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.

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