Tea Revv, a brand new, fun and proper tea brand, has raised an incredible 300% backing to launch a tea advent calendar through a Kickstarter campaign.
Founded by 24-year-old Joe Howard, a former gift shop owner, Tea Revv sells a whole range of teas including the world-renowned, various blends, and even some crazy flavours.
In 2011, fresh out of school, Joe did what any normal 18-year-old boy would do on his gap year, he found a vacant store in Bakewell, Derbyshire and, armed with no business experience and a Richard Branson business book, opened a gift shop.
In 2014 and after a good few years of learning how not to run a business Joe had his best year to date and decided to renovate the upstairs of his shop for more retail space.
He decided that part of the new retail space would be dedicated to his own brand of tasty proper tea.
He realised no one was selling delicious proper tea in a simple way, with exciting blends, in an exciting store, available to buy to take home or as a drink in the store.
Having launched his website last year, Joe wanted to expand on the brand and give people a chance to try a greater range of teas in one hit.
He settled on creating a tea advent calendar – a beautifully designed box filled with 24 packs of loose leaf teas in a range of seasonal flavours such as Run Gingerbread, Pumpkin Pie Chai and Spice Apple Pie.
In order to raise the funds to launch the calendar, Joe created a campaign through Kickstarter, an enormous global community designed to back creative projects, looking for £1000 of investment.
Since setting up the campaign Joe has received 300% backing from 99 backers across the world.
Joe explained: “I thought long and hard about my pitch in order to woo potential backers. The fact is, we've come up with a really lovely product.”
“It looks fantastic, and the concept of receiving 24 different loose-leaf teas to experiment with is a great gift for any tea lover. What can I say, our backers are as crazy about tea as we are!”
“We are not your standard tea company, you won’t catch us burning you at the stake for not brewing your English breakfast at 97.5 degrees for 240 seconds precisely.
“We also won’t look at you like you have three heads if you don’t know the difference between black and green tea!
“We want to make proper tea understandable, easy to buy and easy to brew.”
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