Official *What did you get in the mail today?* Thread!!!
Got my Butiki order today! /tumbles in excitement/ It’s still sitting all wrapped up in the box on my dining room table since I just picked it up from my parent’s house after work. And though I really should be going to bed soon, I’ll be staying up to unwrap the teaware I got from the garage sale. Too late to try the teas though.
I also got my ‘free’ samples from Yezi tea. All I had to pay was the shipping ($2.95), so essentially the teas were $1 each. I wasn’t sure how much the sample was going to be thgh since they don’t specify. Or at least, I never saw if they did. But each sample is 5g, which I don’t think is at bad. That’s like a few tsp or something. Feels like at least two in each, so I think it’s a pretty awesome deal to try a new (for me at least) company.
My 52 Teas orders came as well as my Red Leaf Tea matchas!
RLT – Caramel Matchaccino (85% off! ) and Coconut Matcha
52 Teas – Turtle Cheesecake, Smores Chai and Blueberry cream cheese danish green
YUM! All look tasty!
Got my new tins from Specialty Bottle last night. Of course this morning I realized that I ordered four too few! Oh well, even flavored puerh needs to breathe a bit, right? :/
Today was great! Shadowfall’s swap arrived, as well as a mystery mix from Kaylee – Thank you!
My Yezi Tea samples came! Props for the nice packaging and generous samples—they threw in a freebie which meant 4 samples for under $3 shipping. Yay!
Getting a little nervous something happened to my Steap Shoppe order. I placed it on the same day as my Teavivre one, August 26, got shipping confirmations for both, and the Teavivre one arrived last Monday but still no sign of Steap Shoppe’s. Hrm.
I came home from work today, and there was a package sitting outside my door. I’m looking at it thinking, none of my recent order have had time to get here yet. What is this? I pick it up, and it’s from the US, has customs declarations on it, but no company name. OMG did I forget about a swap, no this looks like it’s from a company. I spend about 5 minutes looking at this package trying to figure out how bad I’m loosing it for not knowing what I’ve ordered.
So I open the package and it’s a tin of Andrews & Dunham tea, with a beautiful thank you gift note in it. It was from a generous person here on Steepster whom I’ve had the pleasure of exchanging a few packages. They saw one of my tasting notes and sent me a tin of tea.
You know who you are, THANK YOU!!!
This is the 2nd time a Steepster member has gifted me tea direct from the company. We have an amazing community here. There are A LOT of fabulous generous people on this site. These individual gestures happen because of the spirit in the community. What goes around comes around, it’s easy to be generous when you see it happening all around you. How many times have you read a tasting note and someone else comments, I have some of that I’ll send it to you. I see it pretty regularly. I know there are wonderful people in the world, but I think we have more than our fair share here.
Anyway, I just want to say THANK YOU to the entire Steepster community for making this the wonderful place that it is, and a great big YOU ARE AMAZING to this generous person.
Oh, reading that made me so happy, dex. I feel so lucky to belong to this community also.
So I come home today, and there is a Canada Post plastic bubble mail envelope sticking out of the mail slot in my door. Even as I’m walking down the hallway, I’m thinking, how can this happen two days in a row? What is that? I pull it out of the door and it’s an Express envelope, sender is a person’s name? Did not spend any time pondering it tonight. It was my TeaCupany order?!? I ordered this LATE Sunday night (after midnight late). They commented on one of my posts late Monday night that they were packaging it, it was sent Express post and I got it today.
WOW I’ve never gotten an order that quick. Good job guys. I really like that even their 10g samples are in silver resealable packages. Pretty impressed. If the teas are half as good as the service will be ordering from them again.
Got my swap from wheezybee today! Thanks so much!
I also got three free samples from Adagio blender Aun-Juli from a contest she had. Raggedy Man goodbye, Dark World, & Hyrulean Royal Tea. So excited to try these. I adore her blends and highly recommend them. Her art is awesome too.
I’m having a GREAT week. This is the third day in a row I’ve come home to a package outside my door. I love getting tea in the mail. Today was my Della Terra order!!!! Considering it came from the US that was crazy quick too.