I think this tea has been in the box for awhile. I didn’t try it last time so gave it try this time.
I didn’t like this tea at all. I’ve had chrysanthemum tea before but this one was a syrupy sweet drink. I just couldn’t finish it.
“GCTTB I think this tea has been in the box for awhile. I didn’t try it last time so gave it try this time. I didn’t like this tea at all. I’ve had chrysanthemum tea before but this one was a...” Read full tasting note
“From the last round of the Great Canadian Traveling Teabox. Ugh, I don’t know what it is about this tea but I’m really not liking it at all. I’ve had chrysanthemum in teas before but never by...” Read full tasting note
Chrysanthemum tea is a flower-based tisane made from chrysanthemum flowers of the species Chrysanthemum morifolium or Chrysanthemum indicum, which are most popular in East Asia. Chrysanthemum tea has adenine, choline, vitamins A, B, amino acids, glycosides, volatile oil and more. It is a high class drink. The resulting drink is transparent and ranges from pale to bright yellow in color, with a floral aroma. It is a nerve energizer, detoxifier and blood vessel softener in Chinese medicine to maintain healthy cholesterol level, normal blood pressure, improve blood flow. Used to "sharpen the vision and hearing, calm the nerves and clear the brain", it remains one of the most important supplementary food items and longevity elixirin China. It is an ideal beverage for cold and flu season, and for general health.
Different from common Chrysanthemum flowers, our selected top grade fetal Chrysanthemum bud is the best among chrysanthemum flowers which is known as Tai Ju. It is plucked from certified organic gardens in very early spring before it full blooms. There are strict standards to pick buds, it is not too big nor too small to make sure each one is equal in size, always pick one from the top of one plant only so that the flavour is sweet. The bud is then dried and kept in cool places quickly to keep it fresh. When you make a cup of it, a light floral scent lifts from its surface, reminiscent of early spring’s blossoms. The tea itself is nearly transparent but for the yellow buds or petals of the Chrysanthemum floating in the glass. A sip of the tea by itself is an intriguing and refreshing infusion of a slightly sweet and slightly bitter flavor. Caffeine free and satisfying, it can be a relaxing hot cup of tea in the morning.
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From the last round of the Great Canadian Traveling Teabox.
Ugh, I don’t know what it is about this tea but I’m really not liking it at all. I’ve had chrysanthemum in teas before but never by itself and the I’m finding the flavour to be rather off-putting. It has a musty, slightly bitter-herb flavour that reminds me very much of how the mums I plant in the garden smell. Bleh, I don’t know if I can finish the cup to be honest.