Good Grub: The Sip That Hit The Tea Spot - July 3,2008

The Tea Spot grew out of a passion for tea, and is fueled by a most personal desire to provide the health benefits of tea in a simply enjoyable form. The co–founders– a personal fitness trainer a cancer survivor on her journey back to health– initially met in a unique quest for health. Their love of tea and commitment to health led to a great friendship and the creation of a unique tea company, The Tea Spot. A woman–owned and operated company locally founded and organically grown in Boulder, Colorado, the Tea Spot team strives to educate consumers about the benefits of loose leaf tea. Their message is a simple and powerful one: Tea in its freshest form renders superior quality and flavor, unmatched health benefits, and an eco–friendly beverage choice. All the teas are hand picked loose leaf; never machine processed. They deliver up to 100 times the antioxidants found in regular tea bags. All ten flavors of tea have a myriad of health benefits such as weight loss assistance. Another bonus: Tea Spot tea can be steeped 2–3 times per serving, compared with the usual one cup per bag. Save your money and your health, at the same time! I am particularly intrigued by the Snowflake Tea, which is a white tea made from the purest of reserve harvest white tea leaves from the tops of cloud shrouded Chinese mountains. Snowflake Tea has a sweet nutty flavor and is effective in lowering the risk of all cancers and helps fight aging. With all that in your morning cup you will be ready to face anything the world throws at you. The Teaspot gives back to the world in more ways than one. They are committed to environmental stewardship and have joined forces with more than 700 other companies who give at least 1% of their sales to an array of environmentally focused non–profits around the globe. The Tea Spot girls have committed to give 1% of all their Steepware sales to non–profits addressing air and water quality as well as climate change. Aside from the clear importance of these environmental causes on their own, they believe that they directly affect the future of tea production and quality. Through this they strive to help preserve the long tradition of tea drinking that is integral to so many cultures, and hope to boost the positive effects a healthy global atmosphere could have on all living beings. So get some Snowflakes, brew up a cup, and feel good inside and out.