I once received a couple tea bags, individually wrapped, but one had a paper wrapper and we had so much rain that week, when it arrived, not only had it soaked through, ruining the tea , but also the envelope it had been in and the card. I hope it didn’t ruin other mail too.
To be fair, I have also received a few also that remained intact.
My second worry would be that since tea leaves are organic, and also look like drugs, that customs would have a problem.
I am curious who really drinks the tea from a total stranger or do they only drink ones from repeat swaps so they know and trust the giver. I think many just collect the tabs and packaging.
Many years ago, on Halloween in America, for trick or treat, people gave fruit, popcornballs and candy to kids. But after some people found razor blades in an apple, or poisoned candy, many parents only let their kids go to church holiday events or trick or treating to neighbors they knew.
It’s sad but a few can ruin something for many.
Is this tea exchange so different?
In the Postcrossing sense, it is generous that someone would offer to mail something extra for free along with their card, and it would be nice to try different flavors from around the globe, but there is always a risk too.