My delivery from “House of Tea” arrived today!
Well, technically, it arrived yesterday, but thanks to my ignorance of recent upgrades the Swedish postal system seems to have made I was blissfully unaware of this rather important fact.
Like many families here, our mail is delivered to our postbox located in the foyer of our apartment building, along with all our neighbours.
Packages too big to fit into the mailbox get delivered to the nearest authorised postal agent, which in our case is our local supermarket.
In the good old days you received an advice slip in the mail if a package had been dropped off at the agent. Nowadays, however, you get an SMS to inform you that you have a parcel to collect. Good to know!
I receive an SMS roughly once every astrological age, and so hadn’t noticed that the “messages” icon on my phone had a nice wee “1 unread” next to it. Sigh…
Ten minutes later I was scurrying back home with my tea.
The 2 teas I’d ordered came in sealed foil packaging, complete with a comprehensive info label.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that I’d also been sent a 3g sample of Alishan, a Taiwanese Oolong. That might not sound like much, but it is in fact perfect for a gong fu/ Asian style session using a 100ml gaiwan. I spent a very happy hour or so steeping this tea – full review to follow in due course.
My only problem now is which of the 2 others I drink first – the Oolong or the Pu-erh?
It has to be said, as far as problems go, I’ve had worse….!