Honey-Lemon Tea

Honey-Lemon Tea

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From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2007

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ¼ cup dried chrysanthemums, (see Shopping Tip)
  • 3 lemon slices
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • Honey, to taste


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  1. 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 3½ 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 information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 21 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 5 g added sugars; 0 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 7 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 7 mg sodium; 6 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ other carbohydrate

Reviews 1

May 13, 2015
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By: onneilephadikamodi
Better than a cup of caffeine in the morning
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