A. Riddle@riddlesteashoppe

🍵 Founded in 2015; tea inspired by stories since 2012!
🐍 Art: @aunjuliart
💖Etsy Reopens & Restock: TBA

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Hi friends, checking in here because it seems as though I’ve disappeared 💖
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Since the last convention, I’ve been experiencing the worst kind of burnout, and while it’s been a hiatus, it’s been unintentional. I promised myself on New Years that I’d do LESS, and pushing the store to put out to meet the demand, my full time job, my wonderful client projects, and the quarterly boxes was... well it’s not that. 😂
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I wanted to apologize for my absence, for the lack of information with our store reopening. When I feel behind on things, I tend to disappear and work on them quietly behind the scenes—I guess I don’t feel comfortable being available and chatty while I’m mired in things I’m stressed about.
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The @aurorteasociety box is beautiful. It’s come with a high level of stress because every single detail has to be perfect, and we’ve had a lot of unexpected roadblocks from manufacturers, but it’s so so worth it. I’m excited for you all to see it—we are so proud of this experience! As we ship them out (find more details at the ATS instagram)—we continue to be proud and amazed by our favorite subscription boxes. It is hard work, and they rely so much on all of the pieces working smoothly together to deliver you the best experience. We’re still so new to it, still learning, and we admire these businesses SO MUCH. 💖
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If you’ve read this far, thank you! And thank you to my wonderful reps and friends for being such great support! ✨
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And here’s another giveaway, to all of you who have read so much of my rambling 😂🙌
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Leave a comment of appreciation on this post to one of your favorite subscription boxes. Tag them and specifically say why they are amazing. Two randomly chosen winners will receive a mystery package of tea samples and goodies ☺️💖 Open internationally, one entry per person, and the contest closes on Friday, April 27th, 11:55pm Eastern 🙌✨
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Have the best week, friends, and I can’t wait to read all of your praise for these amazing businesses 🙌✨


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My sweet friends, it has been a HELL OF A WEEK. I am exhausted, I am glad it is over. I am giving away an undetermined number of Kowalski samples (maybe two? MAYBE FOUR?) to celebrate, and Kowalski is delicious. Want a chance to win one?
🤦‍♀️ Comment and tell me something GOOD that happened to you this week!
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🤦‍♀️ Tag a friend you know would love the tea and I’LL SEND THEM ONE TOO if you’re chosen!
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🤦‍♀️ You can leave up to three comments with THREE DIFFERENT GOOD THINGS, TAGGING THREE DIFFERENT FRIENDS (for three entries total!)
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🤦‍♀️ Open internationally through the weekend, closes at 11:55pm Pacific on Sunday.
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🤦‍♀️ That’s all, my friends! I’m so excited for you to share good things with me so I can start the weekend right! 🙌
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Warm and delightful photo by our wonderful rep @mybookishbones 💚


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*giveaway closed!* Hi friends! Happy Friyay! We’re so relieved for the end of the week because it means we can transition from day job work to ATS projects and prepare for the @deatheatersteaclub box—going on sale Sunday! More details will be posted on the DETC Instagram later today!
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While our store is closed (we still haven’t committed to a reopening date) we’re going to do a handful of small giveaways!
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Today’s giveaway:
🍵 Two people will win a sample of Unseen Seer, our delicious decaf Demiguise tea!
🍵 Comment with your fav character from Fantastic Beasts!
🍵 Tag a friend for one extra entry (a total of two entries!)
🍵Open internationally and until Sunday, April 1st, 11:55pm Pacific.
🍵 Good luck!
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Magical photo by our rep @fictionandfae 💙✨


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We had such a wonderful time at @regenerationwho! We made many new friends, friends from the instagrams, and visited with our lovely @potterversecon customers 💖
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We’re busy working on ATS (boxes ship mid-April) and DETC (boxes go on sale April 1st) but we hope to have an reopening date for the store soon! 💙🙌
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Timey wimey photo by our infinitely wonderful rep, @bookhoarderproblems 💙💙


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It’s Day 2 of @regenerationwho And we wanted to highlight the newest companion to our Every Flavour tin, Regeneration in a Can!
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Each timey wimey tin comes with samples of five delicious time travel teas—one for each of the newest doctors, 9, 10, 11, 12, & 13!
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We’ll have them throughout the weekend until we sell out, and we’ll be offering these with our deluxe and canister preorders when we reopen (TBA)! 💙💙💙
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#regenerationwho #regenerationwho2018 #doctorwho


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Hi friends 💙 A quick announcement geared towards my delightful Whovians and Whovians-to-be—RTS will be at @regenerationwho this weekend in Baltimore! Friday through Sunday, you can see our wares IN REAL LIFE and say hello because we hardly ever get to meet our friends and patrons!
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We have a lot of new goods tailored to Doctor Who fans—a new mug, bookmark, quote card prints and of course tea! Be sure to follow our Facebook as we’ll be posting more detailed looks at our new goods 💙
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I wanted to highlight these new hard enamel pins here, and give a huge huge shout out of love and admiration to my wonderful boyfriend @joemakesglass 💙 While he’s always been a part of RTS in some way or another, Joe has taken over design in the last six months, allowing me to focus on tea and painting while he creates the most delightful designs.
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I’m so charmed by these Apology Cue Card pins from the Clara and 12th Doctor era. 😭 They’re a perfect representation of the show—funny and full of feels.
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These pins and all of our other wares will debut in our store when we reopen (date TBA!)
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💙 #regenerationwho


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Lovelies. It’s been a while 💖 Admittedly, I’ve been keeping myself away, trying to make sure I’m not letting anything fall off track. I’m absolutely tired, but I feel good—all of our orders are out (many ahead of schedule) and all of our mug preorders are out the door as of yesterday. Thank you again to everyone who preordered and was infinitely patient and understanding with the situation we were in. Needless to say, we’ll be holding off on preorders for mugs and things out of our control for the foreseeable future. 💖
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Store is on a brief hiatus while we work on prepping for next week’s Doctor Who convention @regenerationwho 💙 We have an absurd and wonderful amount of products debuting there, and we’ll be bringing them all to the store not long after! Some are old favorites and some are new delights, but it’s so good to round out our store with another love of ours.
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Next on deck is @aurorteasociety box prep (shipping mid-April), and then @deatheatersteaclub boxes are on sale April 1st!
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Lastly, if you’re subscribers to @nerdy.post or @thebookishbox, if we pop up in your box, don’t forget to tag us in your art/tea photos ☺️💖 It’s always a delight to work with amazing companies and people like Alexis and Justine 😭💖
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Have a great one, friends, and I’ll be posting around here more now that I’m not locked away in our fulfillment room 😂🙌
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Gorgeous (and delicious) photo by our rep, @chezmelodie 💖


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Look at all these tea samples in this gorgeous photo from our rep, @acouplereads ☺️
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It’s been an interesting few weeks, trying to grow our store to meet the demand of our customers, and with four huge restocks in a row, we’ve seen huge growth in new customers and tea lasting nearly 24 hours in the store! We have a ways to go before we meet our goal, but here are some important things coming up:
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💖 A gentle price increase on tea samples. We’ve been meaning to raise our prices on these samples since last August, but can you believe we just never had the time? Haha! Tea samples will be increasing from $2.50 USD to $2.75 USD and begins this week. This only applies to samples—everything else in the store remains the same price!
💖 Larger packages of tea for sale. We’ve mentioned this before, but this is something we have researched and hope to release in April! Buying larger quantities means less time you spend shopping and more time you spend sipping!
💖 Our secondary products—pins, prints, sugar, etc, have taken a backseat while we manage the tea side, but they’ll all be restocked and good to go in April as well!
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We appreciate your patience so much, and all of your kind words mean a lot. We’re really working hard to bring you the best from our store, our partnerships with sub boxes and companies, and our (now) two quarterly tea boxes!
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And for those waiting, we’ll be announcing the giveaway winners tomorrow! 💖


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We’re so excited to officially announce our new box, the @aurorteasociety! If you received the @deatheatersteaclub winter box or if you’ve been following the DETC Instagram, you’ll have been introduced already 💖
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The Auror Tea Society is our “good” wizard counterpart to the DETC, and will also be quarterly! (@joemakesglass lovingly mentioned that if we’re doing two quarterly boxes it’s almost a year of boxes at eight months but it’s okay.)
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Tomorrow, we’ll announce the on sale dates for both boxes! Please hold questions and queries until we’ve posted officially ☺️💖
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If you’re not already following along, pick your poison, and we can’t wait for you to see what we have in store!
🖤 @deatheatersteaclub
💙 @aurorteasociety
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Photo by our wonderful rep, @mythoughtsareabook 💖
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PS. I still have to announce giveaway winners! Soon! 🙈


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Hi friends! 💖 Just a couple of announcements!
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We’re still a little behind on orders—scaling our inventory to meet demands meant we needed to adjust some packaging issues, haha! About a dozen orders from the 14th are behind but orders from this week are still on schedule!
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Folks have been asking about deluxe tins in the next restock—yes! They’ll be in our next restock! The date can always be found in our profile!
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We have some quarterly box news coming today! 🙌🎉
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This cozy photography by @mybookishbones features our Candy Kreacher tea—a limited edition tea found in our sold out Winter @deatheatersteaclub box! ❄️


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Hi loves! Just a post to say we’re running a little behind at RTS with orders due to the holiday and how we’re scaling—only by a day or so! Restock is still happening today, and you’ll find that our shipping times are adjusted on our novelty items!
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We’ll be announcing the giveaway winners by the end of the week, and thank you so much for your patience as we scramble to get things done! 💖
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Beautiful photo by our rep @queen.of.fantasy ☺️


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Happy Valentine’s Day, lovelies! 💖 Restock today with ALL of our tea samples in stock (including Liquid Luck and Amortentia) and we were able to up the quantity from the last two weeks! We’ll also have more than double the quantity of Deluxe Teas from last week! ☺️
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Have a great day and share the love, my friends! 💖
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Wonderful photograph from our amazing rep @novelscript 💖


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