Try these 3 easy DIY floral teas. Chrysanthemum, rosebud and osmanthus are popular herbal flowers used in tea infusions in China. These 3 herbal flower and tea pairings will dress up your traditional teas, while unleashing the beautiful aromas and healing benefits of the herbal flowers.
Bring water to a boil, then let it cool for a couple minutes. I use this water boiler that dispenses hot water at the optimal tea brewing temperature (190ºF).
Steep 1 tea bag and the dried flowers in 2 cups of hot water for 2 to 3 minutes. If you want a stronger floral note, remove the tea bag when the tea reaches desired strength and then continue to steep the flowers for a longer time.
Decant the liquid to serve. Add honey to sweeten.
The tea and flowers can be re-brewed again.
For floral tea, it's best to use a higher water to tea ratio than brewing regular tea, as in my recipe. Each tea bag combined with the paired flowers can brew up to 4 cups.
~ Nourishing Recipes Based on Ancestral Wisdom & Modern Science ~