‘The Tea Man’: Connecting With Strangers, One Free Cup of Tea at a Time

Giuseppe Spadafora drives around the USA hosting free tea parties on his bus- something he started doing to alleviate his loneliness while living in LA.

“The Tea Bus started because I was lonely. I was in LA and I didn’t have connections and a community, the things I had grown up with,” explains Giuseppe– now known as ‘The Tea Man’

“I didn’t have very much money. And tea was a really easy and cheap way to get people together.”

Giuseppe has served more than 30,000 cups for tea- all for free.

As well as giving people a lovely experience and a chance to meet others- some people have even fallen in love on the bus- The Tea Bus is helping Giuseppe.

“It has cured my loneliness,” he says.

Watch the video below to find out more about The Tea Bus, and to learn how Giuseppe can afford to keep running it:



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