The Tea Spot

Innovative Tea Tumbler Targets Outdoor Enthusiasts

The Mountain Tea Tumbler, made by Boulder, Colorado-based The Tea Spot won the World Tea Award for Best Brewing Device (Non-Electric) at the World Tea Expo in June. Its sleek, functional and durable design makes it the perfect tumbler to accompany any outdoor enthusiast on adventures. “We are more in the business of bringing...

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...

Budding Products: New Functional Loose Leaf Teas

California Tea House Created an Aphrodisiac Apricot Chai Tarzana, California-based California Tea House debuts its aphrodisiac Apricot Chai just in time for Valentine’s Day. The organic blend consists of loose leaf black tea, peaches, apricot preserves, vanilla beans, ginger, cloves and citrus peel. The company came up with this blend after researching ancient treatments...

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...

’Tis the Season to Enjoy Luscious Tea

Handcrafted whole leaf tea producer The Tea Spot is collaborating with Weight Watchers International on a special edition Weight Watchers tea tumbler and gift set for the 2016 holiday season. The set features three holiday-themed tea flavors—Gingerbread Cookie, Choco-Mint Truffle, and Candied Chestnut—and a custom-designed Weight Watchers Steepware tumbler. It is available for purchase...

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,...

On the Floor at World Tea Expo

By Si Chen First-time and returning exhibitors told World Tea News they are benefiting from strong foot traffic at this year’s World Tea Expo. Better Educated Consumers Dan Robertson and Babette Donaldson from International Tea Cuppers Club (ITCC) shared their insight on the increased awareness for professional development among tea professionals. “It has to...

The Tea Spot Expands Their Educational Series

The Tea Spot Expands Their Public Educational Talk Series with Tea and Yoga—Piquing the Interest of Many Seeking Solace from the Daily Grind Colorado-based tea company The Tea Spot is expanding their health and wellness mission to include an educational component. As a cancer survivor inspired by the power of tea’s health benefits during...

The Tea Spot Seeks Out New Premium Offerings

Earlier this summer The Tea Spot of Boulder, Colo. introduced Premium Tea Sachets, biodegradable pyramid sachets containing some of the company’s most popular loose leaf teas. The new line was unveiled at the 2014 World Tea Expo with the foodservice industry as the primary target; CEO Maria Uspenski assessed that the potential was strong...