Laoshan Green Oolong – Verdant Tea
Heritage Honey Oolong – The Mountain Tea co
Laoshan Roasted Oolong – Verdant Tea
Hand Picked Early Spring Tieguanyin (2013) – Verdant Tea
Kilimanjaro English Breakfast – Afri Tea and Coffee Blenders (1963) Ltd
I received teas from Cavocorax and OMGsrsly! While i’m excited for new teas, i was hoping to stay under 200 for longer than a whole day haha! Oh well…back up to 213!
Tea party, Sil! Throw a tea party- it’d be a great excuse to work through the stash :) Big cold-brews of iced tea, pots of different kinds of teas to finish off samples, everybody brings a dish cooked with tea or you do a cooking project together.. maybe even tea door prizes? You’d be down to 20 or so before you know it ;-)
Sadly, the friends of mine who would come, would likely bring me tea or just want to drink their own hahahah
Oh well, not like I didn’t expect it…especially with orders from verdant, butiki, American tea room on their way as well as two travelling tea boxes and a few swaps heh