A soothing sweet tea with a twist of floral note and a slightly tangy flavor.
The sun is shining brightly, and the blossoms are bathing in playful, beaming rays. Here is Spring coming, bringing the soft floral scent into the air. Roses are blooming their best in the garden, along with its fragrance, evoking the time of delightful season. It’s time to make flower-infused tea!
Rose Petal Tea is a sweet tea that has a light floral taste with a slight tangy flavor from lemon juice. The roses used in making tea can be either the whole rose buds or rose petals. It brings a breath of fresh, green and delicate, which makes it a perfect springtime tea.
Rose tea can be prepared by steeping fresh or dried petals with hot water, green tea or black tea. If you are not buying dried rose petals from a store, you can use the fresh rose petals. Make sure that the petals you grow are sweet tasting rather than bitter. And make sure they’re free of pesticides.
Rose Petal Tea
- 1-2 cups freshly cut rose petals/blossoms, or 2 tablespoons dried rose petals
- 1 black/green tea bag
- 2 cups (480ml) hot water
- 1 teaspoon (5ml) lemon juice, optional
- 1 tablespoon (15ml) honey, optional
- If using fresh rose petals, thoroughly rinse them with water before use.
- In a small saucepan, add water and bring it to boil. Remove from heat, then add a black/green tea bag and fresh/dried rose petals or rose buds. Cover the saucepan and let the rose petals steep for approximately 5 minutes.
- Strain the mixture and pour rose tea into a mug or a cup.
- Add in honey and lemon juice to taste or just enjoy as it is.