Chrysanthemum, Goji and Longan Jelly


3 cups water
1/4 cup The Qi Chrysanthemum flowers
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp sweetener (honey or agave nectar)
1 tbsp agar agar powder (or gelatin if preferred)
1 tbsp dried goji berries, soaked for 10-15 minutes, till puffy
7 dried longans, soaked till soft, about 15-20 minutes, and julienned
24 small moulds


In a pot, bring water to a boil. Add chrysanthemum flower. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour tea over a sieve over a bowl or cup to remove all chrysanthemum flowers. Pour tea back into pot. On low heat, add honey and stir to combine. Then, add agar agar powder and bring to a boil. Stir constantly to combine powder. Remove from heat.

If using silicone moulds, place them on a baking sheet or flat surface to assist moving from kitchen to fridge to avoid flipping and flopping. Fill moulds with tea halfway. Fridge for 5 minutes, or until a little solidify. Take them out and place goji berries and longan pieces into moulds (this way they will flow in the center of jelly). Fill moulds with remaining tea. Fridge for an hour or overnight, before serving.


Recipe from here.


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