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Christmas is Coming! Give the gift of TEA to those tea lovers on your list - even if that tea lover is YOU!
Christmas is Coming! Give the gift of TEA to those tea lovers on your list - even if that tea lover is YOU!
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Wow - we are truly exceeding our expectations with this Holiday Pre-Sale - THANK YOU!

To say thanks, we'd like to offer a Stretch Goal incentive!

STRETCH GOAL

If we exceed $3,000 (we're almost there!) everyone who contributed at the $30 level or higher will receive a bonus taster pouch of the Christmas Tea of their choice!  To receive your bonus, just spend $30 or more here at our Holiday Pre-Sale and on the survey you'll receive at the conclusion of the campaign, you'll be asked which tea you want for your bonus.  

Please note:  the $30 minimum purchase requirement is for tea purchase only, not for additional charges added to cover shipping.  

We'd also like to make it a little easier for us to reach that stretch goal, so I thought we might have a Reblend Add-On Special!

Add-Ons

OK, last time I did this, I managed to confuse several people with the way I worded things (sorry about that, I tend to be very wordy at times!) so if you need help, feel free to message me - I'm here to help!

As some of you may know, we held a little vote in the comment section of the campaign to determine the five most wanted reblends. So, here they are:

  • Coconut French Toast with Cardamom Maple Syrup Black Tea
  • Pancake Breakfast Black Tea
  • Blackberry Custard Tart Green Tea
  • Black Currant Bai Mu Dan 
  • Maple Baked Pear Honeybush
Please note:  These reblends will be blended after the first of the New Year and the add-on packages ordered through this Kickstarter campaign will be shipped before February 1st.

Reblend Purchase Options:

I'm offering several options for these reblends.

Option 1:  One Large Pouch (2 ounces) of the reblend of your choice: $10 plus shipping. (Please Note: for the Black Currant Bai Mu Dan, you’ll receive two 1 ounce pouches.)

Shipping charges:

  • $3 for US residents 
  • $8 for Canadian Residents 
  • $11 for international residents 

So: If you’re in the US, you need to increase your total pledge by $13 for the first pouch. If you want more than one pouch, add another $11 for each additional pouch. For example, if you want three pouches, you would add $35 onto your original pledge. 

If you are in Canada, you need to increase your total pledge by $18 for the first pouch. If you want more than one pouch, add another $12 for each additional pouch to compensate for increased shipping charges. For example, if you want three pouches, you would add on $42 onto your original pledge. 

If you are an international resident, you need to increase your total pledge by $21 for the first pouch. If you want more than one pouch, add another $13 for each additional pouch to compensate for increased shipping charges. For example, if you want three pouches, you would add on $47 onto your original pledge.

Option 2:  The Reblend Sampler – Receive all five of the reblends offered here in the taster size (1/2 ounce) for just $17 plus shipping!

Shipping charges:  

  • $3 for US residents 
  • $8 for Canadian Residents 
  • $11 for international residents

If you are a US resident, increase your pledge by $20 for the reblend sampler.  

If you are a Canadian resident, increase your pledge by $25 for the reblend sampler.

If you are an international resident, increase your pledge by $28.

Option 3:  All Five Reblends in the large size! You’ll receive all five teas in our large size – 2 ounces of all the teas except the Black Currant Bai Mu Dan – which will only be 1 ounce. Price $45 plus shipping!

Shipping Charges:  

  • $5 for US residents
  • $10 for Canadian Residents 
  • $20 for international residents

So, if you’re a US resident, increase your pledge by $50.

If you’re a Canadian resident, increase your pledge by $55.

If you’re an international resident, increase your pledge by $65.

To Purchase an Add-On:

You need to have already pledged at the $25 level. Click on the “Manage my Pledge” button. Increase your pledge by the amount shown for the option you’re choosing. You can choose more than one option. When you receive your survey after the campaign has closed, be sure to indicate on the survey which Add-On Options you’ve chosen and which teas you want. The Add-On purchase will be in addition to your pledge.

We're back on Kickstarter - this time we're promoting our Christmas special!

I realize that there is some time to go before Christmas gets here, but we'll need to get the teas and other supplies that we'll need to get the Christmas sale up and running!  This pre-sale campaign will help us get the funds we need for our Christmas promotion so that we can ship the teas in plenty of time for gift giving and it will also HELP YOU by getting some of your holiday shopping out of the way.

In the past, 52Teas offered the 12 Teas of Christmas box which was a sampler of 12 teas.  Eleven of those teas were reblends from the previous year and the 12th tea would be the tea of the week for the week of Christmas.  Back then, I was a devoted 52Teas customer and I enjoyed those boxes. I purchased the box three different years. But there was always something that just didn't thrill me about that box: because it was comprised primarily of reblends and since I was already a subscriber, I had already tried all of them with the exception of that one 12th tea and after the 3rd year, it seemed like an unnecessary purchase to me because I had tried all of the teas and would receive the 12th tea as the tea of the week for the week of Christmas.

Now that I'm not just a customer but the Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas, I wanted something more exclusive and special for the holiday season.

So we put our heads together and came up with the FIVE TEAS of Christmas - five special teas that are available ONLY during the holiday season.  Once these teas sell out - we won't be reblending them until next Christmas!

So without further ado . . .

Introducing the FIVE TEAS OF CHRISTMAS!

  • Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire - This is a special blend of black teas with a hint of Lapsang Souchong to give it that smoky touch that you'd experience from an open fire.  Flavored with chestnut and caramel and just a hint of spice to give it that winter-y kind of appeal.  
  • Gingerbread Houjicha - I love the flavor of gingerbread and I think that the roasty-toasty, nutty flavor of houjicha would offer a delightful base to these flavors.  
  • Eggnog Chai - A Chai blend (black tea with a touch of honeybush) flavored with notes of custard-y eggnog with an extra dash of nutmeg to enliven the cup.  This would make a great latte to serve Santa on Christmas Eve!
  • Cranberry Orange Cider - A blend of red and green rooibos that's been flavored with cranberry, orange and apple with a medley of holiday spices.
  • Peppermint Marshmallow Melting in Hot Chocolate - For this blend, I chose a special black tea blend (crafted with teas from our friends at Verdant Tea) for the base that has a rich, natural cacao flavor with hints of malt.  Peppermint, marshmallow and even more chocolate-y flavor to create a deliciously delightful cuppa.

How to purchase these teas

This Kickstarter campaign is our special pre-sale campaign.  By purchasing them now, you will enable us to get the supplies we need to make the teas. Here are the incentives you can purchase as part of our Holiday campaign:

1.  You can purchase the $5 incentive which will let you choose one of the five teas in a sampler pouch (1/2 ounce).  

2.  You can purchase the $15 incentive which will let you choose one of the five teas in a 2 ounce tin!

3.  You can purchase the $25 incentive - all five of the teas in sampler pouches and you'll also get a special decorative pillow box that fits the 5 teas.  This is perfect for gift giving.

4.  You can purchase the $35 incentive which allows you to choose 2 of the teas in 2 ounce tins.  This incentive comes with a special gift box for the tins and you'll also receive a 1/2 ounce sampler pouch of any of the other teas.  Another perfect gift giving idea!

In addition, we have a couple of other incentives where you can customize your gift giving even further. 

Gift Subscriptions 

You can also purchase gift subscriptions to our Tea of the Week Program.  At the beginning of the month, we send out a package for the month which includes 4 - 5 teas (depending upon how many Mondays are in that month!) - all unique, hand-crafted tea blends - one for every week of the month.  You can choose from a 3 month subscription, a 6 month subscription or an annual subscription.  

We will also be happy to send a holiday post card to your recipient (complete with your personal inscription) to let them know about the subscription gift at no extra charge!

We will happily send these teas anywhere in the world you'd like to send them and we even include a special gift tag that we'll fill out for you so that your recipients know it's from you!  We'll ship them before the end of November so that they can arrive in plenty of time!

You Choose The Reblend

Does someone on your gift list have a favorite tea from 52Teas that is no longer in stock?  This option will allow you to have that tea reblended and you'll receive 2 ounces of the reblended tea in a tin. 

Your reblend will be blended in time for holiday gift giving, so please be aware that this incentive is offered as a very limited basis so that we can accommodate the reblend requests in time.

Please note that the teas will not be reblended exactly as they once where because I am using different tea suppliers and some of my ingredients are different.  Also, I don't have all the recipes from the previous ownership, I have many of them but not all of them so some of the recipes are subject to reinterpretation.  Further, I do reserve the right to do my own creative spin on a tea if I think it can be improved and the teas will be up to my standards, which include allergen free, gluten free and vegan dietary concerns.

Become a Tea of the Week Creator

What a special gift!  You can give your favorite tea lover on your gift-giving list the gift of creating their own blend which will be featured as a tea of the week!  We will contact your recipient to learn more about the tea that they want created and it will be featured either January, February, March or April.  Your recipient will also receive 2 ounces of their tea in a tin during the month that it's featured as a tea of the week.  If you wish, we'll also send your recipient a holiday post card that will tell them about the gift at no extra charge. 

Create A VIT Blend

What's a VIT Blend?  VIT stands for Very Important Tea.  This is a tea that offers a lot more freedom than the Tea of the Week because you will have more versatility with customizing the tea base as well as the naming of the tea. If you have someone that you want to create a special tea for and you want to name the tea after them or if you have a special name in mind for the tea to commemorate a special occasion, you can do that with a VIT blend.  This tea will be blended and shipped to you in time for gift giving!

Please Note: We will be offering what teas are left over after the campaign incentives are fulfilled on our website - but they will be in very limited quantities and there will be no guarantees of availability.  To ensure that you get some of these teas - please shop now with this Kickstarter campaign!

Risks and challenges

Time is our biggest challenge but we are hoping to overcome it by getting started early! We need time to ensure that all the supplies are delivered in a timely manner to us so that we can start working on the teas and have them delivered to you before Christmas gets here.

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    One Sampler Pouch from our Five Teas of Christmas Collection. You'll receive one pouch of your choice (1/2 ounce pouch). You can choose from: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, Gingerbread Houjicha, Eggnog Chai, Cranberry Orange Cider and Peppermint Marshmallow Melting in Hot Chocolate. This incentive does not offer any additional gift wrapping.

    You can learn more about each of the teas in the campaign description and you can see photos of the lovely pillow boxes that we'll include with the sampler!

    US shipping will be $2 additional. Canadian shipping is $7 additional and International shipping is $10 additional.

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    A Tin of one Christmas Tea of your choice!

    This incentive is for 2 ounces of the tea of your choice presented in a beautiful silver tin. You can choose from any of the five teas - Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, Gingerbread Houjicha, Eggnog Chai, Cranberry Orange Cider and Peppermint Marshmallow Melting in Hot Chocolate - and you can learn about those teas in the text of the campaign.

    The tea will be packaged in a silver tin and will arrive with a white gloss gift box with a beautiful ribbon.

    US shipping will be $2.50 additional. Canadian shipping is $7.50. International shipping is $15 additional.

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    A sampler of our Five Teas of Christmas: You'll receive five pouches (1/2 ounce each) of each of the five teas - Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, Gingerbread Houjicha, Eggnog Chai, Cranberry Orange Cider and Peppermint Marshmallow Melting in Hot Chocolate - in a special gift box with a nifty gift tag - perfect for gift giving (even if the gift is for you!)

    You can learn more about each of the teas in the campaign description and you can see photos of the lovely pillow boxes that we'll include with the sampler!

    US shipping will be $2.50 additional. Canadian shipping is $7.50 additional and International shipping is $15 additional.

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    Two tins of Christmas Teas - your choice!

    This incentive is for 2 (2 oz) tins of the teas of your choice presented in a beautiful silver tin. You can choose from any of the five teas - Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, Gingerbread Houjicha, Eggnog Chai, Cranberry Orange Cider and Peppermint Marshmallow Melting in Hot Chocolate - and you can learn about those teas in the text of the campaign.

    The tea will be packaged in a silver tin and will arrive with a white gloss gift box with a beautiful ribbon.

    US shipping will be $4. Canadian shipping is $12 additional for the first tin. International shipping is $20 additional.

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    You Choose the Reblend! Yes, we're bringing back this very popular reward! You can choose which of the amazing teas from our past catalog of teas that you'd like to have reblended, and you'll receive two ounces of the tea of your choice in a tin.

    This incentive would make a wonderful gift!

    US shipping will be $2.50 additional. Canadian shipping is $7.50 additional and International shipping is $15 additional.

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    Two tins of Christmas Teas - your choice - PLUS a sampler (again, your choice)!

    This incentive is for 2 (2 oz) tins of the teas of your choice presented in a beautiful silver tin. You can choose from any of the five teas - Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, Gingerbread Houjicha, Eggnog Chai, Cranberry Orange Cider and Peppermint Marshmallow Melting in Hot Chocolate - and you can learn about those teas in the text of the campaign.

    The tea will be packaged in a silver tin and will arrive with a white gloss gift box with a beautiful ribbon.

    You'll also receive a sampler pouch of the tea of your choice with this tier.

    US shipping will be $4. Canadian shipping is $12 additional for the first tin. International shipping is $20 additional.

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    A subscription gift! Purchase 3 months subscription for your favorite tea drinker (even if that tea drinker is you!)

    You (or your recipient) will receive 3 months (January, February & March) of our tea of the week packages at the beginning of each month.

    We'll also send the recipient a post card at the end of November to let them know that the gift of tea is on its way - we'll inscribe the post card with your desired message and send it via US mail.

    The pledge includes US shipping for all three months. There will be an additional charge of $15 for Canadian shipments and $30 for International shipments.

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    Become a 52Teas Tea of the Week Creator!

    This incentive would make an awesome gift to the tea lover on your gift list! Let them design their own tea and have it featured as a tea of the week!

    We will even send out a post card at the end of November to let you recipient know about this special gift. The post card will be inscribed with your personal message.

    You can choose the base: our black tea blend, green Chinese sencha, our green tea blend, white peony or honeybush. And you can choose the flavoring and additions - as long as we can find it and it's vegan - we'll make the tea for you the way you want it. Then we'll send you 2 ounces of your tea in a tin on the month that it is offered as a tea of the week!

    There is one tea of the week available for January, one for February, one for March and one for April.

    US shipping will be $2.5 additional. Canadian shipping is $7.5 additional and International shipping is $15 additional.

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    Four tins of Christmas Teas - your choice!

    This incentive is for 4 (2 oz) tins of the teas of your choice presented in a beautiful silver tin. You can choose from any of the five teas - Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, Gingerbread Houjicha, Eggnog Chai, Cranberry Orange Cider and Peppermint Marshmallow Melting in Hot Chocolate - and you can learn about those teas in the text of the campaign.

    The tea will be packaged in a silver tin and will arrive with a white gloss gift box with a beautiful ribbon.

    US shipping will be $5. Canadian shipping is $15 additional for the first tin. International shipping is $25 additional.

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    Just Great Tea!

    This incentive offers you all five of the teas in the large size but without the tins or fancy wrapping. They will come in our Kraft Pouches.

    You'll receive a large pouch of each of the following: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire (1.5 ounce), Gingerbread Houjicha (1 ounces), Eggnog Chai (2 ounces), Cranberry Orange Cider (2 ounces) & Peppermint Marshmallow Melting in Hot Chocolate (1.5 ounces).

    US shipping will be $3 additional. Canadian shipping is $10 additional and International shipping is $15 additional.

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    All Five Teas in Tins!

    Due to requests - we have added this incentive so that you can receive all five of the teas in 2 ounce tins.

    Please note that there is no gift box for this incentive because we couldn't locate a gift box we were satisfied with that would accommodate all five tins.

    With this incentive, you'll receive one 2 ounce tin of each tea.

    US shipping will be $6. Canadian shipping will be $12. International shipping will be $20.

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    A subscription gift! Purchase 6 months subscription for your favorite tea drinker (even if that tea drinker is you!)

    You (or your recipient) will receive 6 months (January - June) of our tea of the week packages at the beginning of each month.

    We'll also send the recipient a post card at the end of November to let them know that the gift of tea is on its way - we'll inscribe the post card with your desired message and send it via US mail.

    The pledge includes US shipping for all three months. There will be an additional charge of $30 for Canadian shipments and $60 for International shipments.

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    Create your very own VIT Blend!

    This incentive would make an awesome gift for the tea connoisseur on your list!

    The VIT blend offers a lot more versatility than the tea of the week because you can choose the tea base - if we can source it, you can choose it and it includes some more exclusive teas. You can choose the flavors and the additions.

    And you can NAME the tea! It's been our practice to not include people's names (except for fictional characters) on the tea names and our one exception to this is the VIT blend. You can name it what you want (within reason, please don't choose a copyrighted name).

    Make it extra special by creating a tea for your favorite tea lover - and naming it after them!

    We will also ship it directly to the recipient if you wish along with a gift note.

    US shipping will be $2 additional. Canadian shipping is $7 additional and International shipping is $10 additional.

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    A subscription gift! Purchase a full year's subscription for your favorite tea drinker (even if that tea drinker is you!)

    You (or your recipient) will receive 12 months (January - December) of our tea of the week packages at the beginning of each month.

    We'll also send the recipient a post card at the end of November to let them know that the gift of tea is on its way - we'll inscribe the post card with your desired message and send it via US mail.

    The pledge includes US shipping for all three months. There will be an additional charge of $60 for Canadian shipments and $120 for International shipments.

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