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In Chinese traditional medicine, infused chrysanthemum flowers are renowned for their cooling and anti-inflammatory qualities. Similar in flavor to chamomile, chrysanthemum flowers are said to bring luck in the Year of the Monkey - 2016!
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3-6 flowers per 8 oz of water, 212°F. Without removing the flowers from the teapot, drink the first infusion after waiting 3-5 minutes. The Chinese do not remove the flowers after the first steeping, but re-steep the same flower petals multiple times.
- This resulting infusion is a bright, golden yellow color
- In traditional Chinese medicine, the cooling effect of chrysanthemum is purported to abate the fever from a cold or the flu.
The chrysanthemum flower symbolizes happiness, love, longevity and joy.
- Chinese, Thai or Korean food
- Fresh green salad
- Anything with apple in it
- Cream-based desserts
- Indian rice pudding
- Apple pie or tart
Chinese chrysanthemum: 100%