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Chrysanthemum leaf tea with citrus

By Amya Miller

It’s hot. It’s hot, hot, hot. Stupid hot. Crazy hot. What’s-going-on hot.

That’s why this month’s recipe does not use an oven. I do (so sorry) ask you to boil something, but just stay out of the kitchen while you do so and you should be fine.

This is the most incredibly refreshing drink I’ve found for this summer. It’s an original recipe so no one will have had it before (Feel free to show off!)

My secret ingredient? Chrysanthemum leaves.

Super easy, with a unique Japanese twist, you can serve it with or without alcohol. If you choose to jazz it up with alcohol, my recommendation is gin which brings out the botanical flavors in a completely unexpected way.


  • One big bunch of chrysanthemum leaves
  • 6 cups of water
  • 6 Meyer lemons
  • ½ cup of agave syrup

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