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realmayo

I bought some Chrysanthemum tea -- well, a pack of the dried flowers -- and made some tasty tea. I left half a mug full overnight, and woke up to see it had turned from yellow to blue. Is this normal??? :help

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dalaowai

I've left chrysanthemum tea overnight once and it just got a bit darker in colour, but never turned blue. I would definitely be weirded out by that. It could be the water....Try a different water source and conduct a second "experiment" to see if it happens again.

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lzreading

I think it is ok if the colour is blue-green-ish. It happened to me every time I left my tea overnight, can't explain why, but it seems pretty normal. Don't worry. :)

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ABCinChina

Wow, so chrysanthemum tea turning blue is completely normal. lzreading, did you end up drinking the blue tea?

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Guoke

Try mixing your blue chrysanthemum tea with the same amount of fresh yellow chrysanthemum tea and perhaps you'll get green tea.:lol:

很冷吗......? 算了......

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lzreading

ABCinChina:

I am not that brave to drink the overnight tea, especially after it turns blue-ish, my friend. :) What I meant is that some chemical reactions can be expected after the flowers being brewed in the hot water and later steeped in the cold water overnight. Anyone good at chemistry here? Please help!

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realmayo

For what it's worth, one Chinese drinker of Crysanthemum tea has reassured me that this is okay.....

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I bought some Chrysanthemum tea -- well, a pack of the dried flowers -- and made some tasty tea. I left half a mug full overnight, and woke up to see it had turned from yellow to blue. Is this normal???

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It’s not unusual for it to take on a blue-green tinge if it stands a long time. I’ve never noticed any adverse effects from drinking it when it’s off color. Also, if the brew has a slightly bitter flavor, try using fewer flower buds next time you make it. Three or four per large mug are usually enough.

If you want to buy it in Chinese, it's 菊花茶。

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rlinda_yuya

are you sure it's okay to drink tea which has been left overnight?

I'll just make a new one :)

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ThankfulBlossom

Don't believe it is harmful but it tastes better if you drink it freshly brewed.

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ChineseCook

No one would drink tea overnight in China, I believe. It would slow your blood circulation down, as I have heard.

But if you want to use it again, make sure to get rid of the water and use the tea leaves only.

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