Meet the Author:
Maria Uspenski is the founder of The Tea Spot, an artisanal producer of craft teas based in Boulder, Colorado. At The Tea Spot, Maria works to advance healthier living through the everyday enjoyment of whole leaf tea. An MIT mechanical engineer by trade, she is the innovative force behind the company's Steepware® line, which promotes easy tea preparation. A cancer fighter, her message is simple and powerful - tea in its freshest form is sustainable, renders exceptional flavor and has unmatched health benefits. She has been featured in the Huffington Post and in television interviews for her success as a social entrepreneur and fitness nutrition expert. Maria is regularly called on to lecture about tea's health benefits at universities and conferences nationwide. The Tea Spot donates ten percent of all sales in-kind to cancer and community wellness.
This book and e-book are not intended to promote tea as a treatment for any kind of illness or disease. Tea is not a panacea. Although drinking tea has been associated with many health benefits - the chemistry, biological mechanisms and cancer prevention properties of tea is not fully defined. The nature of the association which comes up time and time again in epidemiological studies between tea drinking and anticancer benefits is not clear, and although human cancer prevention trials with green tea polyphenol preparations have shown promising results, further intervention trials are needed to conclusively demonstrate the cancer-preventive activities of tea.