Recipe: Chrysanthemum Tea

If you read my previous post about Childhood Apple Water you would know that I grew up on herbal teas and tonics as mum would always force us to drink them. But from my memory, not all of her herbal teas were unpleasant. Her chrysanthemum tea was So delicious that it had me asking for seconds…

Whenever I get a sore throat, mum would always say it’s from too much heat in the body. She says the best remedy isn’t medication but in chrysanthemum tea. Chrysanthemum tea has many health benefits such as enhancing vision, dextoification and most importantly clearing heat from the body.

Two simple ingredients: dried chrysanthemum flowers || yellow rock sugar

After asking mum for her recipe for chrysanthemum tea, without hesitation she told me everything. So here I am sharing it with you guys.

Chrysanthemum Tea

Makes approx. 1.5 litre


50 gram dried chrysanthemum flowers*

150 gram yellow rock sugar*

2 litres  cold water


  1. Place the yellow rock sugar and water into a pot with a lid.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat until sugar dissolves.
  3. Add the dried chrysanthemum flowers and turn off the heat and clamp on a lid
  4. Let it infuse for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Strain into a jug.

*Available at Asian grocers

If you are unable to find yellow rock sugar, simply omit it and add honey when you drink the tea. Do not substitute white sugar as it will end up being too sweet.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Oooh I’m going to try this

    1. Its really easy. Do try and get good quality chrysanthemum flowers as the flavour is much better

      1. Do you have a brand I should go for?

      2. I buy unbranded ones from chinese medicinal shops in sydney

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