Amount: I put 10, because that’s what came when I took a tsp
Water: filtered, boiling, 16 oz
Tool: in my ceramic Tea Forte solstice teapot
Steep Time: a little over 1 minute
Dry Leaf Smell: floral, very vegetal like walking in a muddy flower field
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, vegetal
Flavor: odd, different, smooth, vegetal, it’s not bitter but there is this almost bitter like taste I can’t describe, it makes my mouth
Aftertaste: that funky fuzzy tingly feeling
Liquor: translucent light green
I was sent for free Purple Chrysamthemum Wild Flower Tea thanks to an offer posted on Steepster
JK Tea Shop Website
I paid $1.70 shipping
The tea arrived Tuesday April 13 in waterproof shipping bag. Inside the bag was a well bubble wrapped package of tea.
Inside the bubble wrap was a silver foiled resealable pouch.
Inside the pouch, gorgeous whole flower heads!
1 minute was too short, I couldn’t taste much. So I left them in for a bit while working on another tasting note, next thing you know it was at 8 minutes! I think that may have been a bit long, but it still taste very similar to the tins and plastic bottles of Chrysamthemum tea I have gotten in Asian grocery stores.
I am sorry that my descriptive skills and vocabulary are not up to the task – if you’ve had Chrysamthemum tea before, this is it. I had it this time unsweetened, but I think that I enjoy it more sweetened.
Post-Steep Additives: none
Resteep: not sure how long, but just the same as the first!