How to Make your own Chrysanthemum and Goji Berry Tea Blend?
How to Make your own Chrysanthemum and Goji Berry Tea Blend?

How to Make your own Chrysanthemum and Goji Berry Tea Blend?

Among thousands of herbal tea blends that exist in China, the combination of dried Chrysanthemum flowers with Goji berries (or wolf berries) is among the most popular recipes.

There’s a good explanation for that. First of all, this tea blend recipe is easy to make at home. The combined nutrition of dried goji berries and chrysanthemum is effective in improving eye health according to Chinese Medicine experts, making it an ideal beverage for those who work a lot behind the computer.

Last but not least, we at Teasenz simply love this herbal tea blend for it’s flowery aroma and berry sweet taste.


To make a medium sized teapot (400 ml / 13 oz) of this herbal infusion, you'll need the following:

  • 15 pieces of goji berries
  • 20 pieces of Chrysanthemum flowers
  • 400 m (13 oz) of hot water
  • A glass teapot or another type of teaware that fits the ingredients above

dried goji berries and chrysanthemum flower tea ingredients

Tea Blend Recipe

This Chrysanthemum drink is really easy to make. Once you’ve the ingredients ready, watch this video or read the steps below:

  1. Add the dried goji berries and chrysanthemum flowers into the teapot.
  2. Fill the teapot with 400 ml / 13 oz water at 100 C / 212 F and close the lid.
  3. Let the berries and flowers steep for 10 minutes.
  4. Once the steeping time has passed the herbal tea is ready to serve.
  5. Optional: add sweetener. Normally sweeteners aren't required as the goji berries will release a sweet flavor. For added sweetness, we suggest rock sugar or honey. Both are great to complement the fruity and flowery notes of this herbal blend.

Tip: don't forget that this tea can be steeped for another round!

tea liquor color of chrysanthemum and goji berry tea

Where to buy Chrysanthemum and Goji berries?

While the below tea blend recipe can be pretty easy to execute at home in just a few minutes, finding the ingredients can be sometimes challenging. If you’re lucky there’s a local Chinese supermarket nearby where you can get some Chrysanthemum flowers.

Goji berries are more available in normal supermarkets these days. However, what’s important is that you can’t use fresh Goji berries. Fresh berries are great to eat, but won’t give you a perfect infusion. Dried berries and flowers are therefore important to get the perfect flavor. Also make sure not to buy them as a ready made mix blend, as they tend to be mediocre in quality.

If you’ve a hard time getting the ingredients required, you can simply order them in our online store. Our goji berries from Ningxia are dried when fresh, and relatively smaller in size, making them suitable to prepare as tea. We’ve got 3 types of Chrysanthemum flowers in stock as well, but we recommend our calming Chrysanthemum buds with a fresh taste to perfectly match the berry flavor of goji.

However, you might also want to try out this recipe with the white Chrysanthemum. This flower type is very aromatic but lighter in taste, letting the goji flavor to be more in the foreground. The'll also look lovely in the pot.

Nutrition Facts

Goji berries nutrition: these berries are very low in sodium, cholesterol, and saturated fat. It’s a good source for Thiamin, Protein and Calcium and especially rich in Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Dietery Fiber and Selenium.

Chrysanthemum flowers nutrition: these flowers are very low in cholesterol. It’s a good source for Niacin, Protein and Zinc and especially rich in Dietary Fiber, Thiamin, Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Folate, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

Health Benefits

Both ingredients of this herbal tea recipe have their own unique health benefits and are high in antioxidants. We can write long paragraphs about this, but we rather want to emphasize the combined benefit which is that it’s known to help improve eye health.

Are your eyes tired of staring at the computer in office, or studying hard to get ready for the exams? Get rid of puffy eyes or dark circles and let your eyes sparkle again.

This Chrysanthemum and goji berry tea is also great to stay hydrated during summers. The bright sun can strain your eyes, but this herbal blend can keep your eyes fresh!

There are no side effects of goji and chrysanthemum flowers known to us and when steeped as a tea, it’s hard to over consume. If you’re pregnant or in doubt, always make sure to consult a medical practitioner

October 16, 2019
October 3, 2019 at 11:32 AM
I bought chrysanthemum flowers at my local Asian supermarket. The packaging says that I should wash the flowers properly before I use them. Do you think washing them with hot water for 1-2 minutes will be enough? I want to wash them properly but without loosing all of the wonderful flavour. I’d like to thank you for your hard work putting all those interesting articles on your website. I really enjoy reading them and I learned quite a lot :)
October 3, 2019 at 5:32 PM
It's hard for us to judge, because it depends on how well they're cleaned/processed during production. Generally, small batch manual productions are cleaner than bulk machine productions. Based on your information, I would soak them for 2 minute in cold water (the colder the better), OR you perform a quick hot rinse in the teapot with hot water. For the latter, basically pour hot water in the teapot and discard this brew directly.
May 1, 2021 at 6:38 PM
Can I use my stainless steel Thermos mug instead pf a glass teapot? Thank you.
May 1, 2021 at 10:08 PM
Yes, definitely. The reason we suggest glass is because the ingredients for this recipe doesn't require high temperatures, and glass would allow you to enjoy the view of the flowers and goji.