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Experienced with Kickstarter? Saw an Awesome Tea tumbler

Postby GoodTIme » Oct 8th, '13, 17:21

[Moderator speak ...]

Sorry folks.

GoodTime is Joey Landford, owner of this Kickstarter project and at least partner of http://www.theteamerchant.net ... and has decided to spam the forum via misleading false testimonial attempting to solicit funds from forum readers for his own project.

So, I do not think he is worthy of anyone's trust nor pledge.

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HI all,
(updated)check this out:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joe ... go-tumbler
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Just curious if any of you have pledged on kickstarter? I saw a post on Steepster about a new Tea Travel Tumbler and it had a "sneak peak" to the kickstarter video. I must say it looked very cool, i'm kinda excited about it because it has a design i have not seen before. When it goes live i'll likely support it but just wanted to see what others have experienced in that sort of thing?
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Re: Experienced with Kickstarter? Saw an Awesome Tea tumbler

Postby Drax » Oct 8th, '13, 18:55

I've backed a number of projects on Kickstarter, and it's all been a positive experience so far.

The tea tumbler looks like a neat solution to tea on the go. I'm not sure that I need something like that, but still, glad to see somebody thinking about it. :D
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Re: Experienced with Kickstarter? Saw an Awesome Tea tumbler

Postby Poohblah » Oct 8th, '13, 21:40

Why is there a kickstarter for a tea tumbler? They are extremely easy to find and popular already... I think it's just a trend in America that recently jumped the ocean from China to US...
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Re: Experienced with Kickstarter? Saw an Awesome Tea tumbler

Postby GoodTIme » Oct 9th, '13, 14:41

Thats good to hear Drax, i'll probably back this one just to consolidate my work space, instead of having a cup, teapot, tea container and i can just have this tumbler.

PoohBlah- its a little more complicated than just a cup i thought it was rather ingenious. Heres the video i saw from steepster http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-S7u-hUs0k&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Experienced with Kickstarter? Saw an Awesome Tea tumbler

Postby MarshalN » Oct 9th, '13, 22:11

Honestly, this doesn't look like an improvement at all over the piaoyi. It seems like (from the video) if you want to have it not steep, the giant metal rod will be sticking up? Hardly convenient. Maybe that's why there's only one very quick shot of it.

Of course the piaoyi is not 100% perfect, but this doesn't look that great either.
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Re: Experienced with Kickstarter? Saw an Awesome Tea tumbler

Postby Poohblah » Oct 10th, '13, 01:06

I agree with MarshalN.

It's a lot of unnecessary mechanics and gimmickery in an attempt to improve something which has already been invented many times over and doesn't need much improvement.

https://www.google.com/search?q=libre+t ... =826&dpr=1
https://www.google.com/search?q=tea+tum ... =826&dpr=1
http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a2 ... 6723152850
http://s.taobao.com/search?q=%B2%A3%C1% ... 5934&unid=
https://www.google.com/search?q=piaoyi+ ... =826&dpr=1
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Re: Experienced with Kickstarter? Saw an Awesome Tea tumbler

Postby MarshalN » Oct 10th, '13, 06:51

I'd argue the Tmall one is superior because it has no moving parts.
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Re: Experienced with Kickstarter? Saw an Awesome Tea tumbler

Postby Drax » Oct 10th, '13, 07:11

Huh, I didn't realize (though should have!) how many options there were out there for tea on-the-go. I was familiar with the more simple ones.

But then again, one of the things I enjoy most about tea is drinking it in a relaxing environment (and not so much while I'm rushing about). I did briefly try one of those glass tumblers with a mesh filter on top -- I wanted to have tea at work while I was in meetings. But I quickly noted two problems. First, once I was in a meeting, I had no way to refill it with hot water. And second, drinking that much tea during a meeting just made it really painful toward the end when I really had to go to the bathroom (and so was probably a good thing I couldn't refill it anyway).

Oh, such first-world problems.... :lol:
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Re: Experienced with Kickstarter? Saw an Awesome Tea tumbler

Postby Poohblah » Oct 10th, '13, 11:37

Drax wrote:First, once I was in a meeting, I had no way to refill it with hot water.
I'd argue this is the biggest problem with tea tumblers. I really like mine that I bought in Chengdu, and I toss it in my bag all the time when I go out, but I rarely have the opportunity to refill it once I'm out of the house :cry: Really, it only gives you the illusion of being able to enjoy tea on the go, since once you run out of tea, you're done :lol:
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Re: Experienced with Kickstarter? Saw an Awesome Tea tumbler

Postby GoodTIme » Oct 10th, '13, 14:51

Interesting Marshain it looked like the rod comes back down. When he pressed the button and the infuser dropped back down and Drax it did have a storage to hold more tea, that honestly is the best part for me. I dunno i like it but hopefully the kickstarter page will clear some things up.
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Re: Experienced with Kickstarter? Saw an Awesome Tea tumbler

Postby MarshalN » Oct 11th, '13, 02:08

GoodTIme wrote:Interesting Marshain it looked like the rod comes back down. When he pressed the button and the infuser dropped back down and Drax it did have a storage to hold more tea, that honestly is the best part for me. I dunno i like it but hopefully the kickstarter page will clear some things up.


Right, so when you want your infuser in the "up" position (which is most of the time) the rod will be sticking up - doesn't seem like a good idea to me.
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Re: Experienced with Kickstarter? Saw an Awesome Tea tumbler

Postby GoodTIme » Oct 15th, '13, 13:53

So the project has gone live and i've pledged just hoping to help spread the word.
Marshain it appears the rod does go back down so it does not stick up. Anyways i think its neat, if you want more info check it out
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joe ... go-tumbler
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Re: Experienced with Kickstarter? Saw an Awesome Tea tumbler

Postby Chip » Oct 15th, '13, 19:19

[Moderator speak ...]

Sorry folks.

GoodTime is Joey Landford, owner of this Kickstarter project and at least partner of http://www.theteamerchant.net ... and has decided to spam the forum via misleading false testimonial attempting to solicit funds from forum readers for his own project.

So, I do not think he is worthy of anyone's trust nor pledge.
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Re: Experienced with Kickstarter? Saw an Awesome Tea tumbler

Postby Poohblah » Oct 15th, '13, 20:45

Thanks for the update, Chip... how annoying...

I hope you do not mind sharing: how did you discover this user's identity?
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Re: Experienced with Kickstarter? Saw an Awesome Tea tumbler

Postby Chip » Oct 15th, '13, 20:59

the great and powerful Oz wrote: "... pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!" :wink:


I would rather not disclose here in the open forum, however he did "slip up." There were also member concerns to the legitimacy of this topic. Thank you members for the tip!!!

Either that or it was the Kame Gyokuro enjoyed this evening.
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