The Tea Spot Affirms Commitment to Making Loose Leaf Tea Accessible With Two New Offerings

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Honoring the best of American tea tradition and the upcoming summer season, The Tea Spot makes inroads toward making loose leaf tea accessible with two new handcrafted blends.

Loose Leaf Ginger Peach Tea

Ginger Peach Tea

We wanted to take a traditional American favorite and bring it to a whole new level of flavor and quality with our full leaf rendition. Early reviews from our top customers indicate that we’ve succeeded.

The Tea Spot, Inc., a for-profit philanthropic company whose mission is to foster health and wellness through loose leaf tea, today introduces two teas blends specially formulated to make premium loose leaf tea more accessible to the American tea palate. Ginger Peach Black Tea and a new Strawberry Fields caffeine-free herbal tea are the latest additions to The Tea Spot’s collection of over fifty premium handcrafted loose leaf teas and tisanes. Both offerings exhibit very distinctive tastes and flavors that will provide The Tea Spot’s customers with choice full leaf tea beverage options for adults and children alike.

Ginger Peach tea has become an American classic. The Tea Spot’s journey to make a premium handcrafted version of this flavored black tea begins in the Assam region of India. Assam is one of only two regions in the world with native tea plants (along with Southern China). This very wet Himalayan valley extends over 500 miles along the Brahmaputra river. Assam tea steeps up into a characteristically ruby-amber hue dark liquor with a strong, biscuity flavor. The second tea component in The Tea Spot’s Ginger Peach black tea base hails from Anhui Province in eastern China, a region known primarily for its green teas, but which has been producing black Keemun tea since the mid-19th century. Keemun tea is sought out for its natural sweet fragrance, and is commonly referred to as the “Burgundy of Tea”. The combination of these two black teas with dried bits of ginger root and ginger peach flavoring result in The Tea Spot’s latest signature tea. The Tea Spot's tea buyers have sampled dozens of black teas. “I think we’ve found the best complements to the flavor of peach and fresh ginger," said Maria Uspenski, The Tea Spot’s CEO. "Amplified by the strong and spicy bite of the real ginger bits blended into this tea, the combination of Assam and Keemun full leaf teas provide the smooth, sweet and rustic undertones which give this tea the characteristic flavor reminiscent of peach pie.” CMO Jessica Kochik added, “We wanted to take a traditional American favorite and bring it to a whole new level of flavor and quality with our full leaf rendition. Early reviews from our top customers indicate that we’ve succeeded.”

The Tea Spot has brought back a long-time customer favorite with their newest version of Strawberry Fields – a caffeine-free fruit tisane which is a favorite herbal tea, especially for children. This accessible herbal fruit tea blend can be prepared both as hot and iced tea. Strawberry Fields is a blend of dried whole strawberries, cranberries, hibiscus, blueberry, cherries, and black currants, with strawberry and raspberry flavoring. Whole fruit pieces create a strong fruit tea with a natural sweetness imparted from the fruit itself.

Both new teas will be available at The Tea Spot’s online tea store at theteaspot.com as well as through select retailers and cafes offering The Tea Spot’s loose leaf teas.

ABOUT THE TEA SPOT: The Tea Spot is a leading producer of handcrafted loose leaf teas and creator of Steepware® - the housewares tools that make loose tea easy. Its vision to modernize the loose leaf tea experience 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 company's model of social entrepreneurship incorporates its mission to foster health and wellness through loose leaf tea, with its 10% Pledge. Ten percent of every sale made is donated in-kind to cancer and community wellness programs. The Tea Spot is a Boulder, Colorado-based woman owned and operated business.

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