Rose Petals Tea
Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Soft, delicate, and wonderfully aromatic, rose petals are a true gift from nature. Did you know, however, that they also make an equally wonderful tasting cup of tea? Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we take great pride in delivering only the finest quality ingredients for each of our herbal teas. Our Rose Petals are no exception, and when brewed to perfection, will certainly evoke memories of strolling through sweet-smelling rose gardens on warm summer’s days.
If nostalgia isn’t enough, consider drinking this beverage for its astounding health benefits. Enjoying Rose Petal Tea alongside a healthy and active lifestyle may improve immune, digestive, and even cardiovascular health. Studies have likewise indicated that the frequent consumption of this herbal tea might also aid with menstrual discomfort in women.
In truth, the rose (botanically known as Rosa of the Rosaceae family) is a plant that needs no introduction. It is a perennial flowering plant consisting of hundreds of different species. The stem of the plant is famously protected by sharp prickles, but naturally, you do not need to worry about that when it comes to this tea. Instead, this tea, as the name suggests, is made from fragrant rose petals which are great sources of Vitamin C and taste great too.
Aside from their use in tea, rose petals are commonly used to flavour dishes in Indian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cuisine. It is said that, throughout history, some of the most iconic figures of ages-past have adored rose petals for one reason or another. Two of the most notable figures are Cleopatra (69 - 30 BCE) and Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821). Cleopatra, 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 believed that roses had magical powers of healing. During his reign, Napoleon 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.
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: We advise against any accompaniments with this tea owing to its delicate flavour. To enjoy the full tasting potential of this brew.
Tasting Notes: Sweet floral aromas waft from your cup as you sip this gentle, warming brew. These divine qualities persist in terms of flavour, and eventually transcend into a delightfully nourishing and truly unforgettable aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Amber liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits Rose Petals, when consumed in brew-form, are known to be excellent hormone regulators according to a number of reputable scientific institutes. This herbal tea is considered one of the best remedies to a heavy period owing to its ability to eliminate cramping, mood swings, and other symptoms associated with menstruation. The naturally uplifting quality of Rose Petal Tea also makes it an excellent choice for those who are feeling down, depressed, or overly stressed. This, once again, is due to the hormone balancing properties of Rose Petal Tea.
Health PointsDetox, Digestive, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening
CountryMore Than One Origin