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Tea Forte Brews Awareness, Joins WomenHeart to Champion Women's Heart Health With Launch of 'TEAS FOR THE HEART' to Call Attention to Heart Disease and Save Women's Lives

WEST CONCORD, Mass., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of February American Heart Month, Tea Forte the global luxury tea company announced today the launch of TEAS FOR THE HEART in support of WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, the nation's only patient centered organization solely dedicated to promoting women's heart health.

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"Heart disease is the leading cause of death of American women, killing six times more women than breast cancer," said Jane Whitman, the company's Marketing Director. "With the latest startling statistics showing 42 million women currently living with or at risk for heart disease in the United States and 60 percent of younger women, ages 20-39, having one or more of the risk factors for developing heart disease, it is paramount for women to learn more about this crucial women's health issue and how to take action to reduce their personal risk."

Reinforcing its commitment to the cause, Tea Forte is offering an attention getting package of a TEAS FOR THE HEART collection, available in an attractive heart shaped box filled with a selection of delicious, antioxidant- rich green teas to help lower the risk of heart disease. The box features the WomenHeart symbol to call attention to heart health and the fight against women's heart disease.

"We are excited to partner with the heart health heroes at WomenHeart and their important mission to increase the awareness of prevention and early detection, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of heart disease," states Tea Forte founder Peter Hewitt. "With our new TEAS FOR THE HEART collection we hope to remind women, especially younger women, how to live a more well-balanced, heart healthy life."

About Tea Forte

Tea Forte is the Award Winning specialty tea company with offerings enjoyed in over 35 countries where it is presented at leading hotels, restaurants, prestige resorts and luxury retailers. Known for the variety and unparalleled quality of handcrafted teas, design-driven accessories, exquisite packaging and opulent approach, Tea Forte re-imagines and re-defines the tea experience by delivering a delighting and luxuriant encounter. To learn more, please visit www.teaforte.com or Jane Whitman, [email protected], 1.800.721.1149

About WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

WomenHeart is the nation's only patient centered organization serving the 42 million American women living with or risk for heart disease - the number one killer of women. WomenHeart is solely devoted to advancing women's heart health through advocacy, community education, and the nation's only patient support network for women living with heart disease. WomenHeart is both a coalition and a community of thousands of members nationwide, including women heart patients and their families, physicians, and health advocates, all committed to helping women live longer, healthier lives. Take charge of your heart health and get your free women's heart health action kit at www.womenheart.org/kit.

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