Regular Random: five minutes with a cup of rose tea


I found some rose tea in the pantry, and although I love the way rosewater is used in Middle Eastern cooking, I’ve never really taken to roses in a tisane.

But the little buds look so pretty — and I am trying to cut down my coffee consumption — so I will make a few more cups, and try adding some extras like honey and lemon to change the flavour a bit.

Any rose tea drinkers amongst you with tips on brewing or flavouring?

Regular Random is a photo challenge hosted by Desley Jane at Musings of a Frequently Flying Scientist. Please pop over and take a look;  and if you’d like to join in:

  • choose a subject or a scene
  • spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
  • try to not interfere with the subject, instead see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
  • have fun!
  • tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to Desley’s post.

63 thoughts on “Regular Random: five minutes with a cup of rose tea

  1. Lovely Su. I have some rose tea too, someone gave it to me telling me how beautiful it is. And it smells amazing. It’s Rose and French Vanilla actually. But I just don’t like drinking it. Plus coffee exists. So I don’t need anything else. 😊

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  2. Erm… no. I love the smell of herbal teas, but i find that not many are palatable. My favourite is anything with liquorice in it! Although when I feel ill I have been known to drink chamomile with honey or lemon. But I do like the mug with the rosebuds, very pretty.

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  3. When I worked at the tea shop, we sold lots of good-tasting herbal teas (or tisanes, really, as they contain no tea.) I drink a variety of teas: white, green, oolong, black, herbal, rooibos. My favorite scent in tea is jasmine, but there are other good ones. I tried a tea not long ago that had a rose flavor, but didn’t really care for it. Lovely photos, though.



  4. Lovely photos, Su, and an especially adorable mug! I also worked in a tea chop and enjoyed tisanes, but not traditional herbal teas. The tisanes the shop carried were W. German as I recall, were combinations of dried fruits, leaves & berries, and were edible (after steeping!) as well as drinkable.

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  5. Love the composition – never mind the taste. And that exquisite little mug! The best herbal tea I had lately was in a cafe where they had just put springs of fresh-picked ordinary mint into a tea pot. I couldn’t believe how good it was, or why I’d never thought to do it.

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    • Thanks Tish.
      Fresh is definitely the best. I’ve made peppermint tea that way, but had a moment similar to yours when I was at a friend’s and she made me ginger tea by slicing fresh ginger into the pot. Forehead slap! It was soooo good.

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  6. Never tried it but why not? But I once gave rose water a try and made some lemonade with it and oranges. I only used a tsp of rose water and wow! It’s really strong and you want to be careful with it otherwise it can ruin every dish. 😄

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