Quite some time ago, I had closed off registration to new members for Tea Trade. I did this because I had little time to manage the site and the only registrations we were getting (mostly) were spammers. I spent far too much time dealing with spammers than I did with anything else.
Tea Trade has been around for about 5 years now, and it’s core users have never faltered in their support, which I, and @jackie, are very grateful for. However, there is no reason to keep it locked down forever (and Jackie has been telling me to open it up again), especially since this is meant to be a social website.
So, I’ve opened up the registrations, and even opened up the creation of new websites. I’ll be interested to see what interesting new tea faces join and if any interesting new tea blogs show up.
Anyhow, invite your tea friends to join!