Comment: Dear Francesca, thank you for the lovely parcel. We had great fun smelling all the lovely tea an dlook forward to enjoying the hot chocolate and coffee. Thanks also for the lovely bag they were parcelled in
Comment: This was a special package!! The previous package was lost. I love the teas and turquoise yarn is perfect to my little sister and the surprise halloween things were amazing... I've never had pumpkin spice anything! SUPER thanks.
Response: Phew, I'm so relieved you received it this time! Thank you for your rating!
Comment: Thank you very much for this "worldly" package. I am excited to try each of the items you sent. I love that you sent something from Italy, and the spicy chicken spices look good too. I eat lots of raw veggies, so the Finnish dip will be made very soon. Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you liked my package! It was very funny to find items from different countries, and I was actually surprised I could find such unusual food in my region! :-)
Comment: THANK YOU!!!! Your package arrived today and I love everything in it, especially the cute little bag!!! What a wonderful swap! I can't wait to try those yummy coffees and beautiful teas!! I wish I could give you 10 hearts for this swap! <3 <3
Response: I'm pleasantly shocked my parcel took just 1 week to reach you! I'm glad you liked it, and please let me know if I forgot to translate directions for anything :-) Thank you for your rating!
Comment: hello, i have found your swap, sorry it was confused with the rated envie, cause by moving , but thousands of hearts is on the way to you - such a great selection with a bonus of nicely opened empty teabags, i really appreciate it:), thank you
Comment: Got my box a couple days ago, and I love - LOVE - everything in it, including the little cat tags describing each item. You even found the elusive Trolli strawberry puffs!!! Thank you so much, your box really has brought me a lot of happiness.
Response: Trolli candies are very popular here, so just let me know if you ever need to refill your stock, and we can do a private swap :-) Thank you for your rating!
Comment: Francesca, huge thank you for your huge package! :) We love everything; Lilja already tasted the marmelade and we both tasted some Kinder chocolate, more tasting later. I wish we would have those small packages of everything delicious in here! As soon as I'm feeling better, we will try your cookies and cookie cutters. (I'm already dreaming of bunny shaped gingerbreads, even there are months to Christmas time! We always use almost all cookie cutters we have, when baking them, hehe.) Lilja asked to write that she wishes that also you will receive such a great mail today. :) Thank you again!
Response: Thank you Sanna, and thanks to Lilja, too, of course! You both made my day :-)
Comment: I was having such a bad week (or better yet, a few weeks) and this was such a huge pick-me-up you can't even imagine. I loved everything and your picks were simply amazing. I can't even start what i liked the best and the suprises where just... i don't even know how to express it as i'm chocked up for words. And the tea "pocket thingy" is now going into my bag permenantly. But like i already said, i have to say thank you again and thank you again (because it really made my day :))
Response: Hey, I'm so happy you liked my parcel, I was unsure about some items... As I wrote in my note, I didn't take your keywords too literally, so I feared you might be disappointed. So I'm glad I could make your day... that was my goal after all, since you're such an amazing swapper and interesting person :-))) PS: the tea wallet is handmade by my mom (I can't sew at all, but she's a retired tailor :-) )
Comment: You're amazing!!! Goodness I love the tea and you're just so wonderful! This has to be one of my favorite swaps that I have done in a long time :)
Response: Sorry for the super late reply, I'm glad you liked the teas, I love big tea swaps, as they leave room for creativity and you get to try some amazing teas. I think I'll set up more big tea swaps, I hope you'll join them, although shipping fees can be a real pain...
Comment: what a nice surprise and I really needed it today...so it was more then great..
J'aime TOUT ce que tu m'as envoyé...c'est super joli et apétissant...j'ai déjà goûté les biscuits, j'aime bcp, bcp!
Mais je fais savourer tout le contenu de ton paquet, et je te redirai...merci mille fois!Bises
Comment: Why can't I give 10 hearts? You spoiled me too much today!
Compliments to your mum for her creativity (I got inpsiration to use my sewingmachine again)
And about re-using my envelope: I re-used it after ordering something in a South Korean webshop by my daughter. It travelled around the world!
Response: Sorry for replying so late, I'm glad you liked your swap and you didn't mind if I re-used your envelope, hehe, let's get it moving again and that envelope will soon see more places than me ;-)
Comment: Hi Francesca!
I'm always happy to have you as my swap-partner, because you are great swap-partner. And your parcels are always very pleasant surprise for me:) thank you very much for great swap you are hosting and awesome variety of teas - the most are really new for me!
Response: I'm super late with my comment, sorry! Thank you for your rating, another package is en route ;-)))
Comment: Francesca, thank you so much again! And best wishes for Giulia too! :) We love everything. So far I have tasted only the tea from tin; it's very beautiful, and tastes very good. I can't wait to try them all! You two spoil me. :) Lilja stole the tarallinos, so thank you from her too!
Comment: Thank you very much for this wonderful swap.. I am in 'tea heaven' at the moment! Thanks for the extras, too.. I absolutely love everything.. and the packaging is so pretty.♡♡♡♡♡ I look forward to our next swap. Have a lovely day!
Comment: Francesca, your package is bigger than HUGE, Lilja is telling "we got a Christmas present!", and I have opened only a small part of the package so far... Thank you!! My package was so tiny comparing to all this, I feel ashamed... Is there anything you liked a lot in it? As I just have to send you something more! ...And longer message will be sent after everything is unpacked and wondered! Thank you again!! :)
Response: You DON'T need to send anything else, your package was wonderful and truly appreciated, and as I told you, most of my items are inexpensive because they're so common here, they're just quite big and heavy, that's why I needed a big package! I'm a bit disappointed it took so long to reach you, hopefully nothing has expired yet (I think not, but I'm not sure about the piadinas). Enjoy! :-)))
Comment: I received the tea purses and snacks today and it has to be the nicest package I have ever recieved. I just love it and the owl pen too! Thanks to your mom too! I have a swap going tea purse swap , please join mine. Thank you so much !
Response: Thank you for your rating! I'm now finally done with hospitals and surgery and tests, so I hope you'll host another tea purse swap one day :-)
Comment: Hi again Francesca :) I'm so happy and spoiled everytime you are my partner in these tea swaps! Thank you a thousand times for sending me all the lovely teas, and no ... I'm not bored by them ;) Already made some cups of tea with the bags from the previous swap and they are delicious! And how beautiful is that handmade tea wallet <3 Thank your mother from me. Wishing you a nice weekend, Aline
Response: You're very welcome! My mom will be happy to know you liked her tea wallet :-) Enjoy your teas!
Comment: Dear Francesca! You aimed in my heart with orange and cinnamon tea:) the others are also very tasty. And extra present is wonderful!
Thank you very much for all!
Response: I know I'm not giving a good example, because this swap should have as many different teas as possible, but I was quite sure you'd prefer many teabags of your favorite flavor, than different teas maybe you wouldn't like :-))) As usual, thank you for your rating and your kind words!
Comment: Dear Fra, thanks a ton for the fantastic swap, the cutest birthday card and present!! <3 <3 <3 I burst to tears when I opened your present, I'm such a softy ;) I lovelovelove the sweet treats bookmark calendar <3 The Darjeeling tin is so beautiful and I can't wait to taste the Darjeeling and the swap teas :) I was so amazed: "who sent me this pink box?" :D It was a really nice surprise. You're so sweet :) Have a fantastic day! I'll go working at Virkkula today :) I'm very well now, flu is gone and I'm enjoying tea, flavored coffee, hot chocolate, good food, letters and stuff like that very much <3 Remember to stop and enjoy the little things :) Hugs, Sanna
Response: Thank you my dear, I'll cherish your words, especially the last sentence... I'm having a very hard time at the moment (I have to do many medical exams for a possible serious condition), so I'm trying to enjoy life as much as possible <3
Comment: Hi Francesca! Thank you so much for the lovely teas you sent me <3 Today your envelope arrived, in a plastic bag that our post office use when the envelope is damaged, BUT, fortunately only the paper of the envelope was damaged and not the 'bubble plastic' inside of the envelope :-D So I received everything and you made me very happy with everything you sent! I especially can't wait to try the Rooibos Strawberry! Yummy!! Again: THANKS! Wish I could give you more hearts ;-) xx
Response: Oh no, I'm sorry for the mishap! But I'm glad all the teas were safe... Anyway, should you notice one or more of them are damaged, just let me know and I'll be glad to send more! Thank you for your rating :-)
Comment: Hello Francesca, wow *happy dance* thank you for all the amazing teas you sent me :) You really picked out all the kind of flavours that I adore! I'm a happy girl ;) Wishing you a lovely weekend, Aline
Response: Thanks! I saw you're my partner for another tea swap, so if there are some teas you'd like to receive, just let me know :-) Thank you for your rating!
Comment: Wow, thank you!!!! I just got my package (and #1, I can't believe it got here so quickly from Italy!) and am blown away!!! You chose such a careful and great selection of teas -- the only one I've tried before is the Margaret's Hope darjeeling, and that's one of my favorites. I cannot wait to try them all!!!! And thank you for the tea filters, too, and the extra packet! I'll be making a tea order sometime soonish and will order you some roobios samples to try. You are the best! I hope you are as happy with what you received in this swap as I am.
Response: I'm so happy to read you liked the teas! As you know, I wasn't sure you'd like them, and I didn't want to send you a boring selection of teas... So you truly made my day with your rating! Maybe we can set up a private swap in January or February? I've just found a new tea shop not too far from here (1 hour approx), and I think they have some great teas :-) PS: yes, I received great teas from my partner for this swap, they have all gone already :-)))
Comment: Thanks so much for the heartfelt and sweet swap Francesca! I felt so special to have breakfast today with a new mug, tea and breakfast set =) and I can't wait to try all the other teas as well as they smell delicious. PS. the biscuits were obviously gone the moment I opened the package!! Thanks!!!
Response: Figurati, era il minimo, mi è spiaciuto tantissimo che la prima spedizione non ti sia arrivata e volevo rimediare in qualche modo...
Comment: Thankyou SO much for the brilliant parcel. I have been really ill so this cheered me up massively! It was all fantastic, especially the owl. I love it!
Response: Thank you for your rating, sorry again for sending it later than expected, but I'm glad you received it safely and you liked it... I have the same owl in different colors and totally love it, so I hoped you'd like it, too :-))) Have a great winter and get well soon!
Comment: Oh my! Huge package from you! :) Really nice selection of teas that you can't drink, but I'm sure I will love. Thank you! <3 Of all the Mlesna teas, I loved most the cranberry one and the creamy earl grey, so what a perfect box!
Response: I was sad when I found out you had already tried the cranberry tea and I had forgotten about that! Anyway, there are many more flavors, and maybe the next time I'll find something new for you ;-)
Comment: WOW, YOU MADE US SMILE :-) Yes us: Hubby & Little One also enjoyed the tea and chocolates. Little one immediately confiscated the schoolcookies: 'It has the R from my name on it!' And yes she took them to school. Friday = cookieday! Bright Mood Tea is so sweet, Mmmmhh :-) You spoiled us so much. Thanks-thanks-thanks :-)
Response: Those cookies are legendary in Italy, I think they have been sold for over 30 years, because I remember bringing them to school, too :-) They can be with chocolate or vanilla filling, while the biscuits are always the same (back in the Eighties, they represented the fight against racism, and in the TV commercial you saw a white boy and a black boy playing soccer together), so I'm happy your daughter perpetuated the tradition :-))) Enjoy your teas and happy December!
Comment: WOW! Francesca, you never fail to blow me away with your parcels! What a great, great, great one! I love the hot water bottle! All the goodies you chose are so perfect, especially the socks - and obviously the LUSH lotion. Mmmh :) Most importantly, I do like your music selection - I know some of the artists, but some are totally new to me and I will listen into them right away. Seriously, let's do another round of this, maybe in January? I loved it. :)
Response: I'm very disappointed it took so long for my package to reach you! Anyway, I'm glad you finally received it safely and you liked it. I'd be super happy to do another one, I have quite a lot of other artists to add to your playlist :-) Funny fact: My husband keeps asking me if I can buy more pajamas like the one you sent to me. I tried to tell him I won't find it here, but he loves it so much, I think I could wear it to go out for dinner and he'd be happy *LOL*
Comment: Just wow! And Thank You! :D I'll update... //Edited after opening: Thank you again! :) Huge gifts, and so yummy! Lilja was impressed of the cake (still talks about it), and we all were thrilled of the chocolates. :)
Response: I hope you'll let me know if you like your presents... There's a handmade present by my mom, too, she wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and she told me she's now making a little surprise for Lilja :-) she would like to know her favorite color, if possible :-)
Comment: Thank you! You sent so much everything, that I don't know what else to say! :D
Response: I was really hoping you'd get your packages before the end of the week! Did you receive both of them? I hope so! I'm relieved everything made it safely, I usually send smaller packages and I was a bit worried...
Comment: I'll update, but I know already that I'll love what you have sent... Thank you! :) //Edited after opening: Thank you again! :) New teas again, great. The Natursan vanilla cream was very nice. And hot chocolate, yummy!
Response: I really hope you will like those drinks, please let me know!
Comment: THANK YOU soooo much! I got your absolutely amazing packet today! Wow! You sent so many wonderful and delicious drinks! =) And this surprise for Nemo is so cute and lovely. It's so nice of you! THANK YOU!!!
Response: Wohoo, that's what I call a quick shipping, I wish all packages were so fast... I'm very happy to know you liked it, and I hope Nemo will like his surprise, too ;-)
Comment: Thanks! I'll be back to update in about a month. ;) 16 dec 2013 - loved everything! Thank you very much for the hand lotion especially!
Response: I'm so happy you liked everything! I love that hand lotion, it's very typical and it brings back childhood memories, when my mom, my aunt and I were sitting together on the sofa, watching TV, drinking coffee (tea for me ;-) ) and making a hand mask with that lotion and some disposable gloves :-)))
Comment: Thank you so very much! Already the packaging is soo nice... I cannot wait for December when I am allowed to open the gifts! :) I lovelovelove what you put into the packages! Thank you SO much. I would give you 100 hearts if I could! ;)
Response: I hope you'll let me know if you like my gifts :-)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful variety of teas and the extra. Also for the yummy recipe. I will make. Someone always brought one of these cakes to our family re-union when I was growing up. The note and the card that it was written on is AWESOME. Thank you very much!
Response: Thank you for your rating, I love that recipe, too: it might be a little "old fashioned", but great classics are always a hit, I think :-)
Comment: Thank you! <3 I love envelopes from you! Special thanks for the mr.jones teas: I was planning to order, but then didn't as the minimum order was quite big, and I hadn't tasted the teas before. And now I can try! :) ...Hopefully my package (two other swaps) will reach you on next week! Have a lovely weekend!
Response: Hi dear Sanna! There was no minimum order from Mr Jones to Italy, I guess I was lucky then :-) An hour after sending your package, I received Design A Tea teas (I told you about them), and there's a couple of samples waiting for you :-) I'll add them to the next swap!
Comment: Dear Francesca! You are perfect in all swaps as usuall:) Any simple swap will be great if it's sent by you! I'm so excited to receive such beautiful gift! Special thank you to your mum! Many hearts to you!
I'm missing for orange and Cinnamone...
Response: Hey, thanks for your rating! I'll buy your Cinnamon-Orange tea on Monday :-)))
Comment: Thank you very much for so great varity of teas! Especially for orange and cinnamon and loose tea with cinnamon! They are very tasty:) I'm very happy every time when having you as my swap partner:)
Response: Thank you for your rating, there's one more package headed your way :-)
Comment: Thank you, very very much! :) After I told to Lilja, that we have Cinderella tea now, she keeps telling me that I should drink the _princess tea_. :) And the potato snacks are already gone... You sent so much again! Happy weekend is ahead with these treats! By the way, when we visited there, I bought Novi milk chocolate with nuts, and liked that, so now I'm thrilled of the dark choco. :) Have a lovely weekend! /Edit: I noticed that I didn't mention anything about the October teas. :D I wanted to write, that I'm not bored at all what you sent; earl grey, rooibos, Monk tea... everything is lovely!
Response: Thank you for your rating, I'm glad you and Lilja liked the Cinderella tea (the name, at least!): now you mention it's individually wrapped, I think I'll buy some more :-)
Comment: Thank you for the great teas and the nailpolish! What a lovely color! :)
Response: I love that color, too, in fact I have an identical one :-) And I also have it in fuchsia, but I wasn't sure you'd like that color... I'm glad the envelope arrived safely, I feared I had stuffed it too much :-)
Comment: Dear Fea, thanks a ton for everything, and I'm so sorry for so late rating. I'll send you something to make it up to you. Actually I already have something for you, I just have to send it. I haven't even tried your teas yet, my life was a mess, I'll tell you in a letter. I'll try Miesna tea today :) Now I'm drinking coffee! Yes, I learned to drink coffee when I was at a holiday villa Tuomiranta on the beginning of the summer. But mainly I still drink tea. This plays in my head today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg00YEETFzg It's just so catchy and I'm into pop music. And I'm thinking of one man too when listening it. I hope the link works. My mind has been fuzzy, I don't even remember if I replied to your letter? Have you received anything from me? Haha, my blank head makes me laugh :) It's morning here, I love mornings <3 And I love autumn!!! <3 It's autumn here and the leaves of birches are getting yellow. And the weather is cooler, I love it! :) Soon I'll be ice-swimming again :) Take care and enjoy swapping :) I'll try to write soon, if not a letter, even a postcard :)
Response: Haha, that song actually reminds me of my Zumba classes, we use it for warming up ;-))) I hope you're enjoying autumn, it's still pretty warm here actually, we had almost 25° today! I hope you'll write soon :-)
Comment: Wow, how many heart can I give you?!
The parcel arrived today. I was completely suprised by it! And I became completely silent when I opened it.. so sweet, all those realy different teas!! Thank you so much!!!
Response: Since you told me to surprise you, and you didn't specify your favorite teas, I thought I'd send you different teas, brands, sizes and varieties, I'm glad you liked my package :-)
Comment: OH MY GOSH! I received your lovely box today and LOVEEEEE it!!!! Such a variety of teas, and I cannot wait to try them all! I can't believe you gave me a box (a box!) of tea as well...you're so generous :)THANKS SO MUCH, FRANCESCA! :)))))
Response: You're very welcome, I had a great time choosing these teas for you :-)
Comment: Omg! What a wonderful surprise! I loveee how u put everything in little handmade bags.. :) i ate the cookies and the hazelnut biscuits they were yummy! And i lve the teas, I will try the food later ;) oh and everything inside I love! Thank u soo much!! :) xoxo Nadi
Response: Hey, this shipping was quite quick! I'm glad you received everything safely, happy cooking & baking!
Comment: mon env. a eu de la chance...mais tout est bien arrivé...merci mille fois pour le superbe contenu...et que de suprises...des parfums exquis...je vais me régaler....
P.S: je goûte déjà celui de ton jardin ...mélisse et lavande...très agréable!
Response: Ehi, adesso mi hai fatto preoccupare! Spero che sia arrivato tutto sano e salvo, forse ho sbagliato qualcosa nell'indirizzo o nel chiudere la busta? Spero di no :-)
Comment: What a nice surprice the mailmen brought today. Thanks for all the different teas and the loose tea. Going to try it out now. Smells good. Will look up how to make the mouse you enclosed for my son. :)
Response: I hope you'll like everything, it was a pleasure to put together this swap :-)
Comment: Hi Francesca, what an awesome box of goodies you sent me! The chocolates never got home as the kids devoured them on our way from the post office. I'm now brewing the chocolate flavoured tea as I type..the smell is just marvelous..can't wait to taste the rooibos tea as well. Thank you very much!! Your package is on its way.
Response: Thank you, I'm very happy you liked it! Please let me know if the chocolate tea was good: I had never bought that particular flavor from that shop before, so I'm not 100% sure it's as good as their other teas...
Comment: Thank you so much, this is truly a special pampering package! I love the selection... haven't tried it all yet as I picked it up yesterday but the mascara is better than my own and the footcream is very good. Hope you will receive a great package too.
Response: Thank you, I'm happy you liked it! I love that mascara, too ;-)
Comment: Grazie mille per lo swap Francesca. Aprire il tuo pacco e' stato un po' come aprire un regalo di Natale. Grazie per i francobolli, per il cioccolato (che non avevo ancora provato), per il tea wallet e per tutti i te deliziosi che non vedo l'ora di provare!!!
Response: Grazie dei complimenti! Come ti dicevo, ho cercato delle cose che non fossero troppo "italiane" e banali, spero di esserci riuscita. Alla prossima!
Comment: Hi Fea, thanks a lot for your swap that arrived ages ago and so sorry for the late rating! The "old fashioned phone" card is great and the teas are great and the wrappers beautiful, I collect nice wrappers and especially the English Tea Shop wrappers are fantastic <3 Also Whittington's. You sent very good teas and thanks a lot for your favorite Pu-Erh cake too, I'm gonna taste it now :) And your message in the card is heart warming. And the black loose tea! You sent the whole package... you're too nice :) I will have to send you some Finnish loose tea when I get to go to nearest town, Kuopio. There has been a lot going on lately and I have learned a lot of the world and myself again. I will have to PM you some day, my head has been full of life and hasn't allowed me to concentrate on PM's and such. But I think about you often :) Can't wait to taste the Golden Flowers tea, I love flowery teas (I need to edit my profile again..) Take care of yourself :)
Response: Thank you Sanna! I didn't know you collect wrappers, I'll definitely send you some Tea Forté tea bags next time, I think they have magnificent wrappers! I'm waiting for your PM, but take your time, of course: life always comes first :-)
Comment: I love all the goodies.... thank you so much for everything... i have already sampled the tea, chocolate and have worn my lovely nightdress already.. had to smile when i saw i am not your sweet kitten and the bad tempered kitty...what an awesome package!!!
Response: I'm super happy I managed to make you smile, so I guess I achieved the goal of our swap :-)))))
Comment: OMG what a package! Thank you so much! So many little sweet things! Question: where did you have the sheet "...at the Moment"from? I ADORE IT! Please let me know☺♥ Thank you so muh for everything!
Response: Thank you for your rating, I'm happy you like those sweet treats :-) I adore the "At the moment" sheet, I was so lucky as to receive two of these sheets in a swap, I shall definitely ask that swap partner where I can buy them, they're so nice :-)
Comment: Thank you sooooo much!!!!! I absolutely love everything you have sent :) so thoughtful and such a wonderful selection. I'm excited to try the mushroom sauce and all the chocolates! Thank you again, an amazin swap that deserves 100 hearts xxxx
Response: I'm so glad you liked my parcel! It's a bit different than my usual swaps - I tend to send sweet things because it's more probable that people will like them - so this was a bit risky and I'm super happy you like it! Just let me know if you need any translations :-)
Comment: Dear Francesca, your package was AWESOME! It was so sweet-smelling and wonderfully packaged, and that little golden tin is adorable! Thank you SO much! On Monday, I'm starting drinking your teas and putting them in the tea diary for the other swap :) THANK YOU!
Response: I'm very glad you liked the teas! I wasn't sure you'd like the loose tea, although I think it's really wonderful. It's produced only 40 km from where I live and it's 100% organic :-)
Comment: Thank you Francesca ~ I love Pickwick teas! ..and you sent me 5 of them ♥ You are so right in the boost of energy that spring and the sunshine brings. And I hope you have the perfect summer as well as you have your honeymoon! I loved your letter and that you answered all the questions. Thank you again!
Response: Thank you for your rating... and for not mentioning my awful typos and mistakes ;-)
Comment: You know that I love them all! :) I don't know what to taste first. Thank you very, very much for this swap again! :) I could make a happy dance now. :D
Response: Hehe, I think I had the same expression on my face when I opened your huge package :-D Although I felt bad because you had to spend so much for postage! I hope you'll like all of them, and I'll send you some samples of my Fortés in the next swap, so you can try them, too!
Comment: I'm thrilled of Whittington Grapefruit tea, as I really like grapefruit in general. And pu erh cake! I love how you always surprise me with new teas! :)
Response: Whittington has got many excellent teas, but I have to say Grapefruit is not among their best ones, because it's quite bland so you have to steep it for 4-5 minutes... I hope you'll like it anyway :-)
Comment: Thanx you so much for your package it whas so much !! i love the tea and recipes and the way ypu package everything i will send you some more aplle pie tea soon
Response: I'm sooo glad you liked it, although I forgot my notecard! Please let me know if you need me translate something for you. The idea was to send you a coconut themed packet, a cooking packet and a "snack time" packet, sorry if this was unclear due to forgetting my note!
Comment: Your parcel made my day! Thank you for being so generous and sending me lots of different kinds of chocolates and teas. They all sound and smell so delicious I don't know where to start. :D I had a tough day at work but opening your parcel put a big smile on my face. Thank you!
Response: Hey, that's what I love to read: I think the best thing about swaps is that they make us smile after a hard day, so thanks a lot for your comment!
Comment: I received your package today. If I could give you ten STARS, I would! That was the most wonderful package I think I have ever received. So many little things. It felt like I was continually finding something else to open. You packaged everything so nice, which made it even more fun to open. It felt so special to receive such a wonderfully put together package. Thank you! Thank you for everything. My daughter will love her little surprise. Thank you again!
Response: Hey, shipping was definitely quicker than I thought! I'm glad you've already received my parcel and I'm super happy both you and your daughter liked it :-)))))
Comment: Francesca, this package you sent me was amazing! I loved reading the letter you wrote me and I'm very much looking forward to trying all the great teas. Extra empty wrappers for my collection - I thank you! And the lavender essence smells absolutely lovely. Definately like spring. Yesterday we got another 10 cm of snow so I appreciate smelling the essence and closing my eyes, dreaming about spring that was so close and then slipped my fingers :) Be well and take care!
Response: 10 cm snow?! OMG! And I thought Spring was late only in Italy! I'm happy lavender scent reminds you of spring, it's the same for me, I couldn't help adding that essence to your spring swap. Thank you for the rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful items that you have chosen for me!!! I love the huge variety of things, mirror, chocolate, teas, nail polish, it's great! I enjoy opening swaps like this :) Besides, I have already tried the chocolate eggs and I love them, I am about to use the nail polish too. Thank you again :) So happy for having done this private swap with you ;)
Response: Haha, I hope my "motivation" letter didn't bore you too much, and please keep me posted with those applications!
Comment: Got your wonderful parcel today and wow!! Awesome =)=) Love everything in it and can't wait to taste the teas <3 Say thank you to your mom,she is very talented sewer,absolutely adorable little bag =)
Chocolates are surely worth of tasting and the bookmark and the teaspoon are beautiful :) Nailpolish is just my color too =)
it was great doing this swap with you and I'm willing to do it again =)
Response: Great, I'm very happy you liked it! Let's do it again some time! :-)
Comment: Hi Francesca! Your package arrived this time and it's so lovely! I am sure I will enjoy all these goodies a lot! Thank you so much for resending. And if you ever wish to receive something from Holland, let me know and we can set up a private swap. Thanks again!!
Response: *phew* I'm so relieved you finally received it! Sorry for the long wait and having to resend it, I hope I made up for the inconvenience! Sure, I'd be glad to set up a private swap: I'm addicted to speculoos :-)))
Comment: I got your parcel in the mailbox today, and you know what? I absolutely love it!! If I could give you more than one heart, I definitely would!! So many exiting teas! It was hard to choose which one I should taste first ;) Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for not mentioning the awful envelope ;-) And thanks for the rating! :-D
Comment: The strawberry tea tin is lovely! :) I'll taste all the loose teas today, as soon as I have tried the Tea Forté teas, which you also sent. :) Thank you very much! I'll send you a pm later this weekend...
Response: Hehe, it looks like you'll have a busy weekend ;-) I'm now drinking your goji-cranberry-pomegranate rooibos... yum!!!
Comment: Hi Francesca,
it was so nice to get your parcel! I drink tea every morning in the office, now I'm just enjoying a spicy orange-tea of your collection. It brightens my day and I need this as it's still cold and winter in Freiburg. Thank you so much for the sweets and the tote that you sent me, too!!! Liebe Grüße aus Freiburg!
Response: I was about to send you a handmade tote (by my mother, I can't sew!) but I didn't know if you preferred branded or handmade, and I chose the branded one. If I get you as swap partner in a future swap, maybe I could send you a handmade tote? :-) I'm glad you liked my teas, too: it's been snowing a lot in the last days here, so a warm cup is always welcome!
Comment: Wow...this was really my best envelope from christmas!! I was happy with it during whole weekend!!!! Most of them was really new for m collection.. Exp. I love thi whittington...I love this brand and these are news!!! But I reall really love all!! many thanks
Response: Great to know that! I have some more local tea bags as well as Whittington that could be new for you, maybe we can swap again some time? :-)
Comment: I just went to mailbox and found your swap, thank you! <3 I tasted one of your favorite teas; Tea forte's Swiss apple.... and even though I'm not into apple teas, I LOVED IT! It tasted like smooth madness, what an adorable flavour! So good. I'll drink later Numi's Magnolia Puerh and the Earl Grey - oh gosh, I just noticed that it is also Tea forte brand! I can't wait to taste it! :) And thanks a lot for the Pu-Erh cakes too <3 I loved to read your letter about what makes you happy <3 And I received the other Pu-Erh cakes ages ago and have wanted to PM you and thank you but why is it so hard sometimes... :) So many thanks for that too <3 I haven't sent that thing yet I promised, I try to do it soon. That shade of blue is interesting at the envelope and sheets you used, it gave me some kind of "mind trip" or a feeling. I'll PM you when my head allows me ;) Take care :)
Response: Take care, you too, I'm glad you liked my teas, Tea Forté is my current favorite brand :-) I'm waiting for your PM then :-)
Comment: awwww... thank you for the lovely note and thought :) and what a beautiful quote - seems he's everywhere and i've never heart that :D and can't wait to try the goodies you sent - it looks amazing and when i finish writing this i'm making myself a cuppa :) thank you for being amazing and for the amazing package you sent! :D
Comment: What a wonderful package! I loved the card and all those wonderful tea flavours and the super cute tea wallet with the most delicious smelling fenneltea I have ever had! If you ever want to do a private swap for more fenneltea for anything Dutch you may like, please let me know! Thank you!
Response: Hey, I'm happy you liked what I sent :-))) Fennel tea seems to be oddly popular in Italy: you can find 5 different brands in any supermarket, but you can't find a decent rooibos tea, haha, I wonder why?! So if you can easily find some rooibos tea bags, I could send you a "Fennel Boost Package" with different fennel tea brands, and you could send me some rooibos tea (any flavor) maybe? :-) Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: Francesca, you sent way too much! :) I love the TeaSub, I laughed aloud, when I saw it! The berry tea smells so very yummy, and all the other goodies look delicious. The tea wallet is cute.! :) Thank you very much!
Response: I have to admit I have an identical tea sub, it's just too cute :-))) I'm glad you liked my parcel! Meanwhile, I bought some special organic teas (bags) from Tea Forté, I hope to swap with you again soon, so I can send you some, you shall definitely try all of them ;-)
Comment: Hi Francesca! I got today the beautybox and it's wonderful!!!! Thank you so much for all the items, there is a huge variety :) The box is great too, here in Spain they're pink, and the feathers are soooo soft :)
By the way, when I saw that you are also a translator I became very excited, we can love a lot of things other than being during the whole day in front of a screen. I'm so nice to meet you! ;)
Response: Glad you received and liked it :-))) I think we might have some clients in common, since we both work in the localization/testing field :-) I have a couple of Spanish clients (agencies) and it would be such a coincidence to work for the same people :-D
Comment: The package didn't take as long as you expected... just a little under 2 weeks from Italy. Not too bad for international mail! It was well worth the wait though :D Italy's most popular hot chocolate? I just have to try it out! I think there are instructions for microwaving it? I'll have to figure them out... too lazy to heat it in a saucepan XD I'm sorry to say the birthday package you so kindly included was 70% gone within 3 minutes of my opening it. The Loacker biscuit was especially delicious! Thanks so, so much for everything! ♥
Response: Haha, then I hope you don't mind if my birthday present didn't arrived the right day ;-))) And yes, you *could* microwave that chocolate, but I strongly advise you to use a saucepan, I know, I know, I'm lazy, too... but it's worth it ;-)
Comment: Hi Francesca, I received your fantastic package; thank you! I'm looking forward to trying all the teas and my family likes the chocolate ;-) Please say grazie mille to your mom for the tea wallet too! Your package is ready to send and will be in the mail tomorrow.
Response: Thank you! I had fun with this swap :-) And my mom will be happy to hear you liked the tea wallet! Can't wait for your parcel to arrive ;-)))
Comment: Thank you so much for the teas! I haven't opened them yet, so I can have a present everyday this week :). I will let you know what I thought of the teas. For now I can see you put effort into it :). Ps opened the first teas and love them! Decaf earl grey... Yum yum yum! Can't wait till tomorrow to make the tea!
Edit: ok, so the little presents kept staring at me and I had to open them all... LOVE LOVE LOVE the variety of decaf teas. I will have a great week!
Response: Glad you liked them, I hope to meet you in more tea swaps :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for great swap. I find more than 60 new bags from empty wraps you send me :) I am so excited, and I hope we do another swaps. And I forgot send you something so I send it next time :)
Response: Great, I was afraid you wouldn't find anything new! I have already started saving wrappers again, so we can swap again when you want :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for the yummy chocolate which I ate one night I suddenly woke up (I'll be sending some for you too ;) ), all the tea and lovely tea wallet <3 You even sent me Mini Pu-Erh cake... :') Thank you so much :) I haven't tasted the grapefruit yet but I'm glad you shared it with me. I don't wanna drink all the teas too fast because I don't often get to drink Pu-Erh and good Earl Greys. So I'm saving them and drinking them little by little. I'm gonna drink the Greenfield's Noble Pu-Erh when I have a bad day and need to cheer up :) And again, I'm so sorry for not answering your message on time, I feel like such an idiot right now :D I hope you'll forgive me and maybe we will have another private swap some day? Anyway thank you for being such a FANTASTIC swapper :) (Do you forgive me? :D :D ) I'm laughing here right now for being such a dork ;) But honestly your package made me very happy. I really hope you will like what I'm sending. If you don't like the rooibos I'm sending, please let me know and I'll send you something else like Nordqvist (I'm sending you some anyway :) ).*Happy swapping for you*
Response: Haha, why should you feel bad? I have some swaps from November I haven't been rated for yet, so you're not late at all ;-) I'm glad you liked the small things I sent to you, and I'd be super happy to swap with you again some day! And, most important, get well soon!
Comment: I simply loved everything that you sent my way! I am very excited to try the mixes that you sent! The cake pan is totally awesome and unique! I have always wanted a decorative silicone pan! I was so excited when I received your package! I hope you love what I sent you as well! Happy swapping! I'd like to swap again someday if you do not mind!
Response: I'm so glad you received everything safely and you like my parcel :-) Can't wait for yours to arrive! Sure, let's do another private swap sometime, I'd love to :-)
Comment: Francesca, thank you so much for the Jasmine tea and extras! I loved the letter too that is so cool that you are a translator for a zombie video game!! Also, that is exciting about your new kittens! I hope to have you for a swap partner again some time. Thanks again!! :) <3
Response: I was hooked by your profile and I hope to have you for a swap partner again, too! :-)
Comment: ... okay, it's official: I've never ever in my entire time on swap-bot received a swap, which was this perfect! I was totally wowed, when I opened it - everything is totally my style and taste. I would like to give you more than just one heart, you put so much thought and effort in this parcel, it's the cosiest thing I ever got. :) I really hope to meet you again swapping and maybe return the favour. Thanks for making my day!
Response: We have many things in common, so it was easy to put together your parcel :-) I'm very glad you liked it!
Comment: Grazie mille!!! Mi hai fatto una grande sorpresa :)
Your package was really a great joy, of course I listened to the CD immediately.
(It's funny that all people I know in Italy are Juve fans...they are doing a good job and they have Pirlo now...but...anyway. Haha)
Response: Sono felice che ti sia piaciuto, purtroppo il gadget della Juve è arrivato il giorno dopo che ho spedito il pacco... Sarà per la prossima volta :-)
Comment: Hello Francesca again, thank you very much for your super package and extra tea wrappers for my collection. A lot of teabags are new for me, I see them first - Peets Tea, tea from English Tea Shop, ..... Thank you so much.
Response: Great! And I bought 6 new tea sorts a couple of days ago, so I'll send you something new if I get you as a swap partner again :-)
Comment: And today I received also this package! :) We have about -20C outside, but I simply had to walk to post office to pick up the box! :) Thank you very, very much. What a great start for weekend! The tea strainer is lovely, I never find that cute items. I love Lindt chocolates, and the teas look so yummy, truly. Thank you again. Sure we will make an another swap! :)
Response: Oh, I'm glad you received it in a reasonable time, sorry you had to go out with such a cold weather ("only" -6°C here today), but I hope it was worth it :-) I forgot to translate the hot chocolate directions, I'll PM you, as it's a little bit complicated ;-)
Comment: Totally amazing... I guess there is just 1 bag in the whole swap which I already had! And I loved the extra's, especially the note about yourself!! <3 I will be answering to that one :)
Response: Great, thanks! I'm so relieved you finally received it! I've just bought 6 new tea sorts today, which are unlikely to be sold abroad, I'll send you some the next time I'll get you as a swap partner, or we can set up another private swap when you want :-) Waiting for your answer then :-)
Comment: OMG... This lip balm is AMAZING!! I wish they sold it here because it would definitely be my new favorite! Thank you so much. Thanks for the chocolates also, my 3 yr old stole them as soon as I opened the package, I only got a nibble, lol.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! It's a very typical and popular Italian brand and it comes in around 20 different flavours, so maybe one time we can set up a private swap (maybe tea for lipbalm, hehe) so I can send you some more :-)
Comment: Francesca, you are mad!!! We are so very overwhelmed by your package!!! Thank you tons and tons and tons for everything!!!! You shouldn´t be spoiling us so much! And you should totally have at least a hundred hearts for this box instead of just the one I can give you! xoxo
Response: Hey, I'm glad you finally received it! :-) By the way, I forgot to include my Torrone recipe, d'uh!
Comment: Merry Christmas to a wonderful swap partner! I loved the beautiful card...and the teas. I hope I have YOU as a swapee (so I can send you some more goodies)...since you seem to be getting me :)
Response: Merry Christmas to you, dear! Virtual cheer (with a cup of tea, of course ;-) )!
Comment: Grazie mille Francesca !! Many thx for all those delicious packages with tea, chocolates and the cute notebooks. I tried the Alpen Spa tea and the Nutella yet :-). I love the Alpen Spa tea. I'll try to wait with the chocolates, the special tea box green papay tea and the mysterious black envie on my birthday (10 days....). Nice you wrote in Italian. Ho capito tutto. :-) Buon compleanno oggi !!
Response: Grazie Tania! Great job, you understand it all, it was a long letter ;-) Grazie mille per il cioccolato e i cosmetici naturali: li adoro! Ho già provato tutto :-D
Comment: A bazillion hearts to you, my dear heart! The funny thing is that I got you other package the same day (and there is a funny story about that)...so many fun teas and coffees...I can NOT wait to try them out! But...where to start? Warm winter wishes to you :)
Response: Argh, the evil postman plot is still threatening our swaps ;-) I bought a TON of new flavored instant coffees (and loose teas) at the local Christmas market the other day, I'll send you some in our next swap in January :-)
Comment: WOW - thank you for the amazing package (yes, i peeked in, but then wraped it back again to put under the tree - exept for the expresso coffee :D HAD to try it! - it's gone already, so goooood) and all the extra goodies (lord and berry? for me? THANK YOU SO MUCH!! - really not what i expected, what a great suprise). i can't wait to try the teas (but i have to put it under the tree for people to ask who's it from for a while :)) - and the card was simply beautiful! A gigant big thank you!
Response: Hehe, glad to be your not-so-secret Santa :-) Although you shoulnd't peek, you naughty girl :-D Seriously, I'm really happy you liked it!
Comment: Thanks a lot for the tea!
Unfortunately your letter got wet in the post :( but it is not very damaged only one package of tea and the corners of your letter get wet. However it is not your fault! Thanks again and i'm glad that I am your first swap partner from Lithuania ;)
Thanks, but you really don't have to sent me it again because it is not your fault
Response: What a pity! If you tell me what tea got damaged, I can resend it to you :-)
Comment: I got my tea today thank you. It looks like there might be a surprise on my birthday? ! : ) Happy birthday to you too. You are the first person I know that shares the day with me! I am looking forward to trying the teas in December. Happy Holidays P.S. loved the stamps on the envelope.
Response: Yes, there a very small surprise on your birthday, it was a nice coincidence and I wanted to celebrate with you somehow :-) Glad you received my envie in a reasonable time!
Comment: Francesca, thanks for the email letting me know you sent the teas and for the beautiful card and teas itself! I'm sorry for not replying back to you and rating a little late.. I was sick in bed for the past 2 weeks.. but I'm looking forward to drinking the teas and hoping they'll help me get better faster! I've never had Italian teas before but I know Italy is known for their coffe (and gelato) I also assume the tea will be great! I'm especially looking forward to the berry teas! I hope to see you in a swap again soon! You did great on this swap! If I could, I'd give you 2 hearts!
Response: Thank you Star317, I'm so glad you received my teas (and not just a torn and empty envelope ^_^ ), I really hope you liked them! <3