In Chinese culture, it is also used as an herbal medicine. The ancient texts describe the healthiest seasonal drinking habits: “In summer drink green tea, winter black tea and in Spring and Autumn, flower teas.” You can think of it this way: in the Summer, the weather is generally hot and green tea is cooling in nature. In the winter months, we need extra warmth and black tea will do the trick. In the Spring and Autumn, the temperature should be, well, temperate, and you’ll want the neutral flavor and properties of flower teas, such as chrysanthemum and hibiscus. Let’s drink to your health!