Whenever the sniffles start or a cough looms, I reach for a remedy steeped in both history and personal significance: my grandma’s Chrysanthemum Mulberry Tea. This isn’t just any brew; it’s a recipe that’s been passed down through generations, a familial hug in a mug that’s comforted me since childhood.
Recently, when COVID-19 knocked on my door for a second time, this tea was my solace, providing a gentle boost to my days of recovery. Each sip felt like a step closer to health, a testament to my grandma’s wisdom.
Diving into the heart of this cherished concoction, it’s about more than just its soothing flavors. The chrysanthemums and mulberry leaves form a powerhouse duo, known for their health-giving properties that are especially welcome during illness. Toss in a scattering of wolfberries for an antioxidant lift, and you have a tea that’s a balm for both body and spirit.
Whether you’re battling a cold or simply in need of a calming pause, brewing this tea is like wrapping yourself in a warm embrace, reminding us that sometimes, the simplest remedies are our greatest allies.
Mulberry Leaves, 6g
Wolfberries / Goji Berries, 3g
In a sauce pot over medium heat, add water, chrysanthemums and mulberry leaves.
Bring it up to simmer.
Continue cooking for 5 to 10 mins.
Add in the wolfberries, cover and steep for 5 to 10 mins.
Strain into serving cups.
Serve immediately or chilled.