Albion Tea Co. is creating bookish tea & hope for foster youth
17

patrons

$317
per month
Hello!  Thank you for popping in to take a look at our little tea company on a mission to do big things.  We believe that when you are passionate about something, anything is possible and we invite you to take a look at what that means for our communiTEA here at Albion Tea Co.


TEA
We are truly a family run company!  We handcraft and ship all our products right here in Richmond, Virginia with the "help" of the cutest assistants on the planet.  Our process is driven by a commitment to fair trade practices, organic ingredients, and literary inspiration.  If we can't blend a tea out of real ingredients, drawing on spices, fruits, herbs, nuts, chocolates and pure extractions for flavor, then we don't make it!  We are even devising new blending techniques which includes crafting teas infused with, ahem, adult beverages.  All our tea collections are inspired by fandoms, from Outlander and Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter and our brand new CelebriTEA line created by famous actors and the like.  We believe tea is an experience that creates moments to treasure and love delivering up joy in the form of our deliciously geeky tea.

BEYOND THE BREW
You know how sometimes you learn something that changes you forever? That is how it was for us when we learned about the crisis facing former foster youth. 25% are homeless, 47% are unemployed, 29% are incarcerated and 25% are experiencing PTSD.  Approximately 23,000 young adults transition out of the foster care system at age 18 or 21 every year in the US, 10,000 per year in the UK.  That is a lot to take in, isn't it?  We had been searching for several years for an outlet to reach out to hurting teens/young adults but none of the doors had quite opened for us yet.  Then one day we looked at our young company, and looked at the needs of former foster youth and BOOM!  Everything made sense.  Albion Tea Co would not only craft epic tea, it would also be the vehicle that would carry out our epic vision of hope with a social enterprise business model.

PLANTING A VISION
We are setting out to prove a system here at Albion Tea Co.  We have created a unique program that encompasses hiring aging out foster youth within our own company, a mentoring and community building program for them, and eventually will even include housing on our very own Albion Tea Co. tea and lavender farms!  Once we have everything up and running here in RVA, we will then begin recruiting and training other businesses to take on the same model.  Imagine how many foster youth could be reached if one business in every state took on our hiring/mentoring model!  Then one in every city!  The reach would be dramatic and we truly believe we can bring an end to the crisis by carrying out this sustainable, self-recreating model.

PATRONS MAKE THE MAGIC HAPPEN
CommuniTEA really matters to us, and this is true not only in terms of support and faithful customers and such, but also in terms of funding our business and mission through a non-conventional way...through real people.  Like YOU!  When you become a patron, you are making it possible for us to launch our Beyond the Brew program.  You are helping us grow our Albion Tea Co business so it can thrive as a social enterprise style company, pouring profit back into Beyond the Brew.  You are helping us put bread on the table for our family so we can focus exclusively on our craft of tea blending and bookish swag creation.  We couldn't do this without you, so we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for believing in what we are doing and supporting us along the way.  You are awesome!  
Tiers
Inkling House
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Grab a cuppa, or a pint (we love both over here) and join our inside group of patrons.  As a member of Inkling House, you will enjoy:


  • behind the scenes peeks into our process right here on our Patron-only feed
  • early access to pre-orders and new products
  • the chance to percolate ideas with us through opinion polls and new item or design requests


12 MONTH MARK GIFT:  a cup of tea to enjoy on us and a custom postcard.


*Every dollar really does count.  Thank you for helping us power our tea-crafting, world-changing mission!*

Wizarding House
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
Wands (and brews!) at the ready!   As a member of our Wizarding House inner circle you will enjoy:


  • behind the scenes peeks into our process right here on our Patron-only feed
  • early access to pre-orders and new products
  • the chance to percolate ideas with us through opinion polls and new item or design requests
  • once a month video chat sessions exclusively for fellow Wizarding House members via Discord (fully integrated here on Patron for your convenience)...your opportunity for live demos and tours, Q&A and direct interaction with us and our team


WELCOME GIFT:  upon joining Wizarding House, you will receive a cuppa tea and a custom postcard.


6 MONTH MARK GIFT: a packet of tea, a 3D bookmark and a 10% off coupon code for Albion Tea Co.


12 MONTH MARK GIFT: a vial of tea worthy of any potion master, a crystal tea infuser and a 15% off code for Albion Tea Co.


*Your support really is magical!  Thank you for being part of our creative brew process and our vision to bring a little lumos to the lives of former foster youth.*

Ring Bearer House
$50 or more per month 1 patron
You have taken on an epic quest and have our deepest gratitude!  As a member of the Ring Bearer House, you will enjoy:

 

  • behind the scenes peeks into our process right here on our Patron-only feed
  • early access to pre-orders and new products
  • the chance to percolate ideas with us through opinion polls and new item or design requests
  • once a week video chat sessions exclusively for Ring Bearer and Standing Stones members via Discord (fully integrated here on Patron for your convenience)...your opportunity for live demos and tours, Q&A and direct interaction with us and our team
  •  shout outs and recognition on our social media lives and videos  (if you wish your giving to remain anonymous, just let us know!) 


WELCOME GIFT: upon joining Ring Bearer House, you will receive a vial of tea, a custom postcard and a 10% coupon for Albion Tea Co.


6 MONTH MARK GIFT: a hand stamped vintage spoon bookmark, a felted coaster, a vial of tea and a 15% off coupon for Albion Tea Co.


12 MONTH MARK GIFT: a beautiful gift box housing 5 vials of tea, a hand-thrown pottery mug bearing the Tree of Gondor, and a 20% off coupon for Albion Tea Co. 


*You are a hero for so boldly partnering with us!  Thank you for joining us on this quest to create the one tea to rule them all and aide foster youth as they embark on their very own adventures.*


Standing Stone House
$100 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
 Sing me a song of a lass that is gone...making a cup of tea.  Our new theme song, right?  As a member of Standing Stones House you will enjoy:


  • behind the scenes peeks into our process right here on our Patron-only feed
  • early access to pre-orders and new products
  • the chance to percolate ideas with us through opinion polls and new item or design requests
  • once a week video chat sessions exclusively for Ring Bearers and Standing Stones members via Discord (fully integrated here on Patron for your convenience)...your opportunity for live demos and tours, Q&A and direct interaction with us and our team
  • shout outs and recognition on our social media lives and videos  (if you wish your giving to remain anonymous, just let us know!)
  • direct access to Brock and Deborah through a private chat channel for any tea brewing questions you have or ideas you would like to share


WELCOME GIFT: upon joining Standing Stones House, you will receive a vial of tea, an enamel tea themed pin, a custom postcard and a 15% coupon.


6 MONTH MARK GIFT: a "tea on the go" travel kit with a zippered bag featuring our logo, a packet of drawstring tea bags and three vials of tea, an engraved hammered copper travel mug, and a 20% off coupon.


12 MONTH MARK GIFT: three tins of tea enclosed in a handsome wooden gift box, a custom engraved teapot, a Scottish thistle tea cozy and a 25% off coupon.  


*We couldn't do this without you.  Truly.  Your generosity is magnificent and we are deeply grateful.  Your partnership is what powers our creativity and gives life to our dream to ensure that no foster youth fall through the cracks ever again.  Thank you.*

Hello!  Thank you for popping in to take a look at our little tea company on a mission to do big things.  We believe that when you are passionate about something, anything is possible and we invite you to take a look at what that means for our communiTEA here at Albion Tea Co.


TEA
We are truly a family run company!  We handcraft and ship all our products right here in Richmond, Virginia with the "help" of the cutest assistants on the planet.  Our process is driven by a commitment to fair trade practices, organic ingredients, and literary inspiration.  If we can't blend a tea out of real ingredients, drawing on spices, fruits, herbs, nuts, chocolates and pure extractions for flavor, then we don't make it!  We are even devising new blending techniques which includes crafting teas infused with, ahem, adult beverages.  All our tea collections are inspired by fandoms, from Outlander and Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter and our brand new CelebriTEA line created by famous actors and the like.  We believe tea is an experience that creates moments to treasure and love delivering up joy in the form of our deliciously geeky tea.

BEYOND THE BREW
You know how sometimes you learn something that changes you forever? That is how it was for us when we learned about the crisis facing former foster youth. 25% are homeless, 47% are unemployed, 29% are incarcerated and 25% are experiencing PTSD.  Approximately 23,000 young adults transition out of the foster care system at age 18 or 21 every year in the US, 10,000 per year in the UK.  That is a lot to take in, isn't it?  We had been searching for several years for an outlet to reach out to hurting teens/young adults but none of the doors had quite opened for us yet.  Then one day we looked at our young company, and looked at the needs of former foster youth and BOOM!  Everything made sense.  Albion Tea Co would not only craft epic tea, it would also be the vehicle that would carry out our epic vision of hope with a social enterprise business model.

PLANTING A VISION
We are setting out to prove a system here at Albion Tea Co.  We have created a unique program that encompasses hiring aging out foster youth within our own company, a mentoring and community building program for them, and eventually will even include housing on our very own Albion Tea Co. tea and lavender farms!  Once we have everything up and running here in RVA, we will then begin recruiting and training other businesses to take on the same model.  Imagine how many foster youth could be reached if one business in every state took on our hiring/mentoring model!  Then one in every city!  The reach would be dramatic and we truly believe we can bring an end to the crisis by carrying out this sustainable, self-recreating model.

PATRONS MAKE THE MAGIC HAPPEN
CommuniTEA really matters to us, and this is true not only in terms of support and faithful customers and such, but also in terms of funding our business and mission through a non-conventional way...through real people.  Like YOU!  When you become a patron, you are making it possible for us to launch our Beyond the Brew program.  You are helping us grow our Albion Tea Co business so it can thrive as a social enterprise style company, pouring profit back into Beyond the Brew.  You are helping us put bread on the table for our family so we can focus exclusively on our craft of tea blending and bookish swag creation.  We couldn't do this without you, so we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for believing in what we are doing and supporting us along the way.  You are awesome!  

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Tiers
Inkling House
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Grab a cuppa, or a pint (we love both over here) and join our inside group of patrons.  As a member of Inkling House, you will enjoy:


  • behind the scenes peeks into our process right here on our Patron-only feed
  • early access to pre-orders and new products
  • the chance to percolate ideas with us through opinion polls and new item or design requests


12 MONTH MARK GIFT:  a cup of tea to enjoy on us and a custom postcard.


*Every dollar really does count.  Thank you for helping us power our tea-crafting, world-changing mission!*

Wizarding House
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
Wands (and brews!) at the ready!   As a member of our Wizarding House inner circle you will enjoy:


  • behind the scenes peeks into our process right here on our Patron-only feed
  • early access to pre-orders and new products
  • the chance to percolate ideas with us through opinion polls and new item or design requests
  • once a month video chat sessions exclusively for fellow Wizarding House members via Discord (fully integrated here on Patron for your convenience)...your opportunity for live demos and tours, Q&A and direct interaction with us and our team


WELCOME GIFT:  upon joining Wizarding House, you will receive a cuppa tea and a custom postcard.


6 MONTH MARK GIFT: a packet of tea, a 3D bookmark and a 10% off coupon code for Albion Tea Co.


12 MONTH MARK GIFT: a vial of tea worthy of any potion master, a crystal tea infuser and a 15% off code for Albion Tea Co.


*Your support really is magical!  Thank you for being part of our creative brew process and our vision to bring a little lumos to the lives of former foster youth.*

Ring Bearer House
$50 or more per month 1 patron
You have taken on an epic quest and have our deepest gratitude!  As a member of the Ring Bearer House, you will enjoy:

 

  • behind the scenes peeks into our process right here on our Patron-only feed
  • early access to pre-orders and new products
  • the chance to percolate ideas with us through opinion polls and new item or design requests
  • once a week video chat sessions exclusively for Ring Bearer and Standing Stones members via Discord (fully integrated here on Patron for your convenience)...your opportunity for live demos and tours, Q&A and direct interaction with us and our team
  •  shout outs and recognition on our social media lives and videos  (if you wish your giving to remain anonymous, just let us know!) 


WELCOME GIFT: upon joining Ring Bearer House, you will receive a vial of tea, a custom postcard and a 10% coupon for Albion Tea Co.


6 MONTH MARK GIFT: a hand stamped vintage spoon bookmark, a felted coaster, a vial of tea and a 15% off coupon for Albion Tea Co.


12 MONTH MARK GIFT: a beautiful gift box housing 5 vials of tea, a hand-thrown pottery mug bearing the Tree of Gondor, and a 20% off coupon for Albion Tea Co. 


*You are a hero for so boldly partnering with us!  Thank you for joining us on this quest to create the one tea to rule them all and aide foster youth as they embark on their very own adventures.*


Standing Stone House
$100 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
 Sing me a song of a lass that is gone...making a cup of tea.  Our new theme song, right?  As a member of Standing Stones House you will enjoy:


  • behind the scenes peeks into our process right here on our Patron-only feed
  • early access to pre-orders and new products
  • the chance to percolate ideas with us through opinion polls and new item or design requests
  • once a week video chat sessions exclusively for Ring Bearers and Standing Stones members via Discord (fully integrated here on Patron for your convenience)...your opportunity for live demos and tours, Q&A and direct interaction with us and our team
  • shout outs and recognition on our social media lives and videos  (if you wish your giving to remain anonymous, just let us know!)
  • direct access to Brock and Deborah through a private chat channel for any tea brewing questions you have or ideas you would like to share


WELCOME GIFT: upon joining Standing Stones House, you will receive a vial of tea, an enamel tea themed pin, a custom postcard and a 15% coupon.


6 MONTH MARK GIFT: a "tea on the go" travel kit with a zippered bag featuring our logo, a packet of drawstring tea bags and three vials of tea, an engraved hammered copper travel mug, and a 20% off coupon.


12 MONTH MARK GIFT: three tins of tea enclosed in a handsome wooden gift box, a custom engraved teapot, a Scottish thistle tea cozy and a 25% off coupon.  


*We couldn't do this without you.  Truly.  Your generosity is magnificent and we are deeply grateful.  Your partnership is what powers our creativity and gives life to our dream to ensure that no foster youth fall through the cracks ever again.  Thank you.*