Would love everyone’s help in getting http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1327792559/teastorks-fresh-tea-delivered funded, anyone have media connections?
Neat tea mug.
A little late to the game, but has anyone tried anything from Frui-Tea? (http://frui-tea.com/index.html). I’m intrigued, but hesitant.
Somewhat tea related kickstarter: Skull shaped tea spoon
I kinda want it, but uggg at the price since it be international shipping for me.
I backed this one the other day. Super excited the kickstarter is finally up and going! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joeylandford/easy-steep-the-to-go-tumbler
I know this is an older discussion, but I didn’t know if you guys had seen the latest kickstarter from NovelTeas. The tins are gorgeous, and I had a chance to taste the Pride & Peppermint tea and really really love it. I’m dying for them to get funded so I can have the pretty tin, but mostly because I really want more of that tea! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1559433165/noveltea-tins-the-british-collection
Kickstarter for a sourcing trip for South Korean teas. I’ve never come across a korean gaba tea before. Hwangcha is flipping amazing if you have never tried it before.
“Manual Tea Maker No1” (basically a slight variation on the gaiwan?)
Looks pretty though, and the rewards come with tea. :)
I really enjoyed reading Nicole’s post on tea kickstarters: http://www.teaformeplease.com/2016/08/crowd-funding-and-tea.html
I think she raises some good points you should keep in mind if you are interested in funding something. I would like to add that I funded the (non-tea) bee and puppycat back in the day. It looked solid: an entertaining pilot from a professional who worked on beloved Cartoon Network shows and backed by a respected independent animation studio. They had an idea, knowledge, know-how… 2 years later and it’s not finished, plus no physical rewards, plus the “free YouTube series” is now going to be released only on a paid subscription site I’ve never heard of. And the company supposibly has made a killing on selling shirts and plushies from day 1 without shipping them to backers. The most entertaining thing I’ve gotten from it so far is access to the angry KS comments section. So yah, beware…
A large percentage of crowdfunding campaigns never come through on their promises or rewards. My husband is still holding out hope on one that he funded a couple years ago! You are buying the dream of a product when you donate to crowdfunding and hope that dream comes true. It is a gamble and I think it’s important to view it realistically like that because there is no guarantee that they will come through with a product. You aren’t making a purchase or preorder where you have legal avenues to get your money back. It is a donation and the only obligation they have to come through for you is a moral one. There may be a payoff or there may be disappointment.
This is unfortunate. I backed two kickstarters and they DID come to fruition, although a little bit behind schedule. But they were small projects that mostly had a solid infrastructure in place. One was a sports pocket and the other was a digital comic book – both from companies who had done stuff like this before.