It is hard to believe that no one else has reviewed this yet.
This is alright, but nothing that blows my socks off either. It is slightly sweet and floral but it is a little pricey for what you get. It is very pretty in my clear mug and infuser.
“It is hard to believe that no one else has reviewed this yet. This is alright, but nothing that blows my socks off either. It is slightly sweet and floral but it is a little pricey for what you...” Read full tasting note
“Dry Leaf Nose: Sweet honey notes with a slightly pungent finish. Liquor: Golden green clear. Flavour: Sweet honey flavour with enjoyably pungent chrysanthemum notes – floral, sweet, clean and...” Read full tasting note
“Anyone who is giving this tea a bad review is honestly just not familiar with chrysanthemum tea in general. It is incredibly popular in China and in any North American city with a large asian...” Read full tasting note
“Thanks to Janelle for a sample of this tea! Another tea where I really have no idea what to expect, just a hope that it’s not completely like chamomile, haha. And it’s not. But oh, is it WEIRD. And...” Read full tasting note
In full bloom
Looking for a new way to say it with flowers? Popular in China since the Song Dynasty, chrysanthemum tea is a time-honoured drink that tastes just as beautiful as it looks. And unlike a traditional bouquet, these little gems actually get better the longer they stay in water. They make for a refreshing tisane that’s delicately floral with a hint of honey. Try it hot or iced with a drop of agave to bring out their natural sweetness.
Ingredients: Chrysanthemum flowers
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Anyone who is giving this tea a bad review is honestly just not familiar with chrysanthemum tea in general. It is incredibly popular in China and in any North American city with a large asian population. I grew up in a very multicultural city and was exposed to many cultures including Chinese culture from a young age. So i’ve been drinking chrysanthemum tea (often chilled in juice-box looking containers, and very slightly sweetened with honey), or hot either plain or with honey as a cold remedy. I find it to be extremely delicious, and my advice is, if you don’t like chrysanthemum tea, then don’t purchase or drink the object of your disapproval. However if you’re open to trying new things, or already have a penchant for chrysanthemum tea, you will absolutely love this tea, it is made of incredibly high quality pure chrysanthemum flowers and petals, and tastes explosively floral, slightly sweet, and has a flavour and aroma similar to the scent of freshly blooming spring chrysanthemums. (Side note… has anyone seen the movie Curse of the Golden Flower? – the Tang dynasty period-epic? – well, this is the golden flower.) All in all a wonderful tea, I just wish David’s would bring it back.
Flavors: Floral, Flowers, Fruit Tree Flowers, Lychee, Medicinal, Narcissus, Orchid, Perfume, Sake, Smooth, Sweet, Tropical, White Wine, Winter Honey
Thanks to Janelle for a sample of this tea! Another tea where I really have no idea what to expect, just a hope that it’s not completely like chamomile, haha.
And it’s not. But oh, is it WEIRD. And not entirely pleasant. There’s almost… a metallic taste to it. I did use a metal infuser basket since I was concerned the Finum would get all gross like it does with chamomile, but it must be a flavour from the tea itself, because I’ve never had an infuser impart flavours to a tea like this. So… doesn’t taste like chamomile, but does taste like metal has been leached into the water. I’m really not finding this good at all… O.o Dumping time. (Oh man, I just burped and it tasted like this tea/metal. I am so grossed out right now, you have no idea.)
ETA: If you can get past the metal association, this might be a reasonable tea. But it’s quite distinct, and making me gag, so it’s a big no-go.