Although I’ve been going caffeine free for the most part, I had trouble sleeping last night so I need a little boost today. I decided to try this Green defense tea which is a Jasmine green tea with chrysanthemum leaves. If you’re not a fan of floral teas, this definitely isn’t for you. My whole room smells like flowers and I love it! I was just noticing the other day that Daffodils are starting to sprout up, and spring feels like it’s just around the corner so this tea feels perfect to help celebrate.
When you take a sip, you get a definite floral note followed by a very slight sweetness. I’ve had some Jasmine teas that are too floral-y and border on being bitter, but this tea is not bitter at all.
I feel awakened not so much by the caffeine, but by the beautiful scent and flavor of this tea. I feel the same calm happiness that I feel on a gorgeous spring day when I get that first whiff of fresh air. It’s like getting a gentle hug from and amazing friend.
I don’t think I’ve ever had chrysanthemum tea before, so of course I had to look up the benefits, and there are many! It has vitamin C as well as magnesium, and potassium just to name a few benefits. The more I learn about tea, the more I want to drink it! I love that something so soothing and delicious also is so healthful!
If you like the floral notes of Jasmine tea, you will most definitely love this beautiful tea. And it really is perfect to remind those of us stuck in winter weather that spring is coming!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Tocha Teas
Chrysanthemum has been used in China for thousands of years as a daily beverage to promote healthy well being. We combine this prized flower with jasmine green tea to deliver an invigorating blend with unparalleled fragrance that stimulates your senses while supporting overall wellness.