Chrysanthemum Flower Tea Introduction
Chrysanthemums (also known as mums or chrysanths) are a type of flower that originated in China. As of today, there are hundreds of different chrysanthemum varieties and cultivars. Thanks to great taste and health benefits, chrysanthemums are used to reduce pollution (according to the NASA Clean Air Study), in cooking, tea blends, and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
It was cultivated in Asia for centuries, dating back to 15th century BC, but chrysanthemum has been brought to America in the 18th century. Drinking chrysanthemum tea is a long lasting Chinese tradition that dates back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279). The flowers bloom in autumn and are handpicked, dried and then ready for brewing.
Chrysanthemum is not only popular as an aromatic herbal tea, it also has an important role in history, art, and spirituality. In Chinese art, it is a famous part of the Four Gentlemen (plum blossom, orchid, bamboo, and chrysanthemum,). These four plants have been drawn since The Song Dynasty which was hundreds of years ago and represent the four seasons: winter, spring, summer, and autumn. These amazing flowers are also the stars of many Chinese poems and are so popular that there are festivals held in its honor.
There are also many interesting symbolical references of the chrysanthemum tea and it has different meanings in different parts of the world. It even has its own month – November. This flower is thought to bring joy during the autumn months and remind us that cold weather doesn’t have to be so gloomy and depressing. In China, it represents friendship, stability, longevity, and luck. You would give it to a friend to whom you wish only the best. In Japan, it was brought over by the Buddhists and quickly became the flower of the royal family and the Emperor. That’s why it is tied to ruling, nobility, and honor there. It is interesting that in some European and US countries, the flower is most famous for the All Saint’s Day usage. This is maybe because the blooming coincides with that time of the year, but it definitely has some symbolical value. In the East, it was considered to bring longevity and content in life as well as the afterlife.
Chrysanthemum is also an important flower for meditation and it is believed to calm you down and connect you to your inner being. It is a very important benefit that this tea provides because many of us are sometimes hardly coping with the busy and noisy city life. We’re always running around from one place to another, never having the time to just stop for a moment and relax. It is no wonder that more and more people suffer from mental problems like depression and anxiety. Chrysanthemum tea is one of the healthiest ways to pause our stressful lives and just enjoy the present moment.
When you start brewing this famous herbal tea, you will first notice the magical floral chrysanthemum aroma that will instantly help you breathe much better. The water will start to turn into a nice yellowish color that resembles the shade of the flowers. When you finally taste the tea, you will be surprised by its refreshing flavor and taste a touch of sweetness. You will definitely find out why chrysanthemum tea is one of the most popular herbal teas worldwide. If you like classics, then this is the tea for you. It is an essential part of every tea lover’s collection because of its timeless appeal.
Taste and Smell Profile
• Flavor: Refreshing chrysanthemum
• Color: Yellowish
• Smell: Floral
Chrysanthemum Bud Profile
• Before Brewing: Yellow, round and crunchy
• After Brewing: Soft and mushy
About AiryTea Chrysanthemum Flower Tea Package
• Tea Type: Chrysanthemum Flower Tea
• Weight: 70g
• Shelf Life: 18 months
• Tea Storage Recommendation: Store it in a cool and dry place away from sunlight.
Top 10 Chrysanthemum Flower Tea Benefits
Being a famous traditional herbal remedy, this tea contains an unbelievable amount of vitamins and minerals that are essential to our health. Some of them are vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. So just one cup of this incredibly delicious tea will provide you with an array of nutrients and have a relaxing effect on your mind and body.
Not only do chrysanthemums smell great but they also have a boatload of amazing benefits that will contribute to your health.
What exactly are they?
Let’s find out!
1. Helps to Detoxify Your Liver
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How To Brew / Prepare Chrysanthemum Flower Tea?
- Make sure not to over heat your water, which will result in a bitter taste and reduced nutritional value. The optimal temperature is around 180*F (80*C).
- Add 4-8 flowers into a cup and pour in the water.
- Let the flowers absorb the water for around 3 minutes and taste. Leave for another minute if you prefer a bolder tasting tea.
Chrysanthemum tea may also be consumed cold (with ice).
Loose Bud Chrysanthemum Flower Tea Shipping Times
We are proud to offer two great shipping methods that will suit everyone’s needs.
Flat Rate Shipping
- Great for people who are not in a hurry and want to save on even more chrysanthemum tea. This method will take around 10 to 30 days to arrive.
- For everyone who wants to try our chrysanthemum tea as soon as possible, pick this method and get your tea in just 1 to 5 business days.
Please note: this excludes handling time, which is usually less than 24 hours. However, if there are certain situations beyond our control (such as the post office being closed) it may take up to 72 hours for your package to be shipped.
If you have changed your mind regarding the tea, you can return the unopened package to us and we will be more than happy to give you a refund. Please contact us (with your order number) to proceed with the request.
- Delicious Review by Rosita
- This blend ends up being slightly sweet, light, and refreshing. Review by Summer
It’s got an (obviously) floral body and notes I would almost describe as citrusy to balance it out a bit. Turns out, chrysanthemums aren’t just good-looking, they taste great too! I love how the flowers “bloom” when you steep the tea. Just more reasons to love it. (Posted on 9/23/2015)
- Addicting Review by John P
- 10 star tea :) A joke turned into this Review by Gabriella