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Huizhou Emperor Chrysanthemum Tea

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Huizhou Emperor Chrysanthemum Tea
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Summary
Origin:

Shexian(歙县), Huangshan, Anhui Province, China

Harvest Date:

November 10, 2017

Appearance: 

In whole shape, glaring golden color, one sachet for one single flower

Aroma: 

Pure and sweet (typical chrysanthemum scent)

Liquor: 

Bright and clear, slight yellow

Taste: 

Sweet, thirst quenching, durable infusing resistance

Tea Garden:

Dailing Tea Garden

Caffeine:

Caffeine-free

Sugar:

Sugar-free

Storage:

Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated

Shelf Life:

18 Months

Angel's Comment:

Besides drinking and decoration purpose, Huizhou Huangju tea can also be consumed together with various food materials.

Recommend Brewing Method
Brewing Guide

Western Method

Teacup: 8.5oz / 250ml
203℉ / 95℃
Use one single Chrysanthemum
3 steeps : 10mins, 15mins, 20mins
 

* You can improve the taste by changing the amount or adding rock candy, milk, and honey according to your personal preference.

Tea Garden

Dailin Tea Garden is located in Da Guyun village in Huang Shan. Da Guyun originally got its name from the surrounding mountains and valleys. The tea garden lies in remote parts of the high mountains, where the air is clean, the climate is moist and the four seasons are distinct. The only crops grown by farmers in this area are tea and chrysanthemums.

Dailin Tea Garden

Hillsides covered in wild tea and Chrysanthemum. - Photographed by TeaVivre Member Chris

Chrysanthemum among tea trees

Chrysanthemum seedling grows among tea trees. Farmers in this area only grow tea and chrysanthemums.

Tea Farmer

Mr Ke, who was born and grown up in the tea village, has been in tea industry for more than 40 years. He started off early in his childhood, following his parents as they harvested tea. From then on, he aspired to become an excellent tea maker. He started to learn the art of tea-making when he was 15, and quickly mastered the traditional skill of making Huang Shan Mao Feng tea. “I will devote my whole life to tea and the innocent tea village” said Mr. Ke.

Tea Farmer Mr Ke

 
Origin

Shexian County (歙县), also known as She County, is a famous historic and cultural city in the south of Anhui Province. It is geographically located at 118°15′E to 118°53′E, 29°30′N to 30°7′N. The county is a part of Huangshan City and covers an area of 2122 square kilometers.

Map of Shexian

Multiple uses of Huangju

China is the center of world’s chrysanthemum-growing industry for its long history of cultivating and studying chrysanthemum since ancient time. There are many varieties of chrysanthemum growing in China nowadays, among them“皇菊”(known simply as huangjuhua in China, huang= emperor; juhua= chrysanthemum) is second to none when making chrysanthemum tea for its golden color and wonderful taste.

Used for drinking
Huangju is rich in a variety of amino acids, vitamins and minerals (very high in flavonol) so it has the potency to clear away heat, improve acuity of sight as well as other health benefits.

Used as Ornamental plants
Chrysanthemum (Chinese pinyin: juhua) has been cultivated since ancient times as a decorative plant for more than 1,000 years. They are widely planted as potted flowers for people to enjoy. Chrysanthemum flower can be kept brilliant in full bloom in clear water for as long as 7 days without withering. This is the reason why they are popularly used for aesthetic appreciation in upscale hotels, bars and luxuriously furnished houses nowadays.

Used as natural food material
Huangju is also a kind of natural food materials. In China, there are many tradition snacks made and named with Huangju, familiar ones includes Huangju wine, Huangju congee, Huangju pastry/ cookies and the like.

Tips: Chrysanthemums can cause side effects in some people, so consult your doctor before consuming chrysanthemum tea.

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