I would vouch for [username] - tea swap credibility
Very grateful to have exchanged tea with these people!
So many of the people I have swapped with over the years have disappeared, but here are a few who are still around:
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. (^.^)
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!
A short list so far, but I look forward to adding to it as time goes by!
I have successfully swapped with:
These people have generously sent me tea:
I have sent tea to:
I have participated in the following:
Traveling Tea Box C
And I have purchased tea from:
Here are the people I would vouch for :)
I have purchased tea from:
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)
So far I’ve had no issues with any swaps.
My short list includes:
My first three swaps went wonderfully with these wonderful people :)
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?
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.
Thank you for the info, Lala.