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Rose Tea

Author: Jee Choe
Make soothing rose tea, hot and cold, at home using dried rose buds.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Steep Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Boil water.
    If using an electric kettle with temperature setting, set it to 208°F. Boil a little more water than needed so that it can be used to warm up the teapot. Filtered water is best.
  • Roughly chop dried rose buds.
    Roughly chop or cut each rose bud in half. The rose buds are fairly small and tightly closed so cutting it helps the water reach into the the petal layers.
  • Warm up teapot.
    Pour some hot water into a teapot and swirl it around to warm it up. Discard the water.
  • Put cut rose buds into teapot and add hot water.
  • Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Strain rose buds and pour hot tea into a teacup.

NOTES

TO MAKE COLD BREW ROSE TEA
1. Roughly chop dried rose buds.
2. Put dried rose buds and cool or room temperature water in a pitcher or glass container.
Filtered water is best for a better tasting iced tea.
3. Cover pitcher and put in refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
4. Strain rose buds and pour tea into a cup.
Ice is optional since the tea is already cold.
TO SWEETEN ICED TEA
To sweeten rose tea, use simple syrup.
You can easily make simple syrup at home by mixing equal parts sugar (or honey, date syrup, or brown sugar) and hot water until sugar dissolves.

ROSE TEA BREWING GUIDE
TO MAKE HOT ROSE TEA
TEA:
1 tablespoon loose cut dried rose buds
WATER:
1 cup (8 fl. oz.)
WATER TEMPERATURE:
208°F
STEEP TIME:
5 minutes
TO MAKE COLD BREW ROSE TEA
TEA:
1 tablespoon loose cut dried rose buds
WATER:
1 cup (8 fl. oz.)
WATER TEMPERATURE:
Cold water
STEEP TIME:
12 hours
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