While the tea plants are sleeping in the winter tea farmers always seems to find a way to stay busy. This herbal tea is made from flowers picked on Christmas Day, 2020 at one of our partner farms in the unique terroir of the costal mountain range of eastern Taiwan. The tea is picked by skilled tea pickers and dried in the tea drying roasters. That's it! Picked and dried and ready to drink. The flowers are a little known, small leaf and small flower variety of chrysanthemums that make a wonderful herbal tea. There is no bitterness to speak of when brewing this gorgeous tea.
Chrysanthemum flowers are in the Daisy family have been consumed in China for thousands of years for many reasons (which we are not allowed to mention here but Google might know). This particular variety is rather rare and unique and it offers a strong but smooth tea even when brewed a long time. Getting herbal teas this fresh is rare. While these flower will keep well for a year or more, if you want to try them it is better to get them sooner rather than later to understand what fresh Chrysanthemum tea can truly taste like.
**Like all our teas, there are no added flavors, colors or chemicals in this tea. All flavors are completely natural and additive-free!**
Status: Agrochemical free
Cultivar: Small Leaf Chrysanthemum
Season: December 25th, 2020
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch
Region: Rueishuei, Hualien
Recommend Brewing Style:
We have experimented with one gram(about 15-20 flowers) in 150ml of boiling water and it gave us three decent 5 minute steeps. How best to brew it is up to you but keep in mind they are strong!
**This herbal tea is unapologetically more expensive than many other Chrysanthemum products on the market. It is of very high quality. In fact, it costs more than many of our teas!