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Tea and a notecard ~ NEWBIE FRIENDLY!

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Tea and a notecard ~ NEWBIE FRIENDLY!
Swap Coordinator:ilsepulse (contact)
Swap categories: Food  Newbie 
Number of people in swap:103
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.90 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:February 14, 2015
Date items must be sent by:February 21, 2015
Number of swap partners:1

This is a simple and fun swap - open for newbies to get a good rating :)

  • Put 5 different teabags in an envelope.
  • Find a nice little notecard and write a nice message to your partner.
  • Write your swapbot-name and the name of the swap somewhere on the notecard too.
  • Seal the envelope, stamp it, and send it out! Please mark 'sent' only when you have actually sent out the envelope.


Please rate your partner a 5 when you received 5 different teabags. However, hearts come from checking profiles - so I always recommend checking your partners' profile for preferences or allergies.

Teabags have to be prepacked by manufacturer - NO loose tea-leaves!!

This is what I mean with 'prepacked/prewrapped/sealed':

Minimum rating 4.90. No unexplained/unresolved 1's or 3's in the past 3 months. Newbies welcome with a well-filled out profile. I will check profiles and ban if necessary. EDIT: Well filled out means more than just a few lines!

I am able to angel this, but can always use more angels - so let me know below if you can angel as well :) But please NO FLAKERS!!

Happy swapping!


Zorin 01/18/2015 #

Hi! This is my first (swap-bot) swap. I hope my profile is okay, please let me know, if I should add anything, etc. xox

HicUpAppleNod 01/18/2015 #

Hi lovely people, just a quick question: does "teabags" include herbal teas, infusions and such, or just proper tea (black/green)? Thanks!! :)

ilsepulse 01/19/2015 #

Yes @Zorin your profile is a good start of a well filled out profile :)

@HicUpAppleNod teabags include any kind of prewrapped tea, so everything goes - black, green, flavoured, herbal - as long as it is wrapped by the manufacturer, so do not wrap tea yourself, or put loose leaves & infusers in a plastic bag or something like that.

Pre-wrapped & sealed by manufacturer means a teabag covered in a paperbag with the logo of the brand + the name of the tea on it, brand new and sealed by the manufacturer.

I hope I explained this well, any questions - just ask!

HicUpAppleNod 01/20/2015 #

@ilsepulse thank you very much for your help! :D

Lucjacat 01/31/2015 #

Hello, I'm also new. Not sure if my profile is ok. Trying to figure everything out!

Az4Angela 01/31/2015 #

Hello!!! I just joined today and I am excited to join this swap! Question: Will we get an e-mail with an address on who to send it to?

kdeorne1 01/31/2015 #

Hello. I am new and this is my first (swap-bot) swap. I was wondering if my profile is okay.

ilsepulse 02/ 1/2015 #

@kdeorne1 and @Lucjacat you both have a good start on a wellfilled out profile! :)

@Az4Angela you will get an email when partners are assigned, with a link to this swap, then in the upright corner from the swap, in the yellow box, you can 'see who you send to' - when you click that line, a popup with your partners address will come up :)

mkangak 02/ 2/2015 #

I do have a question! The send by date is when it has to be sent by? Not received correct?

Bavarija 02/ 2/2015 #

Hello, I'm also new. Is my profile ok?

ilsepulse 02/ 2/2015 #

Indeed @mkangak send by date is the last date you must send it out - when you receive the swap will depend on where your partner lives, international post can take up to 1-6 weeks, so after you've send the swap, just sit back and wait :)

Ilene 02/ 2/2015 #

Looks like fun. I am a fairly new newbie myself and have now participated in a couple of different swaps - in progress. It helps to see what others write into their profiles. I was kicked out "banned" from my very first one (also tea/note related) and that hurt my feelings, as I didn't know what was expected...

littlemoonrabbit12 02/ 4/2015 #

My question is about the teas. I've seen some people require that they are in the manufactured pouch, like the Twinnings tea you have shown. What about teas that do not come in a glossy pouch, such as Tetley which comes in a tea bag (it's not loose leaf) but other than the container is comes in, there is nothing on it to tell you of the type of tea. As these types of tea allowed, provided they are labeled?

ilsepulse 02/ 4/2015 #

@littlemoonrabbit12 I know which ones you mean. Unfortunately these are not allowed, as it is still kind of 'unhygienic' - therefore I stated the pre-wrapped/sealed by manufacturer thing. I have never seen a tea-swap were those types of bags were allowed - guess nobody really likes to receive them.

littlemoonrabbit12 02/ 4/2015 #

Alright then, thanks for answering. Good luck with your swap!

nads 02/ 6/2015 #

I didn't realise about the different packaged teabags & have sent a tea bag like that but made an envelope to put it in but I will definitely do the right way from now on

fawnscrafts 02/ 6/2015 #

Send by date does NOT mean postmarked date. That could be a few days later depending on the postal service in ones area and local holidays.

fawnscrafts 02/ 6/2015 #

@Ilene I had other reason for banning you. I had to ban so many from that swap, that I did not send a note with a reason to anyone that was banned.

If you nicely PM me and ask, I have no problem replying.

ilsepulse 02/ 7/2015 #

@Ilene I will always send a note when I ban people from my swaps. That's just the fairest in my opinion, especially towards newbies.

alisonriann 02/ 7/2015 #

Looks like fun!

Chitcakes 02/ 8/2015 #

This looks like Fun and I have loads of tea to share! Is my profile on a good start? I just signed up today! This would be my first swap!

KaraRuth 02/ 8/2015 #

This is my first swap. I'm very excited to take part!

TC 02/ 8/2015 #
owlsinathens 02/ 9/2015 #

Well, I am brandnew and really don't know what to do now? I registered - do I get an email to whom I send the teabags?


MissTea 02/ 9/2015 #

How many partners will we have?

ilsepulse 02/ 9/2015 #

@owlsinathens yes you will get an email when partners are assigned. Click on the link in the email, which will lead you to this swap page again, and up in the yellow box on the right side of the page you'll see a link 'see who I send to' - and that will be your partner :)

@MissTea you will have 1 partner, as stated above in the swap description :)

@TC thanks for mentioning! Will go through the complete list of participants right before I assign partners - and ban whoever I feel uncomfortable with. :)

owlsinathens 02/10/2015 #

@ilsepulse thank you for the Response! I am eager to get started! :)

wusagirl 02/10/2015 #

i just signed in on that page ^^ could someone inform me how to get the adress of the others ?`:)

ilsepulse 02/10/2015 #

@wusagirl as I said above, click on the link 'see who I send to', and you will see your partner (incl. address) :)

Livibee1 02/11/2015 #

Hey I'm a newbie but would love to join in if that's okay? I'll be sure to add more to my page.

idasideetje 02/13/2015 #

@ilsepulse almost 100 people joining your swap! I join. Just one more to go to make it 100 :-)

kayetankt 02/13/2015 #

@ilsepulse I'm in! Let me know if I need an angel. I would be glad to angel for someone should the need arises. :)

neslihandalga 02/15/2015 #

Hi, I'm new there and I'm so excited! When will we got partner?

ilsepulse 02/15/2015 #

thanks for the offer @kayetankt I will contact you if I need you! :D

mugndoli 02/15/2015 #

I'm new but I would love to be an angel if needed :)

Ilene 02/18/2015 #

Thank you for all of your kind responses to those who asked questions. I know that is much appreciated, especially for Newbies who may not understand the whole process. I have my swap packed and ready to mail out tomorrow morning. Right on time. A couple days early, even. Looking forward to what I receive in the mail.


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