Refreshing Chrysanthemum Tea 菊 花 茶
Here is a popular and very well-known tea among the Chinese everywhere. This refreshing tea is known for relieving heat and cools your body down. If you have pimples, heat spots, suffering from constipation, had too many BBQs, eat too much fried, junk foods or just need a cleanse then try this easy to make tea.
This tea is perfect to drink all year round and especially during the summer months when the sun is scotching hot and the air feels humid! You can drink this tea hot, at room temperature or fridge temperature.
The rock sugar used in this recipe helps to soothe your insides and aids digestion hence relieves constipation. You can find rock sugar in your local Chinese supermarket. Packed in small paper boxes and are yellow and rock like hence the name.
Hope you will find this tea helpful. Enjoy!
Yellow or white chrysanthemum flowers are boiled to make a sweet drink in ASIA. In some Chinese cuisine Chrysanthemum leaves are Boiled, steamed and used as greens. Other uses include using the petals to mix with snake meats to enhance the flavours and aromas. Not too fond of adding into your snake meat soup LOL just use as a garnish and as a refreshing drink.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 8 minutes
2 litre water
60 grams dried chrysanthemum flowers
100 grams rock sugar
• Rinse dried flowers under cold water, drain and set aside. Bring a pot of water to boil on medium heat. Once hot, add rock sugars and boil for 3 minutes till dissolved.
• Add flowers, boil for 5 minutes, cover with lid and leave for another 5 minutes.
• Use a sieve to strain the flowers before drinking. Serve and enjoy!
What a beautiful set of photos of this delicious tea! It’ll certainly be great for this humid weather in London today. I need to get some rock sugar 🙂