Nymph of the Nile

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From Gryphon Tea Company

Organic White Peony Tea with Egyptian Basil and Persian Pink Rose creates a delightfully harmonious blend of flower and herb.

Character: light bodied. Shimmering golden liquor with delicate mellow sweet finish

Aroma: fruity top note with a herbaceous undertone

Origin: China

Brewing temperature: less than 80 degree Celsius

Brewing time: up to 3 minutes

Tea pairing suggestions: excellent with poultry, fish and seafood. Serve without milk.

Ingredients: Organic white tea, pink rose, rose hips, basil, strawberry leaves, flavor

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408 tasting notes

I got this tea thanks to LaFleurBleue, merci beaucoup :)

(by the way if anyone can help me by telling me how to manage to put some writing in bold here on Steepster I would be more than grateful – I really don’t see where to do this)

So merci beaucoup because it is really a very nice tea, very delicate, refined.

To me, basil is the main flavor but not overpowering, it’s just on the top of the other flavors : rose and peony. It’s like the cherry on the top of the cake, it sublimates the whole tea.

This is a mild tea, may be perfect for an evening.

This is my first Gryphon tea and I really appreciated it. However I liked the tea bag quality which is really high and all the information provided on the wrapping sachet (character, aroma,origin, tea pairing suggestions)

The flowers and basil seemed to be of highest quality.

Great tea.

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Hesper June

I am not sure how others do it, but for me I simply put my words between asterisks and it shows up bold, such as bold
Sounds like an interesting tea!

Hesper June

ha! see it showed up bold just now! just simply add 2 asterisks in front and behind the word or sentence you want to make bold:)


thanks very much Hesper June


Yay I was so happy when someone taught me how to do that! :)

Geoffrey Norman

Almost read that as Nympho of the Nile, then thought, Who’d want a tea that’s been around?

Luckily I gave it a second glance.


lol, Geoffrey!

Ysaurella, thanks for this review. I’ve never had a tea with basil in it. Sounds interesting, I’ve added this to my (very long) shopping list. Plus I really like its name!

In addition to placing an asterisk on either side of text to make it bold, you can put an underscore on either side to italicise it, or put a dash/hyphen on either side to strike it through.


thank you all for your comments :)


If you look in the FAQ post at the discussion boards, there is a guide as well to the different sorts of formatting you can do. This is the link http://steepster.com/discuss/2768-steepster-faq, but you have to scroll down pretty far to get to the formatting section.

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349 tasting notes

This is just exquisite – I might have to review my line “don´t like flavoured whites”, because it seems if the flavouring is right, I do!

How peculiar that the pairing of a herb with a flower produces such fruity notes – like strawberry almost. Really lovely.

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

this one is really lovely, I loved it really much too.

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111 tasting notes

I drank this tea in a hotel at breakfast. It’s more an afternoon than a breakfast tea, in my opinion.
However I really liked it and when I asked for further information about it, I got 3 tea-bags of this Nymph of the Nile and 2 of the White Gingerlily of the same brand to bring home. In less than one week, I finished the Nymph of the Nile…
The color is a golden yellow. The roses give out a nice fragrance and most probably contribute to the sweet mellow taste. The basil leaves small pieces give a refreshing and slightly herbal taste.
Even when forgotten a few minutes more in the teapot, the tea does not turn very bitter.
I would definitely buy it, were it not always conditioned in mousseline bags and will probably try again drinking both white peony teas and teas from Gryphon, which make very high quality perfumed teas.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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9 tasting notes

A very elegant and relaxing tea indeed. Perfect for late evening. Not overpowering, beautiful leaf blend, and a sophisticated drop to the last.

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21 tasting notes

Didn’t like the basil-peony mix. Tasted like some sort of metallic/astringent floral to me.

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2 tasting notes

It’s gorgeous with a touch of honey! I much prefer it to its cousin, the other white tea that Gryphon has created in the Christmas pack.

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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