Breakfast Tea & Bourbon Treasure Hunt: Hidden Treasure Worth $50,000 Dollars

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Treasure Hunt Book

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!

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20 Responses

  1. Jake Faulker says:

    I would like to have Breakfast Tea & Bourbon for desert.
    Another puzzle worth chasing.
    Thanks Jenny & Pete.

  2. ROLL TIDE says:

    I bet the person who dug it up and tossed it aside without knowing, sure felt sick after finding this out.

    Ouch !

  3. astree says:

    Hi Jenny,

    Can you provide any background of where you got the following information (e.g., Facebook, book intro, etc.):

    “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.”

    Thanks,
    astree

    • Jenny Kile says:

      Hi astree, those items would have been from the interviews (either audio or video) from the website. I’ll post links (once I get them) on the Forum later this week. Which to answer your Question below- yes I moved the link for the forum to under the comment section on the left sidebar. lol…at least that is where it is today….:)

    • astree says:

      Thanks, Jenny. Always appreciative of your extended efforts for the treasure hunting community.

  4. astree says:

    *Can’t find the link to the MW Forum.

    • astree says:

      OK, found it on the left panel, above the “Quote of the Week”. No longer see it at the top of the page.

  5. JC1117 says:

    Thanks for sharing this, Jenny.

    I wouldn’t know where to look to find things like this.

    I think you may be right about the treasure hunt release date being a clue. February 9, 2017 @ 5:08 PM (17:08). February 9th. 2-9. February 29th is Leap Day. Happens once every 4 years…which hints at space and time?

    Breakfast Tea. Tea, T. T minus 9. Space, time, launch, countdown? Houston?

    http://www.houstonwhiskeyfestival.com/whiskey/

    5,000 added on August 9th, 2017. 8-9-17. 8+9=17. There’s that mysterious number 17…AGAIN. LOL!

    Just thinking out loud. Probably running down a rabbit hole.

    • astree says:

      .
      Following up on some of your comments, there were several notable events in the Space program that occurred on Feb 9 in the 1960’s.

    • JC1117 says:

      The most recent comment on the Breakfast Tea and Bourbon Facebook page is this…

      Breakfast Tea and Bourbon
      Yesterday at 11:18am ·
      My novel begins… “Tonight I rechristened my apartment ‘Bourbon Street.’ I’m hosting a bourbon-tasting party to launch our quest to find treasure. Really. I think I know where the $50,000 prize of a treasure hunt is hidden.”
      Is that too up-front and in-your-face to be a clue? – Pete

      Pete then employs a diversionary tactic by talking about New Orleans. So…his treasure is clearly NOT in New Orleans, IMO. 🙂

      Interesting, eh? “Bourbon-tasting party”. BTW, the Houston event is quite a formal affair.

      • Jenny Kile says:

        There are lots of different clues to ‘Louisiana’, and then there are clues to LA- Las Angeles….. which LA is actually Louisiana’s abbreviation, so I feel it’s possible the treasure could be in LA- the city…Las Angeles. (since Pete says there are multiple clues to the ‘City’)….But then it could be in LA, as in somewhere in Louisiana. lol

        I need to read the book again….. when I get some more time…lol..

        In the meantime though— be on the lookout for a Six Questions with Pete….coming soon! (like real soon…just adding the endnote…but might get time to post until late tomorrow or monday)

        • JC1117 says:

          I haven’t read the book…yet. I should probably do that before I speak/write. 🙂

          So…for now…it’s just a shot in the dark…although my thoughts naturally gravitate to certain subjects.

          LA. L A. Los Alamos. Manhattan Project.

          “Tea is where we explain to each other what we do not understand.” – Julius Robert Oppenheimer

          “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” – Robert Oppenheimer quoting the Bhagavad Gita.

          Now THAT’S a HOT Toddy! …and not a joyous “ending”.

  6. Spallies says:

    I don’t like Bourbon but this looks like fun! But, I am committed to Finding Fenns treasure before I start anything else. Yes, I am committed Ha Ha I think a lot of people think I should be 🙂 And I still have that golden key that Fox lost to find… lol But, I will be in the LA area next week and probably again the week of March 20th if anyone needs a spot checked out… 🙂

  7. Jasmine says:

    How are you guys getting LA?? Lol. I thought I’d narrowed it down. Somewhere in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, or Washington! Ha!

  8. Onuat says:

    Interesting…..Thanks for stirring more of my imagination,Jenny.
    I like Spallies,would like to find the Indulgence with the Golden key before I can sit and enjoy it with a cup of Breakfast tea and a shot of Bourbon. 😄

  9. astree says:

    .
    Looking forward to the Six Questions, Jenny (Thanks in advance).

    I’m starting to get some very specific information that links up, but haven’t confirmed it. One of this challenges is to pick up on any possible auxilliary info throughout the book, in addition to the major looks-like-an-obvious-clue pages (corresponding to the stack of clue cards). That’s why I asked about your mention of “Pete (the author) has mentioned that about three quarters of the book provides clues to the city in which the treasure is hidden. ”

    Pete linked your post here on his Facebook page (hmmmm, picture of you next to the big rock, sounds like something from his story… boulder).

    https://www.facebook.com/BreakfastTeaandBourbon/

    astree

  10. Hear me all says:

    Jenny, Thanks for bringing this hunt to our attention. Before I ordered the book, I had an idea of what city the treasure was located in and after reading the book the other day, I’m even more convinced. Now to figure out the final details. Thanks again.

  11. Sylvanmyst says:

    I’ve read the book, and my question is are we trying to find the same city that the characters find? Or is that a separate thing all together and we are instead trying to find the city that multiple clues throughout the book point to, and then do what the characters did in their city, but in the city the clues led us to?

  12. Hear me all says:

    I have a feeling that this treasure hunt has been solved recently.

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