A Dose of PositiviTEA — What's Happening at OBTC RSS


2020 has been hard. This year we learned what it felt like to live through a global pandemic. Our world experienced fear, financial stress, the loneliness of isolation, and the frustration of uncertainty. Then, on May 25th, we were shaken again by the murder of George Floyd.The news following this tragedy weighs heavily as we struggle to find our message. We know a grave injustice has been done and that there is hate and violence in this world that we cannot understand. Our hearts ache for George Floyd and his family, and our minds are left worrying. We worry about the scale of injustice. We worry for families that have lost loved ones through similar violent acts. We worry for...

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THIS WEEKEND IS REALLY SPECIAL…OBTC IS 5 YEARS OLD! Friends,​Our little tea co started in the mountain town of Ruidoso, NM. We sold antiques on consignment, 10 types of tea, and 3 types of honey… we really hoped the community would like what we were offering. At this time, we spent much of the day hoping someone would visit the shop and tried not to act too excited when we had guests. When someone made a purchase, we couldn't be thankful enough: every transaction was an affirmation that we were providing something people actually wanted and that we might be able to grow in this community. Luckily for us, our little tea shop was embraced and we were able to save enough money to move on...

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Merry Christmas friends,We cannot believe how quickly 2019 flew by! It was a year full of opportunities and adventures we couldn't have anticipated. This makes us so excited to see what next year has in store for us. While we have many plans and dreams, our main goal is to grow ethically and to continue to find new ways to fall in love with living well!Today we are so grateful for all of you!  When we get emails from guests eagerly asking if a certain blend is back in stock, or telling us how a particular tea has impacted their lifestyle, we know we have loyal customers who are as passionate about tea as we are! We also wanted to say thank you for all the...

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Old Barrel Tea Company was founded in 2015 in the small mountain town of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Today we have six locations between New Mexico and Colorado:​Ruidoso2402 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso, NMOld Town Albuquerque2041 South Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NMCloudcroft505 Burro St, Suite 101, Cloudcroft, NMOld Mesilla2319 Calle De Santiago, Mesilla, NMDurango713 Main Ave, Durango, COGolden1224 Washington Ave, Suite 118, Golden, CO We gravitate towards small communities surrounded by other mom and pop businesses like ours.   In each OBTC location we aim to capture the unique local vibe and taste of the communities we're in. ​​​Our tea company is a family passion project.  The four founding owners are Dana, Bailey, Paola, and Nenada, but the team has since expanded to include Morgan, of the Mesilla...

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