If you’ve ever watched Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, there’s a scene where the Queen of France partakes in a delicate cup of blooming Chinese jasmine tea. The scene is meant to reflect the decadence of the times, precisely what lead to the queen’s tragic death during the French Revolution.
Aside from being known for her beauty, fashions, and whimsical hairstyles, what’s less obvious is what a dedicated mother Marie Antoinette apparently was. She had 4 children, 2 who passed away while she was still alive, one who would suffer a terrible death during the Revolution, and only one daughter (her first-born) who would live to adulthood.
Nina’s Marie Antoinette blend is a tea that reflects back on the happier times in Marie Antoinette’s dynamic life. This Ceylon black tea combines the flavors of apples and roses. The tea is flavored with apples that come from King’s Kitchen Garden, otherwise known as Le Potager du Roi, in Versailles.
Upon realizing that her first-born was a girl and not the male heir that everyone wanted, it’s said that the queen stated: you are not what was desired, but you are no less dear to me. Here’s to all the mothers out there who accept their children, wholeheartedly, without conditions. More than anyone else, you deserve to sit back and relax with a good cup of tea!
Tasting Notes for Nina’s Thé de Marie Antoinette:
Thank you for the story and that tea looks beautiful if I can say that. Stunning photos and my taste buds are twitching. Did you eat all those macaroons yourself? 😀
How was your Mother’s Day Justine!? Thank goodness, these macarons are freezable so many of them are parked back in the ice box waiting for my next tea time! Hope all is well! 😉
Oh we had mothers day back in March, UK is different, but I would like two a year that would be fab hehe….I got some chocolate tea gifted to me by a local tea lady, had no idea she existed, so nice to find out somenoe blends their own retail tea locally. She also told me ther eis a secret tea society locally also, sounds really exciting hehe x
I am having a traiditional dim sum tea this weekend 🙂
So lovely! Perfect for Mother’s Day! Bonnie, your photos are stunning, as usual!
Thank you so much Miss! Happy Monday! 😉
I did not know about the children from Marie Antoinette, thanks for the history lesson and the beautiful pictures. Hope you have a great time with your mum 🙂
Mother’s Day was fun. 🙂 Do you celebrate Mother’s Day in Austria, Beatrice?
Such gorgeous pictures. Agreed- moms need all the thanks for giving unconditional love to their kids! ❤️
So true…Happy Monday Chaya!! 😉
These photos are so appropriately decadent, Bonnie! You have such an eye and mind for the little details. I love the write-up that went along with this, too.
Thank you so much Buri-chan! I’m not much of a historian but I find Marie Antoinette’s life so interesting!
beautiful images and must try that tea!!
kisses from dubai ♥
Yes, I hope you find some to try…I think you’ll love it! 😉
ah, I’ve seen this tea in one of parisian epiceries but didn’t buy it then, maybe I should do it the next time! 😉 thanks for reminding me bonnie!
I bet this blend is very easy for you to find…you are so lucky!! Hope all is well Ula! 😉
Beautiful photos! So elegant! Thanks for sharing!!! I will check out this tea:)
Thanks so much Olga…hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! 😉
I just loved this blog post. And there is nothing like tea and some sweets. It just brightens my day :). Amazing post Bonnie.
K / House of KTS (formerly known as Pure & Complex)
Thank you so much K!! Always amazing to hear that someone’s day has been brightened by something I’ve created. 🙂 Hope you are having a fabulous Monday!