Huang Shan area in Anhui Province of China is known for it's incredibly picturesque mountains, and also for it's chrysanthemum cultivation.
Our "Emperor's Yellow Chrysanthemum" (黄山贡菊花) is a rare chrysanthemum type that was originally cultivated exclusively for the Emperor of China during the Ming Dynasty. Both the color yellow and enjoyment of this particular chrysanthemum was the sole domain of the emperor and those who lived in the Royal Palace.
In modern times, this Emperor's Yellow has become available to anyone willing to pay it's price. It's a low yield flower and only picked in the spring from certain villages in Huang Shan at an altitude of 700-900 meters.
Despite all the fuss and historical prestige this varietal is simply the best in terms of taste, aroma and medicinal value. We recommend making this tea in a bowl or gaiwan with 85-90 celsius water... and letting cool just a bit before drinking it. The taste is so smooth, and soothing. There is a minty cooling effect as well. You can also mix with (and brew together) other teas, like ripe pu-erh, raw pu-erh, black tea or even white tea!
Huang Shan Mountain in Anhui Province of China