Three covers for Brew magazine
Time for tea: Brew magazine's blend of health, wellness, beauty and lifestyle content, combined with a sleek aesthetic, made it the Dragons' Den judges' top choice

Brew, a magazine devoted to tea and targeting the tea-loving Millennial generation was the winner in this year’s MA Magazine Journalism Dragons’ Den contest at NTU’s Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism.

The pitch by Izzah Kazi, Lauren Ryan and Kiran Suryanarayana to three industry judges  promised “a sweet escape into the world of tea in a beautifully-crafted independent publication and online community to appeal to the young, sophisticated tea drinker”.

Focusing on the luxury of tea and its health and wellness benefits, it promised to dismantle the traditional image and reimagine it for Millennials, some 87% of whom drink it, according to the group’s research.

The judges – Sophie Gargett, editor of The Dilettante independent title and MJ graduate, Laurence Mozafari, editor-in-chief of Digital Spy, and Sara Ward, editor of Slimming World, magazine – said:

Brew was up against three other titles in this year’s contest, back in person for the first time since 2020.

CrimeZone, featuring the in-depth stories of true-life crime, by Kieran Burt, Gemma Cockrell and Humairaa Habib

Revive, a free magazine focused on sustainable fashion by Krishita Kandoi, Beth Read and Akhila Thomas

Vitality, a health and wellness magazine all about supplements by Janissa Fleming, Katie Mortimer and Amrit Virdi

Click here to read more about each project and see more highlight’s from previous year’s winners and contestants