Speaking Chinese, and buying chrysanthemum tea

Out of curiosity, I asked the shopkeeper, using my limited Chinese language skills, if the tea was chrysanthemum tea (菊花茶 / júhuā chá). I didn’t necessarily want to buy tea, but she confirmed that it was chrysanthemum tea, and then asked in Chinese what I wanted to buy. I understood what she said, so I felt compelled to continue the conversation. Then I felt compelled to buy the tea, because it’s not often that I’m able to have a functional conversation using only Chinese.

This was in Chengdu, near Wang Fu Jing, on, if I’m remembering correctly, Zongfu Road.

14 RMB ($2.20 USD) for one jar of dried chrysanthemum flowers, which my friend Ya told me is “tai guile” (too expensive).