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The Tea Spot, Inc.™ is a leading producer of handcrafted whole leaf teas and the creator of Steepware® – the modern teaware that makes daily tea easy and fun. The company's model of social entrepreneurship incorporates its mission to foster health and wellness through loose leaf tea with its 10% for Wellness program. Ten percent of all profits are donated in-kind to cancer survivors and community wellness programs. To date, The Tea Spot’s program has touched more than 100,000 lives through the 10% for Wellness program.


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The Tea Spot Receives Women-Owned Business Certification - September 2022
The Tea Spot, the leading tea brand for active lifestyles and innovative Steepware®, is proud to announce that it has received a Women-Owned Business Certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).


The Tea Spot receives a $10k grant from UPS Ignite Small Business Program - July 2022
The Tea Spot, a leading producer of handcrafted whole leaf teas and innovative Steepware®, is excited to announce it has won a $10k Small Business grant from UPS Ignite —a program to support and provide opportunities for women-owned and minority-owned businesses.


The Tea Spot introduces 100% compostable packaging for Earth Day: With a conscious effort, The Tea Spot is re-introducing its best-selling teas in eco-friendly packaging - April 2022
In celebration of Earth Day, The Tea Spot is introducing a new line of 100% sustainable, compostable packaging in an effort to make a low-waste impact on the environment. This new iteration of the brand’s best-selling teas is now available through Central Markets and beginning April 22, Earth Day, with Whole Foods soon after.


The Gift That Gives Back: Limited-edition The Tea Spot x charity: water Tumbler Set Will Fuel $100,000 Donation Goal to Bring Clean Water to People in Need - November 2021
For the holiday season, The Tea Spot has partnered with charity: water to create a Limited-edition charity: water Tea Tumbler set that provides clean water – with every set sold – to someone in need. The set includes a 32-ounce travel tumbler with infuser and double-walled insulation to keep tea fresh for hours (hot or cold). The special set also includes a 25+ serving package of “Peach on Earth” oolong tea for use with the bottle. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from each sale will be donated to charity: water with a goal of raising a total of $100,000 to bring clean water to an estimated 2,500 people.


The Tea Spot’s New ‘Goddess Women’s Teas’ Are a Best-Seller as More Consumers Seek Tea for Wellness and Functional Benefits - October 2021
The Tea Spot’s recently launched line of women’s teas – called Goddess Women’s Teas – are a current best-seller for the company, as more consumers discover premium tea or seek tea for its wellness benefits. The new line features three 100-percent organic tea blends that showcase botanicals and herbs to support women’s health throughout different stages of life.


The Tea Spot Streamlines Its Canadian Ecommerce Sales, Offers Special Discount Through July in Honor of Canada Day - June 2021
Just in time for Canada Day on July 1, The Tea Spot is expanding and enhancing its sales operations into Canada with streamlined direct-to-consumer sales processes – including door-to-door tracking, fast shipping via UPS Worldwide Economy, duties/taxes paid upfront, and an enhanced online experience to accommodate regional customers. In honor of Canada Day and its streamlined customer shipping, The Tea Spot will offer 20 percent off first-time customer orders shipping to Canada from July 1 to July 31. Use promo code CANADA.


Innovation: FEW Spirits Introduces Few Immortals Rye Whiskey Proofed to Bottling Strength with Cold-Brewed 8 Immortals Tea - September 2020
Ever-innovating Evanston, IL distiller FEW Spirits announces today the release of FEW Immortal Rye, cask-strength FEW Straight Rye Whiskey proofed to bottling strength with cold-extracted “8 Immortals” tea from renowned Denverbased tea purveyor, The Tea Spot. Immortal Rye is thought to be the first product to apply this proofing technique using tea. With the release, FEW adds to its trophy case having secured a gold medal for FEW Immortal Rye at the 2020 Beverage Tasting Institute.


The Tea Spot Launches “Flu Fighter” Herbal Tea Blend - May 2020
The Tea Spot launched its new Flu Fighter tea, a caffeine-free herbal blend that features functional ingredients, including astragalus, honeysuckle, organic licorice root, orange peel, tangerine peel, dandelion root, mulberry leaf, red root and organic ginger. The ingredients in the new Flu Fighter tea were chosen based on a recent medical report, published in Military Medical Research, on the diagnosis and treatment of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), where a combination of herbs and roots were used to support flu-like symptoms.


The Tea Spot Donates More Than 55,000 Specialty Tea Sachets to COVID-19 First-Responders in New York, California and Texas - May 2020
The Tea Spot is donating more than 55,000 specialty tea sachets to first responders, doctors and nurses at eight hospitals and clinics in some of the states most impacted by COVID19 in the United States, including New York, California and Texas. As part of their 10% for Wellness initiative, The Tea Spot is donating more than $35,000 (retail value) of tea sachets from its line of specialty teas, including: Organic Spring Dragonwell, Japanese Orchid Sencha, Rise & Chai and Organic Natural Glow White Tea.


The Tea Spot Teams-up with Can’d Aid for ‘Do-Goodery’ at Local Colorado Schools - December 2019
This holiday season, The Tea Spot has teamed up with Can’d Aid to show appreciation of teachers and staff and to encourage wellness at two local elementary schools – FM Day Elementary in Denver and Winona Elementary in Loveland, Colo. The Tea Spot will be donating more than 175 Stoneware Ceramic Teapots and more than 175 boxes of pyramid tea sachets, all packed in special tote bags as gifts to teachers and staff. They’ll be donating these tea products alongside Can’d Aid’s bike donations to students at the two schools.


The Tea Spot’s Maria Uspenski to Focus on Being ‘Healthy, Happy and Hydrated with Teas’ at Chicago International Tea Festival, Nov. 1 - 3, 2019 - October 2019
The founder and CEO of The Tea Spot, and author of Cancer Hates Tea, will present insights on the functional health benefits of teas and herbs at the first annual Chicago International Tea Festival on November 3rd.


The Tea Spot Expands U.S. Distribution with The Fresh Market - October 2019
The Tea Spot is now available in The Fresh Market with its line of premium organic and functional specialty teas for grocery and retail. The Tea Spot began the partnership with The Fresh Market earlier this year and is now in all 161 of the company’s grocery stores in 22 states across the United States. In addition, The Tea Spot expanded its operations by working with three UNFI distribution centers on the east coast to meet demand.


Los Angeles Tea Festival, Aug. 10-11, to Feature The Tea Spot’s Maria Uspenski in a 'Tea and Health' Special Session - July 2019
Uspenski, founder and CEO of The Tea Spot, will present a special session on the health benefits of tea at the Los Angeles Tea Festival on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. The Tea Spot works to advance healthier living through the everyday enjoyment of whole leaf tea. Now in its ninth year, the Los Angeles Tea Festival is the nation’s largest tea festival, expected to draw in more than 4500 tea enthusiasts over the two-day event.


Paris Coffee Show to Feature The Tea Spot’s Maria Uspenski in a Special Presentation - May 2019
Uspenski will present at the Paris Coffee Show on the critical role of premium tea in the 3rd wave coffeehouse movement on May 26th, 2019 at the Park Floral in Paris. Uspenski purports that for coffee businesses, having a specialty tea program that matches the caliber their other offerings – one which is in alignment with their mission – is not only crucial to remaining competitive and profitable but also a benchmark of quality and dedication to customer preferences.


The Tea Spot’s Maria Uspenski to Keynote the 2019 National Gift Basket Convention - May 2019
“Think Outside the Basket” Presentation to Inspire Hundreds of Gift Basket Professionals, as Well as Companies That Supply Premium and Specialty Products to Gift Basket Businesses


The Tea Spot to Explore Specialty Tea as an Essential Part of Third-Wave Coffeehouses During a Presentation at the Specialty Coffee Expo - April 2019
Maria Uspenski, founder and CEO of The Tea Spot, will host a special lecture on specialty tea during the Specialty Coffee Expo taking place April 11-14 in Boston, Mass. at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Uspenski’s session is titled “The Yin to Your Yang: Understanding Why Specialty Tea Is an Essential Part of Any Third-Wave Coffee Shop.”



The Tea Spot Expands Its Business, Moves to New Colorado Headquarters - November 2018
HQ at the Colorado Tech Center Features 12,800 Feet of Space, as Well as The Tea Spot’s New Tea-packaging Machine by Fuso International


The Tea Spot Sponsors World Tea Expo 2018, Showcases Premium Whole Leaf Tea and Innovative Teaware Products - June 2018
Boulder, Colo.-based Tea Leader to Present a Key Session at World Tea Expo, “Who’s Buying? – A National Brand’s View of the U.S. Premium Tea Consumer”


The Tea Spot Publishes New Ebook, ‘DIY Cold Brew Tea Lifestyle Guide,’ During the 38th Annual Natural Products Expo West - March 2018
Complimentary Ebook Shares How Cold Brewing Extracts More Flavor and Healthy Antioxidants from Tea, as Well as a Richer, Smoother Taste


The Tea Spot Re-envisions How to Fuel-up and Restore for Outdoor Adventures with the Launch of ‘Simple Steeps’ at the Outdoor Retailer Expo - January 2018
Whether Embarking on a Rugged Mountain Trek or Exploring the Urban Landscape, Tea Enthusiasts Can Enjoy Premium On-the-Go Tea with ‘Simple Steeps’ Functional Teas


The Tea Spot Publishes New Ebook, ‘Tea Wellness Lifestyle Guide,’ Presented by World Tea Expo and The Tea House Times - June 2017
Complimentary Ebook Offers Insights, Tips and Recipes to Encourage a Healthy Tea-Drinking Journey


The Tea Spot Founder, Maria Uspenski, Authors New Book, Cancer Hates Tea - December 2016
Boulder, Color.-based Tea Industry Leader Suggests That Drinking Tea --- a Preventive and Transformative Lifestyle Change --- Can Help Crush Cancer


The Tea Spot, Inc, and Weight Watchers Celebrate the Gift of Tea This Holiday Season - December 2016
Three Indulgent Holiday Tea Flavors and Special Edition Tea Tumbler Available in Select Weight Watchers Meeting Rooms Nationwide