Over the last decade, there has been a boom in the coffee industry, with what seems like a new café opening up on every corner. The caffeine grip takes ahold and before you know it, you are hooked. Interestingly enough though, Americans are moving in similar droves toward the tea industry, and a group of young entrepreneurs from southeast New Mexico are providing them with the perfect alternative. The Old Barrel Tea Co. is a woman-run business with sustainability and conservation at the forefront of their mission. Not only do they produce an amazing variety of tea blends, but they have expanded their vision to honey and spices. Working with local farmers and bee keepers, they are not only providing fresh products but also helping boost the local economy. And even though they are growing rapidly, with multiple locations across New Mexico and Colorado, each store feels like a little piece of home. So, if your daily cup of joe has left you wanting something more, head down to their Old Town location and one of the many knowledgeable tea masters will be there to help you.