A jar filled with dried rose leaves and a cup of rose tea on a wooden table
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Delightful Rose Tea Recipe

With the freshness of rose petals and an added tinge of your desired sweetener, make this tea an interesting blend of taste and aroma!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rose Tea
Appliance: Stove
Servings: 3 cups
Author: Sakina Kheriwala

Ingredients

  • 1 cup freshly cut or dried rose petals/blossoms
  • 3 cups water hot, but not boiling
  • honey, to taste
  • 1/4 cup green tea leaves optional, if you want rose-flavoured green tea
  • 1/4 cup black tea leaves optional, if you want rose-flavored black tea

Instructions

  • If using fresh rose petals, thoroughly rinse them with water before use.
  • Place the petals in a saucepan of hot water, but do not allow it to boil. If you are making an alternate version of black green tea, mix in the leaves at this step and allow them to steep aside the rose petals.
  • Cover the saucepan and let the rose petals steep for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Strain the mixture, leaving the rose petals behind.
  • Add the honey to taste, if necessary.
    A cup of rose tea with rose buds around

Notes

You can begin with dried rose blossoms or petals from your roses; simply remove fresh petals or blossoms and store them in a tea canister or other cool, dry place for 1-2 weeks. Some people prefer to use fresh petals to brew the tea, but the flavor is slightly different.