While the tea plants are sleeping in the winter the good tea farmers always seems to find a way stay busy. This tea/tisane*** is made from agrochemical free flowers picked in the dead of winter at one of our partner farms 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 very powerful herbal tea.
**Like all our teas, there are no added flavors, colors or chemicals in this tea. All flavors are completely natural and additive-free!**
Status: Transitional(will be certified organic in 2019)
Cultivar: Small Leaf Chrysanthemum
Season: Winter 2019
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!
***We are neither here nor there on the tea vs. tisane issue.(Tisane being an infusion of leaves from some other plant than the tea plant and tea being, well, tea from the tea plant) In Taiwan, the mandarin word for 'tea' is used for everything including herbal teas as long as you add in what the 'tea' is made of. 'Flower tea', or 'Fruit Tea' for example. We will attempt to use both so as not to piss off anyone who feels strongly either way and thereby try to not lose any sales :)