TEA: Nina’s Paris Tea sample review

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This is a long overdue review of the lovely Nina’s Paris Teas. I was first contacted about trying there teas a while back. When I saw their selection I could not help but choose some free samples to try. After much thought and browsing (seriously they had so many good flavors.) I picked my three

The first one I tried was Marie-Antoinette. I mean it is the flag ship one after all.31aCBQMD7TL

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Tea: Flowering Green Jasmine Tea

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This wonderful blooming tea come from Verdant Tea and is called Flowering Green Jasmine Tea. I have tried a few blooming teas in the past and found them to be only ok. They tended to be really dry, bitter, taste to strongly of jasmine, and that they they seem more for decoration then for drinking. This one, however, is a different story. After watching the little tea ball bloom in my glass pot and inhaled the wonderful honey and wild flower sent I poured it off into my cup and found that blooming teas can taste awesome.

It made a light green-yellow liquor, that smelled of honey and wild flowers. The taste matches the smell perfectly. It taste strongly of clover honey, almost as if I put a small dolp in my cup. The base tea adds to the the honey flavor with a citrus tang and a smooth and dewy mouth feel. It should be noted that while having jasmine blossoms in the tea, it does not dominate the flavor at all, but adds a nice floral sweetness in the back drop of the velvet honey flavor; so jasmine weenies don’t need to be worried.

Overall this tea is simply wonderful. Besides being pretty to look at and having great flavor, it can be steeped many times; (I’m sipping on my 4th steep now.) This would make as a great present for any tea lover, or just to add some beauty to your tea routine.

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Specifics

Via Verdant’s website: “Flowering tea (or blooming tea) is best brewed in a tempered glass vessel. Bring filtered water to a boil and pour in an 8-16 ounce vessel. Allow the water to cool for about one minute, to around 185 degrees. Drop one flowering tea ball in the glass and watch it unfurl slowly. Smell the tea and focus on its transformation. After the jasmine and amaranth flowers open up, you can start sipping the tea. Top off with hot water throughout the day and enjoy.”

Water: All 16oz batches

Pot: Glas

Sweetener: Not needed

Steep Times:

  1. Till Opened
  2. One minuet  
  3. One & a half minuets  
  4. Two minuets