Honeysuckle Chrysanthemum tea (金銀花菊花茶)
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  • 3 handfuls of chrysanthemum flowers
  • a pinch of honeysuckle (don't add too much as it will cause the drink to be bitter)
  • rock sugar to taste
  • about 1.5L water
  1. Rinse the chrysanthemum flower and honeysuckle to get rid of dirt. Do not soak for long as the taste of the chrysanthemum would then go into the water that it was soaked in.
  2. Add the rock sugar to the water in a pot and bring to a boil.
  3. When the water's boiling, turn off the fire and add the chrysanthemum and honeysuckle.
  4. Let it steep for about 30min.
  5. Sieve out the chrysanthemum and honeysuckle and your 'cooling' drink's ready!
  6. Serve warm or chilled.
Follow the steps for plain chrysanthemum tea - just omit the honeysuckle.
Recipe by at http://simplymommie.com/2010/03/honeysuckle-chrysanthemum-tea-%e9%87%91%e9%8a%80%e8%8a%b1%e8%8f%8a%e8%8a%b1%e8%8c%b6.html