Caramelize 3/4 cup sugar in a heavy pot.
Gradually stir in the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Cool and strain through cheesecloth.
Makes about 1 1/4 cups. Stores indefinitely in the refrigerator.
A Chinese Export Style French Pot de Creme with a floral decor as well as a band of blue with a black swirl design.