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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…

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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…

Ep 42: The 4 Reasons To Choose Loose-Leaf Over Teabags Every Time

Feb. 1, 2022

In Ep 5 of the Deep Steeps series, Vince answers the questions, "Why is loose leaf better than teabags?" & "What is my teabag made out of?". This episode feeds directly off "Ep 4: The 5 Brewing Techniques Of Tea". Dig into t…

Ep 41: The Importance Of Organic Tea & Knowing What Your Teabag Is Made Of with John Boyd

Jan. 25, 2022

What's up TEAmigos?! Welcome to Fresh Steeps, uncovering the health benefits of tea for your active life. Today Vince hosted John Boyd founder of Buddha Teas. Have you ever wondered about whether or not it is important to dr…

Ep 40: The 5 Brewing Techniques Of Tea

Jan. 21, 2022

In Ep 4 of the Deep Steeps series, Vince answers the questions, "What's the best brewing technique for tea?" or "Brewing techniques, isn't it just hot water on my tea bag?". This episode feeds directly off "Ep 3: The Effect …

Ep 39: Healing Our Hormones, Gut, Adrenals, & Body With Tea with Dr. Paria Vaziri

Jan. 5, 2022

What's up TEAmigos?! Welcome to Fresh Steeps, uncovering the health benefits of tea for your active life. Today Vince hosted Dr. Paria Vaziri. Paria is a doctor of naturopathy whose aim is to assist women in taking control o…

Ep 38: The Neuroscience Of Dieting & Tea with Darya Rose PhD

Dec. 30, 2021

What's up TEAmigos?! Welcome to Fresh Steeps, uncovering the health benefits of tea for your active life. Today Vince hosted Darya Rose PhD. Darya is an author of Foodist & Summer Tomato, podcast host, a neuroscience PhD, fo…

Ep 37: Making Tea A 5 Senses Experience with Miriam Novalle

Dec. 23, 2021

What's up TEAmigos?! Welcome to Fresh Steeps, uncovering the health benefits of tea for your active life. Today Vince hosted Miriam Novalle. Miriam is founder of T Salon & High Tea & has been in the tea world for over 30 yea…

Ep 36: Drink Tea To Beat Disease with Dr. William Li

Dec. 14, 2021

What's up TEAmigos?! Welcome to Fresh Steeps, uncovering the health benefits of tea for your active life. Today Vince hosted Dr. William Li. William W. Li, MD , is an internationally renowned physician, scientist and author …

Ep 35: How Tragedy Can Blossom Into A Passion For Tea with Naoko Tsunoda

Dec. 7, 2021

What's up TEAmigos?! Welcome to Fresh Steeps, uncovering the health benefits of tea for your active life. Today Vince hosted Naoko Tsunoda, founder of Key To Teas. Naoko grew up with a love for baking & worked in corporate j…

Ep 34: Uncovering The Hidden Tea Houses Of The World with Monica Kieff of Travel Through Tea

Nov. 12, 2021

What's up TEAmigos?! Have you ever wondered where the best tea houses are in the world? Have you ever walked into a tea shop & was overwhelmed with options? In this episode Vince hosts Monica Kieff of the Travel Through Tea …

Ep 33: The Evolution Of Fitness For Longevity with Conor Millstein

Oct. 28, 2021

Welcome to Fresh Steeps, uncovering the health benefits of tea for your active life. Today Vince hosted Conor Millstein founder of Inside Out Movement Systems. We all know the benefits of movement and the importance of fitne…