For its popular use in Asian herbal tea, most wouldn’t realize that chrysanthemum is more than just a healthy drink. In fact, chrysanthemums hold stories as rich as its spectacular colours! First cultivated in China, the admiration towards this type of flower grew strong that a city was named Chu-Hsien, or Chrysanthemum City. Its reputation grew to the land of Japan and caught the attention of the emperor who began to use a single chrysanthemum as his crest and official seal. Finally, Chrysanthemum made its way to the Western world where it is often placed on gravestones. What a turn of events!