This post originally appeared on the bMAKER as Chrysanthemum Flower Tea
Chrysanthemum Flower Tea is a warm, floral soothing tea drink and is said to have many health benefits. It makes a wonderful cooling, Summertime tea and can be enjoyed iced or hot year-round!
How to Make Chrysanthemum Flower Tea
Hi Everyone, Chrysanthemum Flower Tea is known as a refreshing and cooling Summertime drink, served either iced or hot, but I argue that it makes a wonderful year-round tea, especially in January, after the excesses of the holidays.
Did you see my last tea post, Heather Flower Tea?
Imagine sipping on a mug of this delicious tea as you are watching the snowflakes outside float through the air and fall to the ground.
In your mug, floats pretty chrysanthemum flowers, reminding you of warmer months – a taste of Summer in the Winter!
I use bMAKER food-grade, edible Chrysanthemum Flowers for this tutorial which I link to below.
As quoted from the bMAKER package:
Floral and pleasant. Pairs well with green and black teas as well as cornflower, borage, chamomile in herbal tea blends. When making the tea, be sure to allow the herb to steep in hot water for no more than 10 minutes in a closed vessel to preserve the essential oil.
In this tutorial, I just add it to the mugs with the chrysanthemum flowers but you can certainly steep them in a teapot as well to get the full effect.
Benefits of Chrysanthemum Flower Tea
- it has cooling properties and has been said to help with fevers, headaches, and dizziness
- studies show that it might lower blood sugar for diabetes patients
- it may lower blood pressure
- it may help with some symptoms of stomach and prostate cancer
- of course, consult your doctor and/or herbalist if you have any questions about taking Chrysanthemum Flower Tea, especially if you may have plant allergies, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are suffering from any conditions or diseases. *source WebMD
Chinese Medicinal Use and my experience and memories with Chrysanthemum Tea
I remember my Chinese grandparents would make Chrysanthemum Tea on a regular basis.
My grandfather was treated for prostate cancer during his lifetime and I distinctly remember him taking it.
I know that he did consult someone for Chinese Medicine.
Our family would have tea with dessert after dinner and depending on the time or year and occasion, sometimes Chrysanthemum Tea would be served.
I have memories of my grandmother sipping it after dinner.
I wonder if they liked it as a digestive tea after a large meal.
It was my understanding that it was more of a medicinal tea which I find also very enjoyable to sip.
Ingredients for How to Make Chrysanthemum Flower Tea
- dried, food-grade Chrysanthemum Flowers
- hot water
- sugar or honey, for sweetness, optional
Helpful Kitchen Tools for How to Make Chrysanthemum Flower Tea
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- heat safe mugs
- tea kettle
- honey dipper, if adding honey (if not vegan)
- optional: teapot
If you are not vegan, you can use honey in the tea.
If not, you can use regular sugar or agave syrup.
Look at those pretty yellow flowers floating in the glass!
You can remove them or just leave them in while sipping.
If you make this Chrysanthemum Flower Tea, let us know in the comments below!
Special thanks to my husband Eric for being my hand model in these photos!
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- Bring water to a boil in a tea kettle
- put 4-5 dried Chrysanthemum Flowers in each mug. (Alternately, you can use a tea pot to steep the flowers in and serve from there)
- When the water is at a boil, pour over the flowers.Steep 3-5 minutes, then remove the flowers or leave them in.
- Optional: add agave, sugar or honey for sweetness. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 51Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 0g
Please note that the Calculated Nutrition is an estimate at best.