About this project
If we raise over $80,000 we will be giving away 1oz of personalized tea to each backer who buy at least one bottle. So, we need to hit this goal! You can help by continuing to spread the word and sharing on Facebook/Twitter!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT TEPLO:
Introducing the world’s first smart bottle for tea lovers.
Teplo is a revolutionary smart bottle that allows tea drinkers to brew the perfect cup of tea by tracking and controlling brewing temperature and time, via a mobile app. Instead of letting your tea get cold, a rechargeable battery hidden in the base of the bottle keeps the beverage at the preferred temperature. Plus users can personalize, find and order premium teas from all over the world on Teplo’s app.
Tea is the most popular drink in the world yet many tea drinkers don’t realize that getting the perfect cup of tea is actually quite complex and difficult; tea is extremely sensitive to temperature and brewing time. Compared to the way most typically brew tea: by simply throwing a tea bag in hot water and start drinking, we are ignoring taste, flavor, color and even the correct drinking temperature of the tea.
The Teplo team spent the past year carefully engineering both the bottle and the technology that powers it and are excited to unveil our product and bring it to tea lovers around the world. Introducing the world’s smartest bottle for tea drinkers - simple and elegant!
Teplo combines technology with its unique design to allow for the most perfect tea drinking experience, unlike anything else.
The glass bottle allows tea enthusiasts to appreciate the color of the tea, as well as to maintain the perfect temperature for a long period of time.
HOW IT WORKS:
CRAFT YOUR PERSONALIZED TEA BLEND:
Teplo’s innovative design consists of a glass bottle with a thermo sensor, heater, Bluetooth communication module and two batteries. An internal battery is used to communicate with smart devices, and has an all-day battery life. An external battery maintains the drinking temperature for as long as four hours.
Teplo will provide a mobile application for iOS and Android, available from the App store.
We develop our technology in our in house R&D lab. We also leverage our capability by partnering with manufacturers across the world.
Kazunori Kawanobe (CEO, co-founder)
Abhinav Sureka (COO, co-founder)
Mayuresh Soni (CTO, co-founder)
Marissa Goldstein, CMO
Bill Phelps, Ideastorm Inc., Design Partner
Tetsuo Hitomi(email@example.com), Logo Design Partner
Mai Usami(firstname.lastname@example.org), Logo Design Assistant
LemonLight Media, Video Production
Adam Goldstein, Timroon, Manufacturing Partner
We are three friends who came to the US to get our MBA’s at Babson College. Coming from Japan and India, tea is really important to our culture. With a growing tea market in the US of $2.4B, we thought that there must be a better way to use technology to create a better tea drinking experience. So, after discussing together, we decided to create Teplo, a simple yet elegant solution that combines modern technology with traditional tea drinking.
We’ve spent the past year designing and building both our hardware product as well as the technology that powers it. We’ve gone through countless prototypes and have tested it out on our classmates, who come from all over the world.
Now we are ready to launch Teplo and get it into the hands of tea enthusiasts all over the world and we need your help. With the money we raise from this campaign, we will be able to purchase tooling and thus kickstart the manufacturing process. We have the prototypes, have identified our suppliers and just need the capital to manufacture.
Risks and challenges
Bringing any product to market can present challenges and unfortunately delays can occur due to unforeseen circumstances. We give you our promise to do our best to make sure that the production process is done efficiently and effectively. Through the help of Timroon, we’ve already identified our manufacturing partners and our production timeline has been established. We are excited to bring Teplo to life and thank you for your support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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