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Green of London is a particularly fine and well-balanced blend, consisting of an excellent Chinese green tea, a fresh and delicate bergamot, and flower petals – cornflower and blue mallow. An exceptional Earl Grey, finally available with a green tea base!
Earl Grey has been a great English classic ever since Charles Grey, 2nd Earl of Falloden and Foreign Secretary went on to become Prime Minister in 1830. For saving the life of the Chinese Mandarin, he received in gratitude a specially scented tea flavoured with oil of bergamot.
I received a lovely email from Fanja at Le Palais des Thes explaining that Green of London – Earl Grey Mao Feng is now available at their SoHo/NYC Store! Exciting!!! They sent the Sororitea Sisters a batch of their brand new US release and we are VERY excited to try this!
I must say – I cannot remember if I have had an Earl Grey flavored Mao Feng before. I know I have had Senchas, as well as other types of green’s that were EG flavored but I really don’t remember a Mao Feng!
I do really like this! They hit the nail on the head for EG flavor especially with the Green tea base, here! It seems to be the perfect level of EG flavor to be strong and true but you can still taste the Green Tea base which is grassy and sweet. The Bergamot is really nice too! And there is a hint of floral flavor and it increases as I continue to sip!
This is a nice sipping tea as well as a gulping tea. I enjoyed this hot and cold. Pretty brilliant!
I thought this was a pretty neat tea to review on my Birthday! CHEERS!
Where To Buy: McNulty’s
There’s isn’t a lengthy description listed on their website about their Java Santosa Tea, specifically, but I thought I would include some of their history in this post instead…
Since 1895, McNulty’s has been this country’s leading purveyor of choice coffees and rare teas. Our tradition of careful selection of only the finest is still true today.
A visit to our store is like a journey into another age. Located in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village, the aura of a century long gone is timelessly preserved. Immediately upon entering the shop, one’s senses are delighted by the many aromas of coffees and teas from around the world. Sacks of coffee and chests of tea with obscure markings from far away lands are visible everywhere. Even the bins, chests, and scales, with which these products are stored and handled, date back to the previous century.
McNulty’s is just one of those places I want to visit before I expire. I mean, the history in the store, itself is amazing! It really is a historical place! The consistent years of business, operation, service to NYC as well as the Tea and Coffee Lovers of the world…it truly amazes me and I appreciate those businesses who have been around for a long time – plugging along thru good times and not-so-good times. They have seen it all since 1895, you know? WOW! What a treasure NYC has in McNulty’s!
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I would like to take this time to write and review their Java Santosa Tea.
I would say this is a solid medium strength type black tea. The color is a nice, rich medium brown with orange-red hue.
It’s slightly sweet but a little java-bean…NOT coffee-tasting, per say, but a little bit of a hint underneath of the actual bean I guess.
This is a good and full tasting tea without being too bold and it’s NOT bitter.
If you are looking for a unique selection of quality teas and you are in NYC or online shopping for teas – check out McNulty’s!