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 Maker
Wang Huizhou

Harvest Time

Plucking 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.

The Creation of Blooming Teas

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

Our blooming teas are made by the original inventors of blooming tea in Huangshan. The renowned late tea master Wang Fangsheng made tea for most of his life. He created blooming teas to do something new and different with green tea. He used 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 Rose Jasmine blooming tea is one of more than 600 visually stunning designs he created since 1986. His son Wang Huizhou is a sixth-generation tea maker who has followed in his footsteps as an expert tea maker, and created 12 blooming designs of his own.

Read more about the Wang family and their extraordinary tea factory in our tea producer section.

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 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
Water: 212°F filtered water
Infusion: First infusion at least 5 minutes or until fully bloomed. The leaves are good for 4 infusions.