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NovelTea Tins are Back! ~ Anise in Wonderland, Pu'er Rabbit and many more -- Punny Tea Caddies For Avid Book Readers
NovelTea Tins are Back! ~ Anise in Wonderland, Pu'er Rabbit and many more -- Punny Tea Caddies For Avid Book Readers
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Happy New Year from NovelTea Tins!

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Dearest Backers!

We had a much longer update, but as so often the Kickstarter Update feature ate what was written. 

No more, however; as of today they've updated the interface. Now we can finally post without fear of losing it all. 


We don't have any big news other than us continuing to push sales to cover the remaining tins. Here's where we're currently at:

Domestic Single Tins

We expect to have shipped all single tins in the US by next week. Keep your eyes on your mailbox and check your Backerkit to see if your tracking code has activated.

Domestic Larger Rewards (3+tins)

Next up are standardized tin rewards. We've shipped quite a few already, but this will be the next big hurdle. Our first focus will be the 4-tin rewards since they're the most numerous. That means we can pack more of them in standardized sets, which speeds up packing. 

Non-standard Rewards

If you added an item to your standard Reward tier; thank you!!! And apologies that we haven't shipped yet; we can't afford to make mistakes and your order deserves extra attention. 

We're proud to say that out of the hundreds of rewards already shipped we've only seen two or three contain the wrong items. We might not be speedy, but we're very accurate. 

Dented and Lost tins

We've shipped a few thousand tins by now and pretty excited that the postal service has been kind to us; only a handful of dents have been reported. As always we'll replace dented tins free of charge. 

International Orders

These will be the last orders to go out, but we'll pour our heart and soul into making it extra special and get it right. Hold tight; no backers will be left behind. 

We can't give any solid ETA's yet, but an influx over the holidays of retailers has given us extra cash to fulfill more orders. We're hoping to be in the double digits soon of orders to fulfill. It's been a long road, but we won't stop till every backer has their rewards. 

Pippi Oolongstocking

As part of the effort to raise more cash we've added the Pippi Oolongstocking tea blend to our site. It's one of the things we should've done a long time ago, but better late than never. The Pippi NovelTea Tin will continue to be unavailable in our web store, but at least now curious customers can enjoy the tea and backers can get a refill. All proceeds will go towards fulfillment. 


Warmly,

Jorgen, Johnny & Mitch

Holiday Mini-Update

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Greetings dearest backers!

Not much new to share this time, but now that we're back to more normal days of shipping I'd like to make semi-weekly updates to let you know we're still around. And we're continuing to ship!

In fact we've shipped over 30 rewards since our last update. That's still too slow, but we're happy to see that rewards are going out more rapidly than this summer. One day we'll share the full story of the wildfire season, but for now our focus is purely shipping out.

Some of you have requested tins for the Holidays. 

We'll continue to do our best to get tins out in time if you were planning gifts. If you let us know by email we should be able to get backers in the US tins in time. We might also be able to get out partial rewards or single tins as we have a growing stock of pre-packed tins. 

Don't forget to include your backer number when you email us. It helps a ton! 
And we still prefer contact by email as it's easier for us to keep track of and get you the replies you deserve. KickstarterVIP at Novelteatins dot com


And now; Back to shipping! 

Warm wishes,

Jorgen, Johnny & Mitch

Shipping Status Update + Q & A style

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We can fly! Pekoe Pan has landed!

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Greetings dear backers! 

Just a quick (non-spell checked) update from the 'shipping department here in Mount Shasta: Pekoe Pan's tea blend has arrived and we're finally starting to ship larger orders of more than just 1-2 tins. 

The actual bags of tea are twice this size, but I'm pressed for time and need to pack, so this is the best picture I can offer today. :-)
The actual bags of tea are twice this size, but I'm pressed for time and need to pack, so this is the best picture I can offer today. :-)

As per your requests we have several orders in our priori-tea queue. If you're in a hurry to fly away to Neverland, shoot us an email at KickstarterVIP@novelteatins.com and we'll move you up the queue. 

If you're in no hurry, are going away, have moved etc etc; now is also the time to email us and we'll do everything we can to have your teas/tins arrive when it works for you. 

Mix & Match

We keep getting requests, so I'll remind you of this option: If you'd prefer something different than the teas in your tins, let us know in an email. Want War and Peach in your Anise tin? No problem! 

Now, alas; back to packing!

- Jorgen

First backer photo of the season by the aptly named second_shelf_to_the_right! <3
First backer photo of the season by the aptly named second_shelf_to_the_right! <3

S'ipping update: Summer Vacations, Mix & Match, Tea Towels

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