The Sandîa Mountain range east of Albuquerque, New Mexico, earns its name from the dusty rose-magenta glow that paints the sky as the sun splashes its last remaing rays over the majestic mountains' 10,600 foot peaks.
The Spanish settlers have this brilliant pink a name — Sandia — which means "watermelon".
The artisans at tea.o.graphy in Taos, New Mexico interpreted the sky's canvas more as a lovely rose & lavender color, depending on the way the light hits…inspiring the sensous & spicy Sandia Rose tea.
A blend of rich, earthy pu-erh tea, red rose petals, cinnamon, New Mexico's signature red chile and vanilla bean — all organic — Sandia Rose will warm and brighten the soul on cold, winter mornings!
Each tea.o.graphy blend is carefully hand crafted using the most precious, sustainably produced teas & herbs from local farms to small farms across the globe.
NO chemicals, NO additives, and NO artificial scents...Ensuring that each cup of tea nourishes the body as well as the soul...
Servings: 30 2-ounce servings (3-4 steepings a serving)
Ingredients: Organic pu-erh tea (pronounced poo-air), organic cinnamon, organic rose petals, organic red chile, organic fennel seed and organic vanilla bean. Contains caffeine.
Origin of ingredients: Single garden Yunnan, China and single-origin California, India, and seasonally from Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.
Steep 1 teaspoon in up to 10 ounces of freshly boiled water. Steep 3-5* minutes. Strain, sip, enjoy!
*Make note that steeping this tea more than 5 minutes in the first steeping can produce a very spicy cup. After the first steeping, this tea. Sandia Rose can steep several more times and it becomes richer and more robust as it steeps.
THE BACK STORY
Tea.o.graphy was born on the high desert Mesa and is nestled at the foot of the snow-capped Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Taos, New Mexico.
Owner Dana Blair came to tea about 15 years ago as a die-hard coffee drinker.
When she was forced to give up coffee for health reasons, Dana was inspired to start a quest into the world of tea.
Feeling uninspired by the tea selection found at the grocery stores in the small town where she lived in Georgia, Dana decided that if she couldn’t find tea to be excited about, she was going to make it!
Upon returning to the United States, Dana settled in Northern New Mexico and began exploring blending and combining other botanicals and herbs with the tea plant.
As a former coffee drinker, she is always looking for the most flavorful cup, and so tea.o.graphy's blends are truly unique with robust and well balanced flavors.
Since the very seed of tea.o.graphy was planted, the company has grown to include a whole tea family and crew, including her loving partner, Steve Chavez, and his tea steeped children.