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Old 02-05-2013, 01:35 PM   #41
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I ordered some tea from Murchie's last night. We'll see how long it takes for the package to arrive.
My shipment was picked up by DHL in Richmond, BC yesterday afternoon at 3:30 PM. It was delivered at 10:45 this morning in San Francisco. It cleared customs in Los Angeles at midnight. Not bad at all!
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:08 PM   #42
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My shipment was picked up by DHL in Richmond, BC yesterday afternoon at 3:30 PM. It was delivered at 10:45 this morning in San Francisco. It cleared customs in Los Angeles at midnight. Not bad at all!
Wow, amazing! You win!

I hope you enjoy the tea!
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Wow, amazing! You win!

I hope you enjoy the tea!
Well, I am a tad closer to Vancouver than you.

I'll try some tea tomorrow morning. I have been disappointed with the latest purchase from my local tea purveyor so I was looking for an alternative. I ordered a bunch of 2oz samples and I am sure I'll find something I like.
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Well, I am a tad closer to Vancouver than you.

I'll try some tea tomorrow morning. I have been disappointed with the latest purchase from my local tea purveyor so I was looking for an alternative. I ordered a bunch of 2oz samples and I am sure I'll find something I like.
It's the best we've ever had short of buying our tea in England, so I do hope you find something you like.
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Audreyh1,

I am a bit of a tea freak. Would you mind sharing what your favorite(s) are? I always like trying new ones.

I'm currently hooked Pu'erh. I heard about it on Dr. Oz. It's kind of strong and earthy, but I really like it with some Agave and French Vanilla creamer.
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Audreyh1,

I am a bit of a tea freak. Would you mind sharing what your favorite(s) are? I always like trying new ones.

I'm currently hooked Pu'erh. I heard about it on Dr. Oz. It's kind of strong and earthy, but I really like it with some Agave and French Vanilla creamer.
I tend to like full-bodied black teas that I drink in the English style (as afternoon tea with milk and sugar), and the Murchie's Afternoon Tea Blend and Prince Charles Blend are both very good. Their Darjeeling Finest Blend is also very good.

I am also a fan of chai style - black tea with Indian spices.

I was served a rose tea when I visited Victoria - black tea with rose petals. It was outstanding and I ordered some from Murchie's. Only available loose leaf. Very good.

I ordered a sample of the Orange and Spice tea last time. It's a black tea blend with orange peel, cinnamon and clove. It's awesome. I drink that one hot without milk and a little honey.

I ordered some other fruit/black tea blends (apricot, blackcurrent, etc.) but I haven't tried them yet. The reviews say they are good for iced tea as well as hot. I'll get around to them eventually .

Murchie's is also famous for their black and green tea blends, and our Victoria friends really like them, but I haven't actually tried any.

My husband drinks decaf only, and he likes their Afternoon Tea Blend decaf And their decaf Earl Grey. He also ordered some kind of tropical herbal blend which he really likes.
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I've never had much luck with international deliveries being that speedy but the delivery speed in the US has been amazing to me sometimes. Especially UPS. Even USPS can deliver a NetFlix DVD in 2 days out here in the middle of nowhere (where I live).
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I've never had much luck with international deliveries being that speedy but the delivery speed in the US has been amazing to me sometimes. Especially UPS. Even USPS can deliver a NetFlix DVD in 2 days out here in the middle of nowhere (where I live).
I sure love the convenience of ordering stuff online and getting it so quickly.

I've spent plenty of time out in the boonies chasing birds on a gravel road to nowhere, and it's amazing how many times a FedEx or UPS truck is out there too!
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I ordered a bunch of stuff on Amazon Saturday night (11:45pm). The package was sent from Phoenix, AZ at 6:00am on Sunday (Easter Sunday!!!), and I received it today (Monday) at 12:45pm. Amazing...
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I ordered a bunch of stuff on Amazon Saturday night (11:45pm). The package was sent from Phoenix, AZ at 6:00am on Sunday (Easter Sunday!!!), and I received it today (Monday) at 12:45pm. Amazing...
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Happens to me a lot, but I live in NYC and they ship a lot of stuff from NJ, right across the river.

I've never even considered AMZN Prime. What would be the point?
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I ordered a bunch of stuff on Amazon Saturday night (11:45pm). The package was sent from Phoenix, AZ at 6:00am on Sunday (Easter Sunday!!!), and I received it today (Monday) at 12:45pm. Amazing...
I've had the same luck with E-bay and E-bags-- the sandals and theft-proof travel bag I ordered both came within a few days, in the dead of winter. Instead of braving the slush and snow plows, I could shop hundreds of options on line without looking for a parking place at a mall.

I'm hooked!
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