“I was one of the lucky requesters to get a sample of this tea from JK Tea Shop’s offer — I’d never had chrysanthemum tea before, but I was intrigued by the concept. The scent of the dry leaves...” Read full tasting note
“Steep Information: 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...” Read full tasting note
“I tried brewing these at just a minute this time, and I think I prefer it when it is brewed for a longer period of time. This is a very light brew, it has virtually no color. The flavor is...” Read full tasting note
This purple chrysanthemum is an extremely unique variety among the others chrysanthemums. It only grows up in one mountain in China, where it is located in Qiaoban village, Yanjia town, Chunan county, Zhejiang province, and whose altitude is around 1460 meters. This mountain is called Yu San Jian, which means the mountain’s shape is similar to an umbrella shape. So far, there is still no road directly to the tea farmers who make this tea. We need to stop at his village and then climb the mountain road for about 3 kilometers before reaching his house.
This purple chrysanthemum only pluck one time in mid of Oct and have a limited yield per year. The spotlights of this purple are:
i)pesticide free chrysanthemum, unlike any other Chinese chrysanthemum, it is wild-growing in the mountains, and it volatilizes some odor that can drive the worms or insects away.
ii)persistent fresh wild floral taste after many times infusion.
From ancient time till now, chrysanthemum flowers have been used as a Chinese herbal teas, such as clearing away the body interior heat and toxic materials, quenching thirsts and anti-heat stroke in summer.
Harvest time: 2009 Autumn
Picking standard: One bud
Shape: plump flower shape
Dried tea color: bloom purple ray florets & organge disk florest with green stems
Aroma: natural and fresh floral fragrance
Tea soup color: light green
Taste: natural & smooth floral taste
Brewing vessel: glass cup or glass pot
i)Glass pot:7-9 pcs per time (based on personal taste); the water temperature should be 90C or 190F for about 1 minute. This tea does not need to wash.
ii) glass cup: 3-4 pcs per time; the water temperature should be 90C or 190F for about 1 minute. This tea does not need to wash
i)Glass pot: at least 4 times
ii) Glass cup: at least 3 times
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