NINA’S began in 1672 when Pierre Diaz created “La Distillerie Frères”. It was the first company to distill lavender essential oils in France and became renowned for their art of creating fragrances.
With their distinguished reputation, “La Distillerie Frères” led by Pierre Diaz, who was also known as “the Magician of Aromas”, became the supplier of fragrances for King Louis XIV and the Court of Versailles, where their lavender and rose fragrances were later particularly enjoyed by Marie-Antoinette. The savoir-faire that has been passed down over the years to create these fragrances is now used to make unique NINA’S flavoured teas.
Origin of the Name
NINA’S was named after Nina Diaz, who created a recipe for a cake that was offered to Marie-Antoinette called NINASETTE in 1778. The women of the family Diaz inherited this antique recipe over the centuries.
Roses and Apples from the King’s Garden, Versailles
Until today, NINA’S store has always been located next to La Place Vendôme, in the heart of Paris and succeeds the passion of Pierre Diaz to serve the best aromatic teas. The original Marie-Antoinette tea made of fresh hand-picked apples and roses from the King‘s Kitchen Garden of Versailles remains as one of the most unique flavoured tea in the world. Rich of from this heritage, NINA’S Paris has kept its unique relation with Versailles and Le Potager du Roi and is creating unique products directly inspired from the original Versailles Court and Marie-Antoinette favorite aromas and recipes. NINA’S Paris is the only official partner of Le Potager du Roi of Versailles to develop exclusive food products made from rare fruits from the King’s Kitchen Garden in Versailles.
We love this tea! Aromatic, sweet essence of apple and rose. Reminiscent of a Summer’s Day. Heaven in a cup!