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McNulty's Tea & Coffee Company Edit

14 ratings
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Type Tea Shop
Style Other
Serves Loose-leaf, Bagged
Food Snacks
Hours
Mon Sat 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM 7:00 PM

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Photo submitted by Mike
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6 Reviews

McNulty's Tea & Coffee Company in New York, New York
4/5
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robochristine rated this place
4/5
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Cool old tea shop, with lots of variety (and I think they have coffee too, if that’s your thing). I really like all of the blended black teas I’ve had from McNulty’s, as well as a few more-traditional teas.

McNulty's Tea & Coffee Company in New York, New York
2/5
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jknuts rated this place
2/5
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The store is visually awesome. Their tea is very cheap, but you get what you pay for. All the green tea I’ve gotten here is very one dimensional and disappointing. I’ve tried their Gyokuro, Dragon Well, Pi Lo Chun, Jasmine Pearls, Sencha, and Hairpoint. All have the same below average taste and quailty. On a brighter note, their peppermint leaves are the best I’ve tried, and I will continue shopping there strictly for the peppermint.

McNulty's Tea & Coffee Company in New York, New York
1/5
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Tina S. rated this place
1/5
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When I went to NYC this time around, I was determined to find the best teas in the city. A city like that should have amazing tea houses, right? I searched online and everyone talked about this place, so off I went, down to SoHo for my first time. SoHo I adored, McNulty’s? Not so much.

There were two Asian gentlemen in the store behind the counter. One was an older gentleman who glared at me the entire time I was in the store, making me feel entirely unwelcome. The other man welcomed me then proceeded to completely ignore me.

Not giving up, I started wandering and looking at all the teas, loving how many they had and occasionally stopping to smell. They do have a great variety, and I finally settled on a couple greens and a couple herbals. One they had on their price listing online but none blended, so when I approached the counter, the younger man volunteered to blend some on the spot for me. From this point on he was attentive and polite, clearly happy that he had a sale. I was buying some coffees as gifts as well, so I was spending a pretty penny. As I left he wished me a good day and invited me back to the store with a smile. The older man just grunted.

Fast forward to me back in Canada, eager to try my new teas. Reader, all of them were disappointments. If they weren’t stale, they were bitter and over powering, even the herbals. I bought one called Very Berry, and I swear it is like drinking pure hibiscus, despite it looking like blueberries. I’m told the coffee was absolutely delightful, but their teas were abysmal, as was their service overall. I’m sure I can find a better coffee store to give as gifts next time, and there is no way in h*#l there isn’t a better tea store for me to find in NYC. Maybe next time I’ll try the one owned by Moby.

McNulty's Tea & Coffee Company in New York, New York
5/5
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CaraTobe rated this place
5/5
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Very cozy and charming! Loved looking at all the teas and felt like I walked into tea heaven. The place has a wonderful character.

Bought the Darjeeling First Flush – easily my favorite tea on my rack. Wish I could go back to NYC for this only!

McNulty's Tea & Coffee Company in New York, New York
2/5
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JacquelineM rated this place
2/5
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Utterly charming to visit (really cool Old New York shoppe), but I haven’t had a tea that I actually enjoyed from their selections. Maybe I’m missing something!

McNulty's Tea & Coffee Company in New York, New York
5/5
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goodTea rated this place
5/5
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I’ve had several decaffeinated teas that family members bought for me at this store in New York — I’ve also had a wonderful tea called “Organic Selimbong Darjeeling,” as well as a very good Oolong.

Their tea is sold by weight and comes in white paper bags which have a plastic lining. They must have dozens of stamps, because they sell many varieties of tea and they stamp each bag they sell with the name of the tea it contains.

I’ve never actually been there in person, but I think McNulty’s is great, since every tea I’ve ever had from McNulty’s has been fresh and tasty. I’ve never had any of their coffee.