Chrysanthemum flowers have been grown in China as flowering herbs since the 15th century. They are harvested in the fall when they are in full bloom. When brewed as a beverage, Chrysanthemums produce honey-sweet scents and a soothing wintergreen-like flavor that instills a calming effect on the body. The resulting brew is fragrant, refreshing, mellow and naturally sweet. Chrysanthemum tea has no caffeine, and can be enjoyed hot, cold or sweetened as desired. It has been used in Asia for centuries to cool and detoxify the body, and clarify the eyes.