Created through an infusion process that brings out all of the nutritional goodness of the humble rose petal, organic dried rose petals tea is a sophisticated drink that’s been enjoyed by people for many years. The flower, that has long symbolized love, has much to offer in terms of taste and associated body support. What’s more, it’s a tipple that’s popular across the US - although perhaps not as popular as it should be!
We seek to address that here by telling you a little about the rose plant, as well as providing you with simple instructions for making rose petal tea for yourself at home! So, let’s start by examining rose petals and the benefits they bring.
Rose Tea Has Been Enjoyed Globally For Millennia
While the flowers themselves have been part of human culture since the beginning of recorded time, rose petal tea’s origins are a lot more recent. First tried in Western Europe at the end of the 19th century, it’s a drink that can either be made with pure dried rose petals alone or a mixture of rose petals and herbs.
In nature, you can find hundreds of different types of rose, which all belong to the botanical family Rosaceae, which interestingly is the same one that almonds, apples, cherries, and even strawberries belong to. That said, rose petal tea is most often made using the Pink Rosa Damascena genus, with other similar, but more bitter varieties also occasionally used.
Organic Dried Rose Petals Tea Benefits Health
Teas are far from being the only method of consuming rose petals, as they’re also used widely in Chinese, Indian, and Middle Eastern cuisine. Confectionary, jams, and cakes also benefit from the rose’s unique characteristics and if that weren’t enough already, ingesting the ingredient provides gentle mind and body support, such as:
- Relief from digestive and stomach upsets
- A calming effect that can help with fatigue and poor sleep quality
- Assistance in relieving mood swings and irritability
- Preventing menopausal symptoms & menstrual cramps
When you see that all of these benefits come in a delicious beverage, it’s not hard to see why it’s remained popular for as long as it has. Next, we look at the reason why you started reading this blog in the first place - how to make it for yourself!
Making Your Own Dried Rose Tea Is Easy!
When creating a mouthwatering cup of organic dried rose petals tea for yourself, what you’ll notice is a light-tasting, fragrant brew with a noticeable fruity tang. Despite being ultra-low in calories, this is a super-tasty cuppa and it’s known to help with weight loss, as it’s able to curb those annoying hunger pangs that arise throughout the day!
Taking just 5 minutes to make, your rose tea only requires you to boil up 2 cups of water in a small saucepan, into which 2 tablespoons of your organic petals are placed. You can add honey to taste, but that’s an optional thing you can experiment with.
Once at the boil, you should allow the mixture to simmer for around 5 minutes or until you start to see the petals darken. At this point, you should strain out the petals whilst dispensing them into your cup. Now, all that’s left to do is kick back and enjoy!
A Wide Range of Exotic Herbs & Spices
So, for a delicious cup of organic dried rose petals tea that’s not only refreshing, great for weight loss and supporting health, but that’s also incredibly tasty, why not try making it yourself?
Obtaining top-quality organic dried rose petals is easy too, as they’re available at the Little Istanbul Gifts shop, along with a wide selection of exotic herbs and spices from Turkey and around the world.
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