This green tea is a fully hand-crafted and truly a sensational green tea, it originated from Anhui province in China (the same province where Keemuns are produced). It is picked with one bud and two leaves. The leaves are shaped like the tips of spears and parts of the stems are yellowish in colour. The taste is extraordinarily and wonderfully complex. Nutty at first sip and the sweetness of this tea gradually reveals itself as you continue to drink it. The liquor is a bright, clear, pale green and also has a lingering, sweet aftertaste with a hint of flowery overtones Traditional Chinese medicine practices still use chrysanthemum for treating conditions such as sore throat and fever. Chrysanthemum tea detoxifies the blood, helps with sinus congestion and regulates high blood pressure. It can also help to calm the nerves.
Modern researches on the tea have established that it contains choline, vitamin A, vitamin B1, glycosides, adenine, amino acids, flavonoid, volatile oil, and other nutrients. Chrysanthemum tea is believed to restrain the growth of bacteria in the body. The Chinese medicine prescribes this tea for relief against influenza and it is also used in treating heatstroke, due to its cooling effect.
Chrysanthemum tea is consumed mostly in summer in China as it is believed to take the head out of your body. When chrysanthemum tea is drunk with meals, it facilitates digestion, more so of greasy and oily foods. The tea is also consumed to strengthen the lungs and relieve congestion. It can be safely recommended for obese people, as it contains zero calories, when consumed without adding sugar or honey.