Xue Ju (Snow Chrysanthemum)

Caffeine Free Herbal Tea 50 grams

A high-altitude variety of snow chrysanthemum flowers rich in amino acids and antioxidants. Has a dark red infusion that is smooth and refreshing with a sweet finish. Considered cooling in Chinese herbalism and is used to treat the respiratory system, eyes, and liver and to reduce inflammation.


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Tea Origin
Kunlun Mountain, Xinjiang Province, China

Harvest Time

Plucking Standard
Open flowers

Close view of two snow chrysanthemum flowers in bloom on the plant, accompanied by a few small closed red buds. The flowers have yellow-orange edges and dark red centers.
Snow chrysanthemum flowers in bloom on the plant.

These special snow chrysanthemum flowers grow at high altitudes of 3000 meters or more. Ours are harvested in the Kunlun Mountains of Xinjiang Province. Unlike many other types of chrysanthemum, the petals of this particular variety have a beautiful bright red and yellow coloring and brew to a rich, dark golden-red infusion. Snow chrysanthemum is very rich in both amino acids and flavonoid antioxidants, which makes it very popular for its soothing and cooling properties.

Benefits of chrysanthemum

A field of blooming snow chrysanthemums (Xue Ju) with bright yellow and red flowers floating at the tips of long stems.
A field of blooming snow chrysanthemums.

Research has shown that chrysanthemum contains high amounts of vitamin A and C, which is good for healthy eyesight and the nerves around the eyes. Chrysanthemum also has a long history of use in traditional Chinese herbal medicine. It is mentioned in the famous Chinese herbal book, Ben Chao Gang Mu, as being good for helping relieve swelling and pain, skin rashes, and cooling the liver. There is a famous Chinese saying, “qing gan ming mu” which translates to “clean your liver and you will see better.” Cooling teas like this that remove inflammation are also considered very good for the respiratory system and relieving allergies. People will use chrysanthemum to help with quality of sleep and to induce an overall calm feeling.

Legends of Chinese chrysanthemum

There are more than 30 kinds of chrysanthemum that grow in different regions of China. There are 17 original local chrysanthemum varieties from China, and it has been used as an herbal tea for about 2,000 years. There is a mythological story about Gang Gu village in Henan Province where people lived to be 130 years old, with the youngest lifespan being 80 years old. People went to research why these people lived so long, and discovered that the village collected their water from a spring that had chrysanthemum growing beside it. Petals would drop into the water and they would eat and drink them, which increased their longevity. During the Han Dynasty, about 2,000 years ago, for Chong Yang festival in around October, they made chrysanthemum alcohol to wish each other a long life. A season for showing respect to elders, the Chong Yang festival wishes for good health for the family.

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Xue Ju (Snow Chrysanthemum) brewing guidelines

Teaware: 12 oz glass, cup, or porcelain pot
Amount: 2.5 Tbs (5g)
Water: 212°F filtered water
Infusion: 1st infusion at least 2 minutes. This herbal tea is good for 4 infusions.