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

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Cavocorax said

My swap from Courtney came in! Yay! A few Harney&Sons teas I haven’t tried, as well as some chocolatey ones.

I’m a bit jealous. She managed to ship it at the letter rate, while I always end up having to pay for a package when I ship things. I’m not so good at this, I guess. :P (need more practice?)

Thanks for the swap though! I’m very excited!

Sil select said

I’ll teach you silly…

Cavocorax said

Sounds good!
I imagine it’d help if I used larger bags that would squish out flatter, and didn’t double bag them (bc that adds air pockets…)

OMGsrsly said

Suck air out with a straw?

Courtney said

I have perfected it haha. And the ladies at my post office are awesome! I do push as much air out as a can, and sometimes just use a bigger than necessary envelope to have more room for flatness.

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Today my 1st Package from IPPODO arrived ! It will be the first time trying Ippodo brand, it came very recommended.

Kimmo-no-mukashi
Ummon-no-mukashi
Tsukikage
Uji-Shimizu

http://matchagirlparis.blogspot.fr/2013/09/my-1st-package-from-ippodo.html

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Sil select said

Woohoo! My swap from Kaylee arrived! Excited to try the local (and not so local) teas she sent on to me :)

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Kaylee said

And, perfectly, my swap from Sil arrived today too! Excellent timing – I’m settling in for a looong night of depressing work.

Sil select said

that’s pretty funny :) If there’s ever anything else you want to try just toss a note my way – not opposed to sending random teas places heh

Kaylee said

Thanks!

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OMGsrsly said

FINALLY I got the Verdant order Sil placed for me while I was away (and also so I could use Paypal!). This took MANY calls to the post office, as the shipping label had both our apartment numbers on it, and the postal people kept leaving notes on it “Try this apt number!” (doesn’t exist) “Try this other apt number!” (didn’t actually knock on my door), etc.

Anyways.

Cinnamon puer, vanilla citrus spice, orchard spice, earl of anxi, imperial summer breakfast blend, eight treasures yabao, ginger sage winter spa blend. I got Mi Lan Xiang Phoenix Mountain Dancong Oolong as a sample.

So far: Yum!

Nice, I’ve never had that particular one, but Dancong Oolong is pretty tasty in my book!

Also ginger sage winter spa blend is my fave herbal of all time!!

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I got a super duper swap in the mail from Kimquat today, including a couple of Mandala puerhs I’ve been wanting to taste before I decide what I want to order from them! Very awesome, and very appreciated!!!

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Little Red Tea Cup samples! I got the Keemum, white monkey, and jade oolong. The tea polos and smells gorgeous. I’m sure I’ll try at least one tomorrow.

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Sil select said

Finally picked up my order from Tao Leaf @ the post office. Super excited to have a few samples to try AND stock one of the teas that dexter shared with me. Only downside? a couple mix ups with my order, though i’m sure that will be fixed shortly so i’m not overly stressed about it :)

Sil select said

as expect, order fixed – love the great customer service at tao’s

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Got an Ebay box with a group of 4 pots I won. Possibly yixing, but I’m not sure (though they’re probly fake). Anyone have any suggestions/sites with information on how to check? Though I’ll probly end up putting up a topic here with pictures and more questions. Lol.

yyz said

You might want to try this thread on teachat. http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=11539

Regardless if they’re fake or not enjoy them!

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kimquat said

Finally checked the post and saw that my swap from Stephanie came in! Yes yes yes! Very generous and very much appreciated, thank you! Also got in a HUGE order from Mandala, with a lot of pu-erh, a few oolongs I’ve yet to try, and a green tea. So much excitement. (:

Woohoo!! :D

Dexter said

MMMMmmmmmmm Mandala pu’erh!!! Enjoy.

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