Smells like fresh peas and flowers!
Tastes delicate, slightly sweet but floral yet a different floral taste than most. Leaves a half floral, half fresh pea type aftertaste. Lovely flowering tea! I think this is a goodie!
“Smells like fresh peas and flowers! Tastes delicate, slightly sweet but floral yet a different floral taste than most. Leaves a half floral, half fresh pea type aftertaste. Lovely flowering tea! ...” Read full tasting note
“Not used to green tea in flowering stuff, so this was a little different than the flowering teas I’ve had in the past and quite nice for a dreary Sunday afternoon pick-me-up after being up...” Read full tasting note
“I love the smell of green teas & this one is beautiful too! My first blossoming tea~ mild, lightly floral with a bit of green taste. Lovely experience…” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown (90)! I threw one of these into my Butiki order way back when they first announced they were closing for good :‘( This was my first experience with a flowering tea, so it was pretty...” Read full tasting note
Chrysanthemum Double Trouble is a display tea that consists of a green tea base and has two chrysanthemum flowers, an amaranth globe, and jasmine flowers. This floral tea has a slight marine flavor.
Recommended Brew Time: 6+ minutes
Recommended Amount: 1 Chrysanthemum piece per teapot Recommended Temperature: 170 F
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ChrysanthemumTao Tea Leaf
Not used to green tea in flowering stuff, so this was a little different than the flowering teas I’ve had in the past and quite nice for a dreary Sunday afternoon pick-me-up after being up ‘til 6am writing and getting my introvert on (LONG RAMBLE, NOT ABOUT TEA, feel free to skip ha: every Saturday my husband practices here at home with his band which in itself would be fine but thennn they always want to get dinner afterward…and then either go out for karaoke or movie watching etc. orrr just hang out until like 2 or 3 am so it’s a weekly all-day-long marathon of socialness here in my home and given I work from home ie have gotten spoiled about not having to put on a social face and all that, and am introverted anyway, it becomes this weird thing where Saturday you mentally expect to be a day of relaxation but it never is, quite the opposite. And then I waste Sunday sleeping it off and doing whatever chores still need to be done before Monday. Bah. It’d be ok if it was every other week or something, even one week a month without it I could always count on, but it hasn’t worked out that way so far and I’m getting socially exhausted. Anyway. And you might be thinking “well don’t you get your introvert on during the work week” but the whole point then is I’m working and busy so that doesn’t fulfill that sort of unwinding alone time I crave).
I like how it has yeah, a sort of fresh seawater-y and sweet pea, underwater floral thing going on.
Whoops, mom called, got distracted. Maybe I’ll edit this later. In short, I needed the tranquility and little bit of beauty here to soothe me this weekend. Last week was an emotional rollercoaster (husband nearly lost his job due to surplussing yet again, and this “we may, we may not” psychological hostage-held thing is getting old) and I’m just drained. Thought this weekend would finally be full of what I needed—no social obligations, just lots of lazy alone down time—and then it wasn’t. Next weekend I am locking the doors and insisting, eh.
Wow, so much not about tea. Sorry.
Sipdown (90)! I threw one of these into my Butiki order way back when they first announced they were closing for good :‘( This was my first experience with a flowering tea, so it was pretty exciting watching it unfurl and move around in my clear teapot. In my excitement over finally getting around to steeping a flowering tea, I didn’t realize that this was a green tea. I’m not a huge fan of Chinese green teas, so I’m not going to leave a rating for this one. I will say that it smelled very sharp and this translated to some bitterness in the tea. There were probably some other floral flavors in there somewhere, but I just couldn’t get over that sharpness of the green tea base. No regrets, though, because it was definitely a cool experience.