Official *What did you get in the mail today?* Thread!!!
While it doesn’t qualify as mail, I made what may be my last stop at any Teavana store today. This store was staying open for about another month so everything was 50% off not 75% off. But I am told that the stores that were 75% off had already been emptied. I bought mostly teas for iced teas and another Perfect Tea Maker even though they were sold out of the glass one.
Storehouse Tea Chamomile Blend. My favorite before bed.
Got my White2Tea order from Jan 1st; lots of samples of their low-mid priced sheng and other teas as well.
It’s still pretty amazing to me that it’s possible to order something from China and have it delivered to my doorstep in less than sixteen days!
Got my Stash Sale order from Tea-sipper today! She was very generous with the free samples. The bundle includes teas from: Bluebird, Simpson & Vail, Teavivre, and Damman Freres.
A single tuo of 2010 Xiaguan Xiao Fa.
Not terribly exciting but that’s what I got.
And the next day I got: 2016 Xiaguan Le Song toucha.
Got my first order from pu-erh.sk today. Just a few samples and a Xiaguan YiJi Tuo ’05. Samples include 2 7542, one dry and one wet stored, the infamous Smoky Lee(which they do not have an entire cake anymore sadly) an Yiwu from ’04 and a Nannuo and Bada blend. They were nice enough to include two samples from their own production.
I already broke into the Xiaguan tuo and although the first steeps hit me like a truck, it mellowed out abruptly. I expected a Xiaguan to be more powerful but still I’m happy with it. I’m at steep 10 and it’s sweet, velvety and earthy. It also got me a bit high, so I shouldn’t really complain.
This week I also got the December white2tea club offering, which made me think how viable huang pian is for someone on a tight budget. I’m still waiting for my larger w2t order I made on November! and still didn’t get. It’s here though, it will most likely arrive next week.
I’m also waiting for an order from Green Tea Guru, which includes this very cheap teapot https://www.greenteaguru.co.uk/shop/new-in-stock/180ml-red-clay-tea-pot/ . I’m not expecting top notch quality but I need a pot for young sheng and experimentation.
Now that’s how you start a week: 2 orders combo!
What do you guys think of the 2011 7542? Is it the real deal? According to the vendor, it’s been “dry stored” in Guangdong since 2011. That’s interesting because I thought that Guangdong is humid. Maybe he refers to the dryer side of the wet storage spectrum.
Another order from www.yunnancraft.com arrived. Half a kilo of 2017 Bao Shan Ye Sheng hongcha. I am not a big drinker of hongcha myself but this one is very tasty. My wife is a big time dianhong fan and she loves it.
The other day I made a trip to David’s Teas to redeem my free teas. The five 2oz pouches were free. Today I got Liquid Proust’s Taobao Madness group buy in the mail.