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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, Brazilian jiu jitsu purple belt, & I am thrilled to be here with you!

Are you an athlete looking to optimize longevity, recovery, & performance naturally & holistically? Do you love your sport & plan to do it for the rest of your life? Do you often feel unmotivated to show up to the gym or practices? Have you tried methods like coffee or preworkouts & feel like they are more of a disservice? Well, I have been there & let me tell you there is a better way.

In this show I will guide us towards teas & herbs that will naturally & sustainably make our athletic journey more enjoyable! From teas that help with sleep, immunity, mental focus, energy, & much more I am here to help you opTEAmize your game!


Ep 65: Ashwagandha...Regulator of Stress & Builder of Strength
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Ep 64: Pu'erh Tea...The Best Hangover Cure?
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Ep 63: Licorice Root Tea...Endurance Booster & Gut Healing
Show Details17min 31s
Ep 62: Iron Goddess of Mercy Tea...The Merciful Tea for Skin, Bone, & Overall Health
Show Details19min 8s
Ep 61: Rose Tea...Love Potion, Heart Opener, & Mood Booster
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Ep 60: Jasmine Green Tea...Meditative & Cancer Fighting
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Ep 59: Hibiscus...The Tisane To Enhance Heart Health
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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 history of hibiscus

2) What are the unique health benefits of hibiscus and why?

3) As a consumer, what do we need to know?

Dive on in on this episode to learn about a high level overview of why this highly popular tea is great for our heart and more!

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Published Sep 28, 2022 at 4:57pm
Ep 58: Silver Needle White Tea...The Tea To Enhance Meditations
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Ep 57: Yerba Mate...Your New Coffee & Pre-Workout Alternative
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Ep 56: English Breakfast Tea...The Tea To De-Stress, Improve Recovery, & More
Show Details21min 23s
Ep 55: Ginger Root...The Best Herb To Combat Nausea, Inflammation, & More
Show Details12min 48s
Ep 54: Chai...How To Spice Up Your Life With This Ayurvedic Blend
Show Details16min 2s
Ep 53: Chamomile...More Than Just A Sleepy Time Tea
Show Details16min 29s
Ep 52: Matcha...The Powdered Tea of Warrior's
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Ep 51: How These Teas Will Replace Your Ibuprofen & Lower Inflammation with Chelsea of Indigo Vibes Apothecary
Show Details35min 7s
Ep 50: Why Rosemary Tea May Be Your Next Addition To Your Pre-Competition Routine
Show Details14min 9s
Ep 49: Overtraining & What We Can Do To Recover w/ Liz Morgan
Show Details56min 9s
Ep 48: Changing The Perception of Tea for Athletic Performance w/ Chloe & Aliyah of The Continua Podcast
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Ep 47: Overcoming The Stressors of Life & Jiu Jitsu with These Teas w/ Lily Beyer
Show Details55min 33s
Ep 46: Tapping Into Our Mental, Emotional, & Spiritual Side Through Tea w/ Suzette "Sooz" Hammond
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Ep 45: Is Kombucha The New Sport's Drink? with Jack Joseph
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Ep 44: Vince's OpTEAmized Journey
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OpTEAmized Trailer
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Ep 43: An Herbalist's Guide To Recovery with Rachelle Robinett
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Ep 42: The 4 Reasons To Choose Loose-Leaf Over Teabags Every Time
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Ep 41: The Importance Of Organic Tea & Knowing What Your Teabag Is Made Of with John Boyd
Show Details52min 15s
Ep 40: The 5 Brewing Techniques Of Tea
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Ep 39: Healing Our Hormones, Gut, Adrenals, & Body With Tea with Dr. Paria Vaziri
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Ep 38: The Neuroscience Of Dieting & Tea with Darya Rose PhD
Show Details57min 33s
Ep 37: Making Tea A 5 Senses Experience with Miriam Novalle
Show Details1hr 1min
Ep 36: Drink Tea To Beat Disease with Dr. William Li
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Ep 35: How Tragedy Can Blossom Into A Passion For Tea with Naoko Tsunoda
Show Details2hr 26min
Ep 34: Uncovering The Hidden Tea Houses Of The World with Monica Kieff of Travel Through Tea
Show Details1hr 31min
Ep 33: The Evolution Of Fitness For Longevity with Conor Millstein
Show Details1hr 9min
Ep 32: Using Tea As A Creative Outlet with Nazanin of Tea Thoughts
Show Details1hr 12min
SHOW UPDATE! We Are Rebranding
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Ep 31: The Effect Of Time & Temperature On Tea
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Ep 30: Connecting The Mind & Body For Quicker Recoveries
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Ep 29: What Is In Tea? A Scientific Breakdown Of Your Cup Of Tea
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Ep 28: Making A Change For Those With Disabilities
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Ep 27: What The Heck Is Tea? History & Varieties
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Ep 26: Tea, Jiu Jitsu, & BS w/ Matt & Paulie of the Porrada Podcast
Show Details2hr 10min
What Is This All About? TEAser For Fresh Steeps
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Ep 25: Understanding Your Life's Purpose w/ Chrystyna Strumbos of Dawn Human Design
Show Details2hr 5min
Ep 24: Herbalism in Depth w/ Abril of Beauty, Herbs, & Tea
Show Details1hr 12min
Ep 23: Getting Your Energy Back w/Jay Feldman
Show Details2hr 33min
Ep 22: The Inner Workings of the Film Industry w/ Robert Yanik
Show Details2hr 10min
Ep 21: Matcha, Mushrooms, & Meditation w/ Ari & Chris of Hone
Show Details1hr 59min
Ep 20: Taking Those Scary Next Steps w/ Jenna Knutson & Reid Pettersen
Show Details2hr 12min
Ep 19: Discovering Your Passions w/ Tori of Siply Tealicious
Show Details2hr 18min
Ep 18 (pt 2): How Tea & Global Health Law Mix w/ Jani the Health Geenie
Show Details1hr 54min
Ep 18 (pt 1): How Tea & Global Health Law Mix w/ Jani the Health Geenie
Show Details1hr 35min
Ep 17: Deep Dive Into Tea w/ Nicole Wilson
Show Details2hr 34min
Ep 16: CBD In Tea w/ Jordan Gill
Show Details1hr 36min
Ep 15: Woodworking, Tea, & Bobsledding w/ Eitan Troyansky
Show Details2hr 42min
Ep 14: What Makes The Perfect Cup of Tea w/ Danielle of Tea & Me
Show Details1hr 15min
Ep 13: Herbs, Football, & Mental Health w/ NFL Safety Montre Hartage
Show Details2hr 11min
Ep 12: Talking Food Allergies w/ Amy Andes
Show Details1hr 47min
Ep 11: Tea, Tacos, & Textiles w/ Madi Barsky
Show Details1hr 34min
Ep 10: Functional Tools for Optimizing Women's Health w/ Kelsie Anderson
Show Details2hr 17min
Ep 9: Developing Mental Hygiene Practices w/ Andrew Brown
Show Details1hr 43min
Ep 8: The Relationship of Kombucha & Tea w/ Jack Joseph
Show Details1hr 9min
Ep 7: Growing a Tea Business w/ Tiesta Tea
Show Details1hr 32min
Ep 6: Music & Self Defense w/ Bayo Ajose
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Ep 5: What It Means to be a Man w/ Corey Weil
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Ep 4: The Power of Discipline in Everyday Life w/ Tommy G McGee
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Ep 3: Becoming TikTok Famous w/ Niko LaPelusa
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Ep 2: Fasting & Tea
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Ep 1: Vince's Tea Journey
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