Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Instant Chrysanthemum Drink

Instant Chrysanthemum Drink

recent post about wild rosehips and chrysanthemum tea reminded me that my friend gave me some instant chrysanthemum tea a few years ago. It was a souvenir from China, and I thought there might be a few packages left somewhere in the kitchen. I was right. I found 4 individual packages left in the cupboard.

cute package

Actually I’m not sure if I can call this “tea,” because each package contains crystal sugar with other ingredients. Besides, there’s no Chinese character “茶” written on anywhere on the package. Maybe it’s more like instant hot drink rather than “tea?”


Anyway, guessing from some Chinese characters I can understand on the package, this seems to contain healthy things like hawthorn, wolfberry and lotus seeds(??) in addition to dried chrysanthemum, but I’m not sure. Can someone help me with Chinese? What are the ingredients?

I truly loved its soothing fragrance and mild sweetness.

Looks like I stored the 4 packages in a can when those were the only ones left, and completely forgot about it. Now I don’t think they’re good any more, but I opened one and made the drink just to show you how it looks like.

I wonder if this instant drink is popular in other Asian countries. Is it?


OsloFoodie said...

Wow Obachan, I would love to have this type of chrysanthemum tea, it looks so tempting. I can see the chrysanthemum petals. I bet it would had been good to drink if it was still good.

obachan said...

Yes, it was really good. I miss it.