Honey-Lemon Tea

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Honey-Lemon Tea

Honey-Lemon Tea

This is a popular drink served in homes along the Yangtze during the summer. In China, honey is highly praised for its medicinal value. Some say daily doses of local honey may help ease hay fever.

Nutrition Profile:   Diabetes Appropriate   Gluten Free Diet   Low Carb  

Serves 4

Prep Time 5 min

Total Time 210 min.


  • 1/4 cup dried chrysanthemums, (see Shopping Tip)
  • 3 lemon slices
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • Honey, to taste

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Place chrysanthemums and lemon in a glass or ceramic pot. Add boiling water. Cover with a lid and let steep for 5 minutes. Stir in honey. Refrigerate until cold, about 3 1/2 hours. (It’s not necessary to strain the tea.)