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Advent Calendar - TEA with a twist

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Advent Calendar - TEA with a twist
Group:Tea is Love
Swap Coordinator:hippofairy (contact)
Swap categories: Food 
Number of people in swap:22
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:October 18, 2011
Date items must be sent by:November 7, 2011
Number of swap partners:4
Description:

image from Adore By Nat blog

i love advent calendars! opening something everyday for the month of December until Christmas!

and... i'd love to have a different tea everyday for a whole month too! wouldn't you? but not many of us have 24 different teas to send to our partner. SO... we'll have 4 partners which we'll send 6 teas each.

REQUIREMENTS:

*send 6 different TEAS (bagged commercially sealed in individual packages or loose) to 4 partners
*wrap the tea in paper or enclose in individual envelopes, so it's surprise everyday (and don't forget to write your Swap-bot name on each tea so your partner knows who they got it from). paper does not have to be Christmas themed.
*Include a note or card to wish your partner a happy season. This should be more than your name and the swap name, please!
*Please wrap your packages carefully. Use a box or padded envelope as needed to avoid any nasty surprises.
*Sending on time is considered a requirement for this swap (receiving a 5 rating). It's especially important since we hope items will arrive before the first of December. If there is a delay, please be sure to PM all 4 partners and the swap coordinator before the deadline has passed.

please write in the comments if you have any allergies and if you like loose tea, and...

Tea's do not need to be profile specific so you can start getting ready ahead of time. Profile specific may help you to gain hearts though.

if sending loose teas: send at least 10grams of each, or enough for two good cup fulls and be sure to package your loose tea well, in a ziplock or sealed baggie, and label with type and any sort of special brewing information.

Ratings: no unexplained or unresolved 1s and 3s. When in doubt, send me a PM.

Happy Holidays!

REMINDER:
since this swap is not profile based, you CANNOT rate down (less than a 5) for receiving teas you don't like. partners will always have the choice of looking at profiles, but can send what they choose. maybe you'll get a tea that you never knew you liked! :) keep calm and drink tea!

Discussion

hippofairy 10/ 5/2011 #

I have no tea allergies and i love loose tea! :)

Jester777 10/ 5/2011 #

Heeeee love this idea! Sounds so fun, I've been wanting to do an advent tea swap for a while now! Thanks for sharing. I prefer flavored black teas, especially dessert type blends, prefer no plain green. And LOVE loose leaf tea! :D

ArtTeachToBe 10/ 5/2011 #

black tea and for some reason lemon teas give me a migraine so if my partners would be kind and not send. Id love to be able and enjoy my tea :) And i dont have a thing for loose tea so please dont send me any.

craftyfairy 10/ 5/2011 #

personally because i dont like loose teas i dont really have any to send, and i hope my partners will be ok with tea bags since its not profile based. (just as i would be ok with loose teas even though its not my particular cup-of tea) i think as long as everyone send a variety people will get something they like! i would like to start packaging (beautifying!) my litttle tea packages long before partners are assigned which i hope is ok since its not profile based.

i get kindof nervous about a swap thats not profile based but people are expecting only the kind of teas they like but am really excited to try some new tea and especially to make each day special for someone!

waldenpond2 10/ 6/2011 #

I love loose tea, but no green tea, please!

Jester777 10/ 6/2011 #

Heh, even when a swap isn't profile based I always check my partner's profile to be sure if likes and dislikes and to make the swap more personalized, add a few special goodies :)

tyshadragon 10/ 7/2011 #

I always check profiles too, even on sender's choice swaps.

I'm happy with any sort of tea, I'm totally up for nice surprises :)

Margothecat 10/ 8/2011 #

I love to make my partners happy if I can, so I always check profiles :) What a great idea for a swap! There are a lot of crafty advent swaps, but I am not a crafty person. I am so excited about this swap! Thanks @hippofairy for hosting!!

No loose tea, please. I only drink herbal tea.

dustyrumor 10/ 8/2011 #

I really like fruity teas, but I dislike green teas! And I would prefer not to receive loose tea as I don't have any way to properly prepare it =) Thanks!! I'm looking forward to this swap and sharing all kinds of great teas =)

wintergarten 10/ 9/2011 #

i don't have any allergies so you can send me anything you like but loose tea! ;)

i know this is not a profile based swap, but i would love if you take into account that i'm not a huge fan of black tea... i really don't like it so please if possible send me some other falvours! ;)

kgeslab 10/10/2011 #

I am highly allergic to chamomile so no herbals or "sleepy time" teas for me, please. I'll stop breathing and have to go to the emergency room. I'm sending from my new home in the UAE, so if you don't get it PLEASE PM me - not sure how the mail system is here. Thanks!

Nekozet 10/10/2011 #

I have no allergies. I'm open to ANY teas! Wrapped is favorite, but loose is good, too!

I do have preferences listed on my profile though, if you would like to personalize!

My LEAST favorite at the moment is anything with lots of hibiscus, plus I already have a lot. Also not a fan of plain chamomile.

My MOST desired tea would be something containing sage, or green tea. Would also be neat to get some holiday flavors.

I love surprises, though! And this is NOT profile based - so whatever!! If you send it, I will drink it! ;p

17Papergoddess 10/11/2011 #

I'm hoping to make tea wreaths for holiday gifts so I'm open to anything with colorful packaging:) as far as personal preferences, I favor mints, chai , earl gray & constant comment. Not a fan of chamomile,as much as I have tried to 'develop a taste ' for it....

dabellaraquella 10/11/2011 #

I am stoked....Count me in for this one! Just PLEASE nothing too fruity. And no tropical. Allergies. Thanks! I also LOVE loose leaf, so anything you got! ^^

craftyfairy 10/14/2011 #

whoa. thanks for the tea wreath idea papergodess! i am going to make some too!

naturenerd3 10/15/2011 #

I don't like loose teas

Dislike: mint, fruity, sweet

Favorite: chamomile, earl gray.. you can send 6 chamomile and I wouldn't complain!

Doggie23 10/17/2011 #

DISLIKE FRUITY TEA I won't drink it. I love english breakfast, and loose leaf. prefer no plain green :P

Cosima 10/18/2011 #

You can send me loose tea or tea bags. I am not so fond of fruity teas, I often get heartburn from it. I prefer herbal and greens over black. But I drink occasionally black teas for a change. Happy Swapping :-)

GinaMarie 10/18/2011 #

Tea bags or loose leaf is fine for me, just as long as you have the amount needed for one cup, the flavor, and the steep time :) Not fond of fruity but I know it's senders choice :)

Netsirfirgal 10/19/2011 #

Anything is fine with me. I like all teas, loose or bagged.

RJcanuck 10/19/2011 #

Happy to receive any types of tea, bagged or loose! I do enough tea swaps that it will get enjoyed by someone! :D

Mooey 10/21/2011 #

Any types of teas are fine with me :)

wintergarten 11/29/2011 #

I'M SO EXCITED TO OPEN THEM!!!!!!! <3

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