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Ep 65: Ashwagandha...Regulator of Stress & Builder of Strength

Oct. 5, 2022

Welcome to OpTEAmized, the show that teaches you all things tea and how it optimizes longevity, recovery, and performance. Today we are diving into all things Aswhagandha. We broke this episode down into 3 main topics: 1) Th…

Ep 64: Pu'erh Tea...The Best Hangover Cure?

Oct. 3, 2022

Welcome to OpTEAmized, the show that teaches you all things tea and how it optimizes longevity, recovery, and performance. Today we are diving into all things Pu'erh Tea. We broke this episode down into 3 main topics: 1) The…

Ep 63: Licorice Root Tea...Endurance Booster & Gut Healing

Oct. 2, 2022

Welcome to OpTEAmized, the show that teaches you all things tea and how it optimizes longevity, recovery, and performance. Today we are diving into all things Licorice Root Tea. We broke this episode down into 3 main topics:…

Ep 62: Iron Goddess of Mercy Tea...The Merciful Tea for Skin, Bone, & Overall Health

Oct. 1, 2022

Welcome to OpTEAmized, the show that teaches you all things tea and how it optimizes longevity, recovery, and performance. Today we are diving into all things Iron Goddess of Mercy Tea. We broke this episode down into 3 main…

Ep 61: Rose Tea...Love Potion, Heart Opener, & Mood Booster

Sept. 30, 2022

Welcome to OpTEAmized, the show that teaches you all things tea and how it optimizes longevity, recovery, and performance. Today we are diving into all things rose. We broke this episode down into 3 main topics: 1) The histo…

Ep 60: Jasmine Green Tea...Meditative & Cancer Fighting

Sept. 29, 2022

Welcome to OpTEAmized, the show that teaches you all things tea and how it optimizes longevity, recovery, and performance. Today we are diving into all things Jasmine Green Tea. We broke this episode down into 3 main topics:…

Ep 59: Hibiscus...The Tisane To Enhance Heart Health

Sept. 28, 2022

Welcome to OpTEAmized, the show that teaches you all things tea and how it optimizes longevity, recovery, and performance. Today we are diving into all things hibiscus. We broke this episode down into 3 main topics: 1) The h…

Ep 58: Silver Needle White Tea...The Tea To Enhance Meditations

Sept. 27, 2022

Welcome to OpTEAmized, the show that teaches you all things tea and how it optimizes longevity, recovery, and performance. Today we are diving into all things Silver Needle White Tea. We broke this episode down into 3 main t…

Ep 57: Yerba Mate...Your New Coffee & Pre-Workout Alternative

Sept. 26, 2022

Welcome to OpTEAmized, the show that teaches you all things tea and how it optimizes longevity, recovery, and performance. Today we are diving into all things yerba mate. We broke this episode down into 3 main topics: 1) The…

Ep 56: English Breakfast Tea...The Tea To De-Stress, Improve Recovery, & More

Sept. 25, 2022

Welcome to OpTEAmized, the show that teaches you all things tea and how it optimizes longevity, recovery, and performance. Have you ever thought about the origins of English Breakfast Tea? That may sound like a silly questio…

Ep 55: Ginger Root...The Best Herb To Combat Nausea, Inflammation, & More

Sept. 25, 2022

Welcome to OpTEAmized, the show that teaches you all things tea and how it optimizes longevity, recovery, and performance. Today we are diving into all things ginger. We broke this episode down into 3 main topics: 1) The his…

Ep 54: Chai...How To Spice Up Your Life With This Ayurvedic Blend

Sept. 23, 2022

Welcome to OpTEAmized, the show that teaches you all things tea and how it optimizes longevity, recovery, and performance. Today we are diving into all things chai. We broke this episode down into 3 main topics: 1) The histo…

Ep 53: Chamomile...More Than Just A Sleepy Time Tea

Sept. 22, 2022

Welcome to OpTEAmized, the show that teaches you all things tea and how it optimizes longevity, recovery, and performance. Today we are diving into all things chamomile. We broke this episode down into 3 main topics: 1) The …

Ep 52: Matcha...The Powdered Tea of Warrior's

Sept. 21, 2022

Welcome to OpTEAmized, the show that teaches you all things tea and how it optimizes longevity, recovery, and performance. Today we are diving into all things matcha. We broke this episode down into 3 main topics: 1) What is…

Ep 51: How These Teas Will Replace Your Ibuprofen & Lower Inflammation with Chelsea of Indigo Vibes Apothecary

July 14, 2022

Welcome to OpTEAmized, the podcast teaching athletes how tea can optimize longevity, recovery, & performance. My name is Vince LaPelusa, and my mission is to teach YOU how to work with tea so you can recover quicker, play lo…

Ep 50: Why Rosemary Tea May Be Your Next Addition To Your Pre-Competition Routine

June 24, 2022

Have you ever thought about a common herb, like rosemary’s, functionality? Meaning have you thought that maybe there’s more to this herb, maybe it can be worked with intentionally? And as athletes, can this possibly boost ou…

Ep 49: Overtraining & What We Can Do To Recover w/ Liz Morgan

April 19, 2022

Welcome to OpTEAmized, the podcast teaching athletes how tea can optimize longevity, recovery, & performance! My name is Vince LaPelusa, and I am a brazilian jiu jitsu purple belt who has been drinking tea for over 10 years …

Ep 48: Changing The Perception of Tea for Athletic Performance w/ Chloe & Aliyah of The Continua Podcast

April 8, 2022

Welcome to OpTEAmized, the podcast teaching athletes how tea can optimize longevity, recovery, & performance. My name is Vince LaPelusa, and I am a brazilian jiu jitsu purple belt who has been drinking tea for over 10 years …

Ep 47: Overcoming The Stressors of Life & Jiu Jitsu with These Teas w/ Lily Beyer

March 30, 2022

Welcome to OpTEAmized, the podcast teaching athletes how tea can optimize longevity, recovery, & performance. Let’s face it…as athletes we are under a lot of stress! Whether it be physical stress from our hard training sessi…

Ep 46: Tapping Into Our Mental, Emotional, & Spiritual Side Through Tea w/ Suzette "Sooz" Hammond

March 9, 2022

Welcome to OpTEAmized, the podcast teaching athletes how tea can optimize longevity, recovery, & performance. The health benefits of tea have always been discussed in the sense of antioxidants, anti-cancer properties, & othe…

Ep 45: Is Kombucha The New Sport's Drink? with Jack Joseph

March 4, 2022

What's up TEAmigos?! Welcome to OpTEAmized, teaching athletes how tea can optimize longevity, recovery, & performance. Today Vince hosted Jack Joseph of Komunity Kombucha. Jack & Vince grew up playing football together. In J…

Ep 44: Vince's OpTEAmized Journey

Feb. 24, 2022

Hey what's up TEAmigos?!? Welcome to OpTEAmized, teaching athletes how tea can optimize longevity, recovery, & performance. Today Vince wanted to take a step back & reintroduce himself, his athletic experiences, & how tea ha…

OpTEAmized Trailer

Feb. 22, 2022

What's up TEAmigo?!? Welcome to OpTEAmized, the show teaching athletes how tea can optimize longevity, recovery, & performance. My name is Vince LaPelusa & I am your host on this journey. I am a tea lover, chemical engineer,…

Ep 43: An Herbalist's Guide To Recovery with Rachelle Robinett

Feb. 4, 2022

What's up TEAmigos?! Welcome to Fresh Steeps, uncovering the health benefits of tea for your active life. Today Vince hosted Rachelle Robinett founder of Pharmakon Supernatural. Rachelle is a supernatural herbalist looking t…