Tea Swap

TEASWAPBANNEROne of the first things you’ll learn when you get to know me is that I love tea. I have a mini tea bazaar in a pull-out drawer of my office and a whole cabinet dedicated to tea and mugs in my home. It is easy to accumulate tea in my deep cupboards and have jars and tins pushed into the dark, dusty corners.

In an effort to keep my tea stash rotating and to try new teas, I’ve created this monthly tea swap.

A Tea Swap is a great way to try new teas, clean out your cupboard, re-discover teas you own, and meet new people. It’s also a great piece of snail mail during this digital age. Who doesn’t love coming home to a surprise in a mailbox?

Using other penpal systems as inspiration, this is the current process:
(may change and evolve over time)

  • Fill out the Tea Swap Participation form below by the end of the month to be included in the next month’s swap.
  • Each month the form will reset so you’ll need to sign up again.
  • You will be informed of your Tea Penpal via e-mail (you get a new buddy each time you participate).
  • Send out your Tea Penpal Package by the 15th of the following month (ex: Feb 15th in this case). Your package should consist of:
    • At least two (2) different types of teas
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    • At least four (4) servings of tea
    • Something handwritten (this can be a note, an explanation of the tea, a recipe idea, etc)
  • If you have a website, twitter, or even instagram account, feel free to share the love using #teaswap, #teapenpal, or #sipdown

Let’s Get Swapping! You  have until the end of the month to complete the form.

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  1. I am in my mid 20’s and I first fell in love with tea when I was twelve. I believe it all begin with my grandmother, she only believed in natural home remedies,so anything herbal was her first choice. At a young age I was taught to only drink natural waters, such as watermelon, melon,etc. made at home, and if you happen to be sick grandma’ was the first person you visited. Those up bringing have stuck with me, and now, all you will ever catch me drinking is water, natural waters, or tea 🙂

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  3. I am 33 and love all types of tea. I am excited to do the swap. I love trying new teas. Thank you all for having me.

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  5. Hey I am a 14 year old and I love tea!! I want to do a tea swap so then I can try new teas and so I am not always drinking the same thing. Hope I can swap with some of you!!!!!