Chrysanthemum tea is one of the Chinese most popular herbal teas. It has a pungent, slightly bitter, and sweet flavor and energetic property. It is a favorite tea for hot weather in the summer, as it helps the body release internal heat.
The quality of the chrysanthemum flowers makes a significant difference. When picked at just the right time, before growing too large, the flowers have enhanced energetic properties.
- Origin: China
- Flavor: Slightly pungent, bitter, and sweet
Weight: 60 g (2.2 oz)
- Temperature: 195°F - 205°F for 7-10 minutes
- Caffeine: Naturally caffeine free
Health Benefits of Chrysanthemum Tea
Chrysanthemum herbal tea is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It can reduce fever, calm the nervous system, and prevent spasms. It also increases the flow of oxygen to the heart. Chrysanthemum tea is a cooling drink in the summer, as it helps clear summer-heat.
Additional benefits of chrysanthemum flower tea include:
- Can reduce fever, headaches, cough, and susceptibility to bronchitis when taken at the onset of a flu
- Treats red eyes and swollen gums
- Relieves liver and internal heat
- Reduces red, itchy, light-sensitive, swollen eyes caused by allergies
People with bladder problems (too much or too frequently urine) should avoid chrysanthemum. Also, people with fatigue, diarrhea, or a cold feeling in the stomach should use with caution.
How to Brew Chrysanthemum Tea
Measure out ¼ to 1 tsp (about 3-6 grams) of chrysanthemum flower tea. Bring fresh water to 195-205°F. Poor a small amount over the loose flowers in your brewing vessel and then discard the water. Fill the brewing vessel again and let the leaves steep for 5 minutes.
Note: Check with your health provider if you have health issues or questions about drinking the tea. We do not offer this information as guidance or advice for your situation.