Chrysanthemum Oolong

Tea type
Herbal Oolong Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Chamomile, Dill, Dried Fruit, Floral, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Mineral, Musty, Nectar, Pepper, Pollen, Smooth, Spring Water, Sweet
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Caffeine
Low
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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Flowers and blossoms have been used for centuries to scent tea, as well as combined into herbal blends. The tradition of scenting tea with flowers such as jasmine, lotus, pomelo blossoms and other types of flowers is a time-honored craft. Simple infusions of dried flowers were consumed frequently during the Song Dynasty (960-1279 CE) as a purifying palette cleanser before the tea ceremony and really came into vogue during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 CE) when many types of flower-scented teas were created. Chrysanthemums from Korea are prized as one of the most flavorful types of chrysanthemum that can be selected for tea. These blossoms are grown for us in Hadong region of Korea and have a classic taste with core bitter-sweetness and the complex aroma of wintergreen, pine, honey and spring blossoms.

Four Seasons Spring Oolong is a lightly oxidized, tightly rolled, ball shaped oolong tea sourced from our partners of twenty years in Taiwan’s central highlands. This oolong is crafted from the Si Ji Chun 四季春, or literally “Four Seasons Spring,” cultivar. The tea has a golden-green, medium-bodied infusion with very floral, long-lasting aromatics evocative of fresh gardenia, freesia blossoms and tropical fruits.

When Korean chrysanthemums are combined with this oolong, the aroma and flavor experience is transformed into something really special and energetic. In Korean herbalist practice, chrysanthemum is regarded as cooling, purifying and a natural source of antioxidants. Chrysanthemum flowers produce various types of flavonoids, which results in anti-inflammatory effects. The simple blend of fresh, green oolong and Korean chrysanthemum creates a whole new bouquet of fragrance—heady and aromatic—nothing else is needed.

Tasting Notes
wintergreen, pine, fresh flowers and lilac

Ingredients
oolong tea and chrysanthemum

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Sipdown! (22 | 431)

Found this one little lonely sample from Rishi Tea, yay easy sipdown!

The chrysanthemum is definitely at the forefront at the beginning of the sip, and it has that interesting soft floral-yet-peppery quality to it. The floral is a bit hard to describe, it does somewhat remind me of chamomile, but with a noticeable musty note that fades to tasting a bit like pollen smells. There’s definitely sweetness as well, and perhaps a hint of dill? The oolong comes forward mid-sip, and dominates the latter half with its sparkling mineral notes and nectarous florals, along with a slight dried fruit note in the aftertaste.

An interesting one to try for sure, probably not something I would reorder just because I would rather have a chrysanthemum blend be caffeine-free for the evening, plus this is rather expensive.

Flavors: Chamomile, Dill, Dried Fruit, Floral, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Mineral, Musty, Nectar, Pepper, Pollen, Smooth, Spring Water, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Evol Ving Ness

Chrysanthemum and oolong seems like an odd combo to me. I am used to it either straight up or with a few goji berries thrown in. Habit—though I may be stuck and in need of change.

Cameron B.

It was a nice enough combo, but I would rather just have the chrysanthemum by itself so it’s caffeine-free for the evening. Goji berry sounds nice too, I think I have a Chinese medicine tea somewhere with those ingredients…

Evol Ving Ness

I’ve been going for acupuncture and other TCM treatments for years. This mix of chrysanthemum blossoms and goji berries was recommended to substitute for drinking water through the day—a clump of dried flowers, about 12 berries to 12 oz. water. Refresh the water throughout the day. I pick them up from an herbalist in Chinatown.

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