Chamomile and Rose Petal Tea
Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
This mesmerising and aromatic beverage is the product of two of the most delicate and tasty ingredients around, Chamomile and Rose Petals. Combined, Chamomile and Rose Petal Tea is, quite simply, exquisite.
Having trouble getting to sleep at night? Or, perhaps you just need to relax? Either way, our specially blended Chamomile and Rose Petal Tea is the one for you. Caffeine free and high in antioxidants, this fragrant herbal tea will evoke wonderful images of strolling through summery meadows. Enjoy notably floral flavours with sweet undertones as you drift off into a meditative state of calm.
Treat your spiritual being with every sip and take comfort in knowing that every one of teas, be it Black, Green, White, Oolong or, of course, herbal teas are packed to fresh in our Kent-based factory. Daydream again with Chamomile and Rose Petal Tea.
Herbal infusions pre-date regular tea by literally thousands of years. Camomile, in particular, is one of the oldest of them all. As a standalone beverage, Chamomile Tea was first consumed in Ancient Egypt. Chamomile flowers were also considered sacred during this period and became closely associated with the sun god Re (Ra). Years later, the Romans, particularly the most famous Roman of them all, Pliny the Elder (23-79 CE), documented the medicinal qualities of consuming Chamomile.
Pliny believed that drinking Chamomile Tea could ward off headaches, ease the liver, and reduce kidney inflammation. Alas, his work with this wonderful herb might have come to more if he had not died tragically at Pompeii following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Moving on to the Anglo-Saxons, Chamomile was considered one of the “nine sacred herbs”.
This was in addition to Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), Plantain (Plantago major), Watercress (Nasturtium officinalis), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Nettle (Urtica dioica), Crab Apple (Pyrus malus), and Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium). Similar to other ancient societies, the Anglo-Saxons also used Chamomile to promote healthy living, similar to today!
While Camomile boasts a near-ritualistic background, Rose Petals, on the other hand, have been adored by some of the most iconic figures in human history. Cleopatra (69-30 BCE), who was considered the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, thought that rose petals were, bewilderingly, an aphrodisiac. In fact, she would often request her servants cover her bed in fresh roses each day.
In 42 BCE, the renowned Egyptian ruler held a banquet for her lover, Mark Antony, and before the festivities took place, demanded that the floors be covered in 2 feet of rose petals. Jumping ahead many hundreds of years to 18th Century France, Napoleon (1769-1821) believed that roses had magical powers of healing. During his reign, the infamous Emperor ordered that bags of dry rose petals be given to each of his military officers; they were to use them in the event that they suffered a gunshot wound.
According to this belief, dry rose petals were boiled in white wine and applied to a wound to treat lead poisoning. While The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company cannot recommend this beverage for the healing of lead poisoning from the shot of a musket (obviously), we can, at least, suggest you consume this delightful tea for a multitude of other incredible health benefits. Find out more below!
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Ingredients: Dried Chamomile flowers and dried rose petals.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Chamomile and Rose Petal Tea is best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: This wonderfully aromatic herbal tea offers strong notes of Chamomile complemented well with the addition of beautiful rose petals. Sweet undertones may also be tasted, which only add to the soothing taste of this delicate brew.
Colour in Cup: Golden-yellowy liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of Chamomile: Millions suffer from insomnia around the world. Combat this ongoing issue with our Chamomile and Rose Petal Tea! Caffeine free and full of antioxidants, you’ll never have a sleepiness night again!
Alternatively, both ingredients in this brew have a close association with menstrual relief. This is largely due to the anti-inflammatory properties, as well as the relaxant nature of this beverage which can help soothe the body and the mind. In fact, one such study conducted by the American Chemical Society discovered that test subjects who consumed 5 cups of Chamomile tea for two weeks had increased levels of the amino acid, glycine. Glycine is known to help reduce muscle spasms and relax nerves, including the uterine cramps and nervous tension related to the menstrual cycle.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon
CountryMore Than One Origin