Snow Chrysanthemum Flower Tea (Xue Ju Hua Cha) from Teasenz

snow_chrysanthemum_teaTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Flower

Where to Buy:  Teasenz

Tea Description:

A ‘heavenly’ rare flower tea that is grown only in the Kunlun mountains, where slow flower growth results in a delicious flower taste with notes of caramel and dark red tea liquor. Snow Chrysanthemum flower tea contains high amounts of amino acids and proteins, which are beneficial to your health by lowering blood sugar, reducing high cholesterol, and preventing heart diseases. A Teasenz favorite.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I have tried a few chrysanthemum teas in the past, but I have never tried a chrysanthemum tea like this Snow Chrysanthemum tea from Teasenz.  The flowers are dark red – burgundy! – the chrysanthemum teas I’ve had in the past have been white, and the petals are yellow.  The aroma of the dry flowers is (not surprisingly!) floral and sweet.

The tea brews up dark.  After reading more of the information provided about this tea on the website, I may have oversteeped these flowers, since it says that you should stop steeping when the liquid turns slightly red.  This liquid has a deep burgundy hue similar to the color of the centers of the flowers.  (For point of reference, I steeped these for five minutes.)

But the flavor is delightful, so I’m not complaining!  I’m not upset … this doesn’t taste like over-steeped tea to me!

It has a wonderful, honey-caramel flavor.  And even though the color would indicate that it’s “over-steeped” as I said, the flavor offers no such indication.  It’s not bitter, and the flavor is remarkably mild and beautifully sweet with pleasing notes of flower.  It’s very smooth from start to finish.  The aftertaste is lightly sweet, reminiscent of the aftertaste I might experience if I were to have eaten some wildflower honey.

According to the Teasenz website, this is not only a tasty beverage, but a healthy one too:

Due to 18 kinds amino acids, researchers claim that it can prevent high blood pressurehigh cholesterolhigh blood sugar, coronary heart diseases, inflammation, colds, and insomnia when consumed in form of tea. Wild Kunlun snow daisy has been passed down from generation to generation as a Uighur medicinal herbal flower tea.

Now, I don’t usually drink something just because it’s healthy.  There has to be a flavor payoff for me too.  I have to like the way it tastes.  What can I say?  Life’s too short to drink something that tastes bad.  But this doesn’t taste bad!  It’s actually quite a tasty tisane!

It’s a very relaxing, soothing drink.  I found it most enjoyable while the tea was hot.  As it cooled, the flavors diminished somewhat, but it was still quite tasty.  That is to say, it’s better when it’s hot, but it’s still good when it’s cold.

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Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!

Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!

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