Flower Tea Outline: Choosing the Best Flower

There is a lot to think about when trying to choose the right flower tea for yourself. We obviously all want to enjoy the taste, but we also want to know that it is coming from a good source, if there are any health benefits, how to prepare the tea, and some may be searching for a tea with rich history or symbolism. We know how much there is to consider, so we created this list summarizing all of this information about our flower teas, so you can learn more and have an easier time choosing the flower tea that is right for you! 


the qi organic edible whole royal chrysanthemum flower tea flowering tisane 


Single Origin

Our Royal Chrysanthemum flower is sourced from a family-owned farm in JiangXi, a Southeastern province of China across from Hong Kong. JiangXi is known for its pastoral landscapes of rice paddies, rivers, and mountains, centered on the Gan River valley. 


    The flavor of Chrysanthemum flower tea is delicate, mildly sweet, and herbal, with notes of honey. 

      How to Make Chrysanthemum tea 

      To make Chrysanthemum flower tea:

      One of our chrysanthemum flowers can be steeped up to 3 times, so make sure you’re taking advantage of a full infusion!

        Health Benefits 

        The main health benefits of Chrysanthemum tea are that it is cooling for fevers and inflammation, immune boosting, promotes healthy metabolism, heart functioning, and vision. Chrysanthemum tea is packed with vitamins A, B, C and K, as well as beta-carotene, calcium, fiber, iron, zinc, and so much more! To read all about the health benefits of drinking Chrysanthemum tea, click here


          Chrysanthemum flower was first cultivated in China in the 15th century B.C. 

          Chrysanthemum tea was first brewed and popularized in the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) to treat respiratory ailments, blood sugar irregularities, and for calming nerves.

          Chrysanthemum was brought to Japan in the 8th century and was adopted as the Emperor’s official seal and the symbol of the imperial throne. 

          Chrysanthemum was introduced to Europe in the 17th century where, the father of modern taxonomy, Karl Linnaeus gave it its western name of ‘chrysanthemum’.

          To learn more about the history of the Chrysanthemum flower, check this out!


            At the time of its initial cultivation in the 15th century, the chrysanthemum flower was revered by poets and artists as a symbol of nobility and integrity.

            The chrysanthemum flower blooms long past summer into the winter, and it therefore represents longevity in Eastern traditions. 

            Chrysanthemums are used as ritual offerings by Buddhist monks due to their powerful Yang energy.

            In Japan, chrysanthemums represent the sun. The official seal for the Imperial family is a Chrysanthemum with 16 petals. The most prestigious honor that can be award to a member of the Japanese military is the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum.

              Fun Facts 

              Chrysanthemum is the official birth flower of the month of November.

              The name Chrysanthemum derives from the Greek word ‘chrysos’ meaning gold and ‘anthemon’ meaning flower.

              The Chinese City of Chu-Hsien was named after chrysanthemum and means “Chrysanthemum City”.

              In Japan, every year National Chrysanthemum Day is celebrated on September 9th, also called the Festival of Happiness.



                the qi organic edible whole shangri-la rose flower tea flowering tisane
                GET $5 OFF USING CODE “5OFF” TODAY!
                shop rose flower tea

                Single Origin

                Our Rose flower tea comes from a family-owned farm in Shangri-La, in the Yunnan Province of China. Shangri-La is located 10,000 feet above sea level, giving the rose its distinct and unique flavor. 


                  Rose tea tastes subtly floral, with slight tangy and fruity notes, with a soothing honey aftertaste.

                    How to Make Rose Tea 

                    To make Rose flower tea:

                    • Pour 190–200°F boiling water over 1 Rose flower.
                    • Use a bamboo tong to weigh the flower down so that it is completely submerged.
                    • Allow the flower to steep, covered, for 3-5 minutes. 

                    One of our Rose flowers can be steeped up to 3 times, so make sure you’re taking advantage of a full infusion!

                      Health Benefits 

                      Due to its high levels of antioxidants and vitamins, there are so many health benefits to drinking rose tea. A few of those include promoting healthy skin and hair, boosts immune functioning, relaxes our minds and bodies, relieves PMS symptoms, detoxes our bodies, and so much more! To learn more about the health benefits of rose flower tea, click here!


                        The first evidence of blossoming roses comes from fossils found all around the world from about 35-40 million years ago. 

                        Roses were cherished in Ancient Egypt with evidence showing many tombs with paintings of roses.

                        The Roman Empire were said to have forced laborers to plow food crops to grow roses, which they used for both vanity, food, and medicinal purposes. 

                        Cultivation of roses is said to have begun 5,000 years ago in China.

                        Rose Tea became popular during the Han dynasty (141-87 BC) used for its medicinal purposes. 

                        To learn more about this history of this rose, click here!


                        Red roses are considered the flower of love and passion and are often gifted to lovers.

                        Roses can also represent purity, innocence, and grace. 

                        In Greek mythology, the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, grew roses from her tears and the blood of her lover Adonis. It is also said that she gave the rose its name to honor her son by rearranging one letter in his name, Eros.

                        Cleopatra VII used rose petals during public appearances to be remembered as a goddess whose smelled like Roses.

                        The only female Chinese Empress in 690 AD, Wu Zetian, who was known for her beauty and intelligence, used to bathe in Roses every day. 

                          Fun Facts

                          Roses are the birth flowers of the month of June.

                          National Rose Day is celebrated on June 12th. 

                          Roses were found in the tomb of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose IV, who ruled the 18th dynasty.



                            Blue Lotus

                            the qi organic edible whole blue lotus flower tea flowering tisane

                            Single Origin   

                            Our Blue Lotus flowers are grown deeply rooted into muddy ponds on HaiNan Island. HaiNan is the southernmost point of China and is known for its tropical climate, often being referred to as the ‘Hawaii of China’. 


                              Blue lotus flower tea has a full-bodied taste that is earthy and has slightly bitter notes.

                                How to Make Blue Lotus Tea

                                To make Blue Lotus flower tea:

                                One of our Blue Lotus flowers can be steeped up to 3 times, so make sure you’re taking advantage of a full infusion!

                                  Health Benefits 

                                  Blue Lotus flowers are high in antioxidants, flavonoids, and nutrients. There are so many benefits to drinking Blue Lotus tea, including promoting glowing skin, induces deep relaxation, supports healthy blood sugar levels and digestive functioning, supports mental functioning and some much more! Read our blog all about the Health Benefits of Blue Lotus Flower Tea to learn more!


                                  The blue lotus flower was used by ancient Egyptians for thousands of years as a medicinal and also mystical flower. 

                                  Around 300 BC, the lotus flower came to Greece and became incredibly popular and was incorporated into the religion of Isis and Serapis. 

                                  The blue lotus flower was important for trade between the Roman Empire and India. 

                                  The lotus flower has been featured prominently in Mayan religious arts and ceremonies.

                                  If you want to learn more about the history and healing power of the Blue Lotus flower, click this!


                                    Lotus is the National Flower of India.

                                    The lotus flower symbolizes of victory over the senses, intelligence, wisdom, knowledge, and connection to the divine. 

                                    Lotus is seen as a symbol of purity and cosmic harmony in Buddhist and Hindu traditions.

                                    Blue Lotus is the official flower of the sun god Ra in ancient Egyptian tradition. 

                                      Fun Facts

                                      The Lotus flower is the birth flower of the month of July.

                                      Blue Lotus is known as the “Egyptian Dream Flower’ for having the ability to induce deep relaxation and lucid dreaming.

                                      The Blue Lotus flower contains similar properties to the cannabis plant, leading to mild psychoactive effects including euphoria, happiness, and lucid dreaming. 

                                      There are over 100 species of flowers, with blue lotus being the rarest.


                                        Butterfly Pea

                                        the qi organic single origin trio petite flower tea set jasmine rosebuds butterfly tea floral infusions
                                        USE CODE “5OFF” TODAY FOR $5 OFF

                                        SHOP FLOWER TEAS

                                        Single Origin

                                        Our Butterfly Pea flower tea comes from a family-owned farm in JiangXi, a Southeastern province of China across from Hong Kong. JiangXi is known for its pastoral landscapes of rice paddies, rivers, and mountains, centered on the Gan River valley


                                          Butterfly Pea flower tea tastes herbal with subtle notes of citrus fruits.

                                          How to Make Butterfly Pea tea 

                                          To make Butterfly Pea flower tea:

                                          The tea will steep into a vibrant blue color, to watch the color change into a rich violet, add a squeeze of lemon. 

                                            Health Benefits 

                                            With high potency of many antioxidants and minerals, but especially high concentration of ternatins, Butterfly Pea possesses unique health benefits. Some of these include being a brain boost to enhance memory and relieve stress, improve eyesight, promote reproductive health, stabilize blood sugar, beautifying hair and nails, fighting disease, and so much more! Check this out to learn more about the health benefits of drinking butterfly pea tea! 


                                              Thai folklore says that a woman named Isra was instructed by a half-woman half-bird creature, called a kinnari, to grow the Butterfly Pea flowers and use them for healing. 

                                              Butterfly pea comes from the Clitoria ternatea plant which originated in South East Asia. 

                                              It is believed the butterfly pea was brought to India in the 17th century where it gained huge popularity and still remains a staple. 


                                                Butterfly Pea flower is said to be ruled by the planet Venus, representing love, emotion, serenity, and protection.

                                                In India, Butterfly Pea is named after the Hindu goddess, Aparajita, meaning one who cannot be conquered or defeated. It is revered as a holy flower and used in daily Puja rituals, or daily rituals of ceremonial worship. 

                                                The blue color is very rare to find in nature and is known as Krishna light. It is believed that the butterfly pea plant was created under Krishna consciousness, which is a god-like consciousness and symbolizes the perfect attachment to the divine.

                                                Fun Facts

                                                Often used in South Asian cuisine to bring color to dishes. It is also very popular among expert chefs and mixologists who experiment with its unique color changing nature.

                                                When planted, the butterfly pea flower works to put more nitrogen into the soil, leaving it better than it was before. 

                                                When you add lemon, the pH level of the tea changes, which causes a captivating shift from a bright blue to a vibrant violet tea. 




                                                the qi organic single origin trio petite flower tea set jasmine rosebuds butterfly tea floral infusions

                                                Single Origin

                                                Our Jasmine flower tea is sourced from a farm in the Zhejiang province of Northeastern China. Zhejiang is the province with the most islands in China, having 3,061 islands. 


                                                  The flavor of Jasmine flower tea is delicately sweet and lightly fragrant in both aroma and taste. 

                                                    How to Make Jasmine Tea 

                                                    To make Jasmine flower tea:

                                                    Health Benefits 

                                                    Jasmine flower tea is full of antioxidants that promote healthy gut functioning, oral health, heart health, detox, anxiety and insomnia, and can even be an aphrodisiac! Check out our blog to learn more about the healing benefits of Jasmine flower tea!


                                                      Jasmine flower is native to Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and certain parts of the Himalayas. 

                                                      Cultivation of jasmine flowers began in China during the Tang Dynasty, and became popular during the Ming Dynasty with the popularity of flowers and floral patterns.

                                                      In the late 1800’s, Jasmine tea became one of China’s first beverage exports to the Western world. 


                                                        The name ‘jasmine’ derives from the Persian word ‘Yasmin’ meaning ‘Gift from God’.

                                                        Jasmine symbolizes purity, simplicity, modesty, and strength. 

                                                        In Pakistan, Jasmine is the sacred flower of Kama, the god of love. Pakistani brides will wear a garland of jasmine and roses around their necks on the day before their wedding as a symbol of passion and purity. 

                                                          Fun Facts

                                                          Jasmine is the National flower of both the Philippines and Pakistan.

                                                          Jasmine is the birth month flower of November. 

                                                          Jasmine has been revered for its strong, sweet fragrance for centuries, and is very common to find in aromatic products like candles, perfumes, soaps, and lotions. 



                                                            the qi organic sweet sakura cherry blossom flower tea flowering herbal tisane

                                                            Single Origin

                                                            Our Sweet Sakura Tea comes from Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan. Odawara is known for its cherry blossom bloom, umeboshi salted plums, and herbal traditional medicine practices. 


                                                              Our Sweet Sakura flower tea has a flavor that is light, silky, and floral, and has notes of springtime and strawberry with a noticeable sweetness and slight saltiness.

                                                                How to Make Sweet Sakura Tea 

                                                                To make our Sweet Sakura flower tea:

                                                                Health Benefits 

                                                                Sakura flower tea is rich in polyphenol antioxidants that help promote glowing skin, whitens our teeth, is antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory. To learn more about the health benefits of Sakura flower tea, click here!


                                                                Cherry blossoms are said to be native to the Himalayas before migrating to Japan. 

                                                                Sakurazuke, or pickled sakura, began production at the end of the Edo period in Chimura, Hadano City, Kanagawa Prefecture and still is where most Sakura flowers come from. Sakurazuke is preserved in salt, ume in plum vinegar, then immersed in boiled water and soaked in sugar. 

                                                                Sakura has historically been celebrated by aristocrats, poets, musicians, and other lovers of the arts, through hanami, or sakura viewing beginning as early as 710 AD. 


                                                                Sakura tea is often served in Japan at once-in-a-lifetime events, like weddings, because they represent a new beginning and hope.

                                                                Cherry Blossoms originally used to mark the year’s harvest, and came to embody the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-sabi, or the search for the beauty in the imperfect and impermanent. 

                                                                Many Japanese people view Sakura as a symbol of human life, transience, and nobleness. 

                                                                Fun Facts

                                                                Sakura flowers can only be harvested once a year, right before they bloom, making it a very special, limited seasonal drink. 

                                                                Sakura are the National flower of Japan.

                                                                Cherry Blossoms are the birth month flower of the month of March.

                                                                The first cherry blossom tree was sent to the U.S. from Japan to represent goodwill in 1912. The U.S. reciprocated the gift by sending flowering dogwood trees to Japan in 1915. 

                                                                  the qi organic edible whole flower tea floral infusions lotus rose chrysanthemum
                                                                  GET $5 OFF USING CODE “5OFF” TODAY!

                                                                  SHOP FLOWER TEA TODAY

                                                                  Our flower teas are all full of antioxidants and vitamins, have zero calories, are vegan, gluten free, keto-friendly, and are naturally caffeine free! We commit ourselves to providing high-quality flower tea from independently run family-farms, so that you know our flower teas are always 100% organically grown, with no GMOs or added preservatives, and picked with love and care. In fact, each flower is picked early in the morning, when the sun is fully risen and the flower is at its peak bloom, to ensure that each flower is packed with the highest possible amounts of antioxidants, vitamins, nutrients, and powerful Qi energy

                                                                  We hope you enjoyed learning more about flower teas and that you are now clearer on what flower teas are best for you! Who knows, it might be all of them! If you have any more flower tea questions check out the Flower Tea 101 section of our journal to become an expert!

                                                                  Leave a comment

                                                                  All comments are moderated before being published

                                                                  You might like

                                                                  Our stanards