Chrysanthemum Buds

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Chrysanthemum Buds

Postby hapydino » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:36 am

just bought some chrysanthemum buds from 福华, not required to boil type, was told just 'soak' in boiling water will do type..

any idea, how long should we soak them in hot water before disposing the buds?? is there such a thing like 'over-soaking'??

cuz i read somewhere tea should not be soaked for more than half an hour..

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Postby duriz » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:40 am

Mummy hapydino,

I usually bring the pot to a boil.

Drop the chrysanthemum buds in.

Add the 冰糖.

Stir a little.

Put the lid on.

In about 30 mins, I strain the pot, throw away the buds, pour the yummy chrysanthemum into a mug to enjoy.

The remaining is left to cool and then put into the fridge for a chill treat.

But the chill liquid don't usually last more than 3-4 days as we don't add preservatives. They taste and smell a little wonky after that.

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Postby hapydino » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:54 am

duriz wrote:Mummy hapydino,

I usually bring the pot to a boil.

Drop the chrysanthemum buds in.

Add the 冰糖.

Stir a little.

Put the lid on.

In about 30 mins, I strain the pot, throw away the buds, pour the yummy chrysanthemum into a mug to enjoy.

The remaining is left to cool and then put into the fridge for a chill treat.

But the chill liquid don't usually last more than 3-4 days as we don't add preservatives. They taste and smell a little wonky after that.


Duriz,

office no pot and no fire to bring to boil..

so i suppose, kettle boil.. buds in mug.. pour boiling water, cover lid, hot water soak buds (oops, sorry Buds) for 30min and remove buds will do??

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Postby duriz » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:00 pm

hapydino wrote:Duriz,

office no pot and no fire to bring to boil..

so i suppose, kettle boil.. buds in mug.. pour boiling water, cover lid, hot water soak buds (oops, sorry Buds) for 30min and remove buds will do??


Orh, you're enjoying chrysanthemum drink in office ah?

Your method can lah.

Methinks buds won't take offence, at her advanced pregnancy stage, a good soaking (even in chrysanthemum buds) sounds like a real treat :D

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Postby buds » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:03 pm

Of course i won't take offence. In fact; a hot soak sounds soooo gooood
right now. Heading to the club soon for a soak. But cold water... & some
jacuzzi pampering. :please:

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Postby duriz » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:04 pm

buds wrote:Of course i won't take offence. In fact; a hot soak sounds soooo gooood
right now. Heading to the club soon for a soak. But cold water... & some
jacuzzi pampering. :please:


o0o0o0oh .... enjoy :D

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Postby buds » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:05 pm

Your quick office fix sounds good & refreshing..
Will sure take some stress away... :hugs:

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Postby hapydino » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:42 pm

Buds,

enjoy your soak!!

Duriz,

dunno is it use sala buds leh..

i soak it for 30min, remove the buds, it tasted ok den 2 hours later (cuz i went out for lunch and din finish the drink).. it tasted abit 'out' or maybe wonky like what duriz mentioned.. :P

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Postby carebear » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:34 pm

Hi hapydino, i use chyrsanthemum flowers. I boil them for 5 minutes, soak for 30 m in then add wolfberry. Strain the fluid out and drink it.

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