About this project
(See more details at "REWARDS" below)
"An infographic beautifully maps out 15 traditional tea recipes from around the world, paying homage to the 4,000-year-old beverage."
"The good folks over at SweeTooth Design Company, the creators of the Genesis of Cookies, have created a magical poster that curates all the different potions you can make with your favorite tea leaves."
"The overall design is clean yet eyecatching, and I could easily see Alchemy of Tea being used at home, in the office break room, at your local cafe..."
"Perfect for your tea loving friends for holiday gifts, the diagram won’t just look nice but it actually functions to show you the recipes and ingredients for each tea. We definitely love this poster and now we dub it both Kickstarter and Swaggest Staff picked."
"The creators have also included illustrations of traditional tea sets from various cultures—these are certainly eye-opening treats as we get to know the art of brewing this beverage. "
SweeTooth Design Company is a design team that collaborate both food and design. Other than collecting creative recipes around the world, we are also researchers who write about history and fun facts about desserts and foodie. From our first successfully funded project, "Genesis of Cookies Poster, the Documented History of Cookie," the illustration was inspired from our Cookie Research. Similarly, we would like to introduce our new project, "Alchemy of Tea,' an illustrated diagram based on our tea recipe research.
"Alchemy of Tea" is the first infographic illustration that depicts traditional tea recipes from around the world. It is not only a poster, but an informative recipe diagram of one of the most favorite drinks, tea.
There is a total of 15 tea recipes. Through mixing tea base with different ingredients, there are different results. What is more interesting is that simply by adding one or more ingredients, the entire recipe may becomes an entire different drink.
The main concept of this design is to show relationships of tea. When the same ingredients are used, there is always a reason and relationship with the origin of drink. Unique ingredients can be the key to understand and learn about the culture behind the tea.
During the last 2 months, our research team began a new knowledge topic about Traditional Tea Recipes Around the World. We learn that tea is a very valuable drink that represent history in many ways. Not only it has been around for over 4000 years, tea became a culture and a daily dietary habit in many countries. Our tea research includes tea history, background, culture, tea sets, and their traditional recipes. And these recipes became the essence of "Alchemy of Tea."
SIZE: 16.0 x 20.0 inch (40.64 x 50.80 cm, 406.4 x 508.0 mm)
LIMITED EDITION: Limited 500 prints for each Design. It is signed and numbered.
PRINT FINISH: Printed with water-based ink onto 100% recycled 100 lb. cardboard un-coated paper.
We always plan ahead, and we love taking challenges along the way. Our stretch goal for this Kickstarter campaign is to receive support from 300 BACKERS by the end of funding period! In return, we will celebrate with EXTRA REWARD FOR YOU !
Our team designed FOUR MORE illustrations called "TEA SETS." They are specialized tea ware in different styles. Each is printed on 8.0 x10.0 inch (20.32 x 25.40 cm or 203.2 x 254.0 mm) recycled 100lb. cardboard uncoated paper.
Want to up your pledge/add-on? See "REWARD CHART" below!
Our Funding Period ends on September 26, 2014. Then, there will be a 14-day wait for Kickstarter and Amazon to transfer their funds. After that 14 days, we will begin printing and packaging process. All posters will be wrapped and packaged in secured tube. Below is the schedule we will follow:
9/26 Kickstarter campaign Ends
9/27 Survey will be sent to you. This survey is REQUIRED! It is the ONLY WAY for us to collect information from you! We will ask for your shipping address, which posters you would like, etc. **Please fill up the survey as soon as possible so we can send your rewards on time.
10/10 Receive funds from Kickstarter & Amazon
10/13-10/17 Print, Pack, and Ready to be Shipped.
10/20-10/24 Ship all rewards within this week. (If we still haven't receive your payment or filled survey at this point, reward will be delayed.)
10/27-11/14 Expected Delivery Date. Some locations may require approx. 2 weeks of delivery time, please inform us if you haven't receive your reward by 11/14.
Thank you for your support and appreciation for our design! Please share this project with your friends!
We also want to thank Michael Du, Theodore Reid, and Elizabeth Nocos.
**To Our Backers!!!
In order to express our appreciation of your support, we will put your Kickstarter name on our Thank You List! Thank You List will be posted on our official page by the end of Funding Period. If you have other nicknames or If you want to remove your name from our list, feel free to send us a quick message!
Risks and challenges
From our previous successfully funded project, "Genesis of Cookies," our team understands the importance of communication and to achieve those commitments we promise to deliver to our valuable Kickstarter backers.
For this project, we add a stretch goal that is not purely for personal challenge but also allowing potential giveaway rewards.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
By the end of the funding period, we will send out a survey. The survey will ask you which specific poster you would like us to deliver.
Example: if you pledge for Tea Bundle ($55) you can either choose one BLACK one RED, two BLACK, or two RED.
Right now, Early Bird Special is only available on Kickstarter. There is only a limited of 30 "Alchemy of Tea" posters available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Yes, the paper we use to print posters is 100% recycled content, 100% post consumer waste, PCF (processed chlorine free), and green-e certified, and forest Stewardship Council certified.
Posters will be packaged in a secure shipping tube. Please make sure your P.O. Box can fit a 3-diameter, 24-inches cardboard tube.
If you are only pledging for 8x10 stretch goal "Tea Sets" posters, we will use a shipping mailer instead. (dimension approx. 8x10x1.5 inch)
We set our Stretch Goal to 300 Backers. Once we reach this goal, "TEA SETS" posters mentioned in your reward bundle will be complimentary. If you want to up your pledge/add-on, see direction at our REWARD CHART at the REWARDS section.
In the same survey we send out for choosing which "Alchemy of Tea" poster you want, additional questions will ask which "TEA SETS" poster you like.
Unfortunately, we do not offer digital versions for our limited edition posters; however, we do provide a digital version of our stretch goal "Tea Sets" posters.
See direction at our REWARD CHART at the REWARDS section.
Yes, we do. The amount is located below each reward.
Here's an easier way to figure out:
One poster: $12
Two posters: $15
Three posters: $17
Four posters: $19
Add $10 for each print.
Add $15 for digital version of the whole set.
Example: If you pledge for a $30 reward shipping to US, and you would like an extra "Tea Sets" print. Add $10 to $30, which sums up to be $40.
Example: If you pledge for a $30 reward shipping to US, and you would like the digital version of all 4 posters. Add $15 to $30, which sums up to be $45.
For shipping to US: Total pledge will be $60. (FOR EARLY BIRD: $55)
For shipping INTERNATIONALLY: Total pledge will be $72. (FOR EARLY BIRD: $67)
Here's the breakdown:
1. $25/$30 reward tier already includes ONE "Alchemy of Tea" and ONE Complimentary "Tea Sets" Poster. You just need to add 3 more extra "tea sets" to collect ALL 4.
2. For each tea sets poster add-on, add $10 to your pledge. Adding 3 extra will be $30.
3. Add $30 to your $30 tier will be $60 (EARLY BIRD: Add $30 to your $25 tier will be $55.)
4. INT ONLY: Add $12 International Shipping fee.
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