This is the perfect herbal tea after a meal, or to fight insomnia! What you need:
Hawthorn (山楂 shānzhā) belongs to the family of roses and offer many health benefits such as promoting the health of the circulatory system and strengthening the heart, it is also an excellent digestion aid, full of antioxidants. Drink it to fight insomnia.
Chrysanthemum (菊花 júhuā) is a natural coolant, full of vitamins, it is known to boost the immune system and calm the nerves. Also a digestion aid, helps detoxification, and relieves sore throat and respiratory problems.
Pear (梨 lí ) contains a lot of antioxidant and thus is essential as a immune system booster. Rich in fiber and vitamins, it is also known for preventing and treating osteoporosis.
Rock Sugar (bīng táng) I personally don't like adding sugar as the fruits in the tea bring enough sweetness.
You will find the dried kind in Chinese big supermarkets.
1-Put 1/2 cup dried hawthorn in a pot, with slices of pear and a little bit of chrysanthemum flowers.
2-Optionally, you may add crystal sugar.
3-Pour boiling water.
NB: You can make several steeps (3-4) out of one preparation if you keep on pouring boiling water.