Breakfast Tea & Bourbon Treasure Hunt: Hidden Treasure Worth $50,000 Dollars
Breakfast Tea & Bourbon by Pete Bissonette is not only an entertaining book, but also a treasure hunt for a hidden prize worth $50,000 dollars in cash. In order to find the treasure, a searcher needs to read the book, discern the clues secreted within, and retrieve the hidden item to claim the cash reward. The item is hidden somewhere in the lower 48 states.
The treasure hunt began on Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 5:08 pm. US central time. Seems like a clue there. With a possible additional hint being that if the hidden treasure is not found by August 9th, 2017, another 5,000 will be added to the 50,000 prize currently. Six months between times? Clue? who knows?
Reading the story, it are things, like the specific time and dates, along with other interesting tidbits, that might lead a person to where the treasure is hidden.
Pete (the author) has mentioned that about three quarters of the book provides clues to the city in which the treasure is hidden. He says there are numerous hints to the city written in the book, and so if a searcher misses one, he might be able to find another.
The story, Breakfast Tea & Bourbon, involves the characters going on a treasure hunt themselves. It’s a treasure hunt, within a treasure hunt. And so once the city is discerned by reading the book, Pete says to find the exact location of the treasure within this city, a searcher merely has to follow what the characters do in the last part of book and discover the magical item.
As of now, what the exact item to find is not completely known. It remains a secret. However, for someone who has read the book, it is to be an item which will be unmistakably realized to be the ‘token’ of the book and used to claim the treasure.
Many seekers of the treasure feel the item might be the magic suling mentioned in the front segment of the book:
“In a mythical land between the sun and the moon, the place between asleep and awake where you can still remember dreaming, lies hidden for 200 to 500 million years a magic suling adorned with jewels, tassels, and inlay of tortoise shell, hailing the triumph of courage, virtue, and wisdom, a sign that hope springs eternal, breath charms the beast, and abundance is for the taking.”
A suling is like a bamboo flute, and there is a very special person who plays one during the story written in the book.
Although the item to find could be something totally different, what a treasure the ‘suling’ would be. Such a special handcrafted token to keep and remember the adventure with. The cash prize would be welcomed, but the suling, or whatever the hidden prize ends up being, and the adventure of its discovery, would be the true treasure.
In a previous treasure hunt Pete created many years ago, he had buried a piece of armor, a bronze medallion, which related to that story’s hunt. The medallion was not found within the timeframe of the hunt and so went unclaimed. But not because the hunt was too difficult to solve. But because, apparently, someone who had discovered the location had dug up the medallion unknowingly, and tossed it in the ‘debris’ pile of dirt some feet away. This was later realized once Pete went to retrieve the medallion.
Unlike that first hunt of Pete’s, The Breakfast Tea & Bourbon’s treasure hunt doesn’t have a time limit, and its treasure will be found, one way or another. Pete believes it will be found before fall, and from chatting with a few hunters already, searches to locations, have already been made.
Will you be the one to take up the challenge and find the treasure?
Be sure to check out: Six Questions with Pete Bissonette: Author of Breakfast Tea & Bourbon Treasure Hunt
Best of luck with all that you seek! And as always, Treasure the Adventure!