Cold Chrysanthemum Tea

An ideal summer drink

 Chrysanthemum flower, or Ju Hua in Mandarin, is used in Chinese herbal medicine to address early stages of colds with fever, headaches, a dry mouth and throat.  This gentle herb is also served in Chinese restaurants with dim sum to aid digestion.  As it is cooling in nature, it makes a flavorful addition to iced tea on those hot summer days and evenings.  Chrysanthemum flower can be found at Asian markets and herb shops.


  • Chrysanthemum Flowers, 15—20.
  • 4 teaspoons of Jasmine or Green Tea
  • Rock sugar or honey
  • 4-5 cups of water


  • Rinse the chrysanthemum flowers.
  • Add water to large pot and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat, add chrysanthemum, steep for 20 min.
  • Add Jasmine or Green Tea in last 5 minutes of steeping.
  • Add rock sugar or honey to taste.
  • Strain and refrigerate. Serve chilled.