How To Make Tea With Rose Petals: 3 Popular Recipes
Generally, the technology of making rose petals’ tea is no different from making any other one. You just have to brew the petals or leaves in boiling water for several minutes. If you want a strong tea, brew it a bit longer, if you would like to get a lighter flavor you can only cook it for 2 or 3 minutes.
Roses are known for being the symbol of love and desire, so they are commonly used to show affection or make a pleasant gift to the loved one. Moreover, in some countries long ago, rose flowers and rose petals were used for magic rituals. Sure in order to cast a spell on the desired person. But, nowadays, making rose tea is more of a pleasant thing to do on a silent Sunday morning.
And even if you don’t aim to put love spells on someone, you should definitely try to make rose tea, as it has various benefits to your health. Of course, you can simply buy already made tea bags in special stores, but we advise you to try a homemade red rose petal tea at least once in your lifetime. You can be absolutely sure that it’s worth trying!
Popular rose petals’ tea recipes
There are a lot of recipes for rose petal black tea, but we are going to stop at the three most famous: classic, vanilla and lemon. One thing to note is that you don’t necessarily need dried rose petals for tea. Actually, almost all recipes are versatile, so you may change them a little bit to get the exact one you like. Also, don’t buy roses in florist shops, as there’s a big chance of them having pesticides. Choose the wild ones or go to specialized shops.
Fresh rose petals tea
- 1 or 2 cups of fresh rose petals
- 3 mugs of water
- Sweetener to your liking (sugar, honey, etc.)
Clean your rose petals in the colander. Add three cups of water into the saucepan and wait until it boils. After that, pour your rose petals and boil for 3 to 4 minutes. Don’t wait until the water is all boiled. After that pour it into the mugs. Ready!
Vanilla rose petal tea
- For this tea take 2 tablespoons of dried rose petals
- 2 vanilla pods, cut and peeled
- 2 cups of boiling water
This one is cooked like a classic tea. Just put the ingredients into the big teapot and pour the water. Wait a little bit for it to brew (at least 4 mins). After that, you can add honey or sugar.
Lemon rose petal tea
- 4 cups of water
- 1 teaspoon of rose extract
- 1 tablespoon of red rose petal
- Lemon juice
In order to make this red rose petal tea just mix all the ingredients in the teapot and pour in boiling water. Let it brew for 5 mins and serve in 4 teacups.
As you can see, making tea with rose petals is not only fun but quite easy. And while it is a great thing to try in your life, it is also very beneficial to your mind and body. Besides, drinking tea can be quite relaxing!
- What is rose tea good for?
Rose petals tea has a good effect on your digestive and nerve system. Besides, many doctors recommend it for women to help them reduce menstrual cramps.
- Can I drink rose tea every day?
Well, that rather depends if you have any allergies to it. But, generally, it is recommended to drink no more than two cups of such tea.
- Does rose petals tea make you sleepy?
Yes. Rose tea has a natural sedative effect. Of course, you should consider the kind of rose you choose, as it will affect the amount of caffeine in your tea, thus whether you will sleep or not. But, generally, drinking rose tea before sleeping might be a good idea.
- Does rose tea help lose weight?
In some way, yes. You see, it does not reduce the fat, but it just improves the work of your digestive system. Therefore, in this way you lose your weight.