Chrysanthemum Tea is a warm, floral and soothing tea drink that has been around for centuries. It has been cherished by many cultures for its medicinal properties and delightful taste. This tea is said to have many health benefits, such as reducing inflammation, improving digestion, and aiding in relaxation. Chrysanthemum Tea is also known to help boost the immune system, reduce stress levels, and even prevent certain illnesses. With its delicate flavor and numerous health benefits, Chrysanthemum Tea makes a wonderful addition to any lifestyle or diet.

WHAT IS Chrysanthemum tea?

Chrysanthemum tea is a traditional Chinese herbal remedy made from the dried flowers of the Chrysanthemum plant. It has been used for centuries as a way to treat various ailments, including chest pain, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, fever, cold, headache, dizziness and even inflammation. Its main active components are flavonoids and terpenoids which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Chrysanthemum tea is also known for its calming effects on the mind and body. It can be taken hot or cold depending on your preference. Whether you’re looking to improve your health or just want something soothing to drink after a long day, chrysanthemum flower tea may be just what you need!

INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTES

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  • Chrysanthemum – Chrysanthemum is a flowering plant that has been used for its medicinal properties in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. The flowers of the plant are typically used to make tea, which is believed to have various health benefits.
  • Sugar – Any sugar can be used in this recipes.
  • Red Date – Red dates, also known as jujubes, are a sweet and chewy fruit that is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine and cooking. They are a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, iron, and potassium, and are believed to have various health benefits such as improving digestion, promoting sleep, and boosting immunity. If you are unable to find red dates or they are not available in your local market, you may skip it or replace with Medjool dates.
  • Licorice Root Slices – 甘草片 (Gān Cǎo Piàn) refers to Licorice Root Slices in English. It is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine made from the root of the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant. In Chinese medicine, 甘草片 is known for its sweet taste and various therapeutic properties. It is commonly used as a natural sweetener and flavoring agent in herbal teas, decoctions, and medicinal formulations. It is believed to have several health benefits, including anti-inflammatory, soothing, and expectorant properties. It is often used to alleviate coughs, soothe sore throats, and relieve digestive discomfort. As a substitute for 甘草片, you can use licorice root powder or licorice root extract in small quantities to achieve a similar flavor and potential health benefits. However, it’s important to note that licorice root should be used in moderation and avoided by individuals with certain medical conditions or on certain medications. Consulting with a healthcare professional or herbalist is recommended before using licorice root or its substitutes. Feel free to skip this if you can’t find it.

RECIPES TIPS

  • Use good quality chrysanthemum flowers. The quality of the chrysanthemum flowers will affect the taste of the tea. Look for high-quality, organic chrysanthemum flowers for the best results.
  • Adjust chrysanthemum flowers amount. If you prefer a stronger tea, you can increase the amount of chrysanthemum flowers used.
  • Adjust sweetness level. If you have a sweet tooth, add honey or sugar to taste. However, keep in mind that the natural sweetness of the chrysanthemum flowers can be enough for some people.
  • You can also add other herbs or ingredients to the tea, such as goji berries or rock sugar, for added flavor and health benefits.
  • Serve hot or cold. Chrysanthemum tea is traditionally served hot, but it can also be enjoyed cold as a refreshing summer drink.

VARIATIONS

Chrysanthemum tea is a popular herbal tea that is enjoyed for its delicate flavor and various health benefits. Here are some variations for making chrysanthemum tea:

  1. Chrysanthemum and Goji Berry Tea: Add a handful of goji berries to a mixing bowl at the last 5 minutes of cooking. Strain and serve.
  2. Chrysanthemum and Ginger Tea: Add a few slices of fresh ginger to cook together. Strain and serve.

Note: It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional before consuming chrysanthemum tea, especially if you are pregnant or have any underlying health conditions.

MADE AHEAD INSTRUCTIONS

Chrysanthemum tea can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for later consumption. Here are some instructions for making and storing chrysanthemum tea:

  1. Brew the tea as usual using any of the above methods.
  2. Let the tea cool to room temperature.
  3. Once cooled, strain the tea and pour it into a pitcher or glass bottle with a tight-fitting lid.
  4. Refrigerate the tea for up to 3 days.
  5. To serve, pour the tea into a glass and add ice cubes, honey, lemon or any other flavors you desire.

Note: If you notice any changes in the color, flavor or smell of the tea, discard it as it may have gone bad.

STORAGE & REHEATING

To store leftover chrysanthemum tea, let it cool to room temperature and then transfer it to an airtight container. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. However, it’s best to consume it within 24 hours for the best flavor and quality.

Chrysanthemum tea can be reheated using the Thermomix® warm up function to your desired temperature.

RECIPES FAQS

What are the health benefits of chrysanthemum tea?

Chrysanthemum tea is believed to have various health benefits, including reducing inflammation, promoting heart health, aiding digestion, improving vision, and boosting the immune system.

Is chrysanthemum tea safe for everyone to consume?

While chrysanthemum tea is generally considered safe, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional before consuming it, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any underlying health conditions.

Can chrysanthemum tea be consumed hot or cold?

Chrysanthemum tea can be consumed either hot or cold. It’s a popular drink in China and other parts of Asia, and is enjoyed both as a refreshing summer drink and as a soothing winter drink.

How long can chrysanthemum tea be stored for?

Chrysanthemum tea can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. However, it’s best to consume it within 24 hours for the best flavor and quality.

Can I add sweeteners or other flavors to chrysanthemum tea?

Yes, you can add sweeteners such as honey or sugar, as well as other flavors like lemon, ginger, or goji berries to chrysanthemum tea. These additions can enhance the taste and offer additional health benefits.

Can I adjust the portion size of the recipes?

You can adjust the recipe by clicking the serving size in the recipe in recipes card to your liking!
If you can find the exact portion that you like, you can, also, adjust this in manual mode. Make sure that the cooking times and temperatures have been adjusted for different quantities of ingredients. Even preparation time (such as for cutting) may be different than in the original recipe. Please do not pass the max line indicated inside of the mixing bowl. The capacity of the mixing bowl is 2.2 liters.

This recipes is compatible with which model of Thermomix®?

This recipes suitable for TM31 / TM5 / TM6

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Chrysanthemum tea

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Chrysanthemum tea is a flavorful herbal tea made from the dried flowers of the chrysanthemum plant. It is a popular beverage in China and other parts of Asia due to its delicate floral aroma and numerous health benefits, which include reducing inflammation, aiding digestion, improving vision, boosting the immune system, promoting heart health, and relieving stress and anxiety.

Prep Time1 minCook Time20 minsTotal Time21 mins

Yields1 Serving

 25 g Chrysanthemum
 3 red dates, pitted
 1 licorice root slices (甘草片)
 60 g lump sugar
 1500 g water

1

Put chrysanthemum, red date and licorice root slices in simmering basket and rinse under running water.

2

Place water and lump sugar into Thermomix® mixing bowl, and insert simmering basket. Cook for 30 min | 100°C | Speed 2. Serve hot or cold.

Ingredients

 25 g Chrysanthemum
 3 red dates, pitted
 1 licorice root slices (甘草片)
 60 g lump sugar
 1500 g water

Directions

1

Put chrysanthemum, red date and licorice root slices in simmering basket and rinse under running water.

2

Place water and lump sugar into Thermomix® mixing bowl, and insert simmering basket. Cook for 30 min | 100°C | Speed 2. Serve hot or cold.

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