From EatingWell: 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.
- 1/4 cup dried chrysanthemums, (see Shopping Tip)
- 3 lemon slices
- 4 cups boiling water
- Honey, to taste
- 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.
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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- Type of Dish
- Beverages, nonalcoholic
- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- 15 minutes or less
- July/August 2007