Monday, August 16, 2021

Tea Review: Chrysanthemum Buds (Red Robe Tea House)

Chrysanthemum Buds
Red Robe Tea House
Type: Herbal
Origin: China, Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou
Product Description: 
Made with famous Hangzhou chrysanthemum flowers, the tea’s fresh and sweet aroma never fails to elicit an “Mmmm” reaction. When brewed, the chrysanthemum flowers produce a light-bodied tea that is vibrant yellow in color. The tea has a honey-like sweetness and fragrance.
Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 2 minutes

The dried flowers have an aroma of savory spices, including black pepper.

The dark red liquor has a spicy aroma of chrysanthemums as well as something that reminds me of the cooling sensation of mint.  The taste is peppery and spicy with savory floral notes and a long finish.

This is probably my favorite of the floral tisanes due largely to its savory and non-perfumy characteristics.  The aroma of the dried flowers reminds me of spice shops, wooden spice drawers, and dried flower arrangements.  The flavor remained bold throughout 3 infusions with the promise of many more.  I highly recommend preparing this in a clear brewing vessel for an added touch of beauty.

This tea was purchased by me.

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