This World Kindness Day, we thought it would be fun to share a few ways you can carry out a tea exchange, and bring a smile to someone’s face.
If you’ve got a group of friends who all love different teas, why not host a “three favourite teas” swap party? The idea is simple – each party guest brings three of their favourite teas to the party, along with a small note about why they like each tea so much. Place all participants’ teas on the table and let the swap begin!
Everyone walks away with three new teas, and learns more about new flavours and brands! The swap works best when you have a diverse range of teas, which will make finding someone new and appealing much easier.
We may live in a digital age, but there’s nothing better than coming home and finding a package of tea! All you’d need is to gather a few tea lovers, pair them up with one another, and let the tea exchange begin. This is also a great way to make new friends and try new teas!
To make things easier, match exchange members by budget. That way, you can shop within your price point, and not worry about getting something too expensive (or too cheap!) in return.
For inspiration, you can look at the Dayre Tea Exchanges*, which take place about once a year. Anyone interested in tea can sign up, and they will be paired with someone based on their budget. That way, you can give and receive something of equal value, making the tea exchange friendly on your wallet as well. Unfortunately the Dayre Tea Exchange for this year has closed their sign-ups, but watch this space for updates!
*Just a disclaimer that the Dayre Tea Exchange was first initiated by a fellow teapasar staff, even before she joined teapasar. This was mentioned only to give inspiration on how such a tea exchange can be carried out.
This last idea isn’t a tea exchange per se, but it’s a fantastic act of kindness. You’ve heard of the concept before, so why not carry it out with tea? If you have a tea-loving friend who seems a bit down, or is running low on tea, why not nip out to the shops and buy them their favourite blend of tea? Better yet, stay at home and order tea from teapasar, and have it delivered directly to your recipient as a nice surprise!
We hope that this post has given you a few ideas on how you can make the world a cheerier and kinder place. Let us know which you’ve done, or are planning to do!