Swap-bot Time: March 22, 2023 11:35 am


Date Joined: October 15, 2022
Last Online: March 22, 2023
Birthday: August 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello, there! My name's Taimat. I'm 35, genderqueer, and I currently live in the US. (I recently moved back after a decade in Japan.)

Please pardon any typed letters you may receive! I am still dealing with long Covid, and my fine muscle/nerve/motor skills still aren't back to where they used to be, so long, handwritten letters can be quite challenging/painful for me to create. But rest assured that no less love and care goes into every one of my swaps! ^^

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A SWAP FROM ME: please message me and let me know! I send all of my swaps on time, and I would be more than happy to resend a lost swap!

I've been pen palling for a few years, but I've made the jump from simpler letters/postcards to full projects in the past year or so, and I am having a blast!

My day job(?) is being a web shop owner/operator/etc. for a little store that sells fantasy-themed loose leaf teas and accessories. (You can check out my stuff at my site!) If you get a swap from me, you might end up with a tea sample imagined and blended by yours truly~ (If your profile says you’re okay with loose leaf teas, that is!)

When I'm not working or crafting, I love playing video games, mostly RPGs, as well as reading and writing fanfiction.

I'm quite easy to please, so please let my profile/likes/dislikes be a guideline more than hard-and-fast rules!

A few easy favorites are:
- Colors: red and gold
- Animals: dragons and rats
- Beverages: tea

Things I Love To Receive

ITEMS: Almost anything, truthfully! Most especially, things I can use for other snail mails! Paper samples, washi tapes, stickers, paperclips, dies, die cuts, cling stamps... ^^ I really like to receive things from other countries and/or independent artists, so if you have stationery products of your own or local brands you'd love to share, then I'd love to see them!

AESTHETICS: Again, almost anything, haha. My favorites are vintage, botanical, cute, colorful, and academic!

MAIL: Please tell me about you! About your day, where you're from, things you like or don't like, etc. I also really love stories, quotes, and song lyrics!

TEA/COFFEE: Tea, please! I just cannot get into coffee, and I'm so sorry. ^^' But with regard to tea, I have yet to meet a tea I don't like, so please send me anything and everything! I'd love to try it! I'm fine with tea bags or loose leaf, however, please make sure the ingredients are listed on the packaging!


PLEASE DO NOT SEND GLITTER OR SEQUINS! (Unless they are made of paper.) I have small pets, and I don't want to risk accidental ingestion.

I'm not really into neon colors. Bold/primary colors are fine, but if it looks like it'll glow in the dark, it's not my style. ^^'

ABCs Of Things I Like

A: academia aesthetic (dark or light), The Amazing Devil (band), Animal Crossing, architecture, art prints, autumn

B: bento, berries, black tea, books, book pages, botanicals

C: candles, cardstock, carnations, cats, chai, Charizard, chipboard shapes, chocolate, choral music, collage, cooking, crafting/creating

D: dandelions, decorated envelopes, die cuts, dinosaurs, doilies, dragons, DuoLingo

E: Earl Grey, elves (fantasy, not Xmas), embellishments, ephemera

F: fae, fall, fanfiction/fanworks, fantasy, Final Fantasy 14, Fire Emblem, flavored tea, flip books, flowers, food, forests, fruit, fussy cutting

G: Genshin Impact, gifting things to others, gold, green, green tea

H: handmade things, happy mail, herbal tea, hibiscus, hot chocolate/cocoa, hygge

I: Italy, illustrations, independent artists

J: Japan (and associated fashion, food, history, culture, etc.)

K: kawaii (branded or unbranded), Kutsushita-nyanko (a Japanese San-X kawaii character)

L: labels, learning about my swap partners, lemons, letters, letter-writing paper, The Lord of the Rings

M: maps, Marvel (especially Loki), memo sheets, mini envelopes, music, mythology

N: Ninja Sex Party (band), note sheets

O: old books, origami paper

P: paint sample cards, paper for collaging, paperclips (decorative), PET tape, “please deliver to” stickers/stamps, poetry, Pokémon, postcards (check my likes, but I’m not too picky! I can always pass them on~), purple

Q: queer literature/art, question and answer cards

R: Rattata, rats, recipes (especially quick or easy!), red, regional facts, rodents

S: sakura, sheet music, sour candy/foods, spring, stamps (postage), stamps (wooden, cling, acrylic), Star Trek, Stardew Valley, stationery of all kinds, stickers, summer

T: tea, tea blending, tickets, travel

U: ukiyoe

V: vanilla, vellum, video games, video tutorials, vintage aesthetic

W: washi paper, washi tape, wax seals, white tea, Winnie the Pooh characters (especially Tigger), The Witcher, writing


Y: yellow

Z: Zelda (The Legend Of)


chevl66 rated for CPG-N: Random Envie 3 x 3 - Global on Mar 21, 2023
Comment: Wow! I love all of it, thank you! Can't wait to try that tea - I've never had that brand!
Comment: Howdy, neighbor! I'm a little familiar with The Woodlands as I have an acquaintance who moved from here to there. I definitely relate to your wish for more public transport options, but Texas cities are so darn spread out. I loved taking the tube and walking all over London! Thanks for the teas - that was a sweet and creative surprise. :)
Comment: This is simply a stunning swap - thank you so much! From the gorgeously decorated envie to the thoughtfully curated and beautiful double pocket and ephemera! Thank you very much! Loved your letter, I'd go with you back to Japan in a heartbeat! Welcome aboard to SB!
Response: Thank you so much for a fun swap that encouraged me to test my skills (but wasn't too scary!) ^^ If you ever needed a tour guide for Tokyo, I'd happily oblige! XD I'm so glad that you enjoyed my swap, and thank you again for the warm welcome!
Comment: A beautiful folder filled with beautiful vintage style ephemera. Thank you so much ❤️ It's exactly what I like!
Response: I'm so glad to hear it! Thank you! :D I looked through your Insta before putting everything together to double check what you might like, and you make beautiful pieces! :) Thank you for creating gorgeous artwork for the world! ^^
WhizBangBoom rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #22 on Mar 13, 2023
Comment: Greetings, Taimat! Thank you so very much for the lovely envelope. It was a pleasure to unfold the presentation you put together for sending the teas in this swap, it was a special touch for certain. I can't imagine why anyone would be bothered by the typed letter - you obviously put care and consideration in the whole presentation! All the best to you, thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed my swap! That's my top priority, and I'm happy to know I succeeded! :D Thank you so much for your kind compliments~ I do try my best to put together nice presentations for my mails, rather than just tossing everything in an envelope. It seems so much more fun, this way! :) I hope you enjoy the teas, and have a wonderful day!
Gretchenwu rated for A Happy Folder/Pocket Swap #02 on Mar 10, 2023
Comment: Wow, this is one of the best mails that I received ! The folder is so beautiful, I would like to try to make one as well. Thank you so much ! Have a lovely day.
Response: I'm so happy that it reached you safe and sound! :D If you'd like a tutorial video on how to make the folder, just let me know, and I can send you the video that I used! It's easy peasy! ^^ Have a wonderful day!
sera rated for Well That Postcard's Kinda Weird on Mar 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the ghibli post card! I’ve tried to watch this movie a couple times but I have never finished it lol.
Response: Ahaha, I won't tell! (It is actually one of the Ghibli movies I've never seen! Shhhh~ XD)
AnDark rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #22 on Mar 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely note, teas and pretty envelopes!
Response: You're so very welcome! :) I hope you enjoy the teas~ Have a wonderful day!
Comment: thank you it such a pretty card and i love the poem and tea - def made me smile!
Response: I'm so happy I could make you smile! :) Have a wonderful day!
noone7212 rated for Postcard Chaos #5 on Mar 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the card! :⁠-⁠) I hope you have a great March!
Response: You're very welcome! ^^ I hope your day, week, and month are all fabulous!
Reading100 rated for Postcard Chaos #5 on Mar 2, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard.
Response: You're welcome! :D
JustSmurfie rated for Postcard Chaos #5 on Mar 2, 2023
ElisaMarcuz rated for 📦5 boxed set postcards #34 on Mar 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: You're very welcome! :D
bethe rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #22 on Feb 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful teas and your cute letter. I don't mind that the letter was typed 😊 I love the cute packaging and decorated envelope as well! I have recently enjoyed a couple Ahmad teas. The ones you sent are new to me and can't wait to try them out. I have had the Harney & Sons Paris before, so I am definitely looking forward to enjoying it again. Thanks again and happy swapping!
Response: I'm so glad I was able to send you some teas you might like, both an old fling and hopefully some new faves too! ;) Thank you so much for your kind rating! Have a wonderful day!
feverfawn rated for Note Card Happiness February 2023 on Feb 28, 2023
Comment: I wish I could give you more than just one heart - this swap was so generous and very special to receive! Thank you so much for all the kind thought you put into it and for all the wonderful goodies! I love the washi samples and adorable pokemon stickers (the psyduck ahh!!!) The tea sounds delicious, I love fruit flavors - I'm gonna check out the blends you make too. The postcards are perfect and amazing! + I love the decorated envelope you sent it in and the handmade one inside. Thank you for sharing the nice poem inside the notecard and for your additional letter as well! Everything was so fun! Thank you and hope we can swap again, and If you want to be friends on switch let me know - I'd love some friends on there! Take care <3 - Jess
Response: I'm so, so glad that you enjoyed the swap! That makes me so very happy aaaaaaa~ :D I had a wonderful time putting everything together for you! (And I was overjoyed to find that I hadn't sent that Psyduck to anyone else, yet!) I'd love to swap again, if you're interested, and I can for sure give you my Switch friend code! (It'll give me a reason to get back on there, haha~ It's been a little while! ^^' I probably have weeds everywheeeeere. XD)
Fabriqueen rated for Postcard Chaos #5 on Feb 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool PC and quote! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! Have a wonderful day, yourself! ^^
2cat007 rated for newbie swap on Feb 27, 2023
marclively rated for 📦5 boxed set postcards #34 on Feb 27, 2023
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Comment: What a lovely swap you sent. I love that everything was so nicely put together such as making the file folder to hold it all. I will be using nit to figure out my own folder. Love all the tuck ins and yes.. I like tea and yours was amazing last night with just a hint of cream. Big thank yous!! Hugs, Mona
Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed it all! (Especially glad that you enjoyed my tea! That makes me so happy! ^^) If you have any trouble figuring out the folder, please drop me a message! I’d be more than happy to send along the video tutorial I used. It’s almost deceptively easy. 💕 And yet, it’s so nice-looking, hehe~ Thank you for your kind words! ^^
kathriy rated for 📦5 boxed set postcards #33 on Jan 30, 2023
Comment: Hello! Thanks for sending me such beautiful set of cards. I appreciate it a lot. Have a great day! :)
Response: You are so welcome! ^^ I hope your day is equally wonderful!

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