Java Santosa from McNulty’s

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  McNulty’s

Company Description:

I was not able to locate a description of this tea on McNulty’s website.

Taster’s Review:

This black tea is a single estate tea from the Santosa estate in Java (an island in Indonesia).  Having tried only a few teas from Indonesia but quite enjoying those that I have tried, I always welcome the opportunity to try more.

The flavor of this tea is rich and robust.  It definitely has GUSTO to it to get you going!  A perfect morning tea, this tea would also make a nice pick-me-up for the afternoon.

There is a hint of underlying sweetness to this tea, but mostly what I am getting is a straightforward, STRONG, bright tasting black tea.  It has a toothsome quality to it, but not quite as much as a stout Assam.  A bit of astringency, but no bitterness.

A very pleasant black tea that would make an excellent alternative to the typical breakfast blend or morning Assam.  It takes the addition of milk and honey quite well, although I found it to be rather lovely without addition.

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn’t drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn’t cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!

Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn’t cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!

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