I admit it. I'm a sucker for gorgeous packaging.
So it's no surprise that I am completely enamored with this French company. I first read about them on Oh, How Civilized. So, it was wonderful to actually see the products and try the teas in person at the World Tea Expo. I kept thinking how they looked familiar when I passed by their booth.
NINA'S began in 1672 and it was the first company to distill lavender essential oils in France and became renowned for their art of creating fragrances. They became the supplier of fragrances for King Louis XIV and the Court of Versailles, where their lavender and rose fragrances were later enjoyed by Marie-Antoinette!
I love how each tea sachet is individually wrapped in it's own box. They look like mini packages of perfume bottles.
This mini portrait of Queen Marie-Antoinette shows her holding a rose. She had a great passion for roses. On the other side of the box is a picture of a tree which is the apple tree in the King's Kitchen Garden.
The Original Marie-Antoinette Tea is made of black Ceylon tea, rose petals and scented with delicious apple fragrance from "Le Potager du Roi" (King's Kitchen Garden).
I've never been to their shop in Paris, but Jee has so you will definitely want to check out the gorgeous photographs that she has posted on her blog. Makes me want to hop on a plane right now and jet off to Paris.
Alas, Paris will have to wait for now...but till then I will enjoy a cup of Marie-Antoinette.