Estate Tea Co Is On The Move!

by Estate Tea Co in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £12,370

raised so far

222

supporters

We've moving to a new premises in Heaton and we need your help to turn it into a teahouse and cafe!

by Estate Tea Co in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 29th July 2020 we'd raised £12,280 with 216 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

New stretch target

We will use the extra money to invest in a biodegradable teabag manufacturing machine for our shop!


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IN A NUTSHELL

We need the support of our customers and friends to help us fit out our new space!

We've secured the lease to a shop in Heaton that we are going to make into our permanent home. This will be a space where you can come to drink good tea and coffee, eat delicious cakes and sandwiches, or buy tea to take home.

We have saved most of the money that we need to fit out our new shop, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have a gap in our funding.

The money raised by this Crowdfunder will go towards fitting out and setting up our new shop, as well as buying some essential pieces of equipment for packing and blending our teas on a larger scale. 

In return for your support, we've put together a big mix of rewards as our way of saying thank you. All pledges, small and large, will help us reach the finish line.

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WHO ARE WE?

My name's Tom and I started Estate Tea Co while at university in 2015. We buy small batches and rare teas directly from tea gardens and farmers across the globe.

I started the business working from a small spare room in a house in Heaton, with just enough room for a few sacks of tea and some weighing scales. We sold our tea at local spots like Tynemouth market at first. In 2016, I decided to take on our first business premises; a small industrial unit in Gateshead where I could store, blend and dispatch more tea! This worked out great and in 2018 I decided to open up our first little shop in Gateshead, taking on a couple of members of staff to help me with the ever increasing demand for our tea. This is where you'll still find us today!

Since those earlier days, we've gone on to supply big names like Selfridges, Fenwick and Whole Foods Market, as well as 70 independent businesses across the UK! We recently ran out of space again, which is why we’re taking on our new shop.

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OUR NEW SHOP

Our new shop in Heaton has a ground floor and basement level; as soon as we saw it we knew it was perfect for us! It is 4 x the size of our current shop, so we've got plenty of room to grow over the coming years. This project will also mean that we can take on extra members of staff. We’re excited to have the opportunity to employ more people from the local community to join our close knit team!

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The ground floor will have space for a 30 seater cafe, a private event room and a shop where you can buy all of our teas to take home. We'll also be offering a delicious range of sandwiches, cakes and pastries from local producers.

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The basement will be used to store our bulks of tea, as well as giving us the space for packing and manufacturing all of our products! It has enough space to last us for decades and allow us to continue to grow. As you can see, there’s a lot of work to do to get this space ‘tea ready’ which is why we need your help.

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WE NEED YOUR HELP

This project CAN'T happen without you. Over the past 5 years we have been humbled by the support of our incredible customers and ecstatic to be able to bring unique small batch tea to the North East. 

In order to continue to do so, we need your pledges to cross the finish line and it would mean the world to have our community continue to support our journey and help us reach our next stage.

Check out the rewards, make a pledge and we hope to welcome you to our new space very soon. 

Tom x


We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£50 or more

AFTERNOON TEA FOR 2

Not your usual afternoon tea. A selection of bespoke tea infused cakes and desserts prepared by Studio 28 Patisserie, accompanied by any pot of tea from our extensive selection. Enjoy this at our new teahouse. Dates will be arranged with you in October.

£5 or more

TEA AND CAKE IN OUR NEW SHOP

Come to our new shop to redeem a speciality tea and patisserie item anytime! Plus you'll also receive a 10% discount on any other purchases made in our shop (1 use).

£12 or more

A LIMITED EDITION TIN OF TEA

We will blend a bespoke tin of tea to take home as a thank you for your pledge. This tea won't be available again after our Crowdfunder! Home delivery or pickup in our shop is available for this reward.

£15 or more

TEA CREDIT FOR OUR SHOP (WORTH £20)

A £15 pledge will give you £20 credit to spend in our tea shop. This can be redeemed in our shop or online! Plus you'll also receive a 10% discount on any purchases made in our shop or online! (1 use).

£15 or more

LUNCH AT OUR TEAHOUSE

Your choice of any drink, pastry and sandwich in our new teahouse. Sit in or takeaway. You'll also receive a 10% discount on any purchases made in our shop! (1 use).

£20 or more

TEA AND TOTE

Grab a retail tin of our tea and take it home in a limited edition Estate Tea Co tote bag! You'll also receive a 10% discount on any purchases made in store (1 use).

£20 or more

TEA TASTING EVENING

An individual ticket for a tea tasting evening at our new teahouse. We will taste our way through a variety of 10 teas over the evening. We will also offer a 10% discount on any items purchased from our shop on the evening. Tasting evening groups will be a maximum of 10 people (social distancing due to covid-19 will apply to events if still required). Your date choices will be emailed out to you in October.

£22 or more

TEA AND A TEAPOT

Receive a high quality glass and stainless steel teapot, along with a tin of one of our staple loose leaf teas. Home delivery or pickup in our shop is available for this reward.

£25 or more

RARE TEA SELECTION BOX

A selection of 4 rare teas in a gift box, specially chosen for our Crowdfunder! These won't be available again after our Crowdfunder is finished. Home delivery or pickup in our shop is available for this reward.

£25 or more

10 HOT DRINKS CARD

This card will entitle you to 10 hot drinks from our core tea and coffee range in our new teahouse and shop! Redeemable for 1 year. Plus you'll also receive a 10% discount on any other purchases made in our shop (1 use).

£30 or more

£30 TEA CREDIT AND 10% DISCOUNT FOR A YEAR

Receive £30 in tea credit to use in store or online! You'll also get a 10% discount off everything in our shop for 1 year! This can be used in our shop or online.

£40 or more

3 MONTH TEA SUBSCRIPTION

Exclusively for our Crowdfunder backers. A 3 month subscription to Estate Tea Co for you or a friend, with a 30-70g packet of tea sent to your door every month! Choose your favourites or try something new by letting us send you a different tea each month (or choose to have all 3 at once!). Delivery is available for this reward.

£60 or more

TEA TASTING EVENING FOR 2

A private tea tasting for two at our new teahouse. You can choose between tasting a selection of Indian, Chinese or Japanese teas, plus a snack or sweet treat of your choice. We will also offer a 10% discount on any items purchased from our shop on the evening. Your date choices will be emailed out to you in October (Social distancing due to covid-19 will apply to events if still required).

£75 or more

6 MONTH TEA SUBSCRIPTION

Exclusively for our Crowdfunder backers. A 6 month subscription to Estate Tea Co for you or a friend, with a 30-70g packet of tea sent to your door every month! Choose your favourites or try something new by letting us send you a different tea each month (or choose to have all 6 at once!). Delivery is available for this reward.

£150 or more

TEA TASTING EVENING FOR UP TO 6

A tea tasting evening for your group of up to 6 in our private tasting room. Bring your friends! You can choose between tasting a selection of Indian, Chinese or Japanese teas, plus a snack or sweet treat of your choice. We will also offer a 10% discount on any items purchased from our shop on the evening. Your date choices will be emailed out to you in October (social distancing due to covid-19 will apply to events if still required).

£500 or more

10 YEARS OF TEA

Free cups of tea for 10 whole years when you visit our shop! No catches, just as many cups of tea as you can personally drink in a decade. We'll even make you a special little card with your name on it and everything...

£1,000 or more

LIFETIME SUPPLY OF TEA

You have to be a tea fanatic for this one! Free cups of tea for life when you visit our shop! No expiry date, just as many cups of tea as you can personally drink. We'll even make you a special little card with your name on it and everything...

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