Benefits of Rose Tea

Far away from home, one day tired after continuous number crunching assignments, we stepped into a cafe. The cafe apart form coffee listed a variety of teas and our eyes settled on Rose tea. And a love affair started...with the tangy and pinkish red elixir called Rose Tea. As you brew a cup, a sweet and gentle aroma tickles your senses and the delicious flavor relaxes you instantly.

Rose tea is known for its various health benefits. It strengthens the digestive and immune systems, calms the nervous system, and relieves stress and anxiety. The high level of vitamin C that this tea contains help to ward off colds, flu and viruses too.

Other Benefits Include-

1. Clears toxins and heat from the body.
2. Rose tea helps to fight the infection in the digestive tract.
3. Relieves fluid retention and hastens the elimination of wastes through kidneys.
4. Works as a remedy for all liver problems including sluggishness and constipation.
5. Cleanses the liver and gall bladder and promotes bile flow.
6. Rose petal tea can be used to relieve uterine congestion causing pain and heavy periods.
7. It has an uplifting effect on the nervous system and can relieve insomnia, depression and fatigue.

How to brew your own cup-
Rose Tea Bags from Taiwan

Abroad, we found many specialty tea stores selling Rose tea bags. Unfortunately, we are still unable to find one in India, where I reside.

What you need:

Rose petals –available at specialty stores
Green powder tea

How to make a perfect Cuppa:

1. Dry the rose petals thoroughly.
2. Combine equal parts rose leaves and equal parts green powder tea
3. Store in an airtight, opaque container suitable for tea
4. Make a cup of tea following the instructions for the green powder tea.
5. Add honey to sweeten if desired.

Roses are perfect for every occasions, including your afternoon sit back and enjoy a cuppa!

Brewing a Cup
A Rose Tea Cuppa