See how this Snow Chrysanthemum tea is conveniently steeped in a Teasenz tea infuser mug:
Snow Chrysanthemums are flowers consumed for hundreds of years in Xinjiang. However, it wasn't until 2011 when this high altitude flower became a mainstream herbal drink in China. In that year prices surged over 3000 USD per KG due to high demand, while supply fell short.
Snow Chrysanthemum Tea Origin
This flower, also known as 'Snow Daisy', is produced in the alpine region of the Kunlun Mountains in Xinjiang. This flower tea mainly grows at high altitudes on the cliffs and only blooms once a year in August. Snow chrysanthemum tea is rare because it only has a very short blooming season and a very small yield. It's the only wild Chrysanthemum in the world that grows at high altitudes. This makes this tea really hard to pick, because farmers have to go up the mountains during the harvest season. Thus, it's pricey but definitely worth all the health benefits that you can enjoy while sipping a cup of this flower.
Health Benefits of the Snow Daisy Tea
Due to 18 kinds amino acids, researchers claim that it can prevent high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high 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.
How to Brew Xue Ju Hua Cha
Use water with low hardness and steep this flower tea at boiling temperature. A transparent glass or teapot would be the best to observe the flowers and tea liquor. The tea is ready when the liquor color turns slightly red. Compared to most flower teas, this Snow Chrysanthemum tea can be steeped for many brews, while maintaining its intense mellow sweet taste. To preserve the taste and aroma, store it in a dry and clean place.
|Steeping time||3-4 min|
|Steeping temperature||95 °C - 200 °F|
|Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot||2-5 gram|
|Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz)||1 tbsp|
|Tea Caffeine Content||caffeine free|
|Tea Region||Kunlun Mountains|
|Tea in Chinese||雪菊|