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About this project

Thanks for tuning in to our Kickstarter campaign! As many of you may know, the entire MILK+T team has been working tirelessly on opening our first store in Downtown Los Angeles. We're proud to say that we're almost done with construction and we can't wait to serve the community of DTLA!

 

 

In 2015, we started our journey with the world's first self-serve boba truck. The truck was a wonderful opportunity for us, but also had a lot of mechanical issues that we just couldn't afford anymore. Profits turned into losses with everything breaking down inside the truck. We poured our heart and soul into it, but just couldn't keep up with the repair costs.

For nine months, we scoured the internet in hopes of finding the perfect space, and finally in January 2017, we signed our lease and the project began. 

Located in the heart of Little Tokyo, our space will be a 1300 sqft platform-- not just for boba tea, but for local artists to showcase their work as well. We want this space to highlight the culture of Little Tokyo and Los Angeles as a whole and bring together a community where we can serve quality drinks with honest ingredients.

The road has been bumpy with ups and downs, but we're proud to say that the finish line is close, and we need your help to get us across!

 

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Even though we'll be moving from our truck into a store, we'll still be serving the same drinks with the same quality ingredients-- Handcrafted syrups, loose leaf teas, and no high fructose corn syrup! Our self-serve topping bar will still carry your favorite boba, jellies, fruits, and more.

With $10,000, we'll be able to remodel the front of the store to create a more welcoming experience. The current facade is over 34 years old, and to give it a facelift would be incredible! But don't worry, the project will still be happening whether or not we hit this goal. 

We have some awesome rewards in exchange for your support, so be sure to check them all out!

 

Hopefully our grand opening will be on time, so all supporters will receive their rewards in a timely manner as well! So whether or not you help us out by donating, please share this campaign! Help us create MILK+T, downtown LA's first self-serve boba bar.

Special Thanks:

To the entire MILK+T team, thank you! Shane, Oscar, Christine, Nika, Caroline, thank you being an amazing asset to the team.

To Tommy Trinh, thank you for shooting such an incredible video for us and taking those amazing photos! We're honored to have met such a humble creator!

To Johnny Lee, thanks for being our mentor since day 1. You've given us a lot of advice, and we couldn't have gotten this far without you!

To all of Beyah and Stacey's friends and family, you're not forgotten. We love you all. :)

Risks and challenges

With every business, there are risks and challenges. We are currently facing a few challenges, but nothing that cannot be handled. We're in the process of selling our truck right now and finding the right buyer. In addition to that, inspection is happening and we received a few corrections that we're required to make.

This project will be a new risk in a huge city, but with our truck being an already proven concept, we're confident that we'll be opening something incredible in the heart of Little Tokyo.

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    Exclusive Bottle by Allen Robbins

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    BOBA 101

    Do you want to learn how to brew your own tea and make boba? Join 5 other people in this exclusive Boba 101 class that we'll be holding inside our store!

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    MILK+T Member's Club

    Have you ever wanted to create / name your own drink? Well now's your chance! This reward will include a private tasting session!

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    Boba Consultation

    Here's your opportunity to sit down face to face with us and ask any question your heart desires. Recipes, logistics, how to start a business-- you name it!

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    MILK+T Black Card

    Free drinks for life-- redeemable at our truck or store. What's more to say? For as long as we exist, your boba cravings are taken care of. (Max: 1 drink per day)

    You'll also get this really sweet matte black card to flash around and show off to your friends.

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    We will cater your event!

    Are you planning a special event such as a corporate event, wedding, birthday party, or baby shower? Let us cater your party and create an unforgettable experience for your guests. We'll even throw in the glass jars for free!

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    The Ultimate MILK+T Party

    Birthday coming up? This is the ultimate party. We'll close down our store for you and your guests and provide unlimited boba, a DJ, and a photo booth to get your party started!

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