Abundant Health Benefits of Teas

ANTIOXIDANT- RICH + NUTRIENT-RICH

Tea is a rich source of flavonoids, bioactive compounds that decrease oxidative stress and alleviate inflammation – that may also reduce plaque build up in the arteries. Full of antioxidants, tea is well known to help us stay healthy, young, as well as protect us from the harmful effects of pollution.

Q: So, we know tea contains lots of antioxidants, but what else nutritionally do teas have that can benefit our health? A: Teas contain minerals including: phosphorus, sodium, zinc, copper, and magnesium.

MANY HEALTH BENEFITS OF TEA

Some research studies have concluded that drinking tea can improve vascular reactivity – the level at which your blood vessels respond to physical and emotional stress. Tea may also lower levels of harmful LDL cholesterol and blood pressure.

With wide varieties of low-caffeine and caffeine-free options to choose from, you don’t have to struggle with becoming overly caffeinated. Some of the negative results of overloading on caffeine include: headaches, anxiety, insomnia, and even increased mortality. The Mayo Clinic participated in a study that involved men who drank more than 4 8 fl. oz. cups of coffee and experienced a 21% increase in all-cause mortality. However, caffeine can have some positive benefits – like boosting your energy levels and alertness, but just don’t overdo it. And, opt for a cuppa tea over a cuppa Joe – tea contains less caffeine than its coffee counterpart.

If you want to avoid heart attack and stroke, tea may have a positive impact in helping you reduce your risk. A recent study concluded that green tea drinkers experienced a nearly 20% less risk in heart attack and 35% decreased risk in stroke in those who had 1-3 cups of green tea daily.

Want to lose weight? Try drinking more tea! There is no magic bullet to weight loss, but research studies have proven that drinking tea can help you achieve your goals when paired with a healthy diet and exercise. Catechins, a type of flavonoid in teas, can help boost your metabolism and assist your body in breaking down fats more quickly and efficiently. The caffeine content in teas can actually be beneficial, helping you increase your energy use that allows you to burn more calories – and therefore shed more pounds.

OPT FOR A CUPPA TEA!

Drinking tea helps you stay hydrated and is an ideal alternative to water – which can get old and boring sometimes. Thankfully, there are loads of health benefits to drinking teas (herbal teas, included). So, the next time you want something to sip – try a cuppa tea! Steep, sip, and savor.

Please click here to check out the article I wrote on some of the health benefits of this popular beverage in Forsyth Family magazine.

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 we currently have for delicious + nutritious tea blends available that you can order. Please click here to find out more and check out our authentic tea blends.

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 COVID-19 (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 our friends and business colleagues who carry Tea-lation! teas @: Celestial Wellness, Moji Coffee + More, Thai Harmony, Downtown Thai, 6th and Vine Wine Bar, and Mystic Ginger.

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. And, we are proud that there are so many bountiful health benefits in teas! We hope you will try our T-L! teas and be healthier and happier (tea-lated). Please click here to check out what’s currently available.

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!

Happily,

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:

CUPPA LOVE TEAS TEA BLEND MENU FOR MYSTIC GINGER

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.

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

ORGANIC + NATURAL INGREDIENTS TO CHOOSE FROM:

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