How to make hot & iced chrysanthemum tea properly.
Boil water. If using an electric kettle with temperature setting, set it to 208°F. Boil a little more water than needed so that it can be used to warm up the teapot. Filtered water is best. Warm up teapot.Pour some hot water into a teapot and swirl it around a bit. Discard the water.
Put chrysanthemums into teapot and add hot water.
Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.
Strain chrysanthemum flowers and pour hot tea into a teacup.
TO MAKE COLD BREW CHRYSANTHEMUM TEA
1. Put chrysanthemums and cool or room temperature water in a pitcher or glass container.
Filtered water is best for a better tasting iced tea.
2. Cover pitcher and put in refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
3. Strain chrysanthemum flowers and pour tea into a cup.
Ice is optional since the tea is already cold.
TO SWEETEN ICED TEA
To sweeten your tea, use simple syrup or honey simple syrup which will bring out the honey notes from the chrysanthemum tea.
You can easily make simple syrup at home by mixing equal parts sugar or honey and hot water until sugar dissolves.