Saturday, 8 March 2014

[Chinese Remedy] Five Flower Tea - 五花茶

Know about this remedy from one of my boy's classmate mum who saw it from 早安您好! (Good Morning Singapore!) TV show. So when I happen to see this pre-packed 5 Flower Tea (五花茶) from the Chinese Medical Hall (中药店) I decided to get a pack to try it out.



FIVE FLOWER TEA
(五花茶)


Five Flower Tea (五花茶) consists of 5 different types of dried flowers such as Chrysanthemums, Honeysuckle, Frangipani, Kapok, Flos Puerariae, Sophorae (菊花, 金银花, 鸡蛋花, 木棉花, 槐花). This herbal tea is excellent for hot weather which helps detoxifying, cooling, reducing stomach stab, prevent summer monsoon hot colds and influenza plus etc.

Honeysuckle (金银花): helps to cools the blood, detoxifies, strengthens immune system against virus and bacteria.

由菊花,金银花,鸡蛋花,槐花和木棉花搭配的五花凉茶功效是清热,解毒,降低肠胃刺热,凉血,预防夏季风热感冒及流行性感冒等等。

(Serves: 4 |   Preparation: 5 minutes   | Cooking: 45 minutes)

Ingredients:
Chrysanthemum
Honeysuckle
Frangipani
Kapok
Sophorae
1 Dried Mangosteen, optional

*Note: You can used 10 - 20g each of the above mentioned dried flowers to make this tea.

Method:
1. Put all ingredients into a big pot together with 1.5 litre of water and soaked for 5 minutes.

2. Bring the mixture to boil, simmer over low heat for about an hour.

3. Sweeten with rock sugar or honey and serve warm.

五花茶

材料:
20克菊花
20克20克金银花
20克鸡蛋花
20克木棉花
20克槐花
1颗罗汉果

做法:
1.到药材店购买五花茶然后用水浸泡大概5分钟左右。

2.将泡好的五花茶放进锅里,加入适量水。

3.用大火烧开,再改为最小火煲45分钟左右就可。

4.最后往煮好的五花茶内加入适量冰糖蜜糖,搅拌均匀就可以饮用了。

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