: Put a tea party counter on each "Insomniac Dormouse", "Sane Hatter" and "September Hare" you control.: Return target resonator with total cost less than or equal to the number of tea party counters on this card to it's owners hand. Then remove all tea party counters from this card.
The Sane Hatter chose his words carefully and moved calmly. "First, why don't we have some tea?"
The removal of the counter when using this ability is a removal by effect, not a cost to activate. Alice, the Valkyrie of Fairy Tales continuous ability prevents the removal of tea party counters for this card.