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Tea swap # 10

Launch gallery slideshow

Swap Coordinator:Taina (contact)
Swap categories: Food 
Number of people in swap:68
Last day to signup/drop:June 10, 2007
Date items must be sent by:June 20, 2007
Number of swap partners:3

*This swap is international and for swapping teabags. We did this first time in September and now it´s already time for signing up in June´s swap :)

*Everyone sends at least 6 different teabags (not teaboxes) to 3 different partners and receives the same amount of teabags. This shouldn´t be too expensive for people like me, who just can´t afford sending tea mugs abroad, but would like to try new tea flavours :)

*Try to find some LOCAL teas if possible, so the partners receive something they haven´t tried before!!

*Teabags are recommended but loose tea is also OK, if it´s packed well.

*I will ban people, who have ratings under 4.5, sorry! There has been some participants, who didn´t send their teas at all and this is so unfair for the others and I´m getting a bit tired of cleaning up the mess they make. Please DO NOT sign up if you are not going to send anything!! And remember that it´s NOT possible to cancel your participation after this swap has already started on 10th day.

*If you have any problems, feel free to contact me :)

*Anyway, happy swapping to everyone :)

*NOTE -> If you´re sending teabags to Australia, they should be in sealed teabags and the list of ingredients must be mentioned in the bag!


jennyb 05/22/2007 #

i would like to join but i can only find tea bags that come in boxes, i can't find them indivually. this means they would come with a label or anything. is this ok?

or does anyone in the uk know where i can find tea bags that come indivually wrapped?

lulubird6 05/22/2007 #

I've sent those before but put them in little plastic bags. I've also received them just loose and in little paper envies.

I don't think people mind receiving them, as long as it's not a problem going through customs of different countries.

jennyb 05/22/2007 #

ok - and just write on the envelope what they are?

lilianambrose 05/22/2007 #

we do kava kava tea here(USA), but I recently found out kava kava is illegal in canada. Is it in other places as well?

Taina 05/23/2007 #

jennyb, i agree with lulubird6 :) you can send those teabags without them being individually wrapped, but please put them in small plastic bags or envelopes and write on the envelope what´s inside. but if you send tea to australia, please read the note in the instruction of this swap!

lilian, i´ve never heard of kava kava and i didn´t know that any tea has been said to be illegal! so i don´t know if kava kava is illegal in another countries as well. if you wish to send that tea abroad, maybe you should check those custom things but if your swap partners live in the usa, of course you can send also kava kava tea to them :)

squintgrad 05/23/2007 #

ok, so swap-bot has turned me into a more regular tea drinker. with so many interesting choices, it's fun

I've also sent the loose teabags and wrapped them in colorful tissue paper.

lilianambrose 05/23/2007 #

Taikuri, Kava Kava is the main ingredient in the tea. It is an herb that has the same effect as valium. It is a tea to relax you (I don't drive after drinking it). Yogi Tea makes it, so it isn't like something we are buying off drug dealers or anything like that. I was shocked when I found out it was illegal in Canada. . .I gave a bag of the tea to a professer who is from Canada and she laughed and told me it is illegal in Canada.

I think I will join the swap, and only send the Kava Kava tea to my US partners.

mafarrico 05/24/2007 #


Could you tell me where can i see the pictures of our swaps?

thank you!

SueFitz 05/24/2007 #

This is always such a fun swap. I'm game again.

8ofspades 06/ 3/2007 #

Kava Kava is illegal in the UK I think - atleast it's illegal for shops to sell, I don't know if it's illegal to possess or go through the mail!

I love tea, is it OK for newbies to join in?

JustMeSKJ 06/ 5/2007 #

What fun this sounds like! I love to try new teas! I'm new to this site, can I still get in on this one?

user8785 06/ 6/2007 #

Hi, My name is Cherry. I live in Georgia. I'm new to the group. Sending teas bags would be good to swap. Please sign me up. Peace, Cherry

Taina 06/ 7/2007 #

Hi all you newbies :)

You can join in my tea swap, but before the swap starts, I´ll check if you have joined in more than 5 swaps and ban those newbies, who have participated in more than 5 swaps. In the past some newbies have joined over 50 swaps and then sent none, so this is my way to try to avoid flakers but let nice newbies to join in my swaps :)

user8234 06/ 7/2007 #

would preffer Raspberry tea but not picky - as long as no decaf, no chai, and none of that KavaKava stuff are in my thing, i will be happy. (not being a pickypicky here)

8ofspades 06/ 7/2007 #

With this swap I have 5 exactly, so I hope that's ok! Thanks :D

user6740 06/ 7/2007 #

I know it says it doesn't have to be local, but that would be nice, but some of mine aren't even UK-made. I get them from other swaps and if I get doubles, I think it's nice to pass them on :) Is that okay?

JennyB - Twinings sell "Fruit Infusions" boxes with a little thing on the side saying "Individually Wrapped". I pick them up at places like Tesco, though I'm pretty certain Morrisons, Sainsbury etc. sell things like that. Also, I'm sure Tesco sell Pukka Tea and I think, THINK (don't quote me on this!) they come individually wrapped. Hope that helped :)

RudeNun 06/ 9/2007 #

In regards to this portion of the swap:

NOTE -> If you´re sending teabags to Australia, they should be in sealed teabags and the list of ingredients must be mentioned in the bag!

We don't need to list the ingredients on the envelope as well, do we?

Taina 06/10/2007 #

RudeNun, I guess it´s enough that the ingredients are listed in the cover of the teabags :)

Leadcrow 06/10/2007 #

Hey, I'm just starting up but I'm very interested in this one. :D

fancygraphics 06/10/2007 #

HI Everyone, I dont drink caffeine, if you get me as a partner can you please send herbal or decaf teas. thank you!!

lamazon 06/11/2007 #

Please if possible teabags induvidualy wrapped in a paperbag . My daughter collects them ! No loose tea : they offently are refused . Thanks !!!

lamazon 06/11/2007 #

Tip :If you have to send a package to Europe please wright the 7 with an extra line in the middle . Offently postmen take the overseas 7 for a 1 !

prairieknitter01 06/11/2007 #

Lamazon: thanks for reminding me about crossing my seven's! I have two partners in Scandinavia, and I want them to receive their packages. I have received such wonderful things from Swedish and Finnish swappers, I would be just miserable if my package sent to Sweden or Finland was impounded or lost!

earthnk 06/12/2007 #

Hi Tea Peeps! I'm one of the newbies here and just wanted to give a shout out to my swappees to be on the lookout for their packages. They were shipped today, although one of my swappers is roughly 15 minutes away by car(lol) I still mailed them(giggle). I did get one Int'l swapper on my list and post office says her teas could take about 10 days to reach her. This was a fun first swap for me here on Swap bot. Look forward to more, Kaye

MAM 06/13/2007 #

nela, mnsqb, and chappykat, your tea collections went out today. Enjoy!

marieoday 06/15/2007 #

Tea sent out to brittercat, fancygraphics & szreader. Hope you like it. :]

user6740 06/16/2007 #

Sent mine today -- Headed for Finland, Uruguay and Canada :)

user6740 06/16/2007 #

Oh, forgot to say -- I recieved fancygraphics/Jane's great selection today! Thank you soooo much! It all looks yummy!

user8785 06/17/2007 #

HI, Nuria,Elizabeth Borgnis,and Amberly Boatwight. I have sent your tea swap#10. I hope you like my selections. Peaceful Feelings,Cherry P.S. Please Post When You Recieve:) Taikuri,Thanks for your help. Peace, Cherry

Amberly 06/17/2007 #

Urban Exotic, Filoselle and schildmaid your teas are in the mail!

8ofspades 06/18/2007 #

heartsnyou, prairieknitter01 & Nosse - your teas were sent on Thursday (14th) from the UK.. Enjoy!

nispero 06/18/2007 #

colours and shapes,Amberly and schilmad:I sent your teas on Friday (15th) from Spain. I hope you like them!

lamazon 06/18/2007 #

first package arrival !!! Setdancer thank you very much for the nice collection teabags !

RudeNun 06/18/2007 #

lulubird6, prairieknitter01 & 8ofspades your tea is on it's way! Hope you enjoy it :)

catlover 06/18/2007 #

Hi, Mine went postal today. I hope that you will enjoy drinking them.

Amberly 06/18/2007 #

Received mine today from Colors and Shapes. Thanks for the great selection!

lulubird6 06/18/2007 #

rudenun, got your tea today! thanks so much and love the extra goodies! that cookie was yummy! where did you get them?

RudeNun 06/19/2007 #

lulubird6 I bought the mango cookie & honey spoon @ Marshall's. Every once in a while they'll have good stuff :) I'm glad you enjoyed your package :D

brandigirl72 06/19/2007 #

Puchita, Ellen aka knit or dye: I mailed your packages out yesterday. Enjoy!

beaglemom 06/20/2007 #

I am running a little close to the deadline, but I got my packages out to Lamazon, K-rock and Poofsizzle this morning. I hope that you enjoy!

schildmaid 06/20/2007 #

MAMA, UrbanExotic and Filoselle, your packages are on their way since yesterday. Hope you will enjoy the tea :)

Amberly 06/20/2007 #

Received my special package today from Cherry! Loved the note, thanks!!!:)

brandigirl72 06/20/2007 #

Tiiamaria I got your package today. Thanks!

Brigit 06/21/2007 #

I want to apologize to my partners (mnsqb,MAM,chappykat) because i messed up with the dates and was thinking the date line was 30. Sorry folks your packages will be in the mai tomorrow (22)you should receive in in 5 days Sorry, sorry, sorry...

FibreJunky 06/21/2007 #

Apologies. Mine will go out tomorrow when I get paid - having a little cash flow problem, as I broke a tooth a few days ago and had to make an emergency trip to the dentist.

Amberly 06/22/2007 #

Received my last package from nispero and it was awesome! I am sad now that I won't be getting any more tea!:) I loved this swap!

MAM 06/24/2007 #

schildmaid, your great package of goodies arrived this weekend. I loved it! Totally made my day. Can't wait to try out all the new tea flavors!! Thanks!

MAM 06/24/2007 #

Urban Exotic, teas arrived this weekend. Love the mix of teas and thank you for the extra tea info! That was so awesome, and so perfect.

E11enT 06/25/2007 #

Erinzoo, Mrrranda and Saphire - Tea in today's mail. So Sorry for the delay. I hope you enjoy my selections.

nispero 06/25/2007 #

Cherry, your teas have arrived today. They are perfect! Thanks so much!!!!

lamazon 06/26/2007 #

Squintgard and K-ROCK did my envelops arrive safely ? Sent them 6/11 , they should be there by now

Brigit 06/27/2007 #

Dear partners i received all your packages, thanks so much i love them all. I must say that all of them are new to me can't waite to try them, but at the same time want to save them for a special ocasion... difficult decision hmmmm

lamazon 06/28/2007 #

Amandapage and beaglemom your envelops filled with nice teas and little extra arrived safe and well ! THANKS !!!

MAM 06/29/2007 #

Filoselle, your wonderful little package arrived yesterday. Thank you for the wonderful teas and for the Kinder Bueno chocolate bars. Yummy!!

This is why I love Swap-Bot, I get teas from all over the world in flavors I'd never find around here. Can't wait for Tea Swap #11!

earthnk 06/29/2007 #


Wow! I'm thrilled to be thrilled! Can't wait to try your teas and thank you so much for the treats from your country. I've never had banana bubble gum before and I sure enough love bananas so....

Hugs to you

Kaye doingthehappyswapbotdance....

lulubird6 06/30/2007 #

glitternfun, thanks for the great tea selection!

user8785 07/ 6/2007 #

Hi, Just wanted to make sure everyone that is my partner for the #10 Tea Swap. Has rec'd from me? Nuria Cadavid Somoza, Elizabeth Borgnis,and Amberly Boatwright. Peace, Cherry

user8785 07/ 6/2007 #

I read the other messages from the group and saw where my partners got their Tea Swao. Hope to swap teas again. Peace, Cherry

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