It gives a minty, herbal-like flavor with long-lasting finishing down the throat. Chrysanthemum flower is known to have cooling effect to reduce body heat, dispersing wind and occasional body irritation. It has no bitterness or astringent taste. It can be enjoyed anytime in a day, by every family member.
The Huang Shan Chrysanthemum is produced in She County in Huang Shan of Anhui Province. It's from high altitude of around 900m. In November, when the flowers blossom, each flower bud is hand-picked during the and then dried immediately to preserve its natural sweetness.
Chrysanthemum is a well-known flower for daily drinking in many household. It is said that drinking the chrysanthemum infusion can aid to reduce body heat and to relieve common cold symptoms like minor sore throat or fever. It is recorded in ancient Chinese medical compendium that Chrysanthemum aid to support liver function and improves vision and eye health. According to the record, it was prepared and served as a drink since Tang Dynasty.
When brew with hot water, with one tablespoon of Chrysanthemum, you can make more than 1 liter of tea. It can be served hot or cold.