The Tea Spot
LOOSE LEAF. TRADITIONALLY HARVESTED. STEEPED TO PERFECTION.
The company was founded in 2004 by Maria Uspenski, a cancer survivor drawn to the health benefits of whole leaf tea during her recovery. Her message is simple and powerful: tea in its freshest form renders premium flavor and unmatched health benefits. With a steadfast mission to foster health and wellness through tea, The Tea Spot donates ten percent of all sales in-kind to cancer and community wellness programs. To date, they have supported over 100 organizations and touched more than 10,000 lives. The Tea Spot is a Colorado-based Certified B Corp, woman-owned and operated philanthropic business.
We Proudly support the Tea Spot and everything they believe in. A true honest company with amazing values and healing benefits. Absolutely one of our favorite wholesalers!
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Rich Robust Flavor
Experience gourmet loose tea with handcrafted, signature blends, and single full leaf teas. We chose 12 out of the best selling selection of hand-picked and organic loose leaf tea.The Tea Spot supports traditional harvesting methods and offers premium flavor and health benefits. We know there’s a perfect cup for every moment – and that no moment is perfect without tea. Whether you need a kick to get you going in the morning, or just a small escape, there’s a handcrafted tea for you here.
LOOSE LEAF VS. TEA BAGS
The differences between loose leaf tea and traditional tea bags are numerous, and it goes far beyond the surface. The leaves used in most bags are actually the "dust and fannings" from broken tea leaves. This is a huge compromise in quality from full leaf tea. Finely broken tea leaves have lost most of their essential oils and aroma.
When steeped, they release more tannins than whole leaf tea, resulting in bitter astringent brews. The material, shape, and size of the bags themselves are also important factors. Most tea bags constrain the tea leaves, keeping them from expanding to their full flavor and aroma potential.
HOW TO BREW
Quality - original handcrafting of tea leaves & freshness matter
Quantity - in proportion to the amount of water used
Quality - use the freshest filtered water available
Quantity - in proportion to the amount of tea used
Vessel - ceramic is best, glass is great, metal can give an unwanted flavor
Time - key to getting the perfect balance in flavor and tannins