I would vouch for [username] - tea swap credibility

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Rie said

Very grateful to have exchanged tea with these people!

Dustin
greenteafairy
KiwiDelight
Maria
moraiwe
Shelley_Lorraine

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ashmanra said

So many of the people I have swapped with over the years have disappeared, but here are a few who are still around:

Azzrian
K S
GMathis
JacquelineM
SimplyJen
Teaequalsbliss

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Mark B select said

I’ve got a mess of tea, but not had much luck swapping or even giving it away. Often difficult to even find out if it was received. Has left a bad taste in my mouth. Both occasions I was super busy too.

Sent a really solid collection to one person and got nothing in return. Supposedly lost in the mail. Still a bummer. Another that I sent, asking only that the individual write a tasting note on it, failed as well. They got the tea but never posted a review/note. Honestly I was curious as I didn’t like the tea at all and was hoping to see how someone else would respond to it.

Don’t anticipate much swapping in my future. Too bad, had hoped to enjoy that part of the community.

That’s too bad that you had two bad experiences right from the start! I’ve only had good experiences swapping (so far). I’m more likely to distrust USPS than other Steepsterites so I always get tracking for packages (costs a bit more, but worth it for me). Maybe you can try to play it safe and swap only with the names you see that are frequently vouched for so that you don’t have to miss out on all the fun. (^.^)

Mark B select said

Yeah, we’ll see. At some point I’ll do an inventory and post some stuff, so that it doesn’t go to waste. Pretty focused right now on appreciate all the wonderful spring greens the are coming online for 2013. Great stuff!

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wheezybee said

A short list so far, but I look forward to adding to it as time goes by!

I have successfully swapped with:
Aimee Popovacki
Dinosara
Emilie
Lariel
Moraiwe
Shadowfall
Short Sorceress

These people have generously sent me tea:
Dr Jim
Kaylee
Shelley_Lorraine

I have sent tea to:
ArtP

I have participated in the following:
Traveling Tea Box C

And I have purchased tea from:
Momo
QueenOfTarts

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Here are the people I would vouch for :)

Swaps:
Scribbles
Wheezybee
JustJames
Lauriel
Moraiwe
Skysamurai

I have purchased tea from:
momo
iHeartTea
QueenOfTarts

Not swaps:
Katiek – sent me a very generous mystery tea box
Dr Jim – started the replacement traveling tea box and sent it to me

I’ve participated in:
Another Traveling Tea Box
Traveling Tea Box C
Considering a New Traveling Tea Box
Here’s Hoping Traveling Tea Box Round 2
Secret Pumpkin/Turkey (all 3 rounds)

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scribbles said

So far I’ve had no issues with any swaps.

My short list includes:

Short Sorceress
JustJames
Aimee Popovacki
Dexter3657
AureliaFish

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JustJames said

i will vouch for: scribbles and cavocorax!

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My first three swaps went wonderfully with these wonderful people :)

ToiToi
Nicole
Martine

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Hiya, new to this site.

I think I know what this “tea swap” is. A friend of mine who introduced me to puerh tea, we occasionally send each other samples of the different puerhs we get.

Is that what the tea swap here on steepster is?

How do you sign up for a swap?

Lala said

Check out this thread for US to US swaps:http://steepster.com/discuss/5155-us-tea-swaps-for-us-to-us-only

There is also a discussion thread for US to Canada swaps and for international swaps. There are also several discussion threads for selling tea and for giving away tea.

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Thank you for the info, Lala.

Also, you can send messages to people that have teas you’d like to sample & invite them to swap with you! Not everyone will say yes, but many people will. :)

OMG! We live in the same town, Pyra!

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