About this project
Dark Roasted Blend - "DunkFish" Coolest Tea Infuser!
Notting Hall - The place for Tea. "The creation of a fun new product - an infuser with attitude"
Paula Winchester - Twelve Winds Tea Company “Sometimes we need a wakeup thrill and having a fish in my teacup is just that...I am a backer”
Hi Kickstarters! Thanks for taking a look at our project.
We wanted to create a fun new product, that turns the traditional ritual of brewing coffee or tea on its head, and strikes up a conversation. So we created an infuser with attitude. Inspired by the youthful energy and innocence of my two little girls, who remind me every day to never grow up - we have designed and developed "Dunkfish". These little characters can be used to infuse tea or coffee, and with an interchangeable mesh basket you get the best of both worlds.
How you can help
Having spent the past year designing some great new concepts, we have moved into the development phase with Dunkfish, which is where we need your help. In order to pay for tooling to get these little characters to see the light of day, we need to raise $14,000.
Where we are at Dunkfish have been through three rounds of design and development. We have made two initial CNC prototypes, and have also made a short run production for product testing. We have production and packaging partnerships set up and all we require now are the funds to get production going.
What you get With a pledge of $25 or more you get your very own Dunkfish with the tea infuser basket. A pledge of $35 or more will get you the Dunkfish with the interchangeable tea and coffee infuser baskets. Take a look at the pledge options on the right.
Dunkfish SchoolThe dunkfish schools are for the coffee shop or boutique stores who would like a dunkfish display.
Dunkfish Materials With thoughtful design and high quality materials and construction, these unique infusers are sure to last a lifetime.
We have designed the top half out of a high quality, heat resistant, food grade silicone with unmatched performance and color vibrance, whilst the lower half has a stainless steel “ribcage” which insures the mesh basket will never distort or deform. There are two options for the mesh basket. The first is a stainless steel mesh for use with tea leaves. The second is a fine laser etched basket for coffee infusing.
Custom designWe will be creating a custom design Dunkfish and anyone who pledges is eligible to join in. Simply go to our website and download the template, under the customize tab in the gallery browsed. Sketch your Idea for a customized design and submit it back to us. If your design is chosen you will get a full set of four Dunkfish, along with the customized Dunkfish. You name will be printed on the Dunkfish using your design. The key here is to be bold and simple. The more color and detail there is, the harder it will be to apply to Dunkfish. This is one of the criteria for selection. Here are some examples.
We appreciate any and all support. Without your pledge, Dunkfish will not see the light of day.
Thank you, Grant
How do I use Dunkfish? Simply hold the stainless steel “ribcage” in one hand and pull back on the lower portion of the tail. Place loose leaf tea in the basket and squeeze closed. Drop Dunkfish in a glass or mug of boiling water and allow steeping for desired length of time.The tail is designed to make it easy to take Dunkfish out of the hot water without burning your fingers.
Is it safe to use?
Made from marine grade stainless steel and the same heat resistant silicone used in many oven gloves, Dunkfish is completely food safe.
Will it fit in a thinner cup?
The dorsal fin is designed to collapse should you need to to use a smaller tea or coffee cup.
Is it dishwasher safe?
Yes, the silicone portion can also be removed from the stainless steel basket if needed.
How long will it take to get my Dunkfish?
We estimate tooling and production will take about 10-12 weeks. There will be an additional 3-4 weeks for packaging, shipping and delivery. So we estimate a little over three and a half months from the time the project is fully funded.
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