Chrysanthemum tea


I like this photo very much. It is a shot of the chrysanthemum drink I had. The three flowers floating in the glass look pretty.

Chrysanthemum tea is easily available but they are usually processed with a lot of added sugar, coloring and preservatives. How about making your own?

Real simple, go to a Chinese medicine shop or the supermarket. Best is the Chinese medicine shop.
Buy a RM1 worth of chrysanthemum
Ask the shopowner to give you a few pieces of ‘kum choe’ (it is a bark that gives some extra fragrance)

Wash the flowers and boil in about 1.5 litre water. Leave to slow boil for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Sieve and add rock sugar.

Alternatively, you can just put a few flowers into a mug with cover and pour on hot, boiling water. No sugar needed if you do not like it sweet.

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4 thoughts on “Chrysanthemum tea


    (May 31, 2005 - 10:45 pm)

    As you can see above, chrysanthemum has many uses. You can find out from the links given. ;O) *winks*

    Eileen Chua

    (June 1, 2005 - 5:56 am)

    It’s my life saver!!

    Without it, the stye will never heal!

    Used to hate it but now.. I LOVE it!! I prefer it bitter and i don’t boil for so long.


    (June 2, 2005 - 2:45 am)

    Whuah, I drink this everyday for buka puasa back in 2003! Iced, of course.

    […] I had used chrysanthemum with licorice all the while but this honeysuckle is new to me. My church friend told me that during the SARS outbreak, the honeysuckle flower was in great demand and sold out. It is rather cheap, at RM1 for a large packet. She gave to me for my family to ‘cool’ down due to the current hazy season and also unpredictable weather which cause my children and I to cough. (Yeap, see a doctor first, this Chinese herbs is just complementary) […]

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