Iced Chrysanthemum Tea
(for sipping on a warm September afternoon)
- Bring one cup of water to a boil.
- Add one tablespoon of dried chrysanthemum flowers.
- Simmer for 2-5 minutes (the longer it simmers, the strong the flavor and color). Add sugar or honey to taste (optional) and stir to dissolve.
- Remove from heat, strain, and serve chilled.
“September: it was the most beautiful of words, he’d always felt, evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret.”- Alexander Theroux