There is just something romantic and special about roses, especially when you offer roses those who you love and care about. ~ ah, I feel rosy as I’m writing this post:) 🙂 Anyway, this brings me to the main topic of this post,
Have you ever considered Rose tea? Or have you even considered using rose buds to make an iced tea?
I was talking to a friend recently about how hot it is nowadays, and for me personally my appetite decreases, and I get incredibly thirsty. I wanted to make a drink that was light and refreshing in this excruciating heat.
In this tea, the Turkish apple provides a subtle sweet, crisp, crunchy apple flavour. It is usually conventionally served hot, but can also become the main ingredient in most ice teas. Secondly, the rose buds brings an exotic floral scent and florid taste which taste wonderful ice tea. When these two ingredients are combined, this creates delicate and sweet floral treat , making it a, light, refreshing and a very elegant tea to serve to others or if you want to relax, and best of all, it’s a very simple recipe to make.
What’s good about this recipe is that you can use the rose buds up to 3 times, so at the end of the day, you do get your moneys worth back :), when you buy loose leaf tea. Therefore, the rosebuds can last for a long time, especially if you enjoy drinking tea.
Great served hot as a midday or afternoon break, and serve iced in summer for cool refreshment. I love it.
10 minutes prep time + 1 Hour to allow the brew to cool down
- 3 -4 teaspoon Rosebuds ( I used the T2 brand in this recipe)
- 1 Tablespoon of Turkish apple
- Ice cubes
- Granny smith apple to garnish the iced tea (optional)
- Add 1 tablespoon of the Turkish apple and 1 Litre of boiling water into a jug..
- Add 3-4 teaspoons (which is about 9-12 rosebuds) into the brew
- Allow the brew to cool down in your fridge at least 1 hour and you may add extra rosebuds or apple slices to garnish you iced tea .