All You Need To Know About Teremana Tequila

Origin of Teremana Tequila

Also known as tequila of the people, Teremana tequila is a product of Teremana blue agave found in Mexico in the highlands of Jalisco.

Teremana tequila is aged in American white oak barrels and it reacts to the temperatures in the Jalisco highlands of Mexico. The wood expands and contracts. After a certain period of time — gives Teremana tequila a very rich and smooth taste.

For the brand name, Dwayne Johnson (also known as Dwayne The Rock), decided to incorporate pieces of his Polynesian heritage. "tere" is from "terra," a Latin word meaning earth and "mana" is Polynesian, meaning spirit. Teremana therefore means “spirit of the earth.”

How is Teremana Tequila Created?

The copper pot stills from the distillery are hand crafted to help in the distillation of the tequila. Once the agave exhausts its potential, it is converted into natural compost and used in the agave fields as organic fertilizer. This makes Teremana's approach a cycle of production which is constant.

All the steps involved in the process of producing Teremana are transparent, and this also applies to its Tequila Blanco offering. Moreover, the label of the bottle has all the steps of the journey on it including the roasting method, the nutritional breakdown and barrel information.

Another thing about Teremana tequila is that it is the best choice for drinkers who are health conscious. This is because the special distillation of pure agave makes it a zero-sugar, low-calorie, zero-carbs and gluten-free tequila. Indeed, for every 1.5oz of Teremana tequila, there are only 96 calories with no sugar and no carbohydrates.

To have the best experience with Teremana tequila, you should pair it with a family gathering, infectious laughs and good news.

The Production Process

Brick Oven Roasted

The process utilizes 100% brick oven roasting, which is responsible for bringing out the citrus flavors of the highland's agave. Roasting in brick ovens takes around three days followed by fermentation.

Handmade Copper Pot Stills

After the open tank fermentation follows the distillation process, which involves the use of copper pot stills. The stills are from the distilleries and they ensure the production of very clean and smooth tequila.

Sustainability is Key

At Teremana, leftover plant fibers from the roasted blue weber agave piña are turned into natural compost. This is used in the agave fields as organic fertilizer.

The leftover production water is also cleaned using a state-of-the-art water filtration system, for reuse at the distillery.

Types of Teremana Tequila

Currently, Teremana prides itself in two major expressions, Blanco and Reposado. Here is a detailed brief of each type, read through and see which one you'd prefer for your tequila cocktail.

Teremana Tequila Blanco

Teremana Blanco

This expression of tequila is unaged and it is full of vegetal sweetness that you will always expect from an unrested and well-made tequila. By just nosing it, you will realize that it is hand-crafted. This tequila blanco is distilled in Copper Pots and is brick oven-roasted for the authentic touch of Mexican culture.

The earthy and vegetal aromas of cooked blue agave of Teremana Blanco are very evident and you will also meet the subtle hints of black pepper. From the first sip, you will be able to notice the sweet vanilla bean and hints of lime peel. A long, clean, warming and tangy citrus zest will mark the finish.

The bottom line is that this well-made Blanco tequila can fit your bill if you are a sipper and if you enjoy the tequila on the rocks. Mixing it into cocktails will show you how pleasant it is in terms of holding up against other ingredients like grapefruit, lime juice and any other bright flavor.

Tasting notes:

  • Bright citrusy notes with a smooth fresh finish.
  • 96 Calories per 1.5 oz
  • 100% Blue Weber Highlands
  • Gluten-free
  • 0g Carbohydrates
  • 0g Sugars
  • NOM 1613

 Teremana Tequila Reposado

Teremana Reposado

This tequila is also made from 100% Blue Weber Agave just like Teremana Blanco and their production process is also the same. However, after distillation the tequila undergoes aging in the ex-bourbon barrels resulting into highly nuanced, easy to sip, rich and well-rounded tequila which appeals to both tequila and whiskey fans alike. Teremana Reposado brings vanilla and oak notes with smooth and rich finish.

Taking some time nosing this tequila will bring to you the sweet smell of charred oak, roasted agave, subtle citrus and a hint of smoke. Your first sip of this tequila will bring forth smooth, creamy vanilla, vegetal sweetness and brown sugar. It also has a long, warming which ends with a peppery flourish.

By aging in former bourbon barrels, this tequila has a nice hint of caramel and charred oak and this makes it easy to sip. If you plan on mixing it then its depth will help you in revamping classic cocktails. 

Tasting notes

  • Notes of vanilla and oak with a smooth rich finish
  • 96 Calories per 1.5 oz     
  • 100% Blue Weber Highlands      
  • Gluten-free   
  • 0g Carbohydrates  
  • 0g Sugars    
  • NOM 1613

How to Drink Teremana Tequila

The best way to enjoy Teremana tequila is not by taking a shot, but by sipping or mixing into cocktails. If you want to go the Mexican way then you will need to have some juicy and light-skinned limes with a little salt.

You can also dash a little salt and squeeze lemon into your tequila and then savor it sip by sip, which is the Mexican way of drinking very young tequila. If you prefer taking your tequila in the form of cocktail then you should go for accompanying liquids which will not empower its unique quality but bring out its best parts. You can go for something fruity or zesty or anything having a sour undertone. 

Why You Should Try Spirit of the Earth

In comparison to other brands of tequila blanco spirits, Teremana tequila is one of the most affordable in the market. An average bottle would go for $31, which is below the $35-$45 market range.

Teremana Tequila is among the most celebrity endorsed tequila drinks, and for good reasons. Other than the price and the authentic production process, it's a sure way of getting value for your money.

What Are You Waiting For?

Exactly. What are you waiting for? Buy your bottle of spirit of the earth from the state of Jalisco today and don't forget to comment below with your rating. Also, check out the top tequila cocktails that we recommend and discover all about mezcal, tequila's favorite cousin.

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