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A monthly tea subscription with 60 amazing teas a year, stories of the teas on your smartphone, and an app to record your exploration.
A monthly tea subscription with 60 amazing teas a year, stories of the teas on your smartphone, and an app to record your exploration.
A monthly tea subscription with 60 amazing teas a year, stories of the teas on your smartphone, and an app to record your exploration.
83 backers pledged $4,415 to help bring this project to life.

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There are countless teas from the tea plant Camellia Sinensis and herbal infusions from other botanicals like Rooibos, Yerba Mate, Tulsi, Chamomile etc.

So whether you are looking to make a new hobby of tea drinking, or to expand your knowledge of tea, discovering quality teas can quickly become overwhelming and pricey.

Story of My Tea is a is a monthly subscription that makes it effortless to discover and experience unique specialty teas by bringing you some of the best teas from different cultures and regions of the world along with the stories behind them

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TEA FROM EVERYWHERE

We are a platform for exploring great tea beyond borders and cultures. We embrace diversity. 

       

BEYOND TEA - AN EXPERIENCE

OUR SUBSCRIPTION BOX - AN ART GALLERY OF TEA: Each month we curate, pick and send you a box of 5 unique, high-quality loose leaf teas from around the world, in a quantity best suited for exploration - 12-15 grams each. Makes 20-30 first cups (Yes, you can steep them multiple times).

  

DIVERSITY - Discover 60 different teas in a year without repetition.

   

WORLD MAP - Each month you get a map of the world showing you all the countries where the tea was sourced from so that you can visualize and connect with your world exploration in tea.

   

QUICK INFO PANEL - Just the right information to help you best enjoy your tea. Here you can find information like tasting notes, preparation instructions, a summary, and tips.

   

STEEP . SIP . SCAN

STORIES THAT FIT IN YOUR TEA TIME -  Discover tea beyond it's taste and aroma. With each tea you can expect information on the origin of the tea, A Short story about the tea, its intricate properties, classification, Kung-Fu Style preparation instructions etc.

Simply scan the QR code to know more about the tea through a Tea Profile.

   

TRACK YOUR DISCOVERY - with an easy to use app we are developing. With the app you can keep track of your world exploration in teas as well as the favorites.

     

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ONLY THE BEST QUALITY

Specialty teas, competition grade teas, championship winners, other high quality loose leaf teas

        

IN LOVE WITH A TEA?

For times when you can't get over a tea, you can buy more instantly from our evolving monthly catalog - A micro stock of tea we keep for a short period so you don't have to travel across continents looking for your newfound tea-love. Alternatively we will connect you directly to the seller. Kickstarter Subscription backers get a 10% discount on the catalog for a whole year.

  

BUT WHAT KIND OF TEA DO I GET?

For some people tea is strictly Camellia Sinensis. For others, tea can be any other herbal infusion as well.

Our subscription comes with either of the themes:

  • The World of Tea Subscription includes specialty tea from around the world from the tea plant Camellia Sinensis. These include White, Yellow, Green, Oolong, Black, Dark teas as well as blended and scented teas like Genmaicha, Chai, etc.
  • Infusions of the World Subscription includes all the above as well as other botanicals like Rooibos, Yerba Mate, Tulsi, Mint, and fruit blends

You will receive a survey after the campaign is over to pick your subscription theme.

   

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ENERGY MANAGEMENT BETA BOX

LIMITED TO 100 

Centuries old tea wisdom + Modern concepts of energy management put together into a box to bring you a healthy way to manage your energy.

The teas are picked for their combination of wellness benefits to help you carry yourself through the day - Energy & focus, Rejuvenation, Relaxation and Stress relieving, among others.

Includes an energy tracking card to identify your high and low energy zones that increases your energy awareness so that you can plan your days effectively.

Meet the teas in the box: 7 teas - 15 grams each (50 cups total)

  • Premium Matcha
  • Royal Puerh
  • Brandy Oolong
  • Chocolate Chai
  • Mint Soother
  • Citrus Chamomile
  • Relaxation Blend

Also includes Bio-degradable Steepers

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE ALREADY SAYING:

  

 

 

 

 
UPDATE: Thanks to everybody who supported us on both the thunderclaps. The thunderclaps are now complete and we did not reach this goal. We will still work to see if we can add this tea to our thunderclap backers.
UPDATE: Thanks to everybody who supported us on both the thunderclaps. The thunderclaps are now complete and we did not reach this goal. We will still work to see if we can add this tea to our thunderclap backers.

 

 

    

    

  

 

   

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ORIGIN STORY

Story of My Tea is an idea that has evolved over time between my friend and I in our quest for personal improvement with long discussions over tea. We are folks with diverse cultural backgrounds with a passion for art, culture and tea. We realized that there is a great deal of exotic and unique tea out there in the world but there is no easy way to explore and enjoy them. This made us want to bring the beauty of tea to an audience that otherwise would have a harder access to it.

We also feel that today, most of us are quick to classify things and form our own little bubbles of existence. The world around us with advanced technologies of predictive and associative algorithms further help us strengthen and live within our bubbles. We think that open-mindedness and a spirit of exploration are the ideas that help us form lasting connections across boundaries and cultures.

Inspired by that, we have put in a lot of work and research into the last year to bring Story Of My Tea to reality - a platform that celebrates tea's diversity in tastes, cultures and regions, and helps you experience them all. Now we are ready, but we need your help.

   

WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW & WHY WE NEED YOU

We have our Service and quality standards clearly defined, the package designed, suppliers identified for tea from five continents and all our processes in place. We are able to roll out our monthly subscription boxes at this point.

However, we need your help for upgrading our packaging and fulfillment operations and developing the app. As our Kickstarter community, you would have early access to our app and we would be thrilled to use your feedback in shaping the app's development. Also you would be helping us place a large initial orders with our suppliers which helps keep our initial operational costs low. As a startup, that is very valuable for us.

  

 

   

EPILOGUE - THE FUTURE

How we plan to contribute to the tea community in the United States and around the world in the future:

  • We are a tea subscription service inspired by culture and art that promotes a spirit of open-mindedness through tea exploration and tea stories from around the world and we plan to stay that way
  • We intend to grow our service as a platform for already existing teas with interesting origins and inspiring stories and we will strive to bring only the best teas to your table from different parts of the world
  • We have a great deal of ongoing product and service level research with the aim of bringing the millennia-old tradition of tea to a modern lifestyle

   

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

A huge thanks to our friends who were always there to support us and who willingly as well as reluctantly let us experiment on them with our teas and concept ideas.

They say tea connects people and we are particularly grateful for some of the friends we made on our path through tea, who helped us out with putting our booklet together.

Some of the cool shots you see are done by our friend Jordan

 

 

Risks and challenges

Currently we hand package the product and in case of greater demand that can cause delays. However, in anticipation of high demand, we are ready to bring in packaging equipment within 5 business days of the campaign's end date to meet the demand.

One of the reasons we need your support on this project is to upgrade our packaging systems - to prevent any delays, we have already shopped and identified the equipment and are ready to purchase them to get things running upon successful completion of the campaign.

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    Pledge $23 or more About $23

    1 month subscription - NIGHT OWL

    Each Subscription Box contains 5 teas (12-14 grams each tea) + Biodegradable steepers

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    1 month subscription - EARLY BIRD

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    ENERGY BOX - LIMITED TO 100

    Our special wellness tea box, with old tea wisdom and modern energy management ideas

    It contains
    *7 teas (15 grams each)
    *Biodegradable steepers
    *Energy Tracking Card
    *Usage ideas

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    3 month subscription - EARLY BIRD!

    3 months of subscription. At the best price ever!

    Subscription Box contains 5 teas (12-14 grams each) + Biodegradable steepers

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    3 month subscription - All Birds

    3 monthly subscription boxes at a great price

    A Subscription Box contains 5 teas (12-14 grams each) + Biodegradable steepers

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    6 months subscription

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    12 months subscription

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