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Collaborations, Innovations, & Donations

Press Release Highlights

As a proud Colorado tea company with a mission of health and wellness, we highlight some of our favorite partnerships, innovations, and milestones here.


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 to Showcase Its OEM Capabilities for Organic and CBD Tea at Natural Products Expo West 2019 - March 2019
Sky & Wyatt and The Tea Spot Will Share an Exhibit Booth to Highlight Their OEM Partnership to Produce CBD Hemp Teas with Organic Herbs


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


The Tea Spot brings together handcrafted whole leaf teas and innovative Steepware to make your daily tea practice easy and fun. Founded in 2004 by Maria Uspenski, a cancer survivor drawn to the health benefits of tea during her recovery, The Tea Spot donates 10% of all sales in-kind to cancer survivors and community wellness programs. To date, we have touched more than 100,000 lives through our 10% Pledge For Wellness.