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.