7 Cups

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7 Cups (7 Cups of Tea)
7 Cups of Tea logo 2015.gif
Type of site
Emotional support website
Available inMany languages
OwnerGlen Moriarty
LaunchedJuly 2013
Current statusOnline

7 Cups (formerly called 7 Cups of Tea) is a website (also available in an app) which provides online therapy and free support to people experiencing emotional distress by connecting them with trained listeners.[1][2] The listener, trained in active listening, interacts with the person seeking help via an anonymous and confidential chat.[3] Members must be 13 to 17 on the teenage side and 18+ for the adult side. Listeners must be 15 or over.[4]

The website derives its name from the eponymous poem by the 9th century Chinese poet Lu Tong. It is a Y Combinator startup founded by psychologist Glen Moriarty in July 2013.[1]


  1. ^ a b Shu, Catherine. "Y Combinator Startup 7 Cups Of Tea Connects People In Need Of Emotional Support With Trained Listeners". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2016-05-13.
  2. ^ "7 Cups of Tea provides 24/7 emotional support". USA TODAY College. 2015-01-23. Retrieved 2016-05-13.
  3. ^ "Stressed-Out Startup Founders Find Support Online". KQED Future of You. Retrieved 2016-05-13.
  4. ^ dakota.carpenter@iowastatedaily.com, Dakota Carpenter,. "Free app provides emotional support for students". Iowa State Daily. Retrieved 2016-05-13.

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