New Mexico Tea Company
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This is the last tea I have to try from Dexter… from a while ago! Shame shame! Well, the tea generosity lasted an entire year, so another big THANK YOU! This tastes almost exactly like I thought it would, though I have no experience at all with Ice Wine! It’s very flavorful – the white tea actually brews up a golden color, so it’s definitely full of flavor. But there is a bubbly fruity flavor that I could only describe as Ice Wine, even if I’ve never had it. It does seem more like Ice Champagne to me though, now that I think about it. Wonderful to try! I’ve been very happy with the few teas I’ve tried from New Mexico Tea Co. I’ll have to order from them at some point.
Steep #1 // 2 tsps // 32 min after boiling // 2 min
Steep #2 // 30 min after boiling // 2-3 min
I cannot begin to say how GOOD this is! It was an impulse addition to my order and I am so glad I gave into the impulse. Soothing, rich, interesting, rounded . . . it is both comforting and somehow “sophisticated.”
Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Cloves, Dry Grass, Smooth
Vodka may be #1, but I will take this over it any day, any time, anywhere. A wonderful tea that both demands your attention and provides quiet companionship that does not intrude. I love the smoky quality of a good Russian Caravan and this one definitely does not disappoint. It’s balanced.
So I apparently never reviewed this. Shame on me!
This is a fruity sweet black tea. It was okay hot, but I made the most wonderful jug of iced tea from this over the summer. It’s lovely, and light, and perfectly refreshing. I sent on the remainder to Arshness in the Pass Your Stash TTB. Hopefully she enjoys it!
Very relaxing evening tea. Subtle fruit flavors of lemon and lavender with a hint of mango. Just the right balance between these flavors makes for a great alternative to chamomile. Holds up well for re-steeping.
Flavors: Fruity, Lavender, Lemon, Mango
This is an interesting tea – it brews up to a wheat-golden liquid that smells remarkably like Hubbard’s Shoe Grease…I wasn’t expecting it to have that bacon/pine tar scent that reminds me of nothing more than bootblacking.
It’s hard to get past that to actually assess the flavour of the tea, but there are definitely fishy, leather-like notes that are all kinds of strange. I’m not sure I enjoy the experience of drinking this cup, but that might just be an aversion to puerhs, so take my rating with a grain of salt.
Iced always of course, It reminds me of Country Time pink lemonade that I have not had in years. My husband does not agree so I may be off on my idea. I’m making the last of it for a family get together tomorrow and I will update how it goes over.
Edit: They thought it tasted like flowers, so I looked up the ingredients and guess what, It has flowers in it. I think I should note that they normally drink super sweet black iced tea or Arizona so this may have been a little different for them. I still like it and being able to buy an 1oz for 2.75 I can happily get more just for me.
I’m a little obsessed with cardamom. I’ve been making cardamom ice cream and sampling different chais trying to find one with enough cardamom, so I was very excited for this.
This is straight up cardamom and black. No other notes that I’m detecting, and surprisingly dry on its own. I associate cardamom with sweet and creamy flavours (or some savoury dishes), and so I think my palette was a bit surprised by how this tasted.
With a bit of milk and sugar though, this is bliss. It’s going down a little too easy and I’m almost to the bottom of my cup already. It’s satisfying my cardamom craving very nicely.
I steeped this for four minutes, but I think for my next cup I will just steep the hell out of it, like I usually do with teas that I plan to add milk and sugar to. Get all that cardamom deliciousness into my cup.
Thanks so much to Dexter for sending me this sample!
Flavors: Bitter, Cardamon, Malt
I originally bought this to put in a TTB because it was on someone’s wishlist. Around the time I was bagging it up I had made arrangements to include this in a swap. After bagging one up I dropped the rest of bag on the floor. Not sure if it would be worth buying more of I pinched some off the top of the pile on the floor and tried it. It was so good iced, cheap and I get free shipping, I decided it was worth buying more.
This has been one of my favorite teas to occasionally drink iced this summer and I will get more for the next. Sweet jasmine and black tea
Took a quick look through the other tasting notes/ratings for this tea, and was a little surprised at how others felt about it.
I really like this tea. It’s just yummy. Nice plum, nice oolong base, juicy, not tart, really enjoyable cup.
I’m a fan of flavored oolongs in general, but most of them are done with more of a green base. This oolong is darker and that makes me happy.
Do I LOVE this tea? – no, but we can certainly be friends and I wouldn’t mind always having a little floating around.
I have had this tea twice and loved it both times. Full bodied, balanced, very slightly acidic and sweet, but in a mellow way. I have not tried it with milk – it strikes me as nearly perfect on its own.
Flavors: Tangy, Winter Honey
So it’s summer in the DC region and the humidity outside is around 70%, causing it to feel infinitely hotter than it actually says on the thermometer. Also, you feel like you’re melting.
Enter iced tea. I ordered a sample pack of this sometime last year and had never opened it. But it’s been hot. Hotter than hot. Not quite Qatar-hot, but then Qatar isn’t known for feeling like a sponge… Anyway, it’s been hot, and I have been living off iced tea. And I had just finished my last jug and was looking for something else to brew. This caught my eye and I tore open the pack.
About a 2:1 ratio of tea to sugar. Hot brewed and then stuck in the fridge once it had cooled. It’s absolutely delicious. I will have to buy more of this. Definitely. I love it. The blueberry flavor is definitely there, though it tastes more like flavor than actual blueberries (this is a common complaint on fruit teas). Light, refreshing. YUM.
This is my first hojicha from a sample Dexter3657 sent me. Dry it looks like nothing i’ve ever seen before. It looks like dark bark but has the shape of sencha. I brewed 1 tsp, 185F for 4 min.
It reminds me a bit of the roasted oolongs since there’s no typical green tea flavour. Definitely a roasty toasty tea. Thank-you Dexter for another great sample!