Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Rose Flavoured Green Tea is a Gunpowder Tea adorned with beautiful Rose Petals. It is a delicate infusion from beginning to end, one that tastes as good as it looks. When brewed, expect an elegant and floral aroma that transcends in flavour, accompanied by grassy undertones. Be sure to buy the best Rose Green Tea online or in-store here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.
The Story Behind Rose Green Tea
The base ingredient of Sencha Rose Green Tea is Gunpowder Tea. This is where workers shape the leaves into small, round pellets that, when placed in hot water to steep, unfurl before your eyes.
First created in the Chinese Zhejiang Province, it has since spread to Anhui, Hunan and Fujian. There is also Formosa Gunpowder, which originates from Taiwan, and Moroccan Mint Tea, a blend popular in Morocco.
Meanwhile, Rose Petals Tea comes from the Rose (Rosa) plant belonging to the Rosaceae family. It produces rosebuds that consist of four or five petals, each divided into two distinct lobes. The uses of the Herbal Tea date back millennia. Cleopatra (69-30 BCE) was said to consider these petals an aphrodisiac.
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), on the other hand, recommended them to treat musket wounds.
Does Rose Green Tea Contain Caffeine?
The stimulating effect of caffeine, which exists naturally in at least sixty plants, is world-renowned. Despite Rose Petals Tea containing 0% of the constituent, Gunpowder Tea does have a moderate amount.
It’s essential to note, however, that it doesn’t have as much as Black Tea or Oolong Tea. An average serving will have about 30-mg of caffeine - likely enough to be a gentle start to our day.
Making Rose and Green Tea
- Put Loose Tea into a Tea Filter or Infuser.
- Place the Tea-filled item in a cup.
- Boil fresh water and allow it to cool to temperatures between 80°C and 90°C.
- Infuse for 1 to 3 minutes. Any longer and you risk it tasting bitter.
How to Serve: Consider honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve without accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: This is a fragrant fusion of flavours. It has distinct floral notes with slight hints of grassiness, followed by a refreshing and wholesome aftertaste.
Rose Green Tea Benefits
The benefits of Rose Green Tea are twofold. According to a study published in the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, its petals may relieve menstrual discomfort.
It involved 130 teenage volunteers drinking two cups daily for 12 days, starting one week before their period and for six menstrual cycles. The results revealed that participants experienced less pain than those who received a placebo.
Then there is the Gunpowder Green Tea itself. According to a US-Danish collaborative trial published in the Journal of Cellular Physiology & Biochemistry, its antioxidants relax muscles that line blood vessels.
Doing so is an effective way to lower blood pressure. Additionally, correlations have been found between its consumption and improved skin health, aided digestion and even promoted weight loss.
Anyone curious to know more could consider reading out Gunpowder Tea Benefits and side effects article.