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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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85 Responses to “Chrysanthemum Tea Jelly”

  1. Ippo456 — April 11, 2010 @ 4:30 pm

    Heyy this is a good idea!
    I normally buy the already-flavoured konyaku jelly powder, but I’d like to try this! I wonder if it works with other teas, like berry teas.


    • wiffy replied: — April 13th, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

      I think it’s worth a try! I’m thinking of making green tea and osthamus versions :)


  2. Nasi Lemak Lover — April 11, 2010 @ 10:17 pm

    This look refreshing and good!


  3. petite nyonya — April 11, 2010 @ 11:02 pm

    So refreshing and must be fragrant too! Great dessert after a hearty meal.


  4. Ching — April 12, 2010 @ 12:20 am

    Refreshing indeed and good for warm weather. I wanted to make jelly for my girls, have been telling them for days and I still haven’t made it yet. *sigh* Hope I will remember to do it today.


  5. dariel — April 12, 2010 @ 1:15 pm

    Really an innovative way of making jelly. Will try making using the recipes too! Great dessert! :)


    • wiffy replied: — April 13th, 2010 @ 8:04 pm

      Thanks dariel! I hope you like the end result :)


  6. Eat. Travel. Eat! — April 12, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

    Sounds yummy! I like chrysanthemum tea in the summer but I’ve never had it in jelly form before.


  7. Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes — April 12, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

    Oh that is so pretty!!


  8. Dimah — April 12, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

    How nice! This looks so pretty and cute!


  9. Elin — April 12, 2010 @ 4:41 pm

    Hey I have tried making this with instant agar powder and it turned wobbly great. I like the idea of using konyaku powder. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Weather is scorching hot lately so this would be great for dessert :)


    • wiffy replied: — April 13th, 2010 @ 8:05 pm

      Hi Elin, yes one of the reasons why I prefer konnyaku to agar agar is because of the firmer texture. Yes this is perfect for hot weather hehe


  10. Big Boys Oven — April 12, 2010 @ 5:27 pm

    I had been working too hard, I need this jelly to cool me down! :)