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“Come along inside . . . We’ll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place.”    --- Kenneth Grahame

Sip for Peace Motto

"No one alive has experienced global peace. There is no shared vision or language. I believe that Tea has the potential to empower individuals to reclaim a personal sense of peace and inspire a vision of what could be. We can share a simple practice – Sip for Peace." 

             --- Babette Donaldson, Founder, International Tea Sippers Society

"Sip for Peace" Goals

Our goal is to create some of the feeling of a live tea festival in this virtual venue to generate an experience of personal peace and the vision of planetary peace. We believe we are engaging a international tea drinking community to use the existing resources to imagine a world without war.

What is "Sip for Peace"? 

One annual tradition for the Tea Sippers Society is to celebrate January as the Month of Tea. Our theme for January 2018 Sip for Peace.

Join tea lovers from around the world to blend visions of World Peace with the peaceful flavor of peace.

  • Receive daily emails pair a meditation on tea and peace with an exploration of thirty-one tea growing regions. 
  • Taste the Global Tea Blend - a limited edition blend of green tea from these thirty-one regions. 
  • Share a Sip In event with family, friends or a community group; Schools, Libraries, Reading Groups, Meet-ups, Tearooms.

All Tea Sippers Society Members receive the daily emails and are encouraged to read the content, expand  to consider how our world will be different without war. 

Check out our website:  www.TeaSippersSociety.com

Social Media Hashtag:   #Sip4Peace

We will answer your additional questions in the FAQ below. 

Full-Length Video Presentation

"Sip for Peace" Webinar
"Sip for Peace" Webinar

 

 Kickstarter Campaign Rewards

NEW:  REWARD #12 includes a copy of "The Everything Healthy Tea Book"

The Everything Healthy Tea Book
The Everything Healthy Tea Book

 

Basic - "Forever Free" Tea Sipper Membership

The Basic membership subscription to the Tea Sippers Society is totally and forever free. With only your name and email, you will have access to campaigns like Sip for Peace and more than 50% of the ITSS website content.    More about membership.

Full Tea Sipper Membership 

This level of membership is usually $25 per year. During tea festivals and events like this Kickstarter campaign, we offer a lifetime, "Charter", membership for that same value or a discount. This has been factored into the rewards. Your donation will help build an even larger content library, always be upgrading the Sipper experience and extend outreach with tea education. 

Global Tea Blend

Global Tea Blend
Global Tea Blend

 

Sip for Peace Mug

Sip For Peace Mug
Sip For Peace Mug

Sip for Peace 2018 Long-Sleeved T-Shirt

Sip for Peace Long-sleeved T-Shirt
Sip for Peace Long-sleeved T-Shirt

Tea Sipper Business Membership

Download a Free Sip for Peace Coloring Page

Download your own Sip for Peace Coloring Page
Download your own Sip for Peace Coloring Page

 

Risks and challenges

I've been working in the international tea industry for 12 years; writing, teaching, organizing events and traveling to tea growing regions. The International Tea Sippers Society has grown out of this experience with a dream to help connect newcomers to the tea experience with this huge and fantastic world. My favorite experiences have been when teaching "Tea 101" or introductory classes that students leave with a sense of amazement. By focusing on thirty-one different regions selected for this event, I believe we will create something very close to the OMG moments I've enjoyed in live classes.

There are several challenges for me, both personally and professionally.

The first is that I often hear a bias that tea drinking beyond the brand-name teabags is complex or that a tea lifestyle is economically out of reach. It is my professional challenge to demonstrate the meaningful and fun elements of becoming a Sipper.

Personally, I'm committed to saving the art and craftsmanship of producing whole leaf teas. There are many factors disrupting this industry. Factors that may severely limit the quantity and quality of teas in the marketplace. This would have a tragic socio-economic and cultural effect. I believe that "Sip for Peace" can make a positive difference in this regard for everyone from the farmers to the consumers by promoting understanding and confidence. Using our virtual platform, introducing viewers to international tea cultures, we can help develop a sense of being "local" with greater confidence in international products as if we are neighbors.

The challenge is to introduce, educate and inspire the tea loving public to expand their own understanding and use, to create a larger demand for the field-to-cup experience and to forge relationships that will break down some of the barriers incited by political prejudice.

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    Global Tea Blend + "Forever Free" Member

    The Global Tea Blend contains green (and compatible**) teas from the 31 regions on which we're focusing during "Sip for Peace". In this 2-ounce packet, you will be able to see the great variety of leaf styles and range in colors of green as you observe the dry leaf. When brewed, you will enjoy a coalescence of flavors that symbolically represents a world blend. We're calling this, "The Flavor of Peace".

    The 2-ounces of dry leaf should produce approximately 18 cups and can be infused 2-3 times.

    This includes shipping to the U.S. and an adjusted rate to other countries.

    ** Three of the thirty-one teas are not technically "Green Teas" but have been selected because they represent something important and unique to these regions and add meaning and character to the overall bend.

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    In addition to your full-access membership, you receive a 2-ounce package of the Global Tea Blend to enjoy and share during "Sip for Peace" and beyond.

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    In addition to your full-access membership in the International Tea Sippers Society, you receive our commemorative "Sip for Peace 2018" mug - a generous 15 ounce size.

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