New Mexico Tea Company
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I’m amazed at how subtle this sheng is. I have never come across a sheng that I felt I could drink all day that was this young. Not very flavorful, but, still enjoyable. I’m definitely considering adding it to my pantry.
Even my trio of villains fought over this one:
Shockingly sweet and smooth, and even though it’s 10pm and I’d really like to get some sleep tonight, I want to finish this cup. It’s just so tasty! I do love cardamom mind you, so I’d recommend a love of it prior to trying this tea out.
Huge thanks to Dexter3657 for sharing this with me! 1.5 tsp in 12 oz.
Brewed this for the first time today and really liked it. It’s great with a bit of milk. Full bodied but balanced, slightly malty and very slightly acidic. Does not feel heavy in the stomach. Very drinkable.
Flavors: Malt, Plants, Tannin
Unfortunately, this one was a miss for me. I’ve been discovering recently that I just do not like mint in tea unless it’s straight mint that I am drinking because I am sick. This tea totally confirmed that.
I steeped it according to the instructions on the package, somewhat curious for a black/green tea blend, 160 F for 2 minutes. It tasted like… excuse me saying this, Bigelow’s Mint black tea. There’s mediocre mint and mint and mint… and then some really weak black tea base. I don’t find any bergamot in it whatsoever. Or green tea either.
I would still be interested in ordering from New Mexico Tea Co. some day, it’s just that I would definitely not buy this one.
Sipdown #55 (I think).
This is another one from Sil. I have a lot of teas from Sil, way more than I’ll ever get through on this sipdown extravaganza, cuz some of them are in quantities that will take awhile to polish off. Of course, she has tons of tea from me too, HAHAHA!
I’ve decided I like Cardamom in my black tea. I wouldn’t want to have it in there all the time, but I do have Cardamom in my spice drawer, & I’m thinking that although I’d probably never buy a Cardamom black tea, I’d certainly add some to my cup. I wonder how it would be in a smokey tea, maybe with some maple syrup added…
First cup of the morning because I had to go to the doctor earlier. I oversteeped just a little but I don’t think it’s too bad so I’ll go ahead and comment on it.
This one isn’t quite as aromatic as other cardamom teas I’ve had, and it has a little more of a savoriness to it. It’s not bad, but there’s sort of a powdery mouthfeel I’m not enjoying. I’ll wait to rate it until I’m sure I have a better-steeped cup, but so far it’s pretty average.
I wasn’t expecting much from this tea, as I got it on a whim to be a change of pace from my usual green tea purchases. It was surprisingly rich, and yet, earthy. You can really taste the cloves, with only the slightest undertone of licorice from the anise. An all around good tea.
Flavors: Anise, Cloves, Earth
Exactly as described. Beautiful pearls, excellent aroma, sweet aftertaste.
I was not hopeful about this since smelling the dry leaves they smelled sweeter than they did floral. Once steeped the jasmine really seeps out of the cup! First sip is very jasmine, subsequent sips are sweeter with less prominent jasmine, but still floral. I really needed to pick up their Jasmine Black at the same time to compare since I remember really liking it, but this is a great green jasmine option. Excellent accompaniment to Chinese takeout. :)
I used the recommended amount of tea plus one for the pot, though figuring out teaspoons with pearls is a little hard. Stuck strictly to the recommended temperature but let the leaves sit in the pot since this pot has a built in strainer and I figured the pearls would be large enough leaves to be good with that, plus I usually like my jasmines steeped longer. I was right about the strainer, but 15 minutes in and the 2nd cup is a little bitter. My bad.
I admit, first couple sips I didn’t really like this tea. A ho hum black coconut. However, this tea quickly grows on you, especially if you let it cool some vs drinking ripping hot. I seem to have the ability to drink violently hot tea.
Really nice black tea base – as stated on the package, organic Korakundah estate black, which I don’t think I’ve had before. The base has lots of flavor, smooth, rich, complimenting the coconut finish. There is a slight nutty dryness end of sip, tasting like I nibbed on a bit of coconut skin! Yum! With sweetener, Coconut Dream tastes full on coconut tropical adventure.
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/coconut-dream-new-mexico-tea-company-oolong-owl-tea-review/
Thank you for this one in that awesome package I’m gradually, slowly trying teas from, Dexter3657! I had actually always wanted to try some teas from New Mexico TC. Always willing to try more coconut teas as well! The dry blend just has a few strands of coconut in a teaspoon, so I’m not sure if there is added flavor to the leaves. But this is nice! The black base has a medium body with perfect astringency and a grassy/hay flavor. The coconut is subtle but definitely present and lingering. This is a tad less tasty than 52Teas Coconut Cream Pie though. It tasted especially nice with some pecan pie I made the other day. The second steep kind of lost anything coconut about it… it must have all went to the first cup.
One teaspoon, just boiled, 3-4 min.
Not really sure what to think about this one. I asked for it as a free sample and holy cow, is the sample ever huge! I’m impressed.
It seems at first taste like there is too much going on. But I also think I used water that was a bit too hot. So I’m going to go again before I really review it. So far I’ll say that it looks very neat and interesting after steeping. It smells a bit smoky but somehow everything has been smelling a little smoky to me so maybe I’m just going through a smoke-sensitive/imagining phase. :)
One thing for sure – I have plenty to try again!
T&C Box 6/18
Usually a mint tea is the last thing I’d go for, but NM Tea Company has been on my list to try and my stomach is a little off this morning.
This smells great in the bag and while it brews. The mint is there but so are the scents of the tea and bergamot, so it’s not just mint everywhere. I admit I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with this one, because I’ve never had a green/black blend before. It’s very nice! It has some substance thanks to the black tea, a sweetness thanks to the green tea and mint, and a little citrusy spice thanks to the bergamot. I don’t think I’d keep it in my cabinet forever, but if I do a NM Tea Co. order sometime I may pick a bag of it up!
I received this in the box of samples I purchased from LiberTEAS. Thank you!
When I went to look at the description of this tea I found Nicole’s tasting note and it described this tea perfectly. I don’t feel I need to say much more. I will enjoy what I have left of this tea, but will not need to re-purchase.