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About Us


In the heart of Albuquerque, between the lively downtown and historic Old Town, New Mexico Tea Company was established. Founders David and Dianne Edwards began this flavorful journey on November 1, 2006.

Starting small, the company has since grown into a beloved destination for tea enthusiasts. Our tea shop, located at the scenic intersection of Mountain Road and Twelfth Street, offers a peaceful retreat for those seeking a moment of calm.

At New Mexico Tea Company, our love for tea knows no bounds. We source the finest loose-leaf teas from around the world; some of which are selected by our team, and others are imported or obtained from fellow tea experts.

Our goal is to share the experience of tea with our local community and beyond, promoting the comfort and joy found in each cup. Whether you're a New Mexico native or a visitor, we welcome you to explore our wide range of tea and tea-related products.

If you need assistance or have any questions, our friendly team is ready to help on our customer service page. Let's create a more delightful world together, one cup of tea at a time.


David Edwards

David has an immense love for the art of tea and business, which led him to establish his very own tea shop, creating a haven for fellow tea enthusiasts.

An adventurer at heart, David embarked on a fascinating journey to China in 2010, delving into the rich world of tea. His thirst for knowledge and exploration led him to further expeditions, visiting Japan in the spring of 2013 and Sri Lanka in the fall, discovering unique teas and innovative tea gadgets to share with the New Mexico community.

Nowadays, David can be found diligently working on the website, ensuring a seamless online experience for tea lovers everywhere. However, don't be surprised if you occasionally find him behind the counter at the store, sharing his passion and expertise with customers firsthand. His true gift, though, lies in his ability to inspire and support his team, helping each employee excel in their role, making New Mexico Tea Company a magical place for all who visit.

Dianne Edwards

In the early days of New Mexico Tea Company, Dianne, a devoted tea aficionado, played a vital role as a consultant, sales associate, and occasional tea blender. Her true magic, however, lay in her exceptional eye for the exquisite. Even though she is now retired, her creative influence can still be felt throughout our charming tea emporium. The captivating designs inspired by her artistic mastery continue to add a touch of wonder to the tea journey, ensuring the excellence of our store endures for all who visit.



Our esteemed manager and tea connoisseur infuses her love for tea into every aspect of New Mexico Tea Company experience. A firm believer in tea's ability to inspire creativity, enhance social connections, and provide solace in moments of solitude, she expertly curates our diverse collection and cultivates a warm, welcoming atmosphere for both our team and guests. Under Shawn's guidance, NM Tea Co continues to flourish as a sanctuary for tea enthusiasts seeking a personalized journey through a world of flavors and aromas.

Sales Staff


Our delightful sales associate, brings sunshine to New Mexico Tea Company with her ever-present smile and warmth. Exceptional at guiding customers on their tea journey, she helps them discover their perfect blend. Her natural ability to connect with visitors creates a comfortable atmosphere, ensuring every guest feels at home in our magical tea emporium. With Haley's positivity and tea expertise, she effortlessly enhances the experience for all tea enthusiasts.


Our inquisitive and detail-oriented sales associate, brings a unique perspective to New Mexico Tea Company with his background in nurturing live plants. His keen curiosity about all things tea has blossomed at NM Tea Co., making him an invaluable member of our team. Jonathan takes great pleasure in sharing his personal tea experiences with customers, ensuring they receive a wealth of knowledge and insights. His meticulous nature and enthusiasm for tea create a captivating environment where customers can explore and appreciate the wonderful world of tea in all its subtleties and nuances.


Our young spirited sales associate and David's son, has been immersed in the world of tea from a young age, growing up amidst the captivating aromas and flavors of New Mexico Tea Company. As he delves deeper into his own tea journey, James eagerly shares his experiences and learnings with customers, fostering a genuine connection. His interest in tea harmoniously coexists with his love for music and commitment to his band, reflecting his multifaceted interests. Despite his busy schedule, James consistently dedicates time to help customers uncover the joys of tea, creating a melodious and unforgettable experience for all who visit!


Our talented part-time sales associate, gracefully balances her time at New Mexico Tea Company with her thriving florist business, specializing in exquisite wedding arrangements. Her keen eye for detail and friendly demeanor make her a valuable addition to our team. With her vast tea knowledge and intuitive understanding of people's preferences, Kara has an uncanny ability to help customers uncover their next favorite brew. Her background in floral design brings a unique touch to the tea experience, as she effortlessly blends the worlds of flowers and tea, crafting unforgettable encounters for those who stop by.



Our versatile warehouse specialist, has been an integral part of New Mexico Tea Company family for many years, mastering various aspects of the business throughout her journey. In her current role, she expertly crafts our signature house blends, skillfully balancing flavors to create harmonious concoctions. Additionally, Claire ensures the prompt and accurate shipping of packages to tea enthusiasts around the world. Her keen attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction also shine through as she adeptly handles support emails. With Claire's unwavering dedication and love for tea, she plays a crucial role in making NM Tea Co. a delight for customers near and far.


Our enthusiastic warehouse associate, has quickly become an indispensable member of New Mexico Tea Company. Under Claire's expert guidance, he has swiftly mastered the warehouse operations. Together, they form a formidable team, ensuring efficient inventory management and seamless dispatch of enchanting blends to customers worldwide. Dominic's keen aptitude and collaborative spirit play a vital role in maintaining NM Tea Co's high standards.


Our diligent weekend warehouse specialist, has been an invaluable part of the New Mexico Tea Company family for eight remarkable years. Possessing a keen eye for detail and an unwavering commitment to achieving the highest standards, she consistently strives to enhance and streamline our warehouse processes. Her vast experience and deep understanding of our operations have made Verity an essential member of our team, contributing significantly to the overall efficiency and success of NM Tea Co. As we continue to grow and evolve, we are grateful for the steadfast dedication and expertise that Verity brings to NM Tea Co.

Graphic Design


Our talented graphic designer, first joined New Mexico Tea Company in the summer of 2017 as an intern, bringing a fresh visual flair to our enchanting emporium. Since then, she has masterfully revamped all of our labels with QR codes and skillfully crafted captivating images for our print on demand store, offering customers a delightful array of products featuring their favorite tea labels.

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