Review: Mighty Leaf Chrysanthemum Silver Needle

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Thumbs up!"The first sip instilled a reaction. I believe my first words were, "Oh my gaaaah..." followed by Homer-esque drooling."
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mightyleafchrysanthemumsilver.jpgI developed a liking for chrysanthemum flowers as a steeped herbal tea completely by chance. On a random trek with my mother amidst the backwaters of Oregon, we stopped in a coffee shop and I tried some. It was relaxing, delicate, and light; reminiscent of a warm breeze in a flowerbed. Whether or not it could mix with anything else was a matter of discovery.

My first experimental leaning was a chamomile blend with lotus and chrysanthemum. The flavor was barely distinguishable, difficult to detect. My second taste-test was a pu-erh chrysanthemum blend, and both did not compliment each other well; far too dry. It almost seemed as if chrys flowers were doomed to solitary sources of steeped goodness.

Mighty Leaf to the rescue.

Upon first hearing of a chrys/Silver Needle blend, I caught a glimpse in my mind's eye what that must taste like. Both were notably delicate tastes, and I pictured a feathery and flavorful fusion. Rarely do such pairings live up to heightened expectations. Instructions called for one tablespoon per 12 ounces of water, steeped for a max of five minutes at 180 degrees Fahrenheit. The dried leaves - prior to brewing - had a faint floral hint, nigh on undetectable. The chrysanthemum flowers themselves appeared almost bud-like.

Once joined with water, the flowers bloomed, giving the liquid a pale-gold color. The aroma was light and and buttery, like whiffing nectar in a garden. The first sip instilled a reaction. I believe my first words were, "Oh my gaaaah..." followed by Homer-esque drooling. The mixture was perfect, and I rarely make that assertion.

It cleared my sinuses too, but we'll file that under "Special Feature".

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