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Chrysanthemum Tea Jelly


Chrysanthemum Tea Jelly
Refreshing and healthy jelly made with chrysanthemum tea (菊花茶)

This is a fun way to consume chrysanthemum tea … by eating it! It is really simple with a box of konnyaku jelly powder. Using brewed chrysanthemum tea instead of plain water, there is no artificial colouring or flavouring in this jelly. Chrysanthemum tea is known to be an excellent thirst quencher because of its “cooling” property which means it lowers body heat. This dessert is perfect for our tropical heat. This is a truly refreshing, healthy and yummy dessert.

Chrysanthemum Tea Jelly

I was first introduced to this dessert when my friend Anemone made some for me to try. It was love at first bite and she taught me how to make it. Thanks girl!

- 1 packet of pre-sweetened* konnyaku jelly powder (mine is 120g)
- water (according to the konnyaku jelly powder box instructions; mine requires 550ml)
- dried chrysanthemum flowers 菊花/朵朵香 (20g for every 500ml water)
- 1 to 2 tsp wolfberries, soaked in water till puffy (about 20 minutes)

* If you’re not using pre-sweetened mix, add appropriate amounts of sugar to taste.

Additional tool(s) needed
- jelly moulds

Making Chrysanthemum Jelly
Jelly moulds and Konnyaku jelly powder I used (you can use any brand)


1. In a pot, add water and bring to a boil. When water is boiling, add chrysanthemum flowers and simmer for a short few minutes (roughly 2 minutes).
2. Off the flame, take out the flowers and run the tea through a sieve. Return the chrysanthemum tea back to the pot and bring back to a boil.
3. Once water is boiling, add konnyaku jelly powder. Stir until the powder is fully dissolved. Off the flame.
4. Add 3-4 wolfberries to each jelly mould, then pour the jelly solution prepared in step 3 to fill each mould. Let the jelly cool down a bit in room temperature and chill in fridge till the jelly is set.

Chrysanthemum Tea Jelly

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  1. Anh — April 10, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

    One of my very fav desserts! :)


  2. Pei-Lin — April 10, 2010 @ 12:50 pm

    I love chrysanthemum konnyaku, too! Yours look adorable! Definiteli a guilt-free dessert! In fact, the last time I made it was eons ago! (


  3. Wandering Chopsticks — April 10, 2010 @ 1:23 pm

    I love this. So pretty! I like to keep the blossoms in the jelly too for appearance.


    • wiffy replied: — April 13th, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

      the jelly is really pretty with blossoms inside! but I don’t like to eat the flower hehe


  4. anncoo — April 10, 2010 @ 3:35 pm

    This is so pretty and healthy. I must make this one day. Thanks for sharing.


  5. The Little Teochew — April 10, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

    So cute! It’s a nice twist to the same old boring flavours. Adding the wolfberries does make it look prettier too.


  6. MaryMoh — April 10, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

    Mmmm….I love this. My daughter s crazy over konnyaku jelly but sadly we can’t get it yet. I have to buy a few dozens packets when I go back for holiday :P


    • wiffy replied: — April 13th, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

      aww they aren’t available in the asian grocery stores? yes have to stock up a carton next time hehe


  7. wyyv — April 10, 2010 @ 5:49 pm

    That’s one tasty jelly there! Looks so cute too :lol:


  8. Angie's Recipes — April 10, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

    Nice to have some in summer!


  9. blessedhomemaker — April 10, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

    I made this too but DH prefers the agar agar version as he’s not a fan of konnyaku jelly. I love konnyaku jelly :) Definitely a great treat on a hot day!

    You may check out my pic here


  10. Cooking Rookie — April 10, 2010 @ 10:08 pm

    How nice! Lovely idea!


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