This bedtime calming tea is warm, fruity and naturally sweet. It’s the perfect drink for a good night sleep and super easy to make. Based on traditional Chinese medicine, this simple fruits and flowers herbal tea calms the mind and enhances women’s health and beauty.
Lightly rinse dried lily bulbs, jujubes and dried longan.
Cut the jujubes in half, remove and discard the pits. Soak jujubes, dried lily bulbs and dried longan in water in a pot, for 15 minutes.
Bring the pot to a boil, and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Add goji berries and rosebuds into the pot, continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.
Serve hot with or without the herbs. Use a strainer to separate the tea if serving without the herbs.
You can use any pot to boil the tea. I simply use a stainless-steel sauce pan. Alternatively, electrical health pot is very popular for its programmable features among those making herbal and fruit teas regularly.
Removing jujube pits helps to release the flavour and nutrients of jujubes into the liquid. In addition, jujube pits are considered as having too much heat in traditional Chinese medicine. Although this is controversial, I recommend discarding the pits, especially if you plan to eat the jujubes. Because the pits are very sharp, it can be dangerous if someone accidentally eat them.
Chinese people typically discard the cooked ingredients in herbal tea. However, you can eat the herbs in this calming tea if you like. Rosebuds are not commonly consumed, so I would pass on this one. Longan, lily bulbs, goji berries and jujubes are frequently used in cooking and consumed entirely.
~ Nourishing Recipes Based on Ancestral Wisdom & Modern Science ~