Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Chrysanthemum Tea

A girlfriend just returned from Singapore, and had asked me about this tea. It is served widely in chinese restaurants as an alternative to chinese tea, and is really easy to make.

Since I have a habit of estimating recipes, I found the following recipe at the website and this would have a more accurate measurement of the ratio of water to dried chrysanthemum flowers.

Chrysanthemum Tea
(For Reducing Internal Heat & Mild Sunstroke)
Description: This great tasting tea cleanses your body and reduces internal heat. In summer, when it is very hot, people run the risk of getting sunstroke. The chrysanthemum teas can help prevent and treat mild sunstroke.
10 - 20 Golden Chrysanthemum Tea
1 - 3 teaspoon of honey or rock sugar
3 cups (850ml) of water
Wash and drain chrysanthemum flowers.
Add 10 - 20 yellow chrysanthemum flowers into teapot.
Add 1 - 3 teaspoon of honey or rock sugar.
Pour boiling water on to content.
Allow tea to stand for 5 minutes.
I usually strain tea into cup and allow it to cool slightly before drinking. May be served hot or cold.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe!