xinjiang kunlun xueju herbal tea
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Snow Chrysanthemum

Kunlun Xueju

9 €

Blossoms of Snow Chrysanthemum from the Kunlun montains of China’s Xinjiang autonomous region. These flowers grow at the altitudes of 3,000 meters above sea level and higher. Only superlatives come to mind when we tell others about xueju’s aroma and flavor.

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Additional Information

English name:

Snow Chrysanthemum (herbal tea)

Chinese:

昆仑雪菊

Pinyin:

kūnlún xuějú

Name origin:

Kunlun is the name of a mountain in the Xinjiang autonomous region where this flower is grown.

Ingredients:

Blossoms of Snow Chrysanthemum

Harvest year:

2016

Origin:

Xinjiang, China

Steeping suggestions:

one serving: 4 grams (0.14oz – about 1 tsp)
water: ~ 90 °C, 100-250 ml (~ 195°F, 3-9oz)
time: 30-180 seconds
number of infusions: 8-10+

Packaging and storage:

We pack our teas in resealable insulated kraft paper bags. Tea should be stored in a cool and dry place. The expiry date is stamped on the bag.

Shipping:

Worldwide with Express Mail Service (EMS tracking) or China Post

Product Description

Snow Chrysanthemum – Kunlun Xueju

Blossoms of Snow Chrysanthemum from the Kunlun montains of China’s Xinjiang autonomous region. These flowers grow at the altitudes of 3,000 meters above sea level and higher. Xueju blossoms yield a dark amber infusion with a rich sweet flavor and a minty aftertaste.Very durable: a few dry blossoms can give a lot of tea!

Why we like it?

Only superlatives come to mind when we tell others about snow chrysanthemum’s aroma and flavor. Just a pinch of xueju blossoms is enough to make a large pot of great-tasting beverage. Snow chrysanthemum is neither particularly sweet nor bitter. In fact, it has a very pleasant and unobtrusive flavor that combines quite well with other herbs and honey. This herbal tea is caffeine-free, so it is suitable for people of all ages. You can use it as a base for iced tea or drink it hot at any time of the day.

Roman’s personal score: 90/100
Miha’s personal score: 93/100 (Currently, Miha’s favorite herbal tea)

The scores above represent how the Daoli co-founders Miha and Roman feel about each particular tea. The ratings are given on 0 to 100 scale and are absolutely subjective. We simply translate into numbers our first impression about this tea.

General steeping suggestions

Tea can be steeped in a tea pot, gaiwan, or a strainer placed right in your cup. Feel free to experiment with time, temperature, and quantity. If tea feels a bit strong or bitter, just use less leaves or steep it for a shorter period of time.

The purpose of the first brew is to rinse the leaves, so it shouldn’t last more than five seconds and should be discarded. Pour the hot water again. This time, steep it for longer periods. Avoid leaving the leaves soaking in water between brews, because it makes tea taste bitter and steals a lot of its flavor. If used properly, about six grams of tea leaves can yield several middle-size cups of excellent tea.

This is a herbal infusion and some people might add honey or lemon to it.

Steeping suggestions for kunlun xueju

Start with this, then experiment:

  • one serving: 4 grams (0.14oz – about 1 tsp)
  • water: ~ 90 °C, 100-250 ml (~ 195°F, 3-9oz)
  • time: 30-180 seconds
  • number of infusions: 8-10+
  • discard the first brew

Start with half a minute and extend each subsequent infusion by 10-15 seconds. One serving of (a dozen blossoms) can easily yield 10+ infusions. The minty aftertaste will start fading away early, but the floral mellowness will remain. Prepare a lot of water.

Snow Chrysanthemum

Have you tried this tea? Do you have any comments? Please use the space below to share your thoughts and ask us questions.

  • Alen Delibegović

    Although I don’t drink herbal tea often, this one caught my attention. Chrysanthemum that I had so far had a green to yellow infusion and with almost over refreshing infusion. This one brews into fine red orange tinge with almost thick mouthfeel and refreshing components of peppermint and even some umami and sweet elements that develop later on. At first it reminded me of St. John’s wort but later on it shifted to more fruity characteristic, possibly due to red tint and sweet mouthfull.
    Very nice herbal tea, I could have this one more often than I the rest from herbal spectrum.

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