McNulty’s Tea & Coffe Co. is my favorite tea shop in New York. They have all kinds of specialty teas like Dragon Fruit with Roses, which sounds like the official tea of Game of Thrones.
I don’t frequent the shop too often because it’s far too easy to spend a fortune there in under ten minutes. The strawberry rose green tea pictured above will set you back $40/pound. Not that you would need to purchase an entire pound all at once. You could easily drink that much over the course of a year, but it wouldn’t be as fresh after a few months. I tend to buy loose leaf tea in quarter-pound bags.
Both strawberry rose bags are 1/4 pound each, but the Moroccan mint is 1/2 pound. I don’t know what I thought I was going to do with all that mint tea. I feel like I keep on drinking it but it never goes away! Not an entirely bad thing, actually. I just hope it will stay fresh through the summer. With no central air, I worry about it when the weather’s humid for days on end. I should get a proper canister for it.
Giant containers of tea line the walls at McNulty’s. I love that they’re transparent so you can see the leaves and ingredients.
Despite the fact that I’m a coffee fiend, I’ve never gotten any coffee at McNulty’s. It smells as good as Brooklyn Roasting in there when they grind coffee for someone. Honestly though, I probably wouldn’t know what kind of coffee to get other than a low-acid dark roast. I know much more about tea than coffee, much of which I learned on a trip to Japan.
McNulty’s is located in the West Village at 109 Christopher Street between Bleecker and Hudson. Stop in for a candle at Jo Malone on the corner or walk up to Magnolia on West 11th for a cupcake!