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Hello Hello Dearest Storytellers!

Thank you so much for getting us to this point of a MEMBERSHIP model where members will now lovingly be referred to as SUPER STORYTELLERS! It's been a long time coming and I am ecstatic we are finally here. I am honored to be at a place where our community would love even more access to 88 Cups of Tea as a lot of time and thought went into every single tier to make sure they are all meaningful for both me and for you. Check out my doodles of my favorite animals paired with my favorite things over in the tiers! This is a fantastic platform to deepen our bond as a community and allow me opportunities to show you more of my world "behind the mic" and how podcasting, especially the editing process, is very much like an art form. Every cut, every tweak, every silence is intentional, shaping the experience for you Dear Listeners-- a form of storytelling in itself.

Here's a screenshot of me using "Patreon Lens" to share my thoughts and commentaries exclusive to our "Silkie Chickens with Balloons" tier and higher. These mini videos are a lot like Instagram Stories and also expire 24 hours after they're posted which make them even more fun with the time sensitivity!  


heartfelt thank you to our Storytellers who encouraged me to set this up and I'm sending over the warmest air-hugs to our Storytellers who've been contributing financially BEFORE any of these rewards were even available! How did I get so dang lucky to be blessed with angels in our community?! 

In case we have some newcomers, did you know we started as a podcast 3 years ago? Many thanks to our Storytellers, 88 Cups of Tea has now grown into an online platform for writers who look for guidance in their writing journey and connection to a community. 88 Cups of Tea is a space that provides year-round conversations around the life of a writer, with topics ranging from overcoming rejections and writing struggles, to querying tips and crafting characters, and more. All of our content is delivered through podcasts, featured essays, daily check-ins in our private Facebook group, and the occasional newsletter and social media posts. I am incredibly proud 88 Cups of Tea is now known as the go-to for writers looking for a nurturing and supportive environment. It is my personal mission to encourage, inspire, motivate, and entertain each Storyteller that stumbles into our community and it's been the wildest ride. Our beautiful community has not only filled my heart hearing about the progress of your dreams, but as I reflect back on the 3 years, this journey unexpectedly pushed me to grow and evolve as a Human. I've become more humbled, more empathetic, and I feel so proud of all the hours and the time I put into 88 Cups of Tea. To see it grow into what it is today fills my soul with genuine pride knowing that I've *earned* this community. Thank you for that feeling, it is truly unlike anything I've ever felt before and the only word that comes close to describing it is magic. 

To my listeners who've been with us since the first day-- Thank you. Thank you so, so much for your constant support and for hanging out with me for all these years. (Can you believe we made it past the 3-year milestone?!) Y'all are the true rockstars and MVP's and I will forever be grateful to you and your endless love and support. 

To my new listeners-- I am so happy our paths crossed and thank you for hanging around and growing our community together! 

Thank you, to each and every one of you Storytellers, for joining our Super Storytellers membership to bring our community even closer together and, truly, thank you for supporting 88 Cups of Tea with wings to fly! 

Much love,

Yin
Founder & Creative Director
88 Cups of Tea


How does this work?

If you love the content here at 88 Cups of Tea and are genuinely curious and excited for exclusive access to my world "behind the mic", select the tier you'd like to be a part of every month. And don't worry, you can always edit or cancel your membership at ANY time. 


Check out 88 Cups of Tea at our online headquarters, or on instagram, twitter, facebook!
Tiers
Quokkas with Lashes
$3.88 or more per month
  • EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP-ONLY VOTING/POLLS. Your decisions directly shape 88 Cups of Tea including, but not limited to, topics you’d love to see covered in our 88 Cups of Tea featured essays and articles, upcoming content and merchandise, etc.
  • REQUEST TO FEATURE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR AS A GUEST ON THE PODCAST. Our private Facebook group members get to jump in with their requests, but members at this tier and higher get *priority* picks. Though nothing is guaranteed, I can promise to ALWAYS do my very best to get your top pick on the show! 
  • DANCE ALONG WITH 88 CUPS OF TEA! Boost your mood with access to 88 Cups of Tea’s Spotify playlist to brighten up your day and give yourself that extra pep in your step with our curated playlist of over 7 hours of catchy and uplifting tunes that represent our vibe and energy!
  • WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND? Tell me what topic(s) you would really love to hear discussed in our upcoming podcast recordings Ex: Would you love to deep-dive into the querying process? Are you struggling with plotting? Would you love to hear stories about how guests are able to work on their writing while holding down a day job? More real talk about finances as a writer?
  • EARLY ACCESS TO TICKETS FOR FUTURE LIVE EVENTS. 
Silkie Chickens with Balloons
$8.88 or more per month
  • EARLY ACCESS TO INTERVIEWS Be the first to listen to our upcoming episodes (way before they're released to the public)! This means you get to listen to them months or weeks in advance. No matter what, you'll get to hear all upcoming episodes before any one else does. These files are just the interview itself-- no intro/outro/jingle music is added. Additionally, you'll usually get access to the full unedited version of the interview. This means you'll also get to hear extra audio content before they're cut out of the final edit. 
  • EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES ACCESS! Get access to behind-the-scenes footage, pictures, factoids, and other fun stuff that you can’t find anywhere else! Look out for the posts I'll be sharing through Patreon Lens, it works a lot like Instagram stories and the videos/pics disappear after 24 hours. Be sure to download the Patreon app on your phone so you'll get notified whenever I post something on Patreon Lens :) 
  • BOOK HAUL/UNBOXING VIDEOS! Access to dedicated book haul/unboxing whenever our mailed books are piled up! Do you ever wonder whose books have been sent to us to consider for the show? Due to limited space on the podcast, we can’t interview every author that is pitched for our podcast which means our community has no clue which wonderful authors and books have been sent our way. This book unboxing recording will give you a behind-the-scenes look! [Over 6 months ago, I stopped posting book unboxing videos in our private Facebook group due to time constraints. Those instead go here.]
  • Members at this tier will receive all previous tier rewards as well! 
Snails with Mail
$18.88 or more per month
  • TRAVEL WITH ME THROUGH HANDWRITTEN POSTCARDS! I know most of you love traveling or would LOVE to travel one day soon. Traveling is a part of my lifestyle and I usually head out of town at least once or twice a year. Whether it’s a roadtrip or a flight somewhere, I’m going to snailmail you postcards from the road so you can have something tangible from my wanderings! [Be sure to give me your mailing address!] 
  • WELCOME BOX FOR STORYTELLERS! Receive 88 Cups of Tea’s member-exclusive storyteller themed welcome package for this tier and higher. Includes a curated selection of my favorite things and an 88 Cups of Tea merch! Must be current member of this tier for a minimum of 3 consecutive months to redeem your box. (At this time, this is available for U.S. Storytellers only)
  • JOIN IN ON A LIVE INTERVIEW! Every now and again, I will record a podcast episode through Crowdcast and allow EXCLUSIVE access for members at this tier or higher to *see* me and the guest having a conversation with each other! I can't promise how many times this will happen throughout the year as the video call jeopardizes the audio quality and it also depends on how comfortable the author is being on camera.  We'll feature questions from a few of you at the end of the interview, though I'll have to make sure to be respectful of the guest's time. The public will ONLY get access to the *audio* version of this interview. 
  • 25% DISCOUNT OFF ALL MERCH IN OUR SHOP! https://88cupsoftea.com/shop/ 
  • Members at this tier will receive all previous tier rewards as well! 
Narwhals for Y’all!
$188 or more per month
Tea with Yin over Skype! Time is my most valuable and limited asset! 45 minute Skype video hangouts happen once a month for active Patrons to redeem. What can we talk about? Your life! Your goals, your writing, your stories, school, food, your relationships! Have your own podcast or thinking about starting one and would love to pick my brain? Feel free to redeem this Skype chat as a consultation session to ask me your Q’s and I’ll share what I know. We'll find a day/time that works best for the both of us. [For U.S. members at this tier, I’ll snail mail you a sample of my favorite tea of the month so we can steep and sip the same cup of tea during our Skype call!]


Members at this tier will receive all previous tier rewards as well! 

Goals
64 of 100 patrons
Guess what?! At this milestone, we're able to cover the minimal hours that our two *wonderful* team members are able to work on 88 Cups of Tea related jobs in addition to a small portion of the costs associated with running and maintaining 88 Cups of Tea at 2 new podcast episodes each month. These two incredible team members take on crucial responsibilities to help me keep 88 Cups of Tea up and running. An additional benefit is that this also allows me to focus on the bigger picture to sustain and grow 88 Cups of Tea. Having them on the team has already helped to minimize the pain caused by migraines and a pinched nerve from working on the computer all day long. Because of the hours this work requires, I'm still on the computer a ton, but I'm now able to take breaks throughout the day. So, THANK YOU.
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Hello Hello Dearest Storytellers!

Thank you so much for getting us to this point of a MEMBERSHIP model where members will now lovingly be referred to as SUPER STORYTELLERS! It's been a long time coming and I am ecstatic we are finally here. I am honored to be at a place where our community would love even more access to 88 Cups of Tea as a lot of time and thought went into every single tier to make sure they are all meaningful for both me and for you. Check out my doodles of my favorite animals paired with my favorite things over in the tiers! This is a fantastic platform to deepen our bond as a community and allow me opportunities to show you more of my world "behind the mic" and how podcasting, especially the editing process, is very much like an art form. Every cut, every tweak, every silence is intentional, shaping the experience for you Dear Listeners-- a form of storytelling in itself.

Here's a screenshot of me using "Patreon Lens" to share my thoughts and commentaries exclusive to our "Silkie Chickens with Balloons" tier and higher. These mini videos are a lot like Instagram Stories and also expire 24 hours after they're posted which make them even more fun with the time sensitivity!  


heartfelt thank you to our Storytellers who encouraged me to set this up and I'm sending over the warmest air-hugs to our Storytellers who've been contributing financially BEFORE any of these rewards were even available! How did I get so dang lucky to be blessed with angels in our community?! 

In case we have some newcomers, did you know we started as a podcast 3 years ago? Many thanks to our Storytellers, 88 Cups of Tea has now grown into an online platform for writers who look for guidance in their writing journey and connection to a community. 88 Cups of Tea is a space that provides year-round conversations around the life of a writer, with topics ranging from overcoming rejections and writing struggles, to querying tips and crafting characters, and more. All of our content is delivered through podcasts, featured essays, daily check-ins in our private Facebook group, and the occasional newsletter and social media posts. I am incredibly proud 88 Cups of Tea is now known as the go-to for writers looking for a nurturing and supportive environment. It is my personal mission to encourage, inspire, motivate, and entertain each Storyteller that stumbles into our community and it's been the wildest ride. Our beautiful community has not only filled my heart hearing about the progress of your dreams, but as I reflect back on the 3 years, this journey unexpectedly pushed me to grow and evolve as a Human. I've become more humbled, more empathetic, and I feel so proud of all the hours and the time I put into 88 Cups of Tea. To see it grow into what it is today fills my soul with genuine pride knowing that I've *earned* this community. Thank you for that feeling, it is truly unlike anything I've ever felt before and the only word that comes close to describing it is magic. 

To my listeners who've been with us since the first day-- Thank you. Thank you so, so much for your constant support and for hanging out with me for all these years. (Can you believe we made it past the 3-year milestone?!) Y'all are the true rockstars and MVP's and I will forever be grateful to you and your endless love and support. 

To my new listeners-- I am so happy our paths crossed and thank you for hanging around and growing our community together! 

Thank you, to each and every one of you Storytellers, for joining our Super Storytellers membership to bring our community even closer together and, truly, thank you for supporting 88 Cups of Tea with wings to fly! 

Much love,

Yin
Founder & Creative Director
88 Cups of Tea


How does this work?

If you love the content here at 88 Cups of Tea and are genuinely curious and excited for exclusive access to my world "behind the mic", select the tier you'd like to be a part of every month. And don't worry, you can always edit or cancel your membership at ANY time. 


Check out 88 Cups of Tea at our online headquarters, or on instagram, twitter, facebook!

Recent posts by 88 Cups of Tea

Tiers
Quokkas with Lashes
$3.88 or more per month
  • EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP-ONLY VOTING/POLLS. Your decisions directly shape 88 Cups of Tea including, but not limited to, topics you’d love to see covered in our 88 Cups of Tea featured essays and articles, upcoming content and merchandise, etc.
  • REQUEST TO FEATURE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR AS A GUEST ON THE PODCAST. Our private Facebook group members get to jump in with their requests, but members at this tier and higher get *priority* picks. Though nothing is guaranteed, I can promise to ALWAYS do my very best to get your top pick on the show! 
  • DANCE ALONG WITH 88 CUPS OF TEA! Boost your mood with access to 88 Cups of Tea’s Spotify playlist to brighten up your day and give yourself that extra pep in your step with our curated playlist of over 7 hours of catchy and uplifting tunes that represent our vibe and energy!
  • WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND? Tell me what topic(s) you would really love to hear discussed in our upcoming podcast recordings Ex: Would you love to deep-dive into the querying process? Are you struggling with plotting? Would you love to hear stories about how guests are able to work on their writing while holding down a day job? More real talk about finances as a writer?
  • EARLY ACCESS TO TICKETS FOR FUTURE LIVE EVENTS. 
Silkie Chickens with Balloons
$8.88 or more per month
  • EARLY ACCESS TO INTERVIEWS Be the first to listen to our upcoming episodes (way before they're released to the public)! This means you get to listen to them months or weeks in advance. No matter what, you'll get to hear all upcoming episodes before any one else does. These files are just the interview itself-- no intro/outro/jingle music is added. Additionally, you'll usually get access to the full unedited version of the interview. This means you'll also get to hear extra audio content before they're cut out of the final edit. 
  • EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES ACCESS! Get access to behind-the-scenes footage, pictures, factoids, and other fun stuff that you can’t find anywhere else! Look out for the posts I'll be sharing through Patreon Lens, it works a lot like Instagram stories and the videos/pics disappear after 24 hours. Be sure to download the Patreon app on your phone so you'll get notified whenever I post something on Patreon Lens :) 
  • BOOK HAUL/UNBOXING VIDEOS! Access to dedicated book haul/unboxing whenever our mailed books are piled up! Do you ever wonder whose books have been sent to us to consider for the show? Due to limited space on the podcast, we can’t interview every author that is pitched for our podcast which means our community has no clue which wonderful authors and books have been sent our way. This book unboxing recording will give you a behind-the-scenes look! [Over 6 months ago, I stopped posting book unboxing videos in our private Facebook group due to time constraints. Those instead go here.]
  • Members at this tier will receive all previous tier rewards as well! 
Snails with Mail
$18.88 or more per month
  • TRAVEL WITH ME THROUGH HANDWRITTEN POSTCARDS! I know most of you love traveling or would LOVE to travel one day soon. Traveling is a part of my lifestyle and I usually head out of town at least once or twice a year. Whether it’s a roadtrip or a flight somewhere, I’m going to snailmail you postcards from the road so you can have something tangible from my wanderings! [Be sure to give me your mailing address!] 
  • WELCOME BOX FOR STORYTELLERS! Receive 88 Cups of Tea’s member-exclusive storyteller themed welcome package for this tier and higher. Includes a curated selection of my favorite things and an 88 Cups of Tea merch! Must be current member of this tier for a minimum of 3 consecutive months to redeem your box. (At this time, this is available for U.S. Storytellers only)
  • JOIN IN ON A LIVE INTERVIEW! Every now and again, I will record a podcast episode through Crowdcast and allow EXCLUSIVE access for members at this tier or higher to *see* me and the guest having a conversation with each other! I can't promise how many times this will happen throughout the year as the video call jeopardizes the audio quality and it also depends on how comfortable the author is being on camera.  We'll feature questions from a few of you at the end of the interview, though I'll have to make sure to be respectful of the guest's time. The public will ONLY get access to the *audio* version of this interview. 
  • 25% DISCOUNT OFF ALL MERCH IN OUR SHOP! https://88cupsoftea.com/shop/ 
  • Members at this tier will receive all previous tier rewards as well! 
Narwhals for Y’all!
$188 or more per month
Tea with Yin over Skype! Time is my most valuable and limited asset! 45 minute Skype video hangouts happen once a month for active Patrons to redeem. What can we talk about? Your life! Your goals, your writing, your stories, school, food, your relationships! Have your own podcast or thinking about starting one and would love to pick my brain? Feel free to redeem this Skype chat as a consultation session to ask me your Q’s and I’ll share what I know. We'll find a day/time that works best for the both of us. [For U.S. members at this tier, I’ll snail mail you a sample of my favorite tea of the month so we can steep and sip the same cup of tea during our Skype call!]


Members at this tier will receive all previous tier rewards as well!