Tea Journey starts 60-day Kickstarter campaign to fund magazine start-up
Veteran magazine editor and publisher Dan Bolton begins his fundraising effort to launch a new publciation for the world tea industry
WINNIPEG, Manitoba – April 4, 2016 — Tea Journey magazine, a new mobile publication heralded as “one of the greatest new developments in tea journalism,” is readying its inaugural issue through a 60-day Kickstarter campaign launched today.
Pledges start as little as $2 USD. Charter subscribers donating $30 or more receive an exquisite tea of their choice. Tea Journey is offering exciting rewards for pledges starting over $80 – ranging from a $7,000 tour of Nepal to a tea and scotch tasting class in Montreal; tuition for training classes at the top-rated World Tea Academy; individualized tasting classes with acclaimed teachers, including Austin and Zhuping Hodge with Seven Cups in Tucson, Ariz.; as well as several private dinners with leading experts including Rishi Tea founder Joshua Kaiser in Milwaukee, Wisc. and in San Francisco with James Norwood Pratt, the revered author and authority on tea. Subscribers receive three 150-page issues and 12-months online access and will see their name listed in the inaugural issue.
“Kickstarter gives Tea Journey the opportunity to not only share our tea knowledge, but to introduce donors to a remarkable artisan tea, the first step in their tea journey,” said Dan Bolton, founding editor and publisher who is leading the collaborative effort. “More importantly, when we succeed, we’ll be helping elevate tea consumption in the west that not only enhances our health but brings prosperity to those in the tea lands. Tea has been called a ‘hero crop of 2030’ that delivers major benefits to the millions of people involved in the sector, the planet, and the wider economy. This is just a taste of the impact we can make together.”
Tea companies from around the globe have donated more than $70,000 worth of exquisite tea to be given away as Kickstarter rewards. The magazine has also lined up over 30 Founding Sponsors from the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand and India.
Tea lovers are invited to learn more about the publication, the Kickstarter campaign, and can subscribe now at http://teajourney.pub.