Tea type
Black Green Blend
Ingredients
Bergamot, Black Tea, Gunpowder Green Tea, Peppermint
Flavors
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
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Average preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “I only get to go to my favorite restaurant in NYC once a year for dinner: on Valentine's Day, because usually anything but the lunch menu is way outside our budget. It's a Japanese place, but not...” Read full tasting note
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    Alphakitty 470 tasting notes
  • “Oof. Just got back from having dinner with friends. They decided to cash in our wedding present to them and get dinner at our local Brazilian grill. I didn't eat all day in anticipation of the...” Read full tasting note
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    nburriss 517 tasting notes
  • “I love my bergamot. I got this as a free sample from the NM Tea Company and I wish I had a couple ounces of it, this is good stuff. I'm usually not too crazy about mint teas because the mint...” Read full tasting note
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    Lazey 94 tasting notes
  • “*TTB #18* 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...” Read full tasting note
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    poziomka 213 tasting notes

From New Mexico Tea Company

A pleasing blend of black tea, green tea, and mint with a whiff of bergamot. Sweet and pungent, a bracing tea to be drunk hot, iced, alone or with sugar.

Ingredients:
Green tea, black tea, peppermint, bergamot oil

Origin:
China

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9 Tasting Notes

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470 tasting notes

I only get to go to my favorite restaurant in NYC once a year for dinner: on Valentine’s Day, because usually anything but the lunch menu is way outside our budget. It’s a Japanese place, but not sushi and tonkatsu Japanese (not that there’s anything wrong with sushi and tonkatsu!). It’s all small-sized, more traditional fare for the most part with some interesting twists thrown in.

We had an 8 course meal this year including smoked duck negimaki, baby scallop tempura, slow-cooked miso pork belly, black sesame creme brulee and a whole lot of sake. It was absolutely to die for, and so overindulgent I feel like I am going to burst hours later. After the meal I was so full I could barely down the genmaicha they give you after the dessert course, so I had to wait a few hours after I got home to make some tea of my own.

Peppermint is my go-to detox tea for that “oh god did I really just eat that much food” feeling, but I wanted something a bit special since it is Valentine’s Day! Originally I was planning on sharing a cup of one of the two Della Terra vday blends I haven’t tried yet, but they both contain chocolate and the thought of anything sweet was making me a bit nauseous. Then I remembered this blend—black tea, green tea, bergamot and peppermint! Sounds perfect.

Peppermint and bergamot are two flavors I’ve found that can really overwhelm a cup and drown out other notes. So how would they do in direct competition? Well, after a 3 minute steep the cup is a gorgeous golden tone and it smells strongly of both. At first sip it’s actually bergamot that is more present, but it fades into crisp mint. You can definitely taste the nuances of the base: a bit smokey from the black, but with a hint of that classic “green tea” taste. Okay, not the best description, but you know that one nameless flavor that makes you say “oh yes, this is a green tea”?

I love earl grey and this is such a great twist on it, the perfect way to lighten up a classic blend. Definitely one of my favorite variations! And it definitely cured my over-full feeling! In fact, it did its job so well I am now eying the box of Godiva on my bed…

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

Sooooo jealous of your V-Day meal!

Veronica

I have to get this tea. It sounds wonderful!!! I love both mint and EG. (Also, your meal sounds fabulous!)

Indigobloom

waoooww, sounds delish! and pricey

K S

Yeah for the wonderful meal and yeah for the awesomeist sounding tea I have heard described in a while.

Alphakitty

Thanks guys! As much as I love the restaurant I’m glad it’s a once-yearly thing, makes it more special. And the tea is to die for, saved my leaves and am on my 3rd steep, no loss in flavor yet!

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Oof. Just got back from having dinner with friends. They decided to cash in our wedding present to them and get dinner at our local Brazilian grill. I didn’t eat all day in anticipation of the feast.

My tummy is seriously angry with me. So. Much. Meat. I’m thinking this might be soothing.

Dry leaves smell more like bergamot than anything else. Steeped liquor is a lovely dark honey color. The bergamot is what I notice first. Then at the end of the sip, the cool of the mint comes to the forefront. This is a nice, balanced cup and my tummy is approving.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Alphakitty

This is my go-to “overindulgent dinner” tea, it’s so soothing.

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94 tasting notes

I love my bergamot.

I got this as a free sample from the NM Tea Company and I wish I had a couple ounces of it, this is good stuff. I’m usually not too crazy about mint teas because the mint tends to get overpowering, but in this tea I can also taste the tea and more importantly the bergamot. The mint blends well with it.

I only meant to steep this tea for 2 minutes but got distracted, I think it would be better with a shorter steeping time but it was still good. Added just a little sugar and drink it like I drink my regular Earl Grey – enjoying and trying to make it last instead of gulping it down too fast.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 45 sec
Nicole

I had been wondering about this one. Good to see a review for it. On to the shopping list it goes.

Lazey

Think I’ll order it next time I make an order from NM Tea co, I like their free shipping, and none of the other Casablanca teas in the database were exactly like this one.

Nicole

If you like florals as well as bergamot, you might look at their Vintage Earl Grey.

And I agree- I love free shipping!

Lazey

I looked at their vintage Earl Grey but got scared off by the rose petals, I had a bad experience with rose petals in another tea, tasted like perfume. But I think it might be my free sample in my next order.

Nicole

I am pretty hesitant about rose myself. I completely forgot about the rose when I steeped this the first time and while I definitely tasted rose it wasn’t too perfumey for me. A sample is definitely the way to go if you are hesitant about rose.

Lazey

Looks like I need to make another order from NM tea company… :D

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TTB #18

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.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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612 tasting notes

Exuberant 4/5, tempted to make it 5/5. Still struggling with weird mental blocks about how I can’t put everyday pleasure things like this above stuff like, I dunno, gongfu tea, but I need to get over that.

Love this one, the way it’s the best things I crave from an Earl (just a couple days ago I was reading about how bilochun greens often have orange blossom notes and I was like “ah-HA! That’s why I’m a freak about them like never before with other greens…me and that darn orange floral stuff, whether it’s orange blossom or bergamot!”) but lightened up thanks to the geeen tea base and mint, really an Earl Grey + Moroccan Mint hybrid, ideal for this context (displaced Yankee who wants her Earl but in city that feels like the dog days of summer 9+ months out of the year :( ). A little surprised too as I’m not the biggest gunpowder green fan (I always want to like the idea of Moroccan tea, the whole gorgeous colored glass tumbler thing and the refreshing nature of it all, but anything that requires massive amounts of sugar to be palatable can kinda put me off…and that’s not an issue here).

It’s also a beautiful reddish gold color (quite bright!) in the cup.

Sometimes you hear of really novel blends and are like “I wonder why I’ve never seen that before, how cool!” and then you try them and think “…uh, that’s why”. This is definitely not a case of ambitious novelty with disappointing or weird offputting results. Feels rather East-meets-West in a good way.

Crossing my fingers it’s glorious cold steeped too, can’t wait to try it that way.

I really do adore NMTC. Still kicking my idiot self for going to Albuquerque this summer with time leftover to kill and totally blanking on the possibility of visiting the shop. D’OH.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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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!

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TTB&C #21

I saved a tsp of this before sending the box on its way. I enjoyed this for one of my morning cups. I love mint, and I love bergamont, so the combination sounded pretty good, and it was. Neither flavor out did the other. It wasn’t one of those, must run out and buy this now cups, but I could see myself enjoying this again in the future.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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7 tasting notes

A very good tea that combines a solid mix of green and black. The mint taste is light and gives the tea a unique and refreshing taste . A solid and permanent fixture for my collection

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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