Prickly Pear Teas

Prickly Pear—it is the flavor of the Sonoran Desert, where the Maya Tea Co makes its home.  This pear-shaped, ruby-red fruit grows amidst the treacherous prickly pear cactus, and has to be picked with long metal tongs to avoid injury from the one-inch thorns protruding at all angles.  Once harvested, this sweet, succulent fruit is dried, de-thorned, and added to our delicious teas for a unique, Southwest treat.

For those of us who have grown up in the desert, these teas are a little taste of home.  For the rest of you, they are an exotic, regional delicacy, and one which you won’t soon forget.