This is a popular drink served in homes along the Yangtze during the summer. In China, honey is highly praised for its medicinal value. Some say daily doses of local honey may help ease hay fever. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2007

Ying Chang Compestine


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  • Place chrysanthemums and lemon in a glass or ceramic pot. Add boiling water. Cover with a lid and let steep for 5 minutes. Stir in honey. Refrigerate until cold, about 3 1/2 hours. (It's not necessary to strain the tea.)



Shopping Tip: In China, you can buy dried chrysanthemums at “medicine stores” or vegetable markets; in the U.S., look for them at natural-foods stores or Asian markets.

Nutrition Facts

21 calories; 7 mg sodium. 6 mg potassium; 5.7 g carbohydrates; 5 g sugar; 0.1 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 7 mg calcium; 3 mg magnesium; 5 g added sugar;

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