Brought my newly stashed stash of Shang Chrysanthemum White home and tried another cup, this time topped off with a dollop of tulsi. Bingo! The lemony tulsi neutralizes the (mulchy? leafy?) dried flower taste and makes for a light, warm, springy tasting cup.
Besides, since these are both purported (and I can vouch for the tulsi) to be serious anxiety relievers, I ought to be in Happy Land in a very few minutes!