Wissotzky Teas has been in the business of creating the world’s best teas since 1849. Klonimus Wolf Wissotzky founded the company in Moscow, Russia, and was nicknamed the “the Russian king of tea.” Today, the company boasts a commitment to quality that spans over five generations and “the most revered and hard to pronounce name in tea.”
Wissotzky Teas carries an assortment of teas in their signature collection that range in flavor from warm and spicy chai to crisp and refreshing mint. All of the teas we reviewed are kosher.
This flavor in the signature collection comes in a beautiful flip-top box with luxuirious gold foil and warm, colorful orange, green, and yellow background design. Within the box, a vacuum-sealed foil bag keeps the silk pyramid tea bags fresh. The warm touch of ginger and turmeric adds a rich and robust tone to the chai flavor. This tea, served with milk or without, would make an enjoyable after-dinner treat.
The caramel and sea salt in this tea creates a sweet and savory chai experience. The light caramel notes are delicately balanced by the black tea, cinnamon bark, cloves, and cardamom, creating an enticing, but not overly sweet treat. We enjoyed this tea hot, as well as cold, served over ice as a fun morning pick-me-up. We also loved the beautiful orange and teal design on the package.
We wouldn’t have thought of mixing chai and mint, but this tea proves that the blend of warm chai spices and cool mint can work to create a unique and refreshing tea experience. Although slightly more chai in flavor than mint, the hint of minty flavor provides a friendly, cooling complement to the warm ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and cardamom. We can envision drinking this tea after lunch to fight an afternoon slump in energy and focus.
The package of this black tea showcases photos of black tea leaves and fresh sprigs of mint. We could immediately identify the quality of the black tea in these individual pouches with a deep, robust, and recognizable taste and mouthfeel. The black tea flavor is enriched with a bright and lively blast of spearmint that left us feeling invigorated and refreshed. With all-natural ingredients, this tea is a refreshing and healthful drink when served warm or iced.
We know there are many health benefits associated with green tea. The antioxidants and nutrients in green tea have been proven to have powerful effects on the body, including improved brain function, fat loss, and lower risk of cancer. With the lively addition of mint leaves and natural spearmint flavor, Nana Mint Green Tea is a revitalizing twist on the classic smooth, bright and refreshing taste of green tea. A blast of fresh mint aroma awakens your senses upon opening the individual teabag pouch. Steeping the tea reveals a beautiful light green color. The tea is delicate, flavorful, and does not have a bitter aftertaste like some other green teas we have tried.
Overall: Wissotzky Tea’s long history of making outstanding teas is evident in the taste and packaging of their teas. The wide range of crafted flavor blends provide delightful experiences for tea lovers to enjoy at any time. Whether you’re looking for a robust chai or a light and refreshing green tea, Wissotzky Teas delivers a beautifully crafted beverage steeped in quality.
For more information visit Wissotzky Tea’s website.