Steeped in Tradition

Spreading wellness through tea.

Sit and stay awhile. You’re in good company.

There’s nothing like a good story shared over a soothing cup of tea, and the family legend that inspired The Tea Spot is no exception. When founder Maria Uspenski’s grandmother was fleeing war-torn Russia, she escaped with her beloved samovar, a steel water heater used for making tea. That samovar now graces Maria’s tea house on the grounds of her home in the high mountains of central Colorado and symbolizes The Tea Spot’s commitment to brewing resilience and love in every cup. As the leading tea brand for active lifestyles, The Tea Spot’s mission is to inspire, empower, and support vibrant health with tea at one’s side. Infusing age-old traditions with functional botanicals, we bring exquisite flavor and freshness together in every tea. 




Meet Maria

For The Tea Spot founder Maria Uspenski, tea is more than a beverage, it’s a way of life. From her European family roots to her personal cancer recovery journey to the teaware she created using her MIT engineering background, tea and Maria are inexorably intertwined—as is the unique blend of art and science she brings to the practice. When you shop The Tea Spot, you know you are getting the freshest tea available, with leaves from the latest harvest. As the only single source provider of tea with our own patented teaware (thanks, Maria!), our goal is to modernize the loose-leaf tea experience so you can enjoy the functional benefits at home or on the go for the perfect cup every time.


Healthy Hydration

We count on tea to make us feel good, help manage stress, and give us a natural boost of antioxidants, but did you know that hot or cold, pure tea is even more hydrating than plain water? There’s a reason athletes from the world over turn to tea after a race! Life moves fast and our STEEPWARE®—from teapots to tea travel mugs and sport bottles—lets you brew tea with ease at home or the office and everywhere in between.




Making a Difference with Tea

At The Tea Spot, we know that it’s all about people. Our passion for tea drives us to create products with great care for our customers and our community. We insist on the highest standards of food safety and quality. And, as a Colorado-based Public Benefit Corporation and certified B Corp, our company donates 10% of all profits for wellness. To date, we have donated more than 10 million cups of tea.