I am placing this here versus the Tea Magazine topic partly because it is more than simply a magazine project as they also represent a real presence in Taiwan where readers and visitors are welcome to visit and learn of the tea culture of Taiwan ... I felt a dedicated topic would be most beneficial to members and Global Tea Hut projects.
Wu De wrote:This year Global Tea Hut is shifting from a community newsletter to a professional tea magazine, and one that comes every month with organic tea! The magazine describes the tea, and is packed full of tea wisdom.
Furthermore, all proceeds support our non-profit organization, which is dedicated to building free tea centers that our readers can visit. This represents a new kind of media in the world—one in which the media constructs real space, and the reader can travel from magazine to center and then back to the magazine.
In this way, we build community together. Many of you are familiar with The Leaf Magazine. This new Global Tea Hut will be the continuation of that. We will never include advertising of any kind.
Here are our incentives as membership increases (we currently have around 260 members worldwide):
•At 500 members we will switch to a full-color magazine
•At 1000 members we will begin traveling to tea regions, writing more journalistic articles and sourcing more organic tea. This also allows us to start connecting sustainable farmers to each other so that Global Tea Hut itself can have an impact on the tea world.
•At 1500 members we will start translating modern and ancient tea texts to English.
Our February issue already has glimpses of many of these features.
You can sign up at: http://www.globalteahut.org
Your brother in tea,
And student of the Leaf