Teaviews Profile: Nina

I'm Nina. I am 25 years old. I was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador and recently graduated in the US and came back to live and work in Ecuador. I am a vegetarian (but I do eat fish...). I enjoy learning about and trying all sorts of foods. Of course, on the top of my culinary interests comes tea! Other interests include reading and writing, running, video games, martial arts, anime, photography, music (mostly everything except hip-hop and rap, with a soft spot for indie and rock), musicals, and thought provoking quirky movies (like Twelve Monkeys and Mystery Men). I also love dogs. I currently have a little French Bulldog named.... Sencha!!!!

I have always enjoyed drinking tea. It is magical to watch as your water absorbs the color and life from the tea leaves. When I studied in the U.S. I had the most wonderful luck of meeting people who introduced me to loose leaf tea. It only took one cup, and I was hooked. I loved it.

As I said before, it is a magical experience. I will never forget the first loose leaf tea I had. It was a generic jasmine tea that one of my suite-mates had brought back from China. I loved it. I began to look around for anything tea related. In a sense, I began to hoard tea! I love trying everything. My first “tea love" was oolongs. Their delicate yet majestic taste had me hooked. I like to try everything. Many of my friends are continuously bombarded with my rants about the
newest tea that I have acquired. I always have a wide range of teas available for people who happen to come to my house in hopes that I will inspire a love for tea in them.

I have a soft spot for flavored green teas and oolongs, though I also liked flavored black teas. My favorite blends include notes of vanilla, cinnamon, rose, and/or chocolate. Recently I have discovered that fruity teas can also be great (especially iced!). I enjoy all teas. The only tea that I have not liked so far is genmai-cha (green tea with rice). I am always open to trying something new!


Nina's Favorite Tea Products

SpecialTeas Peach Oolong     9/10
Teavana Chai/Chai Blend     8.5/10
Tea Zone Cream Earl Grey     8.5/10
Adagio Cocomint Green Tea     8.5/10
Red Leaf Tea Pumpkin Pie Matcha     8/10
SerendipiTea Razzle Dazzle Em     8/10
Adagio Vanilla Green     8/10
Art of Tea Velvet Tea     6.5/10

Recent Posts by Nina:

Review: Red Leaf Tea Pumpkin Pie Matcha     07 Dec 2012
Review: Art of Tea Velvet Tea     13 May 2011
Review: Teavana Chai/Chai Blend     03 May 2011
Review: SpecialTeas Peach Oolong     01 Sep 2008
Review: Tea Zone Cream Earl Grey     06 May 2008
Review: Adagio Cocomint Green Tea     22 Mar 2008
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