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Tea Lover's Journal (Canadian Only)

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Swap Coordinator:Wildchild (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing  Journals 
Number of people in swap:5
Location:Regional - Canada
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:April 23, 2010
Date items must be sent by:May 28, 2010
Number of swap partners:1
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Edit: I just realized that the 24th is a holiday Monday so I'm changing the due date.

I got this idea from Miditron who is running a US only version of this swap. I asked and got permission to run my own for us Canadians. This is my first public swap so please go easy on me. :)

Include at least ten different types of tea, taped to the pages of the journal. Try sending some of the following categories of tea:

1 Morning tea

2 Afternoon pick-me-up tea

3 Dinner tea

4 Bedtime tea

5 "When you need to relax" tea

6 "When you need to be awake or focused" tea

7 "When you're sick" tea

8 A weird or unusual tea

9 A tea you want to try but haven't yet

10 A tea you don't like but can't seem to get rid of

11 A friend or partner's favorite tea

12 Your absolute favorite tea

Your teas do not have to match the above categories, these are just a suggestion! You can also include multiple types of tea per category. If you wish to include loose leaf tea, please measure it into a filter bag and seal it so that the recipient can use it like any other tea bag.

For each tea you include, write the following information:

  • Name of the tea
  • Brand
  • Type of tea (black, green, rooibush, white, etc)
  • Any special steeping or serving instructions
  • Your favorite thing about it
  • Anything else interesting about it: where you found it, an interesting story, something that happened while drinking it, etc.

Please use a 5x7" journal or composition notebook for this swap. Decorate your journal front and back with either a tea theme or ideas from your partner's profile. Look to their profile for color preferences. You will probably need to tie a ribbon or something around your journal to keep it shut once you are done. Make sure you stick the tea in with an adhesive that allows the tea to be removed and used, like scotch tape. Feel free to decorate your journal pages as well, make them fun!

Also include a page with a short letter to your partner - introduce yourself! Feel free to include extra pages of artwork, tea, or writing if you wish.

I suggest staggering the positioning of the tea bags so that page 1 has the bag at the top of the page, page 2 has it in the middle, page 3 has it on the bottom, and repeat until the end. This will help your journal be less bulky and close easier.

All tea is sender's choice! However, please check your partner's profile for food allergies. It's one thing to send a tea someone might not like - it's another to send one that could be dangerous!

Apologies for making this Canadian only, I'm worried that shipping will be prohibitive.

As journal swaps are quite intensive, I'm requiring at least ten non-electronic swaps, a well filled out profile and no recent unexplained 1s or 3s. If you have questions or want to request special permission to participate, please PM me and we'll try to work something out. The signup deadline is a long way away, so you should have no trouble completing 10 swaps by then.

I can't angel this swap if someone gets flaked on, but you have over a month to do this swap, so it shouldn't be a problem! :)

Discussion

charmachine 04/11/2010 #

I really like the idea of this swap, but will have to decline as I just gave birth to twin boys on March 5 and my time is completely engrossed with them. Any free time is spent trying to get some sleep! Have fun with the swap and I hope to catch you next time.

Wildchild 04/11/2010 #

Thank you for the kind words

rayfancy 04/22/2010 #

I would also love to join, but sadly I am strapped for time, but if you host another Canada only one, I will join that one!

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