Grown in Zhejiang, these chrysanthemum flowers are just beginning to open. As the tea is brewed, the flowers open up further, to reveal the beauty of their form.
This delectable tisane produces a luminous golden brew, with a strangely magical aquamarine glow, which is more pronounced in initial brews. Its texture is smooth, its flavor sweet, gentle, and ever so slightly minty.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, these flowers are used to clear heat, resolve toxicity, balance the liver, and brighten the eyes. Basically, this means that it is detoxifying, benefits the eyes, and helps one feel chill and happy. It is also said to soothe the stomach and benefit the complexion.
The flavor of these younger blossoms is superior to their older cousins, and lasts for up to a dozen brews, depending on the amount of flower used.
Price is per 50 grams/1.76 ounces