CNY is round the corner and the weather is extremely, extremely hot here in KL. Every afternoon you can see blue crispy skies with no clouds and no winds blowing.With such humid and hot weather, kids tend to get sick easily. I boiled Chrysanthemum tea last Saturday for the family.
Chrysanthemum tea is one for China’s most popular Herbal teas and it is well know for its cooling properties that help to decrease the body heat. For those who are down with fever or sore-throat, it is recommended for them to drink this to cool down the body heat.Chrysanthemum tea is indeed easy to prepare. You can get the ready packed dried chrysanthemum flowers from the medical hall. Some even mixed it with ginseng roots, wolfberries and chinese licorice slices ( kam choe in Cantonese ).
To prepare the tea… boiled 1 litre of water in a pot. Pour in the packet of dried chrysanthemum flowers into the boiling pot of water and let it boil for about 20 minutes. If you prefer it to be sweet, you can add some sugar in it. I enjoyed my chrysanthemum tea chilled. What about you?