Maria Uspenski

Tea Growth in Specialty Grocery

Americans overwhelmingly buy their tea where they shop for food. Only 7 percent report buying packaged tea in tea houses and coffee shops. Specialty tea is a very appealing category in niche food markets, explains Janis H. Grover, a marketing, new product development and sales professional presenting at this year’s World Tea Expo. “Retailers...

How Tea Health Advocacy Can Improve Retail Sales

Maria Uspenski won the award for Best Tea Health Advocate at the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas in June. Her book, Cancer Hates Tea (Page Street Publishing, 2016), gives tips for lifestyle changes people can make to decrease their risk of getting cancer. She owns The Tea Spot in Boulder, Colorado, which provides...

The Tea Spot Plans Expansion

Specialty tea wholesaler The Tea Spot is returning to store distribution with a 10-SKU line of pyramid sachet tea in tins. Founder and CEO Maria Uspenski said the 12-year-old Boulder-based supplier abandoned store distribution a few years after launching a high-price-point loose leaf tea. “We feel the time is right to take The Tea...

Battling Cancer with Tea

The book Cancer Hates Tea, by Maria Uspenski, founder and CEO of The Tea Spot in Boulder Colo., is now for sale. The official publication date is Dec. 13, however copies can be preordered on Amazon. Uspenski said the book also is available wholesale through The Tea Spot’s website. Published by Page Street Books,...