Monday, March 4, 2013

Nina's Tea USA, Jasmin

Nina's Tea Description:
A delicate blend of jasmine and lotus. Enjoy the pleasant floral scent of jasmine and how the lotus flowers add a subtle note to the tea. A tea to bring you a moment of rest and tranquility.

Sample provided by Nina's Tea for review.

My Review:
Nina's Paris has been around for over 300 years. Just recently they have begun to sell tea in America. You can find at least some of the offerings on Amazon. They also plan to open an ecommerce webstore at  ninasteastore. At the time of this writing the webstore is not open.

I open the clear zip lock and caught the magic scent of Jasmine. I poured out the leaf for examination and first noticed the small flower petals. Then I noticed the leaf is very finely cut and looks dark for a green tea. As you can see in the picture it looks more like a black tea.

This was steeped for two minutes with well below boiling water. The brew is a lovely yellow green. The wet leaf is still very fine but worked nicely in my French Press.

The sip is relaxing and quiet. The jasmine is floral and natural. I really dislike poor quality jasmine that taste fake and bitter. It is always a pleasure to find a tea that is done correctly. The lotus can be caught as only faint notes late in the sip. Whereas the lotus notes in The Persimmon Tree's Lotus are bold and reminiscent of star anise, the lotus notes here are closer to Tazo's Lotus in taste but far lower in intensity. The jasmine and lotus flavors fit seamlessly together. The green tea is a bit hard to detect as it rides under the floral aspects.

A lovely and enjoyably relaxing tea that is a mild twist on straight jasmine teas.  


  1. I've not had Nina's teas, so I'm glad to read your review! Yes, Jasmine done well is a true joy.

  2. Steph,

    if you want samples send me by email your mail adress....