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Daemswaps

Daemswaps
Date Joined: June 22, 2016
Last Online: November 7, 2017
Birthday: May 28
Country: United Kingdom
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UPDATE

Due to work, I can only post mail on Saturdays. I now accept private swap requests, though!

Please note: I tend to space out or get a bit overwhelmed by things (work is pretty hectic at the moment) hence why I haven't been here recently.

Feel free to message me if you haven't received your swap from me and I'll be happy to sort it out.

Also, I always rate when I receive something. Maybe not on the day it actually arrives... but I definitely do it as I'd be upset myself if my efforts weren't appreciated... so... I thank you for your patience! If I haven't rated you, it means I either don't have access to the site or I haven't received your parcel so feel free to message me if you want to double check.

About Me

I've always found it hard to introduce myself but I'll give it a go:

I'm a European millenial / 90s kid (also knows as sad adult) living in England.

As a student, I was really interested in foreign languages, literature and psychology. As part of my extra-curricular activities, I always took up stuff like singing, painting, sculpting and photography. I used to play the violin in an orchestra and sing in a choir for a couple of years but now the only singing I do is in the shower... I've always dreamt of becoming an artist of some sort but it was never really encouraged - my parents wanted me to become an intellectual with a stable (and well-paid, of course) job. Not sure if I'll ever get there, to be honest! I'm still a dreamer...

During this quarter of a century, I've lived in 6 countries and also learnt about 6 languages. My main focus now is on quality and not quantity, though! I've also got a BA and a CertTESOL but I still haven't figured out what the next step in my career should be. Right now, my health is my priority as I've been diagnosed with social anxiety last year. I also have depression (which I have known for about 10 years or so) but I'm proud to say I've been managing things pretty well recently!

I moved in with my partner (who happens to be English) in September 2016 and having our own flat is a lot of fun! We're both introverts so we don't judge each other if all we want to do is hang in the living room playing games.

In the past, I used to swap postcards on Postcrossing.com where I met my Finnish pen friend. We've been exchanging letters since 2010 but neither of us does postcrossing anymore. I re-discovered swapping on Instagram as I was browsing in the #tea tag - I was delighted to see that people are swapping tea bags and I could be a part of that community. Some of them told me about this website so I thought I "I need to check out this swap-bot thing."

So, this is why I'm actually here: TEA!

I drink tea every single day. I'm kinda fussy about it, though! I know what I like and what I don't like and the teas I dislike I really DO NOT like. I'd love to swap and get to know different brands and kinds of tea, though! And possibly discover new teas to add to my 'Likes' list! (:

My favourite brands are Karel Capek, Nordqvist (Stina), Greenfield, T2, Mlesna, Natural Temptation, Pickwick and Teekanne (Pompadour) so I'm always happy to receive these. I'd also be happy to try more Ahmad, Meßmer, Bigelow, Stash, Tazo and Teavana teas! Sadly, England seems to be big on Twinings, which I'm not a fan of... but I keep trying different teas from them because I can't just ignore the No.1 tea brand of the world.

Generally speaking, I like rooibos, white and fruit (orange and melon are the best) tea; I only drink flavoured black tea (such as blueberry muffin or creme caramel). I am intrigued by 'unusual' flavours and pretty tea envelopes/wraps. There's a big folder in my drawer containing a collection of 'nice teabags' in their original packaging, which my partner finds amusing.

I'm not a fan of bitter tea (herbal tea that tastes like medicine) or black tea in general. I really can't stand the taste of ceylon. I only drink darjeeling, assam and English breakfast when there are no other options - I was advised to avoid black tea because my anemia doesn't do well with tannins. I don't like anise, fennel, licorice, rose, lavender, lemongrass, jasmine, rosehip or hibiscus tea.

Other Interests

I'm low-key obsessed with Finland, Germany and Japan (studied Japanese for 2 years but can't remember much of it). I enjoy travelling and learning something new. I've been exchanging letters and happy mail with a Finnish lady since 2010 and swapping tea on InstaGram since May 2016.

Other things I'm happy to swap:

Starbucks cards (I'm somewhat of a collector now)

pocket letters - especially if they're tea, Starbucks card and stationery themed (:

beauty products (anything for type 3A curly hair and sensitive skin - I also like makeup with interesting packaging and I'm high-key obsessed with face mask sheets and other Korean goods), stickers, washi tape, letter writing paper, stationery (I like anything cute and spooky - not full on creepy but must have a quirky/dark twist)

anime/manga merchandise (Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball, Pokémon, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, Serial Experiments: Lain, Chobits, Vampire Knight, Yuuki Yuuna is a hero, Fruits Basket, Kimba the White Lion, Death Note, Elfen Lied, Higurashi/Umineko No Naku Koro Ni, Rosario + Vampire, Suzumiya Haruhi series, Air TV, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Ghost In The Shell, Blood: The Last Vampire, Dance in the Vampire Bund, Love Hina,etc. - anything from the 80s, 90s and 00s but I'm a huge fan of the 2016 hit "Yuuri! on Ice" as well)

pagan/gothic accessories, alternative plus size clothing (my dress size is a UK 16/18 and my shoe size is a UK 5.5 / EU 39)

international snacks (I like sweet and spicy things) - I'm game to taste new things but I am not too keen on animal products - I've been a pescatarian for over a year now and I'm trying to slowly go vegetarian (and eventually vegan)

Likes/Dislikes

I like the colour black, dragons and dragonflies but I'm not a fan of skulls - I prefer Nintendo and Sanrio characters (they can be spooky, too!) I do like the aesthetics, the music and the arts of the gothic subculture but I also enjoy J-pop and silly things like PPAP so... :D oh and I've been a Pokémon fan since I visited Kanto... (:

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for nice teas! Together with my daughter we had good time with them. Thanks for tea packets for my collection.
Ezzi rated for European Halloween / Autumn Tea Swap on Nov 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely package :)
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Comment: Thank you very much for the exquisite selection of tea you sent me, I will enjoy them very much, and thank you also the stickers and the beautiful card you made for me ... greetings from Chile!
schaefchen87 rated for Easter Swap on Apr 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for another great swap. I love everything, the easter goodies are so cute. :-) And an extra heart for all the yummy tea
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Comment: Thank you! So a lovely swap! Thx for everything!
Jole555 rated for Blind teabags swap #2 on Mar 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the nice tea choise!
sonja rated for tea pcket letter on Mar 21, 2017
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Comment: thank you.
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Comment: Thank you so much! Sorry for rating a bit late. Glad I hope you get Mine and the reply back soon!
Bookwyrm rated for Crazy about TEA - Hurray! #2 on Feb 26, 2017
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Comment: Hearts, hearts, hearts! Cherry is my favorite tea flavor, and cockatiel stickers are even *better* than peacocks 'cause I have a VERY spoiled pet cockatiel. Thanks so much!
Response: So glad it finally got to you!!! Hahaha now that you mention it those stickers were indeed cockatiels and not peacocks!!! I need to learn my birds. Glad it was a success, though! (:
Jole555 rated for I share my favourite tea with you on Feb 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you very much. I'm so happy to get Twinnings tea! I like it also.
Response: Glad you liked them! I have more Twinings if you fancy swapping again in the future. (:
cajiky rated for Private Tea Swap on Feb 21, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for nice tea in this private swap. Repeating is always possible.
Response: Glad you liked them! I got some new teas so I'd be happy to swap again. (:
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Comment: Thank you for the WONDERFUL assortment!! ♡♡♡ ~W4B
Response: Glad you liked the teas! I got some more if you want to swap privately. (:
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Comment: Received your excellent London Starbucks card today. Fantastic! Thank you for the cute note with the chocolate spoons and for the beautiful envelope, too.
Response: Glad you're happy! xoxo
FreeFeather rated for week of tea nr.21 on Dec 18, 2016
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Creeny rated for Tea please #3 on Nov 20, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the yummy teas! Have a wonderful day!
Response: Thanks for taking the time to rate me, Creeny! Hope you're having a lovely day, too x
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Comment: Hi Csilla, Thank you for the teas. I can't wait to try them. Take care. Tanja
Response: Thank you for rating me, Tanja! Hope you'll enjoy your teas x
tyshadragon rated for Tea please #3 on Nov 4, 2016
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely selection of teas ^_^ I have played DragonVale in the past, but haven't logged in for so long :( I really ought to get it back on my tablet!
Response: You're very welcome! I'm looking forward to see what DragonVale comes up with for the winter holidays. Their Halloween event was pretty cool! (:
schaefchen87 rated for Private TeaBox Swap on Oct 13, 2016
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Comment: Hi, I have received your swap today. Thank you so much, you have spoiled me ! There were so many things in that box, you are crazy ^^ I love everything. I will answer your letter soon.
Response: You're welcome! Speak to you soon xoxo
ultrameganerd rated for Profile Tea Swap!! #2 on Sep 21, 2016
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Comment: thank you very much for the tea! Hugs
Response: no worries, I really hope you received your swap! I replied to your message but not sure if you saw it yet. Have a nice day x
kacka rated for 5 little surprises #2 - Europe only on Sep 15, 2016
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Comment: absolutely great swap, i was thrilled with all these goodies, very pretty teabags, coloring stuff and envies it is so super, thank you so much, milions hearts to you:)
Response: Thank you very much for your rating! I'm happy you enjoyed the swap x

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