Old Swap Thread!

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Edited on 20/3/13.

I have a lot up for trade so please bare with me. Hopefully I can sort out some more to trade and update the list too but I will make a start.

Just a quick fyi for those that don’t know me, shipping is from the UK.

Teapigs
Chilli Chai – 10 bags
Marakesh Mint – 15 bags
Organic Dragon Well – 7 bags

Twinings
Green tea with orange and lotus flower – 15 bags
Moment of calm – Chamomile, Honey and Vanilla – 20 bags

Clipper
Organic White Tea – 25 bags

Yerba Mate
Rosamonte – 400g

Della Terra
Cappuccino Caramel Crunch – 1.5 oz
Snow Fairy – 0.6 oz

Pure Aroma Tea
Strawberry & Kiwi – 10g sample pouch unopened

Fiddling said

I’m interested in Butiki’s Tamarind Pop. Feel free to browse through my cupboard. :)

Would we have to pay extra for shipping?

For 100g of tea to be sent from USA to UK it costs roughly $10 – $13 so it does have it’s expense but not that bad, especially if trading for teas you can’t get in your country.

Kittenna said

From Canada, I seem to recall it costing very little more than shipping to the States! Less than $10, I’m sure. That may have since changed, though.

Sil select said

It was just under 9$ to send a box to France this past weekend from Canada

my US to CND swap w/c accdg to the usps website specs qualified as a large envelope was applied the price for a package just because it had tea inside and was saleable – even tho i did not receive money for it as it was a swap.

so 5.60oz cost 8.55 and 8.50oz is 9.15 instead of a slightly higher price than mail sent to a US address. 5oz is 2.40.

but yeah, it’s not bad if you are getting teas that would not be available for you to buy otherwise.

Uniquity said

In Canada a tea swap would rarely fit Canada Post’s rules. If the envelope is more than 1 cm thick or so it is supposed to be a parcel. They’ve cracked down a lot lately :(

I’ve been doing swaps and I’m in Canada! Buy the cd sized envelopes and spread the tea out so it stays flat enough :)

Uniquity said

@Whatshesaid – I know a lot of people do them in bubble mailers, but more and more bubble mailers are being turned back as oversized – at least at my work. The guidelines are actually quite ridiculous – all hallmark style cards are technically oversized and need 1.34 postage rather than .63. I’ve noticed them following that more lately too. :(

Sil select said

i just take them to the post office. oversized mailier is still cheaper than a box. the size 0 envelopes still let me send it as an envelope without the extra hassle of a parcel…so far anyway

Uniquity said

Interesting. Maybe they run things different in NS as oversize usually jumps to parcel off the bat. There isn’t really an in between.

I am usually fine, I’m in NB. I do take them to the PO so that they can slip the bubble mailer through the little slit thingy to see if it’s “acceptable” but I’m getting pretty good at ensuring it’s flat enough as I haven’t had trouble yet and no one has reported non-receipt of my swaps! (knock on wood)

Kittenna said

The parcel cutoff should be 2cm, not 1 cm. 20mm, actually; they have a slot to put it through (they don’t always do this but yeah, lately I’ve seen them doing it more often). I’m pretty sure that every swap I’ll send out will be in what’s technically an oversized envelope, you can fit up to 100g into an envelope that’s under 2cm thick, and mail it for less than $1.50.

I’m interested in the pu’erh, JING teas, some of the Teapigs, and a few of the Twinings green bags. I’ll post my list in a little bit.

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Would anyone happen to have 1 or more OUNCES of 52 Teas Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake for SALE (or swap)? Its my brother’s favorite tea and I’m trying to surprise him with something awesome.

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Emilie said

I’m looking to try more Butiki Teas. I’ve already had Pistachio Ice Cream and Tangerine Creamsicle. If anyone has some others they can manage to part with, let me know if there’s anything in my cupboard that interests you.

I have several Butiki teas and you have several teas I’d like to try! PM me :)

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lcg842 said

Hi,

I have the following teas I would like to swap. Note these are NOT currently listed in my cupboard:

- Tea Forté Citrus Mint
- Tea Forté Honey Yuzu
- Tea Forté Cucumber Mint
- Tea Forté Cherry Marzipan
- Teavana Rooibos Peach Blossom & Honeybush Blend (received in a swap, but didn’t really like it)

I’m a little picky, but I am looking for Teavana teas. I prefer flavored and regular greens, white, herbal, and Rooibos teas. I also love Strawberry Rose Champagne, which is the only exception of Oolong I like.

If anyone is interested, let me know! :)

I would LOVE the Cucumber Mint. If you’re willing to ship to Canada. I have a few Teavana blends, but can easily get something else as there is one near by.

lcg842 said

@tattooed_tea, the Cucumber Mint is yours! And yes, I am definitely willing to ship to Canada.

What Teavana blends do you have? :)

lcg842 said

Tattooed_tea, I’m currently following you, but could you follow me so we can PM? I already know what I want from your cupboard! :)

interested in a small samples of each :)

Following you now :)

lcg842 said

@tattooed_tea, YAY! :)
@yssah, I already promised the Cucumber Mint to someone, sorry :(

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Ellen said

I have some teas I basically have too much of or want to get rid of. I’d like to swap them! I want little in return – at least enough to make the cost of shipping worth it XD Feel free to PM (probably better) or post.

Twinings – Lady Grey
Republic of Tea – Tea of Inquiry (bagged)
Republic of Tea – Blackberry Sage (bagged)
Joy’s Teaspoon – Sunkissed Jasmine
Joy’s Teaspoon – Enchanted Forest
Ten Ren – Osmanthus Jin Xuan
SpecialTeas (I think) – Tie Guan Yin
SpecialTeas – Keemun Special Grade
ESP Emporium – Oolong Flower of Asia
ESP Emporium – Magic Moon
ESP Emporium – Ginseng Berry
Mighty Leaf – Leaves of Provence
Mighty Leaf – Mayan Chocolate Truffle
Chicago Tea Garden – Silver Needle
Teavana – Peachberry Jasmine Sutra
Teavana – Cacao Mint Black
Art of Tea – Tea Judging Panel Sample 401 (Black with bergamot and flowers)
Tea Oh – Cafe Mocha
Andrew Dunham – Jasmine Green
Merkaba – Rolling Thunder
Upton Tea – Kapchorua Estate (Kenya Black)
Upton Tea – Keemun Mao Feng
Upton Tea – Earl Grey w/ extra Bergamot

ToiToi select said

interested in ten ren – osmantgus and esp emporium – oolong flower of asia and chicago – silver needle and specialtea- ti kuan yin and teavana -peachberry jasmine and art of tea -tea judging panel sample. follow me so wecan pm!

Lala said

I’d be interested in the Republic of Tea Blackberry sage. Even if you can just fit a few into a regular envelope. Check my cupboard, i’m following you, send me a PM if you like.

I’m interested in …
Joy’s Teaspoon – Sunkissed Jasmine
Joy’s Teaspoon – Enchanted Forest
Mighty Leaf – Leaves of Provence
and Republic of Tea – Tea of Inquiry (bagged)
Check out my cupboard and send a message if any interest you.

I also have not listed in my cupboard…
Georgia Tea Co. – Champagne Raspberry White Tea
Georgia Tea Co. – Snowflake Tea (~1.5oz)
NM Tea Co. Starlight Sleep.
Harry and David Moose Munch (holiday caramel) and Apricot Vanilla
Stauf’s Tea House Market Spice

Hi Ellen! If you can spare small samples of these, that would be great!

Republic of Tea – Tea of Inquiry (bagged)
Republic of Tea – Blackberry Sage (bagged)
Joy’s Teaspoon – Sunkissed Jasmine
Joy’s Teaspoon – Enchanted Forest
Ten Ren – Osmanthus Jin Xuan
SpecialTeas – Keemun Special Grade
ESP Emporium – Oolong Flower of Asia
ESP Emporium – Magic Moon
ESP Emporium – Ginseng Berry
Mighty Leaf – Leaves of Provence
Mighty Leaf – Mayan Chocolate Truffle
Chicago Tea Garden – Silver Needle
Teavana – Peachberry Jasmine Sutra
Teavana – Cacao Mint Black
Art of Tea – Tea Judging Panel Sample 401 (Black with bergamot and flowers)
Tea Oh – Cafe Mocha
Andrew Dunham – Jasmine Green
Merkaba – Rolling Thunder
Upton Tea – Kapchorua Estate (Kenya Black)
Upton Tea – Keemun Mao Feng
Upton Tea – Earl Grey w/ extra Bergamot

Have a few Teavanas in cupboard but I got some nice ones listed in my blog and will update later for when my orders arrive in a couple of days :)

lcg842 said

Hi Ellen,

I’m definitely interested in the Teavana – Peachberry Jasmine Sutra! :)

Feel free to follow me.

I would love to try the Cafe Mocha,The Rolling Thunder, Upton Tea – Kapchorua Estate, and or the Special Teas Keemun

Ellen said

Thanks everyone for your interest! The teas are sent and done =) Im glad that people will get to enjoy them rather than sitting around my house!

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Does anybody have Davids Tea Copabanana and/or Blueberry Jam? Or anything else from Davids Tea?

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Does anyone have lemon or earl grey rooibos/ honeybush teas?

What I have to trade-

Nature’s Teas- Apple black tea
Some Teavana

I remember seeing something where you said Della Terra was out of Lemon Chiffon…but when I was just browsing their website it says it’s in stock. http://www.dellaterrateas.com/lemon-chiffon/

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graciezoe said

I don’t drink black tea, I’ve gotten free sample from David’s tea less than six months ago, never opened. Don’t want to swap I just don’t want to throw them away. I’ll send them out to someone who wants them all. They are: Toasted Marshmallow(2), Banana DreamPie, Chai Guarana, English Breakfast and Jumpy Monkey Mate.

ToiToi select said

i would love to try all! following you :)

Aw, I would have loved to try these. But Toi Toi got here first!

I so would have loved to try them too! Darn! (and I posted about being interested in Davids Tea yesterday!)

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nwolf93 said

I am wanting to try the cocoa canela tea from Davidteas anyone have some they are willing to share or swap?

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UK/Europe only for now:

Whittard Spice Imperial
Whittard Russian Caravan
Whittard English Breakfast
Whittard Dragonwell
Whittard Jubilee Blend

Fortnum & Mason Jubilee Blend
Fortnum & Mason Keemun
Fortnum & Mason Yunnan

Lahloo Tajiri

Twinings Vanilla Chai
Twinings Liquorice Allsorts Earl Grey (whole-leaf pyramids)

ATTIC green tea + elderflower, yarrow & lemongrass

Clipper Gold (bags)
Clipper Snore & Peace (bags)
Clipper Cloud Nine (bags)
Clipper Rise & Shine (bags)

Dorset Tea (bags)

Bewley’s Dublin Morning Tea (bags)

Hello there, I am always up for a local swap :) Nice to see another UK tea drinker here.

I am interested in:
Whittard Russian Caravan
Fortnum & Mason Keemun
Fortnum & Mason Yunnan
Lahloo Tajiri

I’m not sure how much of each you have to trade? Please feel free to browse my cupboard and see if anything catches your fancy.

Hooray! I replied to your most recent swap list.

Let’s say 25 grams of each, except for the Russian Caravan, which I can do more of.

Where do you get your bags, if you don’t mind me asking? If I used small freezer bags from Wilkinsons, would that work? This is my first swap, so bear with me :)

That sounds great :)

I get my bags from work so I’m lucky in that way but most people use any sort of food bags with a sealed tab. The only thing you need to remember is to label them whether it be by pen or sticker. I’m happy to help. :)

Thanks so much!

One thing I should mention is that some of these teas are 6+ months old and may not have been stored in ideal conditions (e.g. in the bag it came in rather than an airtight container). Is there a recommended limit for the age of the tea being swapped?

Luckily most teas can survive for a few years if kept correctly. If the bag that the teas came in has a tab top to seal then that is fine. If the bag is open to the air then it would have dried and lost a lot of it’s flavour and goodness. Teabags are fine to be stored in their boxes as the bags are made to be stored that way but eventually they dry up too.

I believe the tea that you swap should be clean and kept in a good enough condition that you would still be willing to drink it yourself. There is no real written law about it really just a courteous factor to take into consideration. :)

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