Chrysanthemum Green Blooming Tea
A compact blooming tea that unfurls in hot water like a flower to release a column of floating chrysanthemum flowers from its center. Made from a base of delicate early spring green tea hand-sewn into a flower shape with silk thread and a chain of large white tribute chrysanthemum flowers topped with a piece of tong xin cao herb. Creates a light yet full flavor that balances floral and herbal notes with spring green tea flavors. Best brewed in glass to appreciate the visual beauty.
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- Tea Origin
- She County, Huangshan City, Anhui Province, China
- Tea Bush
- Di Shui Xiang
- Tea Master
- Wang Huizhou
- Harvest Time
- Picking Standard
- One bud, two leaves
This blooming tea slowly unfurls like an opening flower when placed in hot water. Long, delicate green tea leaves open like petals to release a floating column of three large white chrysanthemum flowers. The column of flowers is topped with a small white piece of the tong xin cao herb. This drinkable work of art is hand-sewn into its distinctive flowering shape with silk thread. This tea is also available as part of our Blooming Tea Sampler gift box, along with the Rose Jasmine Blooming Tea.
The Creation of Blooming Teas
Our blooming teas are made by the original inventor of blooming tea, the tea master Wang Fangsheng, who has been making tea for most of his life. Blooming teas were created to do something new and different with green tea. He uses a base of high quality early spring green tea buds and leaves for delicate sweetness. The young leaves are harvested from the local Di Shui Xiang tea cultivar in Anhui Province, a region also famous for its Huangshan Maofeng (Yellow Mountain) green tea. This Chrysanthemum Green blooming tea is one of more than 600 visually stunning designs he has created since 1986. His son Wang Huizhou is a sixth-generation tea maker who has created 12 display designs of his own.
An Immersive Sensory Tea-Drinking Experience
The gentle herbal and sweet flavor of these high quality huangshan gongju “tribute chrysanthemum” flowers complements the light green tea of the base. Chrysanthemum is considered cooling and good at reducing inflammation in traditional Chinese herbal medicine. The small piece of tong xin cao on top is also a potent herb. Though the root has little flavor, it is said to enhance the efficacy of other herbals, allowing the body to better absorb their nutrition. Of course, the tea leaf itself is the best-tasting herbal remedy of all.
Blooming teas are especially beautiful when brewed in glassware that affords the drinker a full view of the slowly blooming tea sculpture. The visuals, aromatics, flavors, and sensations while enjoying this tea create an immersive full sensory experience.
No chemical fertilizer, pesticide, or herbicide was used in the production of this tea. Click here to read more about our promise to fair trade and the environment.
Chrysanthemum Green Blooming Tea brewing guidelines
Teaware: 12 oz. tall glass cup or glass teapot
Amount: 1 piece display tea
Water: 212°F filtered water
Infusion: First infusion at least 5 minutes or until fully bloomed. The leaves are good for 4 infusions.