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Grain Brain or Gluten Brain?

Written by: Caroline MacDougall

I have to admit, Dr. David Perlmutter’s book, Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, sat by my bed waiting for me to open it for some months. I’m really not a fan of the no-grain, high fat diet, sometimes called paleo diet, formerly called Atkin’s low carb diet. I adhere to the science that shows that the greater the diversity of plants in my diet, the more optimalgbrain my health will be. I’m not about to cut out a whole group of plants that have provided vitamin and mineral-rich caloric fuel for millions of years in every culture around the world including rice, corn, quinoa, amaranth, millet, buckwheat and oats.

Having said that, I totally acknowledge the destructiveness of gluten for those who have developed a sensitivity to it and for those who have celiac disease. After reading Grain Brain at last, I am grateful to Dr. Perlmutter for creating awareness about the effects of gluten sensitivity on the brain. The majority of doctors have no training in identifying the brain’s symptoms of gluten intolerance and thus children and adults alike go undiagnosed and are treated with drugs instead of advised to make simple dietary changes. Let me tell you a story that happened right under my nose without me realizing what was staring me in the face. It reveals the insidious way gluten disturbs the brain and plays havoc with people’s emotions. Read More

Grace’s Office Lunch (& Block Brunch) Sharing Teeccino!

Written by: Ashley Vincenti

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Grace, a resident of Austin, Texas has been a terrific Teeccino Ambassador for almost two years, sharing Teeccino at local get-togethers like Ambassador Grace’s Garden Party posted here on our blog! Grace recently sent us a great report about her most recent events – an office holiday potluck and a small neighborhood friends’ gathering. The feedback was incredible! Grace told us:

“It was an office potluck holiday lunch. I wasn’t sure how well it would be received, because my office mates are not the most health conscious bunch. However, our one pregnant co-worker was super stoked to have a caffeine free coffee-like beverage to enjoy during the festivities. I also had quite a few co-workers e-mail me privately to ask questions, to tell me how much they liked it, and to thank me for going to the trouble of sharing it with them (as if I didn’t want it just for myself!). Read More

Vanilla Nut is a Hit at Jen’s Vinyasa Yoga!

Written by: Ashley Vincenti

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© The Yoga People

Jen has been a Teeccino Ambassador since last fall. You might remember her post here on our blog, Jen Treks with Teeccino and TeeChia at the Hiker Fair! This time, Jen had planned to do a book club Ambassador event, but due to winter weather, Jen shared Teeccino samples at her yoga class instead! She told us in her event report:

Due to a bad winter storm I couldn’t attend my book club! I decided, instead, to do an event at my hot Vinyasa yoga class instead. I handed out the Teeccino Tee-bags, with the coupons attached and let them know where they could purchase it in our town. We have a hot water dispenser for tea at the studio so everyone got to try the samples they chose. The flavors were responded to quite well and the Vanilla Nut was the most popular. People liked being able to have the warm drink with the coffee flavor so late at night – without worries of being awake all evening!”

That’s just wonderful, Jen! We are so happy to have you as a Teeccino Ambassador. We just love all the creative ways you are sharing your love of Teeccino herbal coffee. Just let us know when you’d like to do another Ambassador event, we’ll be glad to support!

Teeccino Ambassadors is a program where our most dedicated fans sign-up to be Ambassadors, and can make requests for samples to share at their local neighborhood events.  It’s easy to join by taking a quick survey and watching our online Webinar!

Happy Valentine’s Day – Stephanie Takes Teeccino to School!

Written by: Ashley Vincenti

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Stephanie is a new Teeccino Ambassador who just shared Teeccino at the high school where she works. She sent us her request saying, “I plan to host two events near Valentine’s Day. I want to encourage teachers & staff to take care of their “hearts” by avoiding caffeine. ”

Well, teachers and staff decided – Teeccino was the hit of the Valentine’s Day festivities! Stephanie said in her report:

“Great news! The two-day “Love Your Heart” campaign was a huge success! First, I sent out a Valentine shaped heart invitation to all 151 school staff in my building inviting them to come and sample the Teeccino. On the first day, I served the French Roast and strategically placed it in the busiest spot in schools – next to the photocopiers. I was able to talk with several small groups and explain my love for Teeccino and the health benefits. After returning to my office, I began receiving emails asking where it could be purchased. I responded to all 151 staff members and provided them with the names, addresses and phone numbers of several local stores that carry Teeccino.”

WOW, Stephanie –  we are floored by the response Teeccino received, and so grateful for how beautifully and yes, strategically – you presented our product to your co-workers and teachers! We love how you finished your report, too… Read More

The Herbal Tea That Tastes Like Coffee

Written by: Caroline MacDougall

Herbal tea? I know, we’ve been calling Teeccino “herbal coffee” for nearly twenty years. But no matter how many times we say, “There’s no milk in soy milk, no butter in peanut butter, and no coffee in herbal coffee!”, people are still confused. It’s just been so hard for people to understand how Teeccino could taste so much like coffee but have no coffee in it.

photoshop hazelnutTeeccino Tee-bags get referred to as tea all the time. Well let’s face it, you can hear ‘tea’ in our name so people think Teeccino must be tea especially when it’s in a tea bag. (FYI: there’s no “tea” in herbal tea either!)

After much brainstorming, we’ve decided to reposition Teeccino’s Tee-bags as “herbal tea” instead of “herbal coffee”. But how to distinguish our herbal tea from everyone else’s? How to convey that our herbal tea tastes like coffee?

That’s when it came to me. Every hot beverage brand is identified with an ingredient. Start with coffee and tea themselves. Then look at brands that have been built around yerba mate, rooibos, tulsi, and so on. But we’ve never chosen one of Teeccino’s ingredients to feature over any of the others because we have so many wonderful healthy herbs that contribute to its robust body. Teeccino’s coffee-like flavor depends on several ingredients that are popular coffee alternatives in their respective cultures. So, let me tell you about the one we chose and why we think it could be the launching point for many more people discovering Teeccino! Read More

Herbal Coffee at Candace’s Baby Fair

Written by: Ashley Vincenti

Candace is a doula and a longtime Teeccino Ambassador who recently helped support an event with Pike’s Peak Doula Association  (PPRDA) at Babies R Us. Candace has shared Teeccino with her own clientele and at other baby fairs, like this baby fair at the army base in June 2013! About this recent event, Candace told us:

“It was a BBRU baby fairaby Fair at Babies R Us and all the vendor tables were spread out on the merchandise floor. Our booth/table was the biggest display so we attracted many expecting parents. The majority of attendees had not heard about herbal coffee and they were excited to try it out, especially hearing that it was safe for pregnancy!”

Wonderful, Candace! Thank you so much for all you do to champion Teeccino and the photo you sequimbyfamilynt of one of your colleagues, VP of Pike’s Peak Doula Association…we appreciate it!. With many testimonials on our site like the Quimby’s (right) about drinking Teeccino during pregnancy, we are thrilled that you continue to to spread the word and introduce new Moms to Teeccino.

Teeccino Ambassadors is a program for our most dedicated fans. You can join us as a Teeccino Ambassador and make requests for samples to share at events – large or small. We’ve sent Teeccino for events like book clubs, office lunches, sci-fi conventions, health fairs, holiday parties and church events!  It’s simple to get started with a quick survey and if selected, we’ll send you a link to watch the Ambassador Webinar online at your convenience!

Become an Ambassador for a fun and easy way to share your love of Teeccino with others…plus special deals, discounts and cool company swag!