You might know chrysanthemums, or mums, as a many-petalled flower found all over the world in garden beds and flower pots. Depicted for centuries in art, they’re not just pretty to look at, but they have also been used for medicinal purposes for many years. Chrysanthemums contain essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants our bodies need to promote good health and well-being.
The infusion of these snow-white blossoms grown on the slopes of Huang Shan Mountains is amongst the most delicate and nuanced herbal teas China has to offer. Lighter and sweeter in flavor than the yellow chrysanthemum flowers of Hangzhou in China’s Zhejiang Province, white chrysanthemum flowers pair well with the subtlety of green teas, in addition to being a refreshing infusion on their own. In China, dried Chrysanthemum Flowers are used to make a sweet tea called júhuā chá; and in Korea, Chrysanthemum Flowers are used to flavor gukhwaju, or rice wine.