Traveling tea box?

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I can send it back to Arby in Canada if we keep the weight down? Are there ways to send boxes cheaper to CA from the US? I’m in Wyoming if that makes a difference.

Arby said

It is not as expensive as people make it out to be. I’ve done several TTB before and shipping to the US is only $15-30 CAD (which is $11-23 USD). I assume prices from US to CAN are similar.We can easily keep weight down by not including any tins or large quantities.

AJRimmer said

True, you can always keep anything heavy so you don’t have to pay to ship it! :P but okay, I guess we’ve got several people now. What’s the official order this thing will go in?

I’m definitely interested as well if it’s not too late!

Inkling said

I’d be interested in joining as well! I’ve done several of these in the past and it’s always a fun way to try new teas.

Arby said

I’m thinking it could go in this order

Arby (BC,Canada), ships to USA
AJRimmer
amandastory516
Shae
Inkling
Michelle (ships back to Arby)

We just lost the previous box full of tea in the previous TTB, I’m not sure if we should include users with under 100 reviews or aren’t active semi-regularly. I’m kind of heart broken over the last box, I was so excited to hear what made it back to the original sender.

AJRimmer said

Works for me. Follow me back, and I’ll message you my address. It was really sad that everyone at the end of the chain in the last one didn’t get to participate!

Shae said

Looking forward to this! I’ve never done a TTB – are there any specific rules or is it basically take out what you want to keep and add what you want to share?

AJRimmer said

Yeah I generally try to put in the same amount that I take out!

Shae said

Perfect! I’ll plan to keep the weight and/or amounts the same. Thanks!

What if we add two teas specifically for the next person on the list, one you know they will like (based on their profile or cupboard), and one as a suggestion, something they might not usually try, outside their comfort zone. For example, I don’t normally go for a jasmine, floral or bergamot tea, but would be willing to try one someone recommends for me.

AJRimmer said

The tea box has arrived! I very much look forward to trying everything, and I’ll mail it to the next person in line next week!

Shae said

Oh how exciting!!

AJRimmer said

I shipped the box to Amanda today! It was fun going through and trying lots of things! I’ll probably post my notes next month since I’m doing advent stuff this month. Thanks to Arby for getting everything rolling!

I received the box today! I’m very excited to try some new to me teas. I’ll have it sent out to Shae on Monday.

Shae said

Will that give you enough time to enjoy everything? Don’t rush on my account!

Speaking of, how long does everyone normally keep the boxes? This is my first TTB so I want to do it right. :)

Inkling said

I don’t think there’s really a standard for how long to keep it unless the box organizer gives guidelines. Personally, I usually aim for about a week with most TTBs. That gives me plenty of time to try everything I want to without keeping the next person waiting too long.

I echo your “don’t rush on my account”…I have so many fun new teas to try right now in the Advent calendar that I’ll appreciate this more if I receive it after Christmas! :)

Shae said

Same here! I’m having a ton of fun with the Advent swap so I’m in no rush. Plus I’m off work starting December 20th so I know I’ll have more time to go through everything after that.

If you two don’t mind, I’ll certainly keep it for a bit longer! I’ll have it sent out by the end of the week.

Shae said

Sounds great to me!

Shae said

The box just arrived from Amanda! I can’t wait to dig in. There are so many teas!!

Shae said

Just an update – My husband said he can take the tea box to the post office for me on Thursday, but let me know if that’s keeping it too long. I’m almost done sampling everything I want to try then I’m boxing it up to send along to Inkling!

Inkling said

No rush! :) I’m out of town this weekend, so I won’t be able to get to it until next Monday regardless.

Shae said

Okay, sounds great! Let me know if there is anything in my cupboard you want to try. Hope you have a great trip!

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