Mini Chrysanthemum

A rare variety of miniature leaf and flower chrysanthemum picked once a year in the winter season. These tiny, yellow flowers smell like fresh marigolds and taste as bright and rich as they look. Grown on the east coast mountain range of Taiwan, they are handpicked by skilled tea farmers and dried in tea roasters at very low heat. Perhaps that is why the flowers are so incredibly vivid, beautifully intact and smell so intensely, truly unique.

Chrysanthemum is the eastern world version of chamomile, both offering soothing to the nervous system. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), chrysanthemum is known to dispel wind and be cooling on the body. This combination, according to TCM, supports digestion and appetite, calms the liver, improves blood circulation, alleviate inflammation and removes toxins. This flower tastes like thick sunshine, this variety of chrysanthemum does not get bitter, and has a slightly sweet and floral taste.

Tisane Details

cultivar: smaller leaf chrysanthemum (chrysanthemum indicum)
status: agrochemical free
method: hand picked, processed on site, very small batch
season: January 2023
elevation: 800 m
region: Rueishuei, Hualien, Taiwan

Brewing Details

serving size per person: 1 gram or 1 tbsp
water temperature: 100°C 

gong fu style | small teapot 

amount of water: 150 ml
brewing length: 30 sec, 30 sec, +15 sec for each steep after
number of steep: 6+ steeps

western style | mug or french press 

amount of water: 400 ml
brewing length: 3-4 minutes
number of steep: 2-3 steeps

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Benefits of this Tisane

  • Detoxing 
  • Boosts immune system 
  • Anti-inflammatory agents that support chronic illnesses 
  • Improve cardiovascular health 
  • Reduces blood pressure and improves blood flow
  • Reduces irritation in the lungs and throat