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Tea swap # 11

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Swap Coordinator:Taina (contact)
Swap categories: Food 
Number of people in swap:46
Last day to signup/drop:July 10, 2007
Date items must be sent by:July 20, 2007
Number of swap partners:3

*This swap is international and for swapping teabags. We did this first time in September 2006 and now it´s already time for signing up in July´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!


dreamrains 07/ 1/2007 #

I'm new and I'd like to join, but I don't have a rating yet. I promise to send my teabags.. mm mm i love tea! Let me know if I can join :)

RudeNun 07/ 1/2007 #

I believe there's one once a month, you'll definitely have ratings by then?

dreamrains 07/ 1/2007 #

well there's only 9 days to join in and I am leaving for a vacation tomorrow so that's why I wanted to know. I should have feedback soon, but I wanted to make sure.

Taina 07/ 2/2007 #


People without ratings can also join my tea swap, but ONLY if they haven´t participated in more than 5 swaps. I´ll check this when this swap starts and remove newbies, who have joined in 6 or more swaps.

Hugs, Taina

PS. I´m so happy to see that there´s already 22 participants in this swap although I made this swap yesterday! Thank you for taking part :)

szreader 07/ 3/2007 #

I had been watching for a tea swap, as they are my favorites. Tea swapping is a very happy thing!

kgeslab 07/ 6/2007 #

Tea swapping is a very happy thing and there seem to be very few flakers!

emmajg 07/ 8/2007 #

I'm a huge Tea fan but I'll have to wait til I have some ratings as I'm a newbie too :o(

corm 07/ 9/2007 #

I'm so exited, this is my first tea-swap. My outgoing is already packed in envelopes, just need a name and adress on it. Unfortunately Norway doesn't have any local tea (as I know of) so that was difficult to find.

Leadcrow 07/ 9/2007 #

I can't wait for this one! I wish there was such thing as a local tea here... x___x; I can't wait to try new flavors and I have a few people probably haven't tried before!

RudeNun 07/ 9/2007 #

I can't wait! The last one was fun!! I've put together some tea but want to check out the other people's profiles before sealing the envelopes.

prairieknitter01 07/ 9/2007 #

RudeNun: Thanks for leaving me a note about the swap! I would have missed it! Andrea

Leadcrow 07/11/2007 #

"*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!"

Hello! I was just wondering, what does this mean? I have to buy teabags that have a list of ingredients on them, or should I find a list of ingredients and include them with each bag?

prairieknitter01 07/11/2007 #

Leadcrow: a lot of the foil-packed teabags will list what is inside the tea. Mighty Leaf Teas do. But you need to take the warning about Australian restrictions seriously -- I was in a spice swap with a wonderful swapper in Australia, and we finally gave up on her box ever reaching her. I found an Australian spice company and sent her a spice sampler from inside Australia! Then, four weeks later (for a total of almost ten weeks from the time I sent it from Minnesota), she received my original package! They had removed the whole nutmeg, bay leaves and cinnamon sticks, but had passed the sealed jars of spice mixes. Like I said, it took two months for Australian Customs to pass that little box through, and all ingredients were listed on the jars and on the customs slip. Australian Customs means business!

prairieknitter01 07/11/2007 #

Oh, I wasn't very clear: there were two spice boxes sent to Australia. I sent one from Minnesota (which took ten weeks to arrive and clear Australian customs) and also a second box that I ordered on the internet from an Australian spice company and that arrived two days after I ordered it for her. She loved the Australian spice company's box, and I was happy she had finally gotten something! Then, weeks later, my original box sent from Minnesota showed up at her door with a note of explanation for contents removed by Australian Customs!

Taina 07/11/2007 #

So there must be ingredients listed in every single sealed teabag you send to Australia, so no loose teas or teabags without ingredientlists!

Huggle, Taina

imyorehuckleberry 07/11/2007 #

Clau, colors and shapes, and Twisted03Raven - your teas are on the way! Enjoy!

Amberly 07/11/2007 #

Hi all! tiiamaria, szreader, and frankcheez your teas are on their way!

nispero 07/13/2007 #

NadKnitBlog, Art By ASM and 8ofspades. I sent your items yesterday. I hope you´ll like them!

Leadcrow 07/13/2007 #

The only tea bags I could find with ingredients on them (in english haha) was Twinings. Luckily, I do have some uncommon twinings flavors! Sending out tomorrow! :)

corm 07/14/2007 #

Lola, Taikuri and Leadcrow: My swap was sent today. You'll have them in 7-10 days I'll guess. (Or maybe not Taikuri, you live in my neighbour country so it shouldn't take so many days)

colorsandshapes 07/14/2007 #

Thanks Imyourehuckleberry, Got em! left you a note with the ratings. E.

MAM 07/15/2007 #

mnsqb, beagle mom, and My Life With Yarn, teas went out on Friday (wasn't able to log in until today to update it). Hope you enjoy!

corm 07/16/2007 #

isis_anyanka: I received your swap today! Thanx a bunch

RudeNun 07/16/2007 #

Puchita, nispero & The Abstract Noun your tea is on it's merry way. I just hope it gets past customs w/out any problems. I sent other items..

szreader 07/16/2007 #

Thanks, Amberley, the tea arrive today & I've rated you.

corm 07/17/2007 #

clau: Received your swap today! Thanx a lot

boxsquat 07/17/2007 #

oh man! i missed the sign up. boo.

Twisted03Raven 07/17/2007 #

Taikuri and Isis_anyanka and Corm your teas are on their way from the USA....tea hee....(and a surprise) :)

nycfsa 07/19/2007 #

YS, sweetjewels1985 and Jackie, your tea is on its way from NJ, USA today. Hope you like it!

Amberly 07/19/2007 #

Check out the gallery for a picture of the teas I received from msnqb!

8ofspades 07/19/2007 #

imyorehuckleberry, NieceDenise & SetDancer - your packages were sent today from the UK - I hope you like them! Thanks to nispero and NadKnitBlog for the two lovely packages I've received so far :)

sweetjewels1985 07/20/2007 #

glitternfun, prairieknitter01 and cafechristina your tea is on the way probably wont go out till Monday dont think mail gose out on weekends.

beaglemom 07/20/2007 #

I have sent out my packages to Amberly, Mnsqb, and my life with yarn. enjoy!

prairieknitter01 07/20/2007 #

PLEASE: I received a package of teas from someone in Mount Vernon, Washington, but there is no swap-bot name on it, only the last name "Smith" and this doesn't fit any of the profiles who are supposed to send to me???

Whoever you are -- wow! I have never seen a teabag envelope in Hebrew, and it's really, really great tea. That I will probably never find again...but it's really good! And Kosher!


colorsandshapes 07/20/2007 #

Thank you NieceDenise and setdancer...also, I've mailed mine out to Clau, Isis-anyanka, and Twisted03Raven -Enjoy!

colorsandshapes 07/20/2007 #

Thank you to Takuri for hosting this swap...I always look forward to it!

LOLA 07/20/2007 #

little kitty, JusMeSKJ, Leadcrow watch for your tea packages, they were sent 7/20 with delivery confirmation. ENJOY!

isis_anyanka, corm, and Taikuri I pictured your teas in the gallery. CORM my little boy wanted to try your strawberry vanilla fool and I took a picture of him waiting for it to steep. You can see him in the gallery too.

This was the first time swapping teas and I must say it was a great experience.

corm 07/21/2007 #

Lola: great that you liked the tea. The strawberry vanilla fool is my favorite tea

SassyBird 07/23/2007 #

nycfsa & Jackie: sent your teas out last Wednesday so should have already received. hope you enjoy!

lamazon: sorry for the delay but I couldn't get to the post office to send international airmail until today so a day late getting out. will be there as fast as the airplane goes! :)

hope you all enjoy! cheers, x Kimberly

SassyBird 07/25/2007 #

received my tea from drewzel!! :) thank you so much for the delicious flavours and the sweet label. I am really looking forward to tasting some new and exciting teas!

user8532 08/ 7/2007 #

Ack! Glitternfun, YS, and sweetjewels, I am so sorry. I asked my room mate to put the tea packages in the mail for me before I left for vacation. I got back last night and realized she had not. Gah!

Anyhow, they will all be going out in the mail tomorrow. I am SO so sorry! Will send extras to make up for the delay!


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