Organizing: A Round Robin Tea Swap


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Organizing: A Round Robin Tea Swap

Postby klemptor » Sep 20th, '05, 13:40

I'm stealing an idea from another tea community that I belong to.

I'd like to organize a tea swap. LadyArden and I were talking and we think it'd be fun.

Is anybody interested?
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Postby chris » Sep 20th, '05, 14:27

LOL-- Kinda like "Tea-Bay" (sorry, bad joke)

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Postby klemptor » Sep 20th, '05, 14:31

I'll just assume that my cringe is understood.

EDIT: Um...now that I read that, it came out a lot ruder than I intended. Visualize me saying it with a wink:

" I'll just assume that my cringe is understood. ;) "
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Postby PeteVu » Sep 20th, '05, 14:55

seems potentially dangerous. recieving tea from someone u dont know...

::paranoia::
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Postby klemptor » Sep 20th, '05, 15:02

seems potentially dangerous. recieving tea from someone u dont know...


I know! We may send you *shock* LIPTON!

(Although I do see your point, I doubt that anybody frequenting a website about tea could be that dastardly.)
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Postby chris » Sep 20th, '05, 15:03

no worries... it's hard to offend me (after all, i'm friends with MikeB).
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Postby Mike B » Sep 20th, '05, 15:34

I don't know. I've known people before. It can be overrated.
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Postby jzero » Sep 20th, '05, 15:43

PeteVu wrote:seems potentially dangerous. recieving tea from someone u dont know...

::paranoia::


I sent some tea to Marlene. She hasn't posted since 9/15. Coincidence?
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Postby chris » Sep 20th, '05, 15:50

Exhibit A, Your Honor.
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Postby klemptor » Sep 20th, '05, 16:27

Or...I could make jzero PeteVu's trading partner and really freak him out!
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Postby Marlene » Sep 20th, '05, 16:33

Haha! Still here, alive well and tea drinking. It was very kind of jzero to send me his left overs :) I took his unwanted Earl Grey Bravo camping (actually it was a civil war re-enactment) and it was very well recived! My mother, in fact, won't drink any tea but Earl Grey, and Earl Grey Bravo is by far her favorite.
I would love to participate in a tea swap. I have done so in the past, with good results. I could organise it if no one objects!
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Postby klemptor » Sep 20th, '05, 16:46

Marlene-

Maybe we could organize it together - I've got a few ideas on how to run it, but the other teaswap I mentioned is the first one I've participated in, so I'd appreciate your seasoned advice!

I was thinking that everybody could send their tea, along with a small amount for postage, to the swap organizer. The organizer would then send the participants a package containing a sample of what each person submitted. This was suggested in the other tea community I belong to and it sounded like a really good way to do it - that way, if somebody says they'll participate but doesn't end up sending any tea, nobody loses out because that person just doesn't receive.

So what do you think? Any suggestions?
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