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Maria Uspenski is founder & CEO of The Tea Spot, where educating the public on ways to enjoy tea to enhance a healthy lifestyle is a vital element to the company's mission. Her message is simple and powerful: tea in its freshest form renders exceptional flavor, unmatched health benefits, and... Full Bio
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We've Moved! by maria@theteaspot.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Come check out our new (and improved) Steep It Loose blog ! Now located on our site, http://theteaspot.com/steep-it-loose/. Read on »
Pork Lion Brined in Tea by maria@theteaspot.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I was given the task to cook for fifteen people this 4th of July weekend. They wanted a gourmet meal in the great outdoors. With only a grill as my friend, I wanted to ... Read on »
Chill Out & Steep it Loose! by maria@theteaspot.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Americans consume far too many calories.  And at least a fifth of these calories come from things we drink, according to a March 2006 report published in the America ... Read on »
Chicken Poached in Matcha Green Tea by maria@theteaspot.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine The Tea Spot's Matcha Green Tea Matcha is a powdered green tea. It can be used as an ingredient or made as a tea. With matcha, whole tealeaves are consumed, ... Read on »
Steep up a pot of tea and CUT YOUR STROKE RISK by 21% by maria@theteaspot.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine According to a study from the UCLA School of Medicine reported in this month's Prevention Magazine, sipping tea may help protect you from a life-threatening stroke. Researc ... Read on »
Poached BOULDER BLUES Salmon Crostinis by maria@theteaspot.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Ingredients: - 1 whole wheat baguette, 12 -16 crostinis - 1 lemon, 8 slices 1/4 in thick - 1 TBS Boulder Blues green tea, loose - 1 TBS pa ... Read on »
Yo Downtown Boulder ! The Tea Spot's ba-ack... by maria@theteaspot.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine at the Saturday Farmer's Market that is.  This past weekend was our first showing there, and yes, it was quite clearly a "start", witness the real-time engineering that ... Read on »
A Tea Rap! Um wow! by maria@theteaspot.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Yeah I can't say much about this except wow and it's hilarious to watch. It takes a bit of strain at the beginning to realize its about tea, but for 2 minutes, it's wor ... Read on »
Yo Downtown Boulder ! The Tea Spot's ba-ack... by maria@theteaspot.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine at the Saturday Farmer's Market that is.  This past weekend was our first showing there, and yes, it was quite clearly a "start", witness the real-time engineering th ... Read on »
Our booth at EXPO or..."is that a toy"? by maria@theteaspot.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine With our EXPO 'till you drop schedule in Anaheim, it was a bit difficult to keep up with blogging from CA... but here are some highlights from the rest of our tim ... Read on »
Roughing It with Gourmet Amenities by maria@theteaspot.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine One of our newest customers just shared this photo with me. He emailed to show off how he hooks up great loose leaf tea while camping! I met him and a bunch of othe ... Read on »
California Dreamin' by maria@theteaspot.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Coincidentally enough, this was the song blasting in my spin class the night before i leaving for EXPO (a funky hip-hop version) and it was indeed "such a winter's night" ... Read on »
Westward Bound... to EXPO! by maria@theteaspot.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Feels like the night before Christmas - when all through the house, not a creature was stirring at The Tea Spot. 3 of our team of 7 are already in/on their way to An ... Read on »
Steep up a little dust lately? by maria@theteaspot.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine read on... odds are, if you're a US tea drinker, you probably have :( I did a double take then I first saw this headline in the Financial Express: " Clean tea, dust ... Read on »
Tea-n-Drinkin' (Calm-A-Sutra of Tea scholarship competition) by maria@theteaspot.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine A runner up in the Calm-A-Sutra Tea Competition, this video made me feel stronger just watching it. Read on »
Dear "Addict in the Blue Mountains" by maria@theteaspot.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine It seems that our Blue Mountain Nilgiri is turning out to satisfy a certain type of palate. Maybe it's because this tea is so understated or because it lacks nearly all ... Read on »