Gòngjú or to give it it’s full name Huángshān Gòngjú meaning literally ‘Yellow Mountain Tribute Chrysanthemum’, is a popular refreshing drink in most of China, Korea, Vietnam and Malaysia. Huangshan is a mountain-range in southern Anhui Province in eastern China. Rock or cane sugar is often added and it is prepared in a tea pot or directly in the cup. Chrysanthemum Tea has been drunk in China since before 1000 CE, during the Song Dynasty. In China Chrysanthemum Tea has many reputed medical uses, and is often taken as an aid in recovery from influenza and other fevers as well as helping with sore throats. In Korea, it is drunk to help people keep more alert and is often used as a pick-me-up, in a similar way to Chamomile Flower Tea is often drunk in Europe. Both Chrysanthemum and Chamomile are from the same Asteraceae family of plants.
Use 90oC. water and infuse for four minutes, this tea can be re-infused many times, it really is a pleasant drink.
You will receive 35 grams of this herbal infusion for £5.00 this will allow you to make between 18 cups and 54 cups of tea. Two grams per cup, this works out at between twenty-seven pence and nine pence per cup. We also sell larger quantities of this herbal infusion at a more economical rate, the price will therefore be lower.