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.