Afternoon Tea Party Outdoors

You’re invited to our outdoors afternoon tea party!

You’re invited. . . Enjoy an afternoon tea party outdoors on a beautiful spring day! Don some sunnies and a hat and join us with a cuppa and your mobile device to watch our tea party vids. Also, invited is my lookalike American Girl doll, who enjoyed Tea-lation! Blueberry Mango White Tea Blend. It put a smile on her face.

Steep, share, sip, and savor. And, remember: pinkies out, everyone!

Cheers, mate! Sip Your Cuppa Happy!


It’s Officially Tea-lation!

Susan, Tea-lation! founder/owner/tea blender explains the details of changing our tea business name from Cuppa Love Teas to Tea-lation! Our old tagline was “Love in Every Cuppa” and our new tagline is “Sip Your Cuppa Happy.” Tea-lation is a port manteaux word that combines two of our fav words, “tea” and “elation” – meaning great happiness and exhilaration, which is exactly how we want each of you to feel as you Sip Your Cuppa Happy!

Our new website address is https://www.tea-lation.com, which will redirect from http://www.cuppaloveteasws.com, so please don’t worry if you happen to type in our old web address. You’ll still arrive at the same happy place.

We are feeling happy and excited about our Tea-lation! logo/brand identity that we believe represents our tea business well. Take a closer look at our logo and notice that the saucer (under the cuppa graphic) represents a smiling mouth – with dimples. Even our saucer is happy!

We also have good news that our very first authentic tea blend will be available on our site coming up soon! We currently have a team of graphic designers working on creating the label for our tea bags. We will first bring you Rose Citrus Hibiscus Rooibos Tea Blend that is caffeine free, delightfully fruity, and a bit tart. We hope it makes you happy! It’s one of the fav tea blends at 6th and Vine Wine Bar and will also be used in a unique Arnold Palmer style beverage – botled by Bingo Bango Soda Co. – that combines our Rose Citrus Hibiscus tea blend and their lemonade. We hope to offer other fun, fruity, and floral tea blends after that.

Look forward to keeping y’all posted on everything! Please stay in touch with us and keeping checking back on our website for our teas and updates – coming soon. Any comments, questions, or suggestions?

You can always send us an email: TealationCuppaHappy@gmail.com and we hope to be in touch soon! Thanks for reaching out.

Tea-lation Site + Social Media Links Tea-lation!

Website: https://www.tea-lation.com/

Tea-lation! on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tealation

Tea-lation! on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tealation

Tea-lation! on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/teascuppa

Tea-lation! on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/teascuppa


Staying Healthy + Staying in Touch

Hope y’all are all doing well! We wanted to let you know how much we love and appreciate every one of you and hope you will remain hopeful and keep in close touch. Although, we will not see you in person for a while, we hope to connect with you via email, our website and social media. Thankfully, technology enables us to reach each other without the risk of contracting the coronavirus.

As you are now aware, many businesses are struggling immensely and the virus has had a devastating and destructive effect on our lives worldwide. However difficult, we choose to remain hopeful for the near future and will do our utmost to work together to support each other when times are tough.

We value every one of the Winston-Salem businesses that we have partnered with and our hearts go out to them as many close down during this trying period. We want to give a special thanks and shout out to: a/perture cinema, Moji Coffee + More, Bingo Bango Soda Co., Venture Cafe, Thai Harmony, Downtown Thai, 6th and Vine Wine Bar, Canteen Market & Bistro, Celestial Hemp, Mystic Ginger, Coffee Park (in Hanesbrands Theatre), Piedmont Opera and Umoja.

Please know you are never alone, even if you are physically. We are always with you in spirit and hope you will realize that. We hope you will stay safe and healthy. Be cautious and take necessary precautions, as suggested. It’s important to take this seriously, as it is a serious matter across the globe as well as locally now. Do your best to keep others well, too and avoid exposure to the virus by social distancing, constant hand washing and boosting your immune system with extra Vitamin C.


From Cuppa Love Teas to Tea-lation!

We want to share the news with you that we are in the process of getting our new business name, Tea-lation! trademarked and just had a fresh logo/brand identity designed. Our new tagline is “Sip Your Cuppa Happy.”

CuppaLoveTeasWS.com will automatically redirect to Tea-lation.com (please don’t forget the hyphen between “tea” and “lation.” We don’t want to leave those who still know us as Cuppa Love Teas in the dust. We also will be changing our handles and also links to our social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter), so please make sure to get connected with us via our new name. Please get word out about our new business name change. We want everyone to stay informed.

There is a lot of thought and heart behind the concept of Tea-lation! It is a port manteau word that means: great happiness and exhilaration. Here are some synonyms of the word “elation.”

Synonyms of Elation: blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, delight, fervor, frenzy, inspiration, enchantment, ecstasy, exuberance, enthusiasm, euphoria, exhilaration, glee, joy, jubilation, rapture, buoyancy, buzz, charge, delight, exaltation, exultation, high, intoxication, jollies, joyfulness, joyousness, kick, kicks, transport, triumph, upper, cloud nine, high spirits, stars in one’s eyes, up, heaven, seventh heaven, paradise, transport, trance, felicity, gladness, happiness, pleasure, reverie, passion, cheer, cheerfulness, gaiety, and lightheartedness.

We aim to go forward with more passion and enthusiasm, zeal and zest than before – with a spring in our step and happiness in our hearts that we will share in every cuppa tea! You will see our new logo/brand identity all around with our rebranding. We hope you will embrace it, as we are, and share and sip a cuppa happy with us!


Susan B. B. Schabacker, Tea-lation! Founder, Owner, and Master Tea Blender


Cuppa Love Teas and V-Day Song on WTOB 980 AM + 96.3 FM

We were excited to be mentioned by Ken Hauser on the local Winston-Salem, NC radio, WTOB 980 AM and 96.3 FM. I am a local singer/songwriter and collaborated on this Valentine’s Day song with singer/songwriter/guitarist, Hans Rolf.

We love writing about love and our latest song is all about tea! I am writing other songs about our tea blends, as well. We are working on recording our first tea song and look forward to sharing it soon. Will keep y’all posted!


Tea Blends to Try @ Mystic Ginger Indian Bistro

Head to Mystic Ginger Indian Bistro at 285 W. Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem, NC for a delicious Indian meal that’s authentic and enjoy a cuppa delicious tea that complements your exotic food. Here’s what’s on our menu so far:


ORGANIC MYSTIC GINGER Masala Chai Black Tea Blend: Transport your senses to the exotic tastes of India, with fragrant spices and a strong black tea. A hint of ginger gives this all organic tea blend extra pizazz. This signature tea blend was specially custom blended for Mystic Ginger and is a perfect complement to your Indian meal.

  • Ingredients: Organic Masala Chai black tea blend, organic ginger pieces

MANGO LASSI Rooibos Tea Blend:  Mad about mango? Love a good mango lassi? Try Cuppa Love Teas Mango Lassi Rooibos Tea Blend at any time of day or night, since it’s completely caffeine-free. This fruitalicious tea blend was inspired by one of our fav drinks and is a perfect complement with your Indian dinner and/or dessert.

  • Ingredients: Organic Rooibos, natural mango flavor extract

Cuppa Love Teas on Fox 8 WGHP News

Please click here to watch the news segment on “Made in NC” on Fox 8 WGHP News. Enjoyed chatting with local newscaster, Brad Jones, of Fox 8 WGHP News about Cuppa Love Teas at one of our locations where we sell our teas, Moji Coffee + More. I answered questions about the process of creating tea blends, some of our goals, and what I’ve been working on for this spring!

I shared about how much I love the creative process of blending and branding. It’s intuitive and a lot like cooking. You engage your senses and they lead you with direction to go.

One of our goals is to convert “tea virgins” into avid fans and fanatics that simply fall in love with tea. One sip usually does the trick! We have been very grateful to receive very positive feedback about our teas and some glowing rave reviews.

Another goal of Cuppa Love Teas is to branch out and expand into the PT (Piedmont Triad) area, such as in Greensboro, Kernersville, and High Point. We have special GSO (Greensboro) and PT (Piedmont Triad) tea blends. Also, in our Location Line are W-S (Winston-Salem) a popular organic Genmaicha Japanese toasted rice green tea blend with ingredients the colors of the Forsyth County flag, NC (North Carolina) White Tea Blend a berrylicious blend with ingredients the colors of the North Carolina state flag, and USA (United States of America) a patriotic blend with ingredients the colors of the American flag that is naturally flavored with strawberry and bergamot.

Long term goals that may seem a bit lofty now, but will hopefully come to pass in the future: getting our teas into the White House with the President and First Lady sipping and savoring them and into Buckingham Palace with the Royal Family (including none other than the Queen, herself) holding their pinkies out, Cuppa Love Teas cuppas in their hands. Who knows? Maybe sharing a cuppa love will bring the Royal Family together again. Afternoon tea can be an important time for social matters.

Here are some direct quotes from the Fox 8 WGHP news segment with Brad Jones, called “Made in NC:”

“While Moji Coffee has 10 Cuppa Love Teas varieties available, they often change with the season. They just featured a few holiday themed blends for Christmas and soon you’ll see some new flavors, as the weather warms up,” said Brad Jones with Fox 8 WGHP News.

So, what’s on the radar for spring 2020? The blossoming of floral ingredients, as in a Jasmine bouquet and English garden with pink rose petals and buds and lavender. These beautiful and elegant tea blends celebrate the budding of spring and represent fresh growth, as we all want to experience. We also have a special tea blend called “Spring Awakening,” that has chamomile flowers in it and, in contrast to its name, is very relaxing, soothing, and calming.

In the interview with Courtney, of Moji Coffee + More, she mentions her favorite tea blend is Berrylicious Black Tea Blend. “When we’re brewing it, it smells like fresh berries all over the shop. It has a really distinct berry flavor that I’ve never really experienced in a tea,” said Courtney in the Fox 8 WGHP News interview.

“Those flavors appeal to more than just your sense of taste. The aroma is part of the experience, too,” said Brad Jones, of Fox 8 WGHP News.

“So it’s really been nice to have some local tea made in WS to feature at our shop,” said Courtney, of Moji Coffee + More.

Cuppa Love Teas is all the rage and made in NC. Tea made with a local connection and a local flavor. It’s a traditional drink, but a Winston-Salem woman is taking tea to a new level. Cuppa Love Teas are gaining a lot of fans. Featured at a number of restaurants and coffeeshops and there’s a lot of variety. So far she’s created about 70 blends. Susan Schabacker starts with different types of tea and then mixes them with herbal and floral ingredients,” said Brad Jones, of Fox 8 WGHP News.

“So, we’ve got your strongest cuppa with caffeine with the black tea, we’ve got chais, we’ve got green tea, we’ve got white tea with less caffeine than green tea, we’ve got rooibos, which is caffeine-free (South African rooibos) and herbal (of course), which is like your chamomile or lavender or the mints,” said Schabacker on “Made in NC” on Fox 8 WGHP News.

“Susan’s flavors are brewed up hot, but you can serve them hot or cold. She just wants people to break out of their routine and try something new,” said Brad Jones, of Fox 8 WGHP News.

“I really want people who are “tea virgins,” we like to call them, to experience tea for the first time and fall in love with it,” Schabacker said.

Cuppa Love Teas, a natural way to enjoy a little love in every cuppa,” said Brad Jones, of Fox 8 WGHP News.


6 Cuppa Love Teas Tea Blends @ Moji Coffee

Come say “hi” to the enthusiastic team of mojistas @ Moji Coffee + More at 690 Trade St. NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, where you can feel at home in an artfully-inspired environment that embraces everyone!

Our 6 Cuppa Love Teas tea blends are now available over @ Moji Coffee on Trade St. in downtown Winston-Salem. They are: WS (Winston-Salem) Green Tea Blend, Berrylicious Black Tea Blend, Blueberry Mango White Tea Blend, Rose Citrus Hibiscus Rooibos Tea Blend, Elegant Earl Grey, and Traditional English Breakfast.

Support Moji Coffee + More, who supports those with developmental and intellectual disabilities and celebrates differences that make us unique.

Our official Cuppa Love Teas launch event will be sometime in late November or early December. We will be sure to keep y’all posted!


Cuppa Love Teas Pop Up Shop @ Venture Cafe

Come try a FREE cuppa Cuppa Love Teas Thursday nights (October, November, December 5 (only, at Biotech Place – 575 Patterson Ave., Winston-Salem, NC), and January) from 5 pm-7:30 pm for the weekly entrepreneurial events at the Venture Cafe on the second floor of the Bailey Power Plant next to Incendiary Brewing and Alma Mexicana in Winston-Salem, NC.

Here is the event invite on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1170234163165500/

We have 4 authentic tea blends that are also available at a/perture cinema at 311 W. Fourth St. 2 unique tea blends are from our Local/Location line: WS (Winston-Salem) Green Tea Blend and PT (Piedmont Triad). We also have our most popular fall/autumn Cuppa Love Teas tea blend, Chai Pumpkin Spice Black Tea Blend that’s all organic. Our 4th blend is inspired by Downton Abbey, called Pinkies Out Rooibos Tea Blend and is a bit cheeky.

Come talk to us about Cuppa Love Teas, check out our tea blends (see and smell) and enjoy a FREE cuppa! There is also FREE food available for all our guests and you can eat and drink as you network. You may want to bring a stack of business cards with you to exchange with people you meet. Check out the talks on a variety of different business-related topics. It’s an ideal opportunity for local entrepreneurs!

Here’s how to register for this FREE networking event: https://www.venturecafekiosk.org/registration/winston-salem/


Cuppa Love Teas Launch @ a/perture cinema for Downton Abbey

Dear Madams and Sirs,

Thank you for joining us for a cuppa Friday, September 20 at a/perture cinema on 311 W. Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem during the showings of the long awaited Downton Abbey. We enjoyed celebrating the launch of Cuppa Love Teas at a/perture.

Try an authentic Cuppa Love Teas tea blend, and remember, pinkies out! (Pinkies Out! is actually the name of our new organic Rooibos tea blend that is specially blended with inspiration from Downton Abbey and good ‘ole afternoon tea)!

On Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22, we will be hosted pop up shops down the corridor, to the right of the concessions.

Other Cuppa Love Teas tea blends we are currently offering include two unique blends from our Local/Location Line: WS (Winston-Salem) Green Tea Blend and PT (Piedmont Triad) Herbal Tea Blend, which is sans caffeine.

Another tea we will have ready to greet your taste buds and treat your tummy is soon to be a fall fav: Organic Chai Pumpkin Spice Black Tea Blend (our first all organic tea).

There are lots of people going and lots of showings! Pick up your tix from a/perture, head to concessions for your cuppa and enjoy the show!


Cuppa Love Teas – Love in Every Cuppa!

Interview with Fox 8 News

Thoroughly enjoyed talking with Brad Jones about Cuppa Love Teas in an interview that was filmed at Moji Coffee + More on Trade St. in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. We talked about different authentic tea blends, I mentioned that I had blended or 70 tea blends, what tea blends I’m working on next for spring, and I even shared with him my two large long-term goals: to get my teas into the White House in the USA and Buckingham Palace in the UK, though they didn’t air that part of it in the final news segment. I showed him the individual ingredients of one of our most popular caffeine-free tea blends, Rose Citrus Hibiscus Rooibos Tea Blend that is available at 6th and Vine Wine Bar and Moji Coffee + More. Rose Citrus Hibiscus is also going to be used in a special Arnold Palmer-inspired Bingo Bango Soda Co. drink we launch in March, called Hibiscus Tea Lemonade.

Custom Signature Cuppa Love Teas Tea Blend


PLEASE NOTE: You can pick your own ingredients (including others not listed here) or have Susan decide what to use in your custom, signature tea blend.

TEAS: Assam, English Breakfast, Chai, Genmaicha, Sencha, Rooibos, White Peony

HERBS + FLOWERS: Spearmint, Peppermint, Lemon Balm, Lemongrass, Lemon Peel, Orange Peel, Lavender, Chamomile, Rose Hips, Pink Rose Buds and Petals, Blue Cornflowers, Jasmine Flowers, Osmanthus Petals, Licorice, Ginger, Hibiscus, Raspberry Leaf, Cinnamon                                                                                  

FRUIT + NUTS: Strawberries, Blueberries, Mangoes, Coconut Flakes, Apple pieces, Banana Chips, Pecans, Almonds

4 Cuppa Love Teas Tea Blends @ 6th & Vine

Enjoy a bite of delicious food and grab a cuppa tea over at 6th and Vine at 209 W. Sixth St. in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Be sure to ask for a Cuppa Love Teas menu and choose from 4 authentic tea blends: WS (Winston-Salem) Green Tea Blend, PT (Piedmont Triad) Herbal Tea Blend, Rose Citrus Hibiscus Rooibos Tea Blend (a fav of the owner and others), and Petals Please Herbal Tea Blend.

WS (Winston-Salem) Green Tea Blend (Local/Location Line): Organic Genmaicha green tea, organic coconut flakes, lime peel, and spearmint.

WS (Winston-Salem) Green Tea Blend (Local/Location Line): Proud to be a local yokel and call this exciting and dynamic city of arts and innovation home sweet home? This authentic Cuppa Love Tea tea blend combines organic and natural ingredients that match the colors of the Forsyth county flag (green, white, and yellow). Delightfully nutty and interesting.

PT (Piedmont Triad) Herbal Tea Blend (Local/Location Line): Spearmint, peppermint, and lemon balm. CAFFEINE-FREE.

PT (Piedmont Triad) Herbal Tea Blend (Local/Location Line): If you like mint and would rather skip the caffeine, this is the tea blend for you! Three sibling cities located in North-Central North Carolina (Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point) are represented by three herbal ingredients that are blended into a refreshingly minty herbal tea blend: WS=Spearmint, GSO=Peppermint and HP=Lemon Balm. Equally delish hot or cold.

Rose Citrus Hibiscus Rooibos Tea Blend (Signature Line): Organic rooibos, organic hibiscus, pink rose buds and petals, orange peel, and lemon peel. CAFFEINE-FREE.

Rose Citrus Hibiscus Rooibos Tea Blend (Signature Line): A sweet citrusy and hibiscusy tea blend that creates a splashy shade, this delightful caffeine-free tea blend can be sipped and savored at any time or place – whether hot or cold, indoors or out, at home or on the go. What shade do you get when you mix red, pink, orange and yellow? A truly beautiful hue, reminiscent of a glorious sunrise or sunset that stretches across the horizon. Enjoy this delightfully refreshing tea morning, noon and/or night and treasure the taste!

Petals Please PM Herbal Tea Blend (Tea Time Line): Pink rose buds and petals, chamomile and lavender. CAFFEINE-FREE.

Petals Please PM Herbal Tea Blend (Tea Time Line):  Pretty petals, please. . . Drift away into dreamland as you dream of gardens galore and bouquets of fragrant flowers that transport you into heavenly bliss.

Bon appetite and Cheers!