Summer in, and BBQ season is here again in Australia. My favourite go-to tea to cool down is the Chrysanthemum tea + honey and ice. Chrysanthemum has become my daughter's favourite tea and does help her to settle down a notch in the crazy heat - hence the name "Settle, Petal".
Chrysanthemum is a popular Chinese herbal drink probably as popular as chamomile in the western world.
Chrysanthemum is very mellow with a slightly sweet taste. Many Chinese like to drink "Chrysanthemum tea" to replenish the body after late nights to nourish tired eyes and sore throat.
Easy to make, many Chinese drink chrysanthemum "tea" as a healthy alternative to water although it doesn't have real tea in it so it is caffeine free.
Chrysanthemum tastes great with rose ginger or a little bit of honey. Try a glass of chilled Chrysanthemum as a summer tonic.
Due to the high moisture absorbing nature of this product please buy in smaller quantities to minimise spoilage.
We suggest storing chrysanthemum for no more than 3 months in a tightly sealed container.
There are a few kinds of Chinese Chrysanthemums good for drinking. This is the common yellow colour variety which has a sweeter taste.
Chrysanthemum is one of the ingredients in Eight Treasure Tea.