Chrysanthemum Green Blooming Display Tea

2019

This Chrysanthemum Green blooming display tea ball unfurls in hot water like a flower to release a column of floating chrysanthemum flowers from its center.

$5.25

27 in stock


Tea Origin
Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain), Anhui Province

Tea Bush
Dishuixiang

Tea Master
Wang Fang Sheng

Harvest Time
April

Picking Standard
1 bud 2 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 Display Tea Sampler gift box, along with the Rose Jasmine Blooming Display Tea.

The Creation of Display Teas

Display tea inventor Wang Fang sheng sitting in front of a tray filled with several types of display tea.
Display tea inventor Wang Fang sheng sitting in front of a tray filled with several types of display tea that he designed.

Our display teas are made by the original inventor of display tea, the tea master Wang Fang Sheng, who has been making tea for most of his life. Display 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 Dishuixiang tea cultivar in Anhui Province, a region also famous for its Huang Shan Mao Feng (Yellow Mountain) green tea. This Rose Jasmine blooming tea is one of more than 600 visually stunning designs he has created since 1986. His son Wang Hui Zhou is a sixth-generation tea maker who has created 12 display designs of his own.

An Immersive Sensory Tea-Drinking Experience

A group of people standing in a garden around a tea bush.
Wang Fang Sheng (center, dark coat) showing sprigs of fresh plucked tea to a group including his son Wang Hui Zhou (to his right), a sixth-generation tea maker.

The gentle herbal and sweet flavor of this high quality huangshan gongju “tribute chrysanthemum” 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.

Display 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 Display 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.