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Fresh Chrysanthemum Tea.

Fresh Chrysanthemum Tea

Good Morning Sweet Friend! Welcome back to TeaJubilee, if your new to my site I welcome you as well. Here at TeaJubilee, you will learn so much about your all-time favorite cup of tea, and you might even find a new tea to try out. Let me give you a background of who writes these articles.

My name is Rebekah Kann, I am 20  and I live in FL where it’s the high of the 100s sometimes in the summer times and it’s in the lows of 20s in the wintertime (Now) and I have this site to tell you all about teas that are good for you and some give you the energy to take on the day ahead, and some are the kinds of teas that help you wind down for bedtime. And I love writing this site because I can be personalized with a reader like you about why I am obsessed with anything tea. 🙂

When I find a new kind of tea, I research it and then I write about it. I did it that way with this post called Fresh Chrysanthemum Tea. If you must know I have never heard of this tea before, It sounds so good that I might make some after I publish this one (haha) But without anything else I will let you read on, and please stick around to the end of this post for a BRANd new site I have to tell you about! Enjoy reading about Fresh Chrysanthemum Tea!

Dried chrysanthemum flowers can be infused in water to make a caffeine-free tea. Refreshing with a mild honey flavor, it’s easy to make hot and iced.

 Fresh Chrysanthemum Tea: What exactly is it?

  1. Chrysanthemum tea, also known as mums, is an herbal infusion made by steeping dried chrysanthemum flowers in water.
  2. It’s naturally caffeine-free.
  3. A mild, pleasantly sweet drink that can be made hot or iced.
  4. Chrysanthemums have been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years.
  5. It’s commonly used as a ‘cooling’ herb.

To Make Fresh Chrysanthemum Tea (Hot)

What you’ll need.

TEA: 1 teaspoon dried loose chrysanthemums
1 cup (8 fl. oz.)
208°F (Or however hot you like your tea water) it is YOUR cup of tea. 🙂
5 minutes

To Make Fresh Chrysanthemum Tea (Iced)

What you’ll need.

TEA: 1 teaspoon dried loose chrysanthemums
1 cup (8 fl. oz.)
12 hours

To Make Fresh Chrysanthemum Tea (Hot)

What you’ll need

  • Chrysanthemum tea
  • I find the dried chrysanthemums from Korea are the best quality.
  • Filtered water
  • Teapot with strainer
    I use this glass teapot to make all my herbal teas.
  • Electric kettle with a temperature setting
    A must for all tea drinkers.

Fresh Chrysanthemum Tea (Hot)

STEP 1: Boil water.

If possible, use filtered water to make any kind of tea. The better the water, the better the tea.

I like to boil water using an electric kettle with a temperature setting. I set the water to 208°F, which is just under a full boil. Make sure you boil extra water so that you can use it to warm up the teapot.

STEP 2: Warm up the teapot.

Pour some of the freshly boiled hot water into a glass teapot, swirl the water around, then throw out the water.

I always make sure to warm up the teapot since doing so reduces a big drop in temperature once the boiled water is poured into the teapot.

STEP 3: Put chrysanthemums into the teapot and add hot water.

STEP 4: Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.

Chrysanthemum tea is very forgiving — it’s tough to over steep this tea.

I find 5 minutes to be the ideal brew time for most herbal teas, but you should experiment to see how you like it best. (It’s your cup of tea anyway)

It’s good to keep the teapot covered so the water stays nice and hot.

STEP 5: Strain chrysanthemum flowers and pour hot tea into a teacup.

You got yourself a lovely cup of hot!

See it’s not hard to make this tea!

*Side note*

I have never had chrysanthemum tea, But I have heard it to be sweet on its own, but if you want it to be sweeter then it is you can add honey to it as well.

Fresh Chrysanthemum Tea (Iced) 

Do you want to know something about me again? Of course, you do. I love my teas Hot only But hold on before you shake your head saying. “Rebekah, I love iced tea why do you like yours hot?”  I have had Iced tea but it has lemonade in it, But I grew up on tea that is hot even my brother (Shout out to Zak Kann) He told me about teas and he said: “Sis, You should try to have your Chai tea with milk and nutmeg.” Here is a link to how that went.

STEP 1: Put chrysanthemums and water in a pitcher or glass container.

Put cool or room temperature filtered water into a pitcher and stir in the chrysanthemums.

Tea Tip: There are only two ingredients in making tea so use the best water possible. Go with filtered water if you can to make the best tasting cold-brewed tea.

STEP 2: Cover the pitcher and put it in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.

Chrysanthemum tea can be left to steep for up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.

To make cold brewing even easier, get a cold brew glass pitcher.

STEP 3: Strain chrysanthemum flowers and pour tea into a cup.

Ice is optional when it comes to cold-brewed tea since it’s already chilled.

Tea Tip: To sweeten your cold-brewed chrysanthemum tea, try honey simple syrup. It’ll be the easiest to incorporate into your tea since it’s a liquid. Combine equal parts hot water and honey and stir until honey dissolves.

Chrysanthemum Tea Tips

  • A glass teapot is ideal for making herbal tea since you can watch the beautiful flowers open up and float around.
  • Chrysanthemum flowers can be cold-brewed again if they haven’t fully opened.
  • If you want to sweeten your chrysanthemum tea, use honey. The flavor will complement the natural honey notes in the tea.


What does chrysanthemum tea taste like?

Slightly similar in taste to chamomile, chrysanthemum tea has a floral, herbal flavor that is super aromatic. It is mildly sweet with notes of honey. Because of the herbal flavor, it can be a bit of an acquired taste. I’ve noticed most people don’t love it when they first try it.

Is there caffeine?

Since this herbal tea is made only from chrysanthemum flowers, it doesn’t contain any caffeine which makes the perfect cup for bedtime tea. If you need to know more about other teas that have zero Caffeine in them. Click this link for those.

Loose tea, tea sachets, or tea bags?

Use loose, whole chrysanthemums to make a higher quality (and better-tasting) tea.

Is chrysanthemum tea a real tea?

Chrysanthemum is an herbal tea, so it’s not a real tea. For a tea to be a real tea, it has to come from the camellia Sinensis plant, like black or green tea. No herbal tea is a real tea since it doesn’t come from the camellia Sinensis plant.

How to Make Fresh Chrysanthemum tea (Hot)

PREP TIME: 2 mins

STEEP TIME: 5 mins

TOTAL TIME: 7 mins

YIELD: 1 serving


  • 1 cup water + more to warm teapot
  • 1 teaspoon dried chrysanthemums


  • Boil water. If using an electric kettle with a 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 the teapot. Pour some hot water into a teapot and swirl it around a bit. Discard the water.
  • Put chrysanthemums into a teapot and add hot water.
  • Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Strain chrysanthemum flowers and pour hot tea into a teacup.

How to make Fresh Chrysanthemum tea (Iced)

What you need to do. 

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 the pitcher and put it in the 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.

4: TO SWEETEN ICED 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 honey and hot water until sugar dissolves.

And there you have it! But, Before you close this tab and go on to something else. Please click on this link that goes right to my brother’s site (You heard the story of my wonderful brother zak right? 🙂 ) He just started this site a few weeks ago and I am so happy to link it!

I know what your thinking. “Wait, Rebekah why are you having us go to a coffee site?” Ok, so what I’m doing by linking to a coffee site is I want to help him out so he can help me out by telling those who want some new tea to try out he can tell them of this site, and I tell coffee lovers about his site. Get it now? 🙂

Thank you for taking the time to read this post! I know it’s been long but I just love to go into details about teas and how they help us.

I hope you stay healthy and happy while you enjoy the tea that you just read about. Stop by soon. 🙂

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