Fox and Moon Tearoom- Store

$2,820 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 19 months

Fox and Moon Tea would love to open a retail space and provide a tea and event oasis for our community. Our space will provide a  place for people to visit and enjoy a wide range of excellent teas. We will also provide a means for supporting local artists and fellow creators through rotating local products selection at our store, as well as through hosting special events. 

We have been operating as a traveling tea event and retail popup since 2005 and have provided a wide variety of special tea events (both public and private) for the past 12 years. We source single origin teas and collectible teaware representing the rich diversity of tea customs and styles from around the world which are available at our website and traveling tea events. We also have our own line of one-of-a kind gift sets, signature tea blends and culinary tea products.

I have recently been offered a great retail space in alameda, CA, but cannot currently afford the build out of the space in addition to the overhead rent.

This financial support will help cover the costs of opening a retail storefront and would include getting new equipment, furniture and some coverage with the first few months of overhead costs as I establish my local presence.

This will enable be to realize my long held desire to transition fully into doing my tea business which I have been running in the Bay Area since 2005.

I would be immeasurably excited to evolve Fox and Moon Tea to this next stage and to support for my community and my love of tea with all of you.

Thank you for your interest and support of Fox and Moon Tea.

We hope to share tea with you at our tea house soon!

Your friend in tea,

Zo Guthrie, Owner

Fox and Moon Tea

Fox & Moon Tea: providing unique tea products, traveling tea events, focused tastings and tea education since 2005.


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I'd like to offer a %15 discount to everyone who supported my campaign for a storefront on all Fox and Moon orders through the end of January 2018.

My store site is available at:

I also have by-appointment drop in times at my location in Alameda Mon 12/18, Tues 12/19 and Friday 12/22 from 5pm, 9pm.
Email me if you'd like to come by and see Fox and Moon's tea, teaware and gift sets.
I wish everyone an excellent new year ahead, and thanks again for supporting Fox & Moon Tea!
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Fox and Moon Tea's Annual Holiday event is coming up!

Dec 16, drop in from 1-5pm
At my place:
1059 Santa Clara Ave Apt B (upstairs, right side door)
Alameda, CA

Come and enjoy tea while browsing Fox and Moon Tea's annual holiday event! We will have a selection of our single origin teas and signature blends, as well as collectible teaware and unique tea gifts for the holidays. If you can't make it to our location, you can also find us at:
Fox and Moon Tea's Annual Holiday event
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I wanted to update you all that the space I applied for in Alameda didn't come through. However, I have called on a few other spaces and will continue my search for the perfect home for Fox and Moon Tea!

Meanwhile, we just restocked one of our favorite boutique partners (Modern Mouse in Alameda) in time for Mother's Day- with fresh teas, sugar infusions and teacup gift sets. Also available at
collectible tea cup gift set from Fox &Moon Tea
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I met with the building owner and visited the space I'm hoping to open the tea house at. It turns out that they are requesting I resubmit my application again which I'm doing today. I'll keep you posted on the progress. Here are a few pictures of the space as it is now. I am of course already designing out how I'd want to set it up - it's around 675 square feet. Not pictured, is an additional seating room, a sink prep room and an ADA bathroom. I'm talking with the landlord about using some of the back garden area for my tea guests. Not sure yet if that will be approved, but I hope so - it would be lovely!
looking in from the front door
looking back out to the front door
potential garden seating
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$2,820 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 19 months
Created April 12, 2017
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Kevin Murphy
17 months ago

Glad to have gotten to meet you through David. This is a down payment for your R&D budget for the Earl Grey variety we talked about.

Shell Brandt
18 months ago

Love your passion for tea, art and community!

Ocèan D Luna
18 months ago (Offline Donation)
18 months ago
Kevin Becketti
18 months ago

Let's Go Zo!

Davey Bones
18 months ago

you can do it!

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