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NEWS: The Tea Spot Donates More Than 55,000 Specialty Tea Sachets to COVID-19 First-Responders in New York, California and Texas

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The Tea Spot is donating more than 55,000 specialty tea sachets to first responders, doctors and nurses at eight hospitals and clinics in some of the states most impacted by COVID-19 in the United States, including New York, California and Texas. The Tea Spot is a leading producer of handcrafted whole leaf teas and Steepware®, and the company donates 10 percent of all profits in-kind to cancer survivors and community wellness programs.

The tea sachets will be shipped to the breakrooms of first responders at:
--- Stony Brook University Hospital - Stony Brook, N.Y.
--- Lincoln Medical Emergency Center - The Bronx, N.Y.
--- Maimonides Medical Center - Brooklyn, N.Y.
--- NYU Langone Family Support Center - Brooklyn, N.Y.

--- NYC Health + Hospital - N.Y.C.

--- MetHealth PA - Haltom City, Texas

--- John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center - Walnut Creek, Calif.

--- Dr. Eric Jung and staff - Los Angeles, Calif.

In total, The Tea Spot is donating more than $35,000 (retail value) of tea sachets from its line of specialty teas, including: Organic Spring Dragonwell, Japanese Orchid Sencha, Rise & Chai and Organic Natural Glow White Tea.

Maria Uspenski, founder and CEO of The Tea Spot and author of Cancer Hates Tea, says, "As a team, The Tea Spot wants to recognize the commitment first-responders have made to saving the lives of others during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Our company exists to help support wellness through tea, so we're sending a variety of whole-leaf tea sachets to hospital and medical breakrooms, in the hopes that our tea will give them a little boost and renewal when they need it most. We are honored to be able to help spread a bit of care and reprieve to those who are caring for us all."

Jessica Kochik, CMO for The Tea Spot, says, "The Tea Spot tea sachets are a small gesture to show that we care about first-responders, who are caring for us all during this unprecedented time. We're also committed to empowering health and happiness just as much today as ever before. As we work hard to provide inspiring teas and teaware designed to make enjoying tea easy, we are honored to be able to donate 10 percent of all profits in-kind through our 10% for Wellness program."

The Tea Spot's premium, award-winning loose tea blends are micro-blended in small batches. With full-leaf teas, botanicals and functional teas, the company has evolved age-old traditions to allow exquisite flavor and good health to collide in every cup.

To learn more about The Tea Spot, visit or email

The Tea Spot, Inc. is a leading producer of handcrafted whole 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% for Wellness program. Ten percent of all profits are donated in-kind to cancer and community wellness programs. The Tea Spot is a Boulder, Colorado-based woman owned and operated business. More at

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