I post a photo of the complete ingredients I use to make a pear dessert and have received a few enquiries for a more complete recipe. Cooking does not need a firm and fast rule. Just go with the feel and enjoy the food, that’s the best thing I can offer. If you are short of one ingredient, sometimes, you can just ignore it.
Jasmine tisane is consumed in China, where it is called Jasmine flower tea (èŒ‰èŽ‰èŠ±èŒ¶). You can buy these herbal tea from tea galleries. They are around the shopping malls selling Chinese tea.
Osmanthus fragrans or Sweet Osmanthus æœ¨æ¨¨ is these tiny yellow flowers that has a very nice fragrance. I bought it from the tea gallery too and they asked me to steep a teaspoon of Sweet Osmanthus and a teaspoon of Jasmine to drink as it helps with clearing phlegm or coughs.
The above are all the ingredients I used. A huge Chinese pear, a piece of rock sugar, teaspoon each of jasmine and sweet osmanthus and white fungus. You can slow boil it, double boil it or leave them in the slow cooker. Just use about two bowls of water.
I strain the flowers off because I prefer my dessert to be clear. It is a really nice, cooling dessert and I bet if we takes it often, we may even get as pretty as those concubines in the Chinese palace. LOL.