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4 Blooming Tea Videos You’ll Love

4 Blooming Tea Videos You’ll Love

Watch and relax, while you’ll enjoy these beautiful blooming tea videos captured in style.

2 Chinese Dried Rose Tea Recipes: Low Calories & Lots of Benefits

2 Chinese Dried Rose Tea Recipes: Low Calories & Lots of Benefits

Rose flower tea is delicious and has lots of benefits such as supporting your digestion, improving the skin, and helping you to de-stress after a busy working day. As it’s caffeine free and near zero in calories, it’s suitable for any time of the day. See […]

What Base Leaves Should I Use With Chrysanthemum Flowers And Rosebuds?

What Base Leaves Should I Use With Chrysanthemum Flowers And Rosebuds?

Here’s an interesting question we received from one of our readers:

I’m looking to create a gift blend for my guests. The ingredients that I want to use are Chrysanthemum flowers and Rosebuds. What could a suitable tea to use as a base for the blend?

Here’s the answer based on consultations of different tea experts in our circle:

The Best Base Might Be No Base

To fully enjoy the aroma and taste of rosebuds and chrysanthemum, it could be an idea to not use a base at all. After all, the flavor of tea can cover the flower’s natural taste. If that’s what you treasure then feel comfortable without adding a base tea at all.

rosebuds and chrysanthemum blend

Base Pu Erh Tea for Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum tend to go well with pu erh tea. For a blend only loose pu erh teas are suitable. Preferably a ripe pu erh as they are usually more smooth to go with flowers. When choosing this as a base, add more Chrysanthemum flowers relative to Rosebuds.

Base Black Tea For Rosebuds

Rosebuds go well with black tea. Any black tea can be suitable, except for smoky ones. In such a case, add more rosebuds relative to chrysanthemum flowers. This non-smoked Lapsang Souchong can be a good choice, because it has a light flavor of pinewood that goes well with the flower aroma.

White Tea, A Safe Choice

A light tasting base could be also a good choice as it doesn’t covers the fragrance of the flowers. A white tea, such as the bai mu dan or silver needle, or light green tea are great options.

Did you Know There Are 3 Types of Chrysanthemum Flowers?

Chrysanthemum Tea, Preservatives and Pregnancy

Chrysanthemum Tea, Preservatives and Pregnancy

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De-stress with Lavender Tea

De-stress with Lavender Tea

Life can be really stressful. Whether you’re a student trying desperately to keep up with course work that seems impossible, a mother trying to juggle multiple lives, a business professional trying to meet tough deadlines- stress can take a major toll. That can manifest in […]

Blooming Flower Teas

Blooming Flower Teas

Blooming Flower Teas

There is something really romantic about the idea of Blooming flower teas. That you can put these dry fragrant buds in a teapot or teacup and when you pour hot water on them – they come alive. Flowers bloom and unfurl in the steam and the heat – there is color and beauty in the tea pot – more than any simple cup of tea. And the very essence of the flower steeps through all of it and you can drink it – it is like life, the sheer beauty of it all, in your hands.

Whether you go for a full sized blooming tea like Oriental Beauty Blooming Tea or a simple flower herbal tea like Calming Chrysanthemum Tea – it is an experience to be had, if only just to see it. You may even get health benefits out of it. While health benefits vary flower to flower, the fact that flower teas are not caffeinated allow you to enjoy tea without having to worry about staying up too late or any bad side effects of caffeine.  Flowering teas are generally considered healthy for all ages but if you are pregnant or have any particular health problems, you should consult a doctor before consuming.

Blooming Flower Teas are definitely something to try and if nothing else, something to add a zing to your favorite kind of tea- though it might not be as pretty.

Try Some Osmanthus Tea

Try Some Osmanthus Tea

Osmanthus is a beautiful  yellow flower grown in Southern China. Due to its sweet fragrance, it is commonly used for making Chinese tea blends or making desserts, or even being  steeped on its own. The high concentrations of antioxidants and the melanin inhibition of osmanthus may […]

Try Some Lavender Tea

Try Some Lavender Tea

Lavender has long been known for its sweet smell and calming effect.  Not only that, lavender’s  anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties, make it great for treating wounds. It stimulates the cells of a wound to regenerate more quickly and prevent scarring. It’s also useful for treating […]

Chrysanthemum’s The Word

Chrysanthemum’s The Word

With spring coming – yellow is definitely on the mind. Golden sunlight, highlights in your hair, shorts and cool cotton dresses, tall glasses of lemonade and, maybe the most important of all, yellow flowers. Tulips, daisies, buttercups and, in terms of tea Chrysanthemum. Golden sweet tea made from the sheer yellowness of Spring you so crave – and it has tons of health benefits.

Chrysanthemum tea acts as a natural coolant and has been talked about in  ancient Chinese medicinal science.  A person can benefit a lot by having Chrysanthemum tea every day. The Chinese medicinal practice included the use of herbs as a major part of the treatment.  It has high amounts of B carotene , which is converted in Vitamin A in the liver. This  is helpful in treating skin problems and increasing immunity. Vitamin A also helps in postponing the aging process and age related blindness. The  tea is also a good source of Vitamin Bs like choline, folacin, niacin as well as riboflavin. It also contains Vitamin C which reduces the risks of scurvy and protects eyesight.  Chrysanthemum tea also has minerals like calcium, iron , magnesium and potassium – all important for good health. .

Chrysanthemum tea  has been drunk  in the past  to decrease body heat and drink during meals to help digest food for years, however, recent scientific studies find out health benefits of loose chrysanthemum tea are far greater.  It is now known to clear head colds and alleviate sinusitis pains because of the  vitamin C content of the tea. This is also because it is  antiviral because of that is a reliever of head congestion caused by viral infections. Chrysanthemum tea naturally lacks caffeine which makes it resistant to caffeine-induced side effects such as anxiety, irritability and nervousness. It is also known for its stimulating properties and is  used to refresh the brain and alerting the senses. It energizes all the senses quickly and also calms them down to instill better and clear perception.In addition benefits of drinking chrysanthemum tea includes soothing sore throats and helping  cure red,itchy eyes.

So, pour a cup of the golden stuff. You can steep it with hot water for 3 to 4 minutes and then you’re ready to go. You’re ready to drink all the flowery, yellowy goodness that is Chrysanthemum tea and take the health benefits with it.

A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose Flower Tea

A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose Flower Tea

With spring in the air, it’s hard not to have flowers on the mind. As spring slowly begins to peek out so do pink and yellow flower buds where you forgot they were – in bushes, in the grass, in the once barren trees. As […]