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Hey Bestea: Don't Be Thirstea

come thirsty, leave refreshed ✨

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Project Description

 

Mission of Hey Bestea


Hey Bestea is a tea company based out of Victorville, California.

What sets Hey Bestea apart is the story and empowerment that lies beneath its products. More than just selling tea, it aims to use friendship in spaces to refresh the soul.

The mission of Hey Bestea is to empower women to flourish. As we connect with tea drinkers through different creative experiences, we're able to make space for besteas to stay steeped in community.

Hey Bestea Problems & Solutions

 

PROBLEM #1
44% of people believe self-care is only possible for people with enough time. 

We like to think that “time” is based on our ability to set boundaries, prioritize, and say no, which ultimately may reflect our self-worth. Through our ROI: Glow text program, we remind our besteas that they are worthy of care, and help them build new habits that will transform their lives.

PROBLEM #2
35% percent of people believe self-care is only possible for those with enough money.

Regardless of what culture may say, we don’t need a lot of money to practice self-care. Self-care can be simple and affordable with the right routine or ritual, so we say start with tea. We provide natural, high quality loose leaf teas and biodegradable tea bags. Our teas pack a lot of flavor and are infused with healing herbs like elderberry, chamomile, hibiscus, and peppermint. We also provide tea-infused wellness products such as room sprays and skin-care.

PROBLEM #3
Most people understand the self-care basics they need to be healthy, but need fellowship and friends to keep them on track.

We encourage, inform, and unite with a fresh, warm perspective on wellness through a friendship lense. We foster spaces, provide online tools and resources, and offer advice from first-hand experiences that inspire and teach women how to care for their body.

Hey Bestea Use of Campaign Funds


Our basic operations include mixing, packing, serving, and shipping products to our besteas from our home. Unfortunately, due to CA food & beverage regulations, we are no longer allowed to run operations as a home-based business. We are raising $12,000 to renovate our new home, a 1976 horse trailer. Once our trailer renovation is complete, we can start serving our customers again. Help us give a cup of tea again!

Pie Chart for Funding 20% products, 35% Marketing, 45% branding

 

Hey Bestea Creator & Founder

 

Picture of hey bestea Creator Dejà Gibson
Hey Bestea Creator/Owner Dejà Monet Gibson

Hey, I’m Dejà, the woman behind Hey Bestea.

My tea journey began when I decided to go on a fast with some friends from church. During this time, I received a revelation that had not been taking care of myself. I was struggling with dehydration and needed a plan to implement more "tasty" water into my daily routine.

My friend Tiffany encouraged me to try tea to as one of the many ways to stay hydrated. She even went as far as texting me multiple times a day to remind me to hydrate. It was then that I realized how important friendship is when trying to flourish wholly in life. Shortly thereafter, I became inspired to launch Hey Bestea.

Each tea blend was named after a special woman in my life, and was inspired by the growth, faith and friendship I experienced during my hydration journey. My prayer is that every person who connects with Hey Bestea feels loved, whole and refreshed.

Moral of the story: Don't be thirstea.

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Tiff Freeman
02/17/2021
Let’s Be Besteas
$50
A. Hailey
02/13/2021
Hug in a Mug
$8
Samuel Vásquez
02/13/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
Britney
02/13/2021
Let’s Be Besteas
$50
Mel Jackson
02/13/2021
Monetary Contribution
$15
02/12/2021
Social Shoutout
$15
Joy Williams
02/12/2021
Monetary Contribution
$20
Markitta Gaston
02/12/2021
Social Shoutout
$15
Deonna
02/12/2021
Social Shoutout
$25
Mykeisha Mayes
02/12/2021
Social Shoutout
$15
Monetary Contribution

Support hey bestea because you believe in our mission. Every dollar helps us bring our dream to life.

19 Supporters
Select this reward
15.00 USD
Hug in a Mug

Much like a warm cup of tea, so is a (virtual) hug from a friend.

3 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Social Shoutout

Whether it’s for your personal or business account, pick your preferred time of shoutout. Receive exposure. Feel the love! It’s that easy!

Please leave your Instagram name in the message section!

12 Supporters
Select this reward
35.00 USD
Beautiful Thoughts Postcard & Sticker

Spread some love to a friend - near or far - with this set of a punchy illustrated postcard and sticker.

6 Left
9 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Remote Besteas Box

Pick an in-stock tea. Steep with our infuser in your complimentary self-care mug. Let's take better care of ourselves, together.

Be sure to visit our website to view our in-stock teas. Leave your tea of choice in the message section.

6 Supporters
None available
150.00 USD
Chill Vibes Sweatsuit

This cozy crew and matching joggers don’t just feel great, they look great, too. The pair will be an instant favorite. With a black embroidered hey bestea logo.

Sweatsuit available in three sizes: small, medium, and large.

Please leave your size in the message section.

6 Supporters
None available
1,000.00 USD
Founders Society - Besteas for Life

hey bestea is only able to thrive because you’re one of our besteas. hey bestea’s upper-level giving society is a community of passionate supporters dedicated to ensuring hey bestea continues to grow and thrive as an up-and-coming leader in reimagined self-care. As a way of saying thanks, Besteas for Life receive exclusive benefits, including permanent acknowledgement on our website!

4 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Support hey bestea because you believe in our mission. Every dollar helps us bring our dream to life.

19 Supporters
Select this reward
15.00 USD
Hug in a Mug

Much like a warm cup of tea, so is a (virtual) hug from a friend.

3 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Social Shoutout

Whether it’s for your personal or business account, pick your preferred time of shoutout. Receive exposure. Feel the love! It’s that easy!

Please leave your Instagram name in the message section!

12 Supporters
Select this reward
35.00 USD
Beautiful Thoughts Postcard & Sticker

Spread some love to a friend - near or far - with this set of a punchy illustrated postcard and sticker.

6 Left
9 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Remote Besteas Box

Pick an in-stock tea. Steep with our infuser in your complimentary self-care mug. Let's take better care of ourselves, together.

Be sure to visit our website to view our in-stock teas. Leave your tea of choice in the message section.

6 Supporters
None available
150.00 USD
Chill Vibes Sweatsuit

This cozy crew and matching joggers don’t just feel great, they look great, too. The pair will be an instant favorite. With a black embroidered hey bestea logo.

Sweatsuit available in three sizes: small, medium, and large.

Please leave your size in the message section.

6 Supporters
None available
1,000.00 USD
Founders Society - Besteas for Life

hey bestea is only able to thrive because you’re one of our besteas. hey bestea’s upper-level giving society is a community of passionate supporters dedicated to ensuring hey bestea continues to grow and thrive as an up-and-coming leader in reimagined self-care. As a way of saying thanks, Besteas for Life receive exclusive benefits, including permanent acknowledgement on our website!

4 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward