Swap-bot Time: April 1, 2023 9:10 am


Date Joined: October 15, 2022
Last Online: April 1, 2023
Birthday: August 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello, there! My name's Taimat. I'm 35, transmasc, and I currently live in the US. (I recently moved back after a decade in Japan.)

Please pardon any typed letters you may receive! I am still dealing with long Covid, and my fine muscle/nerve/motor skills still aren't back to where they used to be, so long, handwritten letters can be quite challenging/painful for me to create. But rest assured that no less love and care goes into every one of my swaps! ^^

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A SWAP FROM ME: please message me and let me know! I send all of my swaps on time, and I would be more than happy to resend a lost swap!

I've been pen palling for a few years, but I've made the jump from simpler letters/postcards to full projects in the past year or so, and I am having a blast!

My day job(?) is being a web shop owner/operator/etc. for a little store that sells fantasy-themed loose leaf teas and accessories. (You can check out my stuff at my site!) If you get a swap from me, you might end up with a tea sample imagined and blended by yours truly~ (If your profile says you’re okay with loose leaf teas, that is!)

When I'm not working or crafting, I love playing video games, mostly RPGs, as well as reading and writing fanfiction.

I'm quite easy to please, so please let my profile/likes/dislikes be a guideline more than hard-and-fast rules!

A few easy favorites are:
- Colors: red and gold
- Animals: dragons and rats
- Beverages: tea

Things I Love To Receive

ITEMS: Almost anything, truthfully! Most especially, things I can use for other snail mails! Paper samples, washi tapes, stickers, paperclips, dies, die cuts, cling stamps... ^^ I really like to receive things from other countries and/or independent artists, so if you have stationery products of your own or local brands you'd love to share, then I'd love to see them!

AESTHETICS: Again, almost anything, haha. My favorites are vintage, botanical, cute, colorful, and academic!

MAIL: Please tell me about you! About your day, where you're from, things you like or don't like, etc. I also really love stories, quotes, and song lyrics!

POSTCARDS: Almost anything! Please see my "ABCs" section for loads of things I like, but I'm open to anything~ :)

TEA/COFFEE: Tea, please! I just cannot get into coffee, and I'm so sorry. ^^' But with regard to tea, I have yet to meet a tea I don't like, so please send me anything and everything! I'd love to try it! I'm fine with tea bags or loose leaf, however, please make sure the ingredients are listed on the packaging!


PLEASE DO NOT SEND GLITTER OR SEQUINS! (Unless they are made of paper.) I have small pets, and I don't want to risk accidental ingestion.

I'm not really into neon colors. Bold/primary colors are fine, but if it looks like it'll glow in the dark, it's not my style. ^^'

ABCs Of Things I Like

A: academia aesthetic (dark or light), The Amazing Devil (band), Animal Crossing, architecture, art prints, autumn

B: bento, berries, birds, black tea, books, book pages, botanicals, buttercups

C: candles, cardstock, carnations, cats, chai, Charizard, chipboard shapes, chocolate, choral music, collage, cooking, crafting/creating, cutouts

D: dandelions, decorated envelopes, dice (unique or interesting), die cuts, dies, dinosaurs, doilies, dragons, DuoLingo

E: Earl Grey, elves (fantasy, not Xmas), embellishments, envelopes (especially decorated), ephemera

F: fae, fall, fanfiction/fanworks, fantasy, Final Fantasy 14, Fire Emblem, flavored tea, flip books, flowers, food, forests, fruit, fussy cutting

G: Genshin Impact, (Studio) Ghibli, gifting things to others, gold, green, green tea

H: handmade things, happy mail, herbal tea, herbalism, hibiscus, hot chocolate/cocoa, hygge

I: Italy, illustrations, independent artists, ink

J: Japan (and associated fashion, food, history, culture, etc.)

K: kawaii (branded or unbranded), Kutsushita-nyanko (a Japanese San-X kawaii character)

L: labels, learning about my swap partners, lemons, letters, letter-writing paper, local artists/creators, The Lord of the Rings (books & movies)

M: maps, Marvel (especially Loki), memo sheets, mermen, mini envelopes, music, mythology

N: napkins (decorated), Ninja Sex Party (band), note sheets

O: old books, origami paper

P: paint sample cards, paper for collaging, paperclips (decorative), PET tape, photography, plants, “please deliver to” stickers/stamps, poetry, Pokémon, postcards (check my likes, but I’m not too picky! I can always pass them on~), purple

Q: queer literature/art, question and answer cards

R: Rattata, rats, recipes (especially quick or easy!), red, regional facts, rodents

S: sakura, sheet music, sour candy/foods, spring, stamps (postage), stamps (wooden, cling, acrylic), Star Trek, Stardew Valley, stationery of all kinds, stickers, summer

T: tea, tea blending, textured paper, tickets, travel

U: ukiyoe

V: vanilla, vellum, video games, video tutorials, vintage aesthetic

W: washi paper, washi tape, wax seals & sealing, white tea, Winnie the Pooh characters (especially Tigger), The Witcher, writing


Y: yellow

Z: Zelda (The Legend Of)


HelenG6 rated for Washi Sample Destash on Mar 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the swap; I love it! The presentation of this swap is great using pocket letter. The tapes are nice and colourful, and the envelope is wonderful decorated as well.
Response: You're so very welcome, and I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :D I do my best to have good presentation for my swaps~ ^^ Thank you so much for the heart, and have a wonderful day!
MamaKek rated for Crafty Penpal Letter on Mar 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for you beautiful letter about your creation process and the gorgeous folder it was in! Even the envelope…it was such a lovely letter to receive ❤️
Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for listening to my rambling about my process and inspiration and the like~ From one crafter to another, it means so much! 💕 Have a wonderful day! :)
Comment: Your lovely random envelope and long chatty letter arrived this morning. It was an absolute delight to receive. Such wonderful things -- I spent ages going through it and looking at everything. Thank you so much.
Response: I'm so glad to hear that it reached you all right and that you enjoyed it! That means I did my job well, haha! ^^ Thank you so much for your kind comment and for the heart~ Warm wishes! <3
suepier rated for Postcard Chaos #5 on Mar 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart! <3
Comment: Thank you for your postcard! You've reminded me that I have a bunch of D&D postcards in a box somewhere I can also use! : )
Response: Ooh, D&D postcards would be so cool! :D Definitely time to bust those out, haha!
Comment: Thank you for the really cool postcard! I got into swap-bot hoping to find people to swap planner stuff with, but stayed because it was so fun!
Response: You're so welcome~ And I'm really glad you're here! <3 Have a wonderful day!
chevl66 rated for CPG-N: Random Envie 3 x 3 - Global on Mar 21, 2023
Comment: Wow! I love all of it, thank you! Can't wait to try that tea - I've never had that brand!
Response: You're so very welcome! <3 I hope you enjoy the tea! :D
Comment: Howdy, neighbor! I'm a little familiar with The Woodlands as I have an acquaintance who moved from here to there. I definitely relate to your wish for more public transport options, but Texas cities are so darn spread out. I loved taking the tube and walking all over London! Thanks for the teas - that was a sweet and creative surprise. :)
Response: I miss walkable cities! Cryyyyy~ XD And you're so very welcome! :) Thank you for the heart! ^^
Comment: This is simply a stunning swap - thank you so much! From the gorgeously decorated envie to the thoughtfully curated and beautiful double pocket and ephemera! Thank you very much! Loved your letter, I'd go with you back to Japan in a heartbeat! Welcome aboard to SB!
Response: Thank you so much for a fun swap that encouraged me to test my skills (but wasn't too scary!) ^^ If you ever needed a tour guide for Tokyo, I'd happily oblige! XD I'm so glad that you enjoyed my swap, and thank you again for the warm welcome!
Comment: A beautiful folder filled with beautiful vintage style ephemera. Thank you so much ❤️ It's exactly what I like!
Response: I'm so glad to hear it! Thank you! :D I looked through your Insta before putting everything together to double check what you might like, and you make beautiful pieces! :) Thank you for creating gorgeous artwork for the world! ^^
WhizBangBoom rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #22 on Mar 13, 2023
Comment: Greetings, Taimat! Thank you so very much for the lovely envelope. It was a pleasure to unfold the presentation you put together for sending the teas in this swap, it was a special touch for certain. I can't imagine why anyone would be bothered by the typed letter - you obviously put care and consideration in the whole presentation! All the best to you, thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed my swap! That's my top priority, and I'm happy to know I succeeded! :D Thank you so much for your kind compliments~ I do try my best to put together nice presentations for my mails, rather than just tossing everything in an envelope. It seems so much more fun, this way! :) I hope you enjoy the teas, and have a wonderful day!
Gretchenwu rated for A Happy Folder/Pocket Swap #02 on Mar 10, 2023
Comment: Wow, this is one of the best mails that I received ! The folder is so beautiful, I would like to try to make one as well. Thank you so much ! Have a lovely day.
Response: I'm so happy that it reached you safe and sound! :D If you'd like a tutorial video on how to make the folder, just let me know, and I can send you the video that I used! It's easy peasy! ^^ Have a wonderful day!
sera rated for Well That Postcard's Kinda Weird on Mar 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the ghibli post card! I’ve tried to watch this movie a couple times but I have never finished it lol.
Response: Ahaha, I won't tell! (It is actually one of the Ghibli movies I've never seen! Shhhh~ XD)
AnDark rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #22 on Mar 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely note, teas and pretty envelopes!
Response: You're so very welcome! :) I hope you enjoy the teas~ Have a wonderful day!
Comment: thank you it such a pretty card and i love the poem and tea - def made me smile!
Response: I'm so happy I could make you smile! :) Have a wonderful day!
noone7212 rated for Postcard Chaos #5 on Mar 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the card! :⁠-⁠) I hope you have a great March!
Response: You're very welcome! ^^ I hope your day, week, and month are all fabulous!
Reading100 rated for Postcard Chaos #5 on Mar 2, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard.
Response: You're welcome! :D
JustSmurfie rated for Postcard Chaos #5 on Mar 2, 2023
ElisaMarcuz rated for 📦5 boxed set postcards #34 on Mar 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: You're very welcome! :D
bethe rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #22 on Feb 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful teas and your cute letter. I don't mind that the letter was typed 😊 I love the cute packaging and decorated envelope as well! I have recently enjoyed a couple Ahmad teas. The ones you sent are new to me and can't wait to try them out. I have had the Harney & Sons Paris before, so I am definitely looking forward to enjoying it again. Thanks again and happy swapping!
Response: I'm so glad I was able to send you some teas you might like, both an old fling and hopefully some new faves too! ;) Thank you so much for your kind rating! Have a wonderful day!

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