How to make rose tea easily at home?

how to make rose tea

You are about to fall for a light-tasting, floral, and low in calories beverage, it is rose tea. Containing several vitamins and antioxidants, it is among the best herbal teas for your health. How to make rose tea? Follow these simple steps recommended in this article.


As a caffeine-free tea, rose tea is one of the healthiest herbal teas with negligible side effects. Introduced and developed 5000 years ago, rose tea has been widely consumed all around the world. A cup of rose tea in the morning will bring significant health benefits to you. Making rose tea is an amazing way to take advantage of stunning roses in your garden. Let’s see this step-by-step guide on how to make rose tea in this article. 

Why are roses chosen to make tea?

Appeared on earth thousands of years ago, so far, more than 150 varieties of roses have been found, ranging from Asia, and Europe to Africa. Although each flower has its own characteristics of color and flavor, the rose is still called the “queen of flowers”. As a result, it has been used as precious flowers to offer to the gods in Middle East countries. Roses also are popular in perfume, flavoring, and traditional medicine. Since the 16th century, roses have been widely used for various purposes in daily life. 

Rose tea was first introduced in China, the birthplace of tea-drinking culture. At that time, it was used for its soothing properties, and soon after, numerous health benefits of rose tea were discovered. Not only that but its flavor is also cooling and distinctive with a delicate floral scent. Nowadays, it has become increasingly common for people throughout the world to cultivate rose flowers and consume rose tea instead of caffeine tea. So, how to make rose tea at home? 

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                                           Rose is called the “queen of flowers”

How to dry rose tea at home?

As long as rose flowers are free of pesticides and chemicals, they can be used to make tea. Roses are grown and carefully selected so that they are the freshest, have the most intense fragrance, and most vibrant colors. The time to harvest roses will depend on the type of tea you want to make. If you want to make rose bud tea, you must harvest it when they have just budded. When making tea from rose petals, newly opened petals would be the best.

To dry rose tea, there are several ways to do it at home, such as using microwaving, a conventional oven, book pressing, etc. A natural and super easy way to dry roses is sun or air drying. Although sun drying may take more time than other methods, it can help retain the color and essential compounds in roses. So how to make rose tea by sun drying?

Rosebuds tea

After harvesting, rose buds will be washed, remove dirt and broken parts to avoid affecting the tea flavor. Spread out onto the mesh so that the buds are sloped upside down. You should put only one layer and not place them too thick. Dry rose buds in open spaces on a sunny day and turn over frequently. The drying process will take up to several weeks until the buds are fully dried and can be stored for a long time. 

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                                The drying process will take up to several weeks

Rose petals tea

Gently pluck off petals from washed roses and lay the petals in a single layer in the mesh. Similar to drying rose buds, the petals will be dried away from direct sunlight and turn them twice a day to help the petals dry evenly and quickly. It takes less time to make rose petals tea than rose buds tea. Rose petals become dry and crisp to tough after 4-6 days. Then you can store them in a jar or airtight container. 

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                                               Rose petals become dry and crisp

How to make hot rose tea?

Thousands of years ago, rose tea was used as a tonic in traditional medicine. If tea leaves can become bitter when steeping for too long, rose tea creates a richer flavor and pronounced scent. A cup of warm rose tea is a perfect tea to relieve sore throat and reduce the common cold in the winter. It also helps with menstrual cramps symptoms, which reduces the pain and also makes them more comfortable, and less anxious and stressed. How to make rose tea with hot water?

Step 1: Boil 2 cups of water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.

Step 2: Add dried rose tea to the saucepan and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.

Step 3: When the rose petals or buds become discolored, remove them from heat and strain the rose tea into tea cups. Add honey if desired, and enjoy.

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                                                         A cup of warm rose tea

How to make iced rose tea?

Regularly, iced rose tea is combined with other ingredients such as lemon, and honey to give a sweet and delicious taste. However, a healthy herbal tea should be made with pure rose tea. Iced rose tea would be a refreshing beverage during hot weather. Not only does it help to soothe and cool down but the tea also boosts excitement and energy in a fatigue afternoon. How to make rose tea with ice? Follow these simple steps below:

Step 1: Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and leave for 5 minutes to reduce the temperature. 

Step 2: Pour hot water over dried rose tea, cover the pot, and steep for about 30 minutes or until the tea is cool.

Step 3: Discard the petals and buds, strain rose tea liquor into a pitcher, and add some ice cubes. 

Step 4: Add lemon juice, lemon slices, or honey if desired. Stir and enjoy!

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                                   Iced rose tea would be a refreshing beverage

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About Future Generation Co., Ltd

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