One of my tea elves could use a little help...
My friend Shante is a single mom struggling to make ends meet. She's had some health issues that have kept her from working full time for a couple of years.... Read more
Today is the final day to support our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/southern-boy-teas-organic-flavored-iced-teas
Thank you to everyone who has supported us! I want to apologize for not having the nerve... Read more
Time is running out!
Only 12 Days left!
If you want to support our new crowdfunding effort and get some great iced teas, now is the time. Please check out our campaign and share... Read more
If you never read another update from me, please read this one
To my friends: I am sure you all get tired of hearing me peddle my tea and asking you to back my Kickstarters. I’ve been struggling to get this business... Read more
PLEASE read: It's HERE!
This is it! We're going for broke! Please check out our new (hopefully last) Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2045829949/southern-boy-teas-going-for-broke
See what you've helped us accomplish so far and what we want to... Read more
Happy New Year from Southern Boy Teas!
Hey folks! Hope y'all got your black-eyed peas and greens and that 2015 brings you health and happiness.
On December 15, my dad passed away unexpectedly and after the initial... Read more
An urgent plea
This is so hard to write, but I have exhausted every other avenue I can think of and I am at my wits end. Sales have been considerably... Read more
New white tea iced tea + 12 Teas of Christmas reminder
First Southern Boy Teas white tea! (and it's a yummy one!)
Now THIS is the good stuff. Don’t let the uncomplicated, single flavor of this tea give you the impression... Read more
12 Teas of Christmas Gift Sets
I know, I know, no one wants to think about Christmas NOW.
But, we've got to start our Kickstarter to get these awesome Christmas gifts made in time to ship... Read more
Social media update...
We just created a new Facebook page for Southern Boy Teas: https://www.facebook.com/southernboyteas and I would really appreciate it if I could convince some of you fine folks to like the... Read more
One more day left...
Only one more day left to help us with our trip to the ASD tradeshow! Tomorrow at 11:59PM CDT, our campaign will end.
I'm very happy to announce That we... Read more
Only six days to go and we're past the halfway mark!
PLEASE, consider helping us reach this really important goal. All pledges are welcome. Even if you can't pledge, please consider sharing the campaign with your friends. Thank you.
Your chance to make Frank make a fool of himself!
Well, we are almost half way there, but I'm still really nervous. This campaign is looking a lot like our last one, which started off really strong and then slowed... Read more
I'm pretty sure I've lost my mind...
But please check this out and consider helping us out one more time.
Our new Kickstarter campaign is drawing to a close at 11:59 PM CDT tomorrow. This is your last chance to get in on our awesome new campaign and help us... Read more
Less than 2 weeks left...
Our latest Kickstarter campaign is winding down. There are only 12 days left to show your support and get some great rewards while helping us expand our product line to... Read more
New Kickstarter Launched!
Thank you all for your input on our new campaign. Just wanted to let everyone know that I considered all of your feedback, made a few changes and just launched... Read more
All rewards have shipped!
Just dropped the final batch of rewards off at the post office. If you have not received your tea or a shipping notification, please send me a message here and... Read more
I apologize if I've been slow to respond or post updates, I have been busting my tail to get the rest of the rewards out.
Some of the orders were... Read more
Rewards are shipping again!
Just a fast update to let you know that rewards are going out. You should be receiving email notifications with tracking information on your orders. We have a little over... Read more
The rumors of my death have been only slightly exaggerated...
I am SO sorry I haven't posted an update in so long, but the fact is the flu bug I had turned into an upper respiratory infection and then into... Read more
Label issues, Part II
So, last week I contacted my label supplier and they insisted that I mail them some of my old label stock so they could make sure they got it right... Read more
Happy New Year!
Just wanted to give everyone another update. Today we shipped out the last handful of rewards for those who said they wanted to get their teas before Christmas. I feel... Read more
I've been getting some emails from folks who are confused by the backerkit process. Please note that after you answer the survey questions about when you want your teas (and... Read more
I really did try my best to get these teas out in time for Christmas for those of you who asked for that. I'm afraid I failed. It... Read more
My apologies for not keeping everyone updated. I actually wrote another update, but for some reason, it did not get published.
In any event, we've had some rather mundane unforeseen... Read more
BackerKit and your teas...
It looks as if most of the issues have been addressed and 95% of you are having no problem going through the process. If you are still having problems, or... Read more
Issues with Backer Kit?
If you are having issues with BackerKit, PLEASE use BackerKit to alert me about the problem. At the top of the screen there is a link that says "Need Help?"... Read more
Invitations going out NOW
Invitations to our BackerKit website are going out now. This is going to allow us to collect all the information we need from you guys to get your teas to... Read more
I apologize for going mostly quiet today. I'm afraid I've managed to come down with a nasty stomach virus. I've spent most of my day doing the technicolor yawn. I'm... Read more
30 Minutes Left!
Last chance to raise (or lower, but you don't really want to do that, do you?) your pledge and/or change your reward.
24 Hour Countdown and a peek inside our process
We have less than 24 hours to go, and I'm so excited about getting our teas out to all of our backers.
I'm pretty secretive about some of our production... Read more
Stretch Goal #17 achieved!
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Me and the missus and the little one went upstate to the booming metropolis of Minneapolis, Kansas to visit with my wife's family. Had... Read more
Stretch Goal #16 Achieved!
That unlocks another bonus flavor, and I'm going to bend my rules a little bit and announce the bonus flavors for stretch goal #14 AND #16 based on the phenomenal... Read more
Stretch Goal #15 Achieved!
And with that all $50+ and $25-level pledges will receive THREE bonus teas in addition to the ones they choose. And we need to decide on which extra blend we... Read more
Stretch Goal #14 Achieved! Time to pick a new bonus flavor!
Wow! We've just passed 2000% of our original goal! Amazing.
Sorry it took so long to post an update today. I've been swamped with filling orders, prepping for the rewards... Read more
Stretch Goal #13 Achieved! And New Rewards!
We made it to $9000! All of our $50+ level contributors get another tea! I'm happy to report that I am currently finalizing a purchase order for a new label... Read more
Stretch Goal #12 Achieved!
And it appears we have a tie! So I'm making an executive decision. For Stretch Goal #10's bonus blend, we're going to create a whiskey cola iced tea. And for... Read more
Stretch Goal #11 Achieved! New Vote!
I've been a little under the weather the last day or two. My six year old daughter was kind enough to share her cold with me. So I apologize if... Read more
Thought you guys might like to see this...
This is not an iced tea (though it could certainly be prepared that way, it's just a loose tea blend as opposed to a teabag tea. It's also a honeybush... Read more
All of this enthusiasm and traffic to our project page and our Facebook share counter is only at 70? I know we can do better than this. Let's get this... Read more
Stretch Goal #10 Achieved! Pina Colada flavor added!
You guys are doing a great job of sharing our campaign. I'm seeing links coming in from all over! I really appreciate your support. This has been an amazing experience,... Read more
Stretch Goal #9 Achieved! New Stretch Goals! New vote!
Holy smokes! And with that, we've topped $5000, and all of our $25-level contributors get an extra tea. More importantly, I'm that much closer to getting some of the production... Read more
Stretch Goal #8 Achieved + New bonus flavor announced
We leapt from $4000 to $4500 so fast my head is still spinning. You guys are awesome.
Funny story about the newest bonus blend flavor, for those of you who... Read more
Stretch Goal #7 Achieved! Vote here
AGAIN you guys have exceeded my expectations. Every time I turn around I'm having to post another update to let everyone know we've reached another goal. I'm starting to feel... Read more
Stretch Goal #6 achieved!
I continue to be amazed by the response to this campaign. I'm so excited that at least 200 people will have a chance to try our teas! I hope you'll... Read more
Just a peek at the machine I've been babbling about
This is the form fill seal machine I've been talking about.
If our project manages to earn enough after buying the label applicator, the Kickstarter fees, credit card fees, cost... Read more
Stretch Goal #5 Achieved! Vote on a new flavor here
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You are all amazing. It just keeps going. I'm giddy with excitement over this. I've been looking into a form fill seal machine or... Read more
Stretch Goal #4 Achieved and NEW reward!
We've reached Stretch Goal #4! You guys are awesome! That means we'll start collecting more suggestions for another bonus flavor to create. It looks like we'll be creating a Cherry... Read more
Stretch Goal #3 Achieved!
And with that, all of our $25-level pledgers will receive one extra tea!
This also means we're closing our #2 Stretch Goal extra flavor reward to new suggestions. Between now... Read more
New FAQs, searching for input
Just a quick note to let everyone know I added a new FAQs section to our project page, including answers to questions about what flavors are available and a link... Read more
You guys rock!
Wow. You guys are blowing me away. We jumped several hundred dollars over night and have kept climbing all day. I need to update our goal marker, but I've been... Read more
Stretch Goal Rewards Posted
Check it out, we just added some rewards for helping us meet our stretch goals. Keep spreading the word about our project and get more tea!
Less than 48 hours in and we're already on the verge of meeting our goal!
Honestly, I chose to try to raise the funds for the label applicator because I... Read more