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Seeking sources, preferably online, of what is sometimes called chrysanthemum tea: Tea leaves bundled and tied, to be used for multiple infusions.

I would be interested in hearing about any type of tea, although lightly oxidized is a personal preference.

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Seeking sources, preferably online, of what is sometimes called chrysanthemum tea:  Tea leaves bundled and tied, to be used for multiple infusions.

Well, chrysanthemum tea in my experience has always referred to dried chrysamthemum flowers that are suitable to infuse into hot water... TenRen sells them... http://www.tentea.com/chrysflow.html

What I think you're asking for is the display teas... which are bundles of leaves tied together in such ways that they look something like a flower once they rehydrate in your tea glass... I've bought such teas from Ten Ren too, but can't find them on their website. What I've got are a jasmine tea tied into balls about the size of marbles that unfold into a starburst looking thing in the glass. There are also snowflake looking teas that are flat rather than ball shaped. Adagio sells some of them online: http://www.adagio.com/misc/display_teas.html

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Seeking sources, preferably online, of what is sometimes called chrysanthemum tea:  Tea leaves bundled and tied, to be used for multiple infusions.

Well, chrysanthemum tea in my experience has always referred to dried chrysamthemum flowers that are suitable to infuse into hot water... TenRen sells them... http://www.tentea.com/chrysflow.html

What I think you're asking for is the display teas... which are bundles of leaves tied together in such ways that they look something like a flower once they rehydrate in your tea glass... I've bought such teas from Ten Ren too, but can't find them on their website. What I've got are a jasmine tea tied into balls about the size of marbles that unfold into a starburst looking thing in the glass. There are also snowflake looking teas that are flat rather than ball shaped. Adagio sells some of them online: http://www.adagio.com/misc/display_teas.html

Youre talking about their $100 per pound pearl jasmine tea.

http://www.tentea.com/pearljasmine.html

I have some of this stuff... Its well worth the price but its not something you drink every day unless you happen to be the Prime Minister of China or Taiwan. This is definitely "drink when your really close Chinese friends come over for dinner" tea.

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Thank you CDH, Tsquare, Beanie, Jason... good leads to try.

In the interim I found a green peony rosette at Upton , and had my memory jogged as to where I had some from years ago, Silk Road Teas, which has several on its tea list.

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