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Honey-Lemon Tea

July/August 2007

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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.


Honey-Lemon Tea

Makes: 4 servings, 1 cup each

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Preparation

  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 3 1/2 hours. (It’s not necessary to strain the tea.)

Tips & Notes

  • 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

Per serving: 21 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 0 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 0 mg sodium; 0 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate

Nutrition Note: Analysis note: With 4 teaspoons honey, this has 21 calories and negligible nutrients per cup.


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Recipe Categories

Health & Diet Considerations
Gluten free
Diabetes appropriate
Low carbohydrate
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
15 minutes or less
Servings
4
Meal/Course
Lunch
Season
Spring
Summer
Ethnic/Regional
American
Publication
July/August 2007
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