Our values are rooted in our respect and love for premium tea not only for its exceptional flavor, but also for its health benefits. We wish to share this every day with the rest of the world. This is our Thirst for Life!
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) December 19, 2014
The Tea Spot, Inc. has been unwavering in its advocacy for cancer wellness programs by donating 10% of all sales in-kind to cancer and community wellness programs through their 10% Pledge. The company’s CEO, Maria Uspenski, is a cancer survivor herself, and committed to cancer wellness programs on a most personal level. This month, The Tea Spot’s donation efforts surpassed the major milestone of touching over 10,000 individuals touched by cancer with their donations to date.
The Boulder, Colorado-based philanthropic tea company credits this achievement to strong and productive collaborations with its partner organizations that made it possible for their donations to reach this substantial number of individual recipients. Partner organizations of The Tea Spot’s 10% Pledge program include: Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA), The National Race to End Women's Cancer, HERA Women's Cancer Foundation, Casting for Recovery (CfR), Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, Living Journeys Cancer Support, Cancer Climber Association, and Big Sky Yoga Retreats.
The Tea Spot is transforming the premium tea industry by making whole leaf tea easy and accessible for the everyday. The company’s vision is simple and powerful: tea in its freshest form renders incredible flavor, unmatched health benefits, and is eco-friendly. At the core of The Tea Spot’s mission is the passionate desire to improve people’s health and longevity through whole leaf tea. The company has a strong social mission, and through its 10% Pledge donates 10% of revenue in-kind to cancer and community wellness programs. CEO Maria Uspenski expanded on the company’s mission: “We’re dedicated to creating exceptional products for everyday use that enhance wellness through loose-leaf tea. Increased understanding of the role antioxidants play in the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease have brought tea to the forefront as an ideal health beverage. Our values are rooted in our respect and love for premium tea not only for its exceptional flavor, but also for its health benefits. We wish to share this every day with the rest of the world. This is our Thirst for Life! The approach we take in Steepware product design demonstrates our commitment to facilitating the convenience of healthy loose leaf teas.”
The Tea Spot’s model of social entrepreneurship is based on revenues rather than profits to incorporate a dedicated culture of giving as it grows. CMO Jessica Kochik commented: “It’s inspiring to hear our customers get excited that their purchases directly contribute to these donations. It motivates us on an entirely different level when we know that even as a small company we can make a real difference right now, every day.”
The Tea Spot’s current goal is to reach 100,000 individuals through their 10% Pledge donations within the next two years. The Tea Spot welcomes additional cancer wellness organizations to form new partnerships with in the coming year. Interested organizations should contact the them for more information at media(at)theteaspot(dot)com.
ABOUT THE TEA SPOT, INC.
The Tea Spot is a leading producer of handcrafted whole leaf teas and the creator of Steepware®—innovative tools that make the premium tea experience effortless and accessible. The company’s focus has held steadfast since the for-profit philanthropic company was founded by Maria Uspenski in 2004, a cancer survivor drawn to the health benefits of leaf tea during her recovery. Her message is simple and powerful: tea in its freshest form renders premium flavor, unmatched health benefits, and is eco-friendly. The Tea Spot's philanthropic 10% Pledge incorporates its mission to foster health and wellness through loose leaf tea. Ten percent of the company’s profits are donated in-kind to cancer and community wellness programs. The Tea Spot is a Colorado-based Certified B Corporation, woman-owned and operated business. theteaspot.com