Herbal chrysanthemum tea is flowery and refreshing. This non-caffeinated Chinese sweet tea replenishes your energy throughout the day without the spikes and jitters from coffee.
Do not drink this tea right before bed. Ginseng is a natural energy booster and it is good for keeping you energized throughout the day.
- 2 cups dried baby chrysanthemum (Ju Hua)
- 1/4 cup loosely packed goji berries (Gou Ji Zi)
- 1/4 cup loosely packed licorice root (Gan Cao)
- 2 tablespoons loosely packed American ginseng (Xi Yang Shen)
- (Optional) 3 to 4 tablespoons rock sugar (or 1 pack Root + Spring yellow rock sugar)
- Place all the herbs in a colander and rinse under running water. Transfer to a medium-size pot and add 10 cups water.
- (Optional) If you like sweet tea, add the rock sugar.
- Heat over medium-high heat until the water is brought to a simmer. Turn to low heat. Cover and simmer for an hour. Do not uncover the pot during simmering.
- When the tea is done, stir a few times to make sure the rock sugar is dissolved.
- Place a strainer over a large bowl (or medium-size pot), pour the tea over and discard all the solid ingredients.
- You can serve the tea hot. Alternatively, wait until the tea cools down to room temperature. Add ice cubes and serve the tea cold.
- You can store the tea in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 22cal
- Sugar: 4.1g
- Sodium: 20mg
- Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 5.6g
- Fiber: 0.6g
- Protein: 0.4g
- Cholesterol: 0mg