Wild Chrysanthemum Buds
Caffeine Free Herbal Tea 35 grams
13 in stock
- Tea Origin
- Zhejiang Province, China
- Harvest Time
Chrysanthemum buds have no caffeine and can be consumed any time of day without disrupting your sleep. The buds are stonger and richer in flavor than the flowers themselves. According the Chinese medicine, the buds have very strong cooling properties to help inflammation, especially for the respiratory system. It is very popular during allergy season, especially for people with asthma who will drink this tea daily. You can drink this tea by itself, or add it to black puer to make the puer tea’s smell and taste more complex as well as an added medicinal boost.
Research has shown that chrysanthemum is very rich in vitamin A, which is good for healthy eyesight and for the nerves around the eyes. There is a famous Chinese herbal book, Ben Chao Gang Mu, which mentions according to Chinese medicine, chrysanthemum is good for helping swollen 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.” The Chinese believe that if you move the fire from your body and liver, your eyesight will be better. People will use chrysanthemum to help with sleep quality and improve overall calm feeling.
This particular chrysanthemum came from Jingua city in Zhejiang province, chosen as a tribute herbal tea. For stronger concentrated herbal effects, chrysanthemum is picked in autumn when they are just buds before being gently and quickly roasted until the buds are dried. The fields must be kept a close eye on to be sure to pick the buds before they open.
There are more than 30 kinds of chrysanthemum that grow in different regions of China. There are 17 original local chrysanthemum from China, and has been an herbal tea for about 2,000 years. There is a mythological story about Gang Gu village in He Lan Province where people lived to be 130 years old, with the youngest lifespan of 80. People went to research why these people lived so long and they discovered the village collected their water from a spring that had chrysanthemum growing by the side. Petals would drop in to the water and they would eat and drink them, giving them longevity. During the Han Dynasty, about 2,000 years ago, Chong Yang festival in around October, they make chrysanthemum alcohol for wishing each other longevity. Chong Yang season is for showing respect to elders, this festival wishes good health for the family.
Wild Chrysanthemum Buds brewing guidelines
Teaware:16oz glass, cup, or porcelain pot
Amount: 1/2 tbsp (2g)
Water: 212 F filtered water
Infusion: 1st infusion at least 2 minutes. This herbal tea is good for 5 infusions