Teas, like doctors in soap operas, are known for their healing properties, steaminess, and bulk quantities. Sip your way to health with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of bulk loose-leaf tea at New Mexico Tea Company.
Shiny metal canisters line the shelves of New Mexico Tea Company, each filled with flavorful leaves flown in from around the globe or blended in-house. The orange-blossom oolong ($3.75 for 1 oz, $33 for 1 lb) enhances classic oolong earthiness with citrus notes, creating a steamy sippable perfect for banishing scurvy. The cream earl grey ($2.75 for 1 oz, $24.20 for 1 lb) softens its caffeine punch with soft flavor sheets of vanilla, and the Lady Londonderry black tea ($2.75 for 1 oz, $24.20 for 1 lb) delivers a refreshing shower of freeze-dried strawberry, natural-dried lemon balm, calendula, and sunflower petals to afternoon tea parties or the head of a victorious football coach. To cleanse your eye-palates while pondering the sundry tea varieties, steep your peepers in view of the the shop's displayed artwork or peruse a wide selection of tea accessories (not included in this Groupon) to bolster your at-home tea bar
New Mexico Tea Company
David Edwards, cofounder and president of New Mexico Tea Company, is a bona fide tea lover, so much so that he once tried to drink 40 cups in one day. He appreciates the drink's soothing fragrance and flavor, but he also praises its health benefits. "Tea acts as a neutralizer for the body, so anything that may be out of whack—sleeping patterns, weight problems, headaches—tea works to balance the body and get you back to normal,” he told Local IQ.
With the help of a small, dedicated team of tea aficionados, Edwards blends some of the bulk loose-leaf teas onsite and imports others directly from growers around the world. Mild rooibos, Chinese puerh, and oolong are a few of its specialties, and each has a distinctive flavor along with high levels of antioxidants.