Chrysanthemum tea Imperial Grade, Wild Chrysanthemum (Gongju)
Since we received just now at the start of November the new harvest Chrysanthemum flowers, hereby an update of the description of the tea and its health benefits.
This soft Chinese tea from 2015 (autumn) has a full flavor and contains no theine. Therfore it is ideal to drink before bedtime. The most famous wild chrysanthemum tea from China, highly appreciated by experts.
This tea is made from wild chrysanthemums and comes from the region Anhui. This variety is called Gongju, originating in Taiping. In the summer the chrysanthemums are picked and dried. They are only picked once a year, the rest of the year they are left alone.
The tea is based on a decoction of the "Chrysanthemum morifolium'' or "Chrysanthemum indicum ". Different varieties of the Chrysanthemum can be used, ranging from white to yellow flowers. There are four species of chrysanthemum tea in China. The most famous one is the tea which we we offer, the Yellow Mountain Gong Ju. According to the Chinese, Chrysanthemum tea has many health benefits. This tea helps in cases of indigestion, stress and headaches. According to Chinese, Chrysanthemum tea cools the body when "overheated", for example by stress, spicy food, alcohol or lack of sleep. Chrysanthemum tea is used in Asia as a herbal medicine since Confucius (500 BC). Today, doctors still use Chrysanthemum tea in China. Chinese medicine aims to restore balance in the body.
Chrysanthemum tea is very popular in China. Since the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) it was common knowledge that chrysanthemums could be used to make good infusions. Jasmine and roses were also used for this purpose.Drinking Chrysanthemum tea actually goes back much further. As early as the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) flowers were used to enhance the taste of green tea. From the Song Dynasty (960-1279) flowers infusions were drunk without the tea leaves. Hot or cold, this tea always taste deliciously. It can also be very well combined with pu-erh tea.
|Other names||Chrysant Thee, chrysantemum tea, 菊花茶|
|Appeareance||Dried yellow flower blossoms|
|taste||Both dominant and subtle taste. Fully developed but soft aroma of Chrysanthemum|
|Price per cup||€0.03|
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