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Tea Rose Martini Recipe

Tea Rose Martini Recipe

Maryse Chevriere

Tea Rose Martini

From New Leaf Bar & Restaurant in New York City, a floral, aromatic cocktail with a slight bitter note from the house-infused Earl Grey gin.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces Earl Grey-infused gin
  • 1 ounce St-Germain liqueur
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce rose water
  • Ice
  • Lemon twist, for garnish

Directions

Combine gin, St-Germain, lemon juice, and rose water over ice in a shaker glass and stir. Strain and serve straight up in a martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.


25 Refreshing Iced Teas for Sunny Sipping

Start trading in your coffee mugs for iced drinks, people. When the mercury starts to rise, iced tea is the way to go! After you’ve infused your tea with fruit, fresh herbs and natural sweetener, you’ll have a bunch of awesome drink options that are just as delicious as those $6 whatever-accinos. Put the kettle on, and check out these 25 tea recipes for the ultimate in springtime refreshment.

1. Strawberry Basil Iced Tea: Add fresh strawberries and herbs like basil or mint to your tea for one refreshing and hydrating drink. (via Martha Stewart)

2. Ginger Detox Tea: The ginger and cayenne in this tea will help your digestion, boost your metabolism and give you a jump start on a spring diet. It’s served hot here, but that’s nothing a few cubes can’t cool down. (via Free People)

3. Peach Iced Tea: Sweet tea full of fresh peach flavor will quickly become your favorite spring drink. (via Jelly Toast)

4. Thai Iced Tea Float: Are you a fan of Thai ice tea? Well just wait until you try it poured over homemade ice cream… yum. (via Honestly Yum)

5. Lavender Earl Grey: Adding a bit of floral and a hint of honey to your Earl Grey creates a delightful mix that tastes great warm or iced. (via Food Babbles)

6. Blackberry Mint Tea: Use black tea as the base, then muddle fresh mint and blackberries together for this lovely tea infusion. (via Noel Barnhurst)

7. Rhubarb Iced Tea: A simple syrup made with rhubarb gives tea a slightly tart flavor and a gorgeous pink color. (via Not Without Salt)

8. Grapefruit Tea: Go ahead and throw some ice in there. When you combine grapefruit and cinnamon, you get a powerful boost toward your weight-loss goals. (via Whole Living)

9. Earl Grey Cocktail: This mild drink with a touch of lavender, simple honey syrup and lemon is easy to prep before guests start to arrive. Punch bowl, anyone? (via Sugar and Charm)

10. Mint Lime Tea Cooler: White tea, fresh mint and sparkling water make for a light and delicious drink. (via Baked Bree)

11. Matcha Mint Iced Tea: Fresh herbs are sprouting up everywhere. Put them to use in a refreshing matcha drink. Instead of whisking your matcha, shake it up with ice, mint and lime juice for a healthy caffeine boost. (via Love and Lemons)

12. Iced Green Tea Mojito: The perfect spring cocktail with green tea , fresh mint, lime, a handful of baby arugula and some raw sugar. If you don’t drink alcohol, just leave out the rum for a delicious mocktail. (via Skinny Taste)

13. Hibiscus Earl Grey Iced Tea: The addition of hibiscus flowers gives this Earl Grey iced tea a gorgeous fuchsia color and a cranberry-like tartness that is excellent left unsweetened. (via The Kitchn)

14. Loaded Hibiscus Arnold Palmers: Truly summer in a glass, this drink is made with homemade lemonade, fresh hibiscus tea, blueberries, mint and sweetened with agave nectar. (via Vegetarian Ventures)

15. Cranberry Zinger: With a hint of mint and fruit, this tart and tangy drink is full of antioxidants and electrolytes. (via Some the Wiser)

16. Tazo Lemon Zen Iced Tea: Tazo Zen green tea gives a hint of spearmint to a zesty drink. Enjoy plain or add honey for extra sweetness. (via Waiting on Martha)

17. Ginger Tea: Alright, we’re throwing one warm elixir in there for all the sickos out there. If spring is throwing a bout of allergies, colds or the flu your way, try this healthy tea that will clear congestion and soothe tummies. (via Pop Sugar)

18. Garden Tea Punch: This fizzy punch is made with fresh orange and lemon juice along with mint, black tea and club soda. (via BHG)

19. Black Forest Iced Tea: Full of flavor, this black tea has cherry juice, a bit of cocoa and cinnamon. Serve over ice with maraschino cherries and a dash of cream if you’re feeling fancy. (via Mother Earth Living)

20. Cranberry Raspberry Lime Tea: Herbal tea can pack an extra bit of zing thanks to fresh lime. Add stevia for natural sweetness that keeps your iced tea pure and simple. (via Better with Cake)

21. Pomegranate White Tea Sparkler: Light and sparkly, this cocktail has lovely ingredients like fresh pomegranate seeds and pomegranate white tea. Add sparkling water instead of champagne if you’re looking for a non-alcoholic drink. (via Beautiful Booze)

22. Cinnamon Honey Green Tea Smoothie: Smoothies are a way to pack in the nutrition when you’re short on time, and this low-calorie drink is here to assist. Green tea brings the caffeine, cinnamon boosts your metabolism and honey regulates sugar levels, making this the perfect afternoon pick-me-up! (via Fit Sugar)

23. Apple and Rose Iced Tea: This light, floral tea is made with pretty rosebuds and sweetened with apple juice. (via Cooking With Humility)

24. Limonata Iced Tea: Kick that old Arnold Palmer up a notch by adding Limonata to black tea! (via Brit + Co.)

25. Raspberry Lemon Iced Tea: Pick your favorite tea as a base — black or green — then muddle fresh lemons and raspberries for a pretty-in-pink drink. (via Playful Cooking)

Which of these recipes has you putting the kettle on? Let us know in the comments below!


20 Beneficial Herbal Tea Recipes That Will Comfort Your Body

Not only do I enjoy curling up with a cup of tea at the end of a long day, but I also feel the serious benefits of different teas when I am ill. For as long as I can remember my granny has handed me a cup of lemon, honey and ginger tea as soon as the snuffles have started, and whether or not it physically helps it always soothes my throat and lifts my spirits.

When my sister was ill recently, I did the same for her as my granny did for me, and it got me wondering what other magical spells tea could cast? I always see ‘immune boosting’ or ‘cold curing’ claims on the front of boxes of tea in store but have never been sure how true these are.

After doing a little research, I found a whole range of different teas with ingredients proven to treat different things, all of which can be made in the comfort of your very own kitchen.

1. Anti-inflammatory Weight Loss Tea

Because of my skepticism surrounding whether or not herbal teas can be beneficial when it comes to your health, I love that this recipe comes along with a tale of the author’s own experience with the tea.

By drinking this Anti-inflammatory Weight Loss Tea religiously, she claims to have both lost six pounds and to have cleared up a problem that a doctor’s prescription couldn’t. It sounds like it is perfect for bloating, which many people suffer from while being enjoyable to drink at the same time with ingredients like genre and hibiscus.

2. Energy Herbal Tea

This recipe for Energy Herbal Tea looks delicious, with both sweet and herbal aspects to it.

I always tend to add honey to my herbal tea because I find that it eradicates any aftertaste that might not be as pleasant as the tea itself, with a touch of sweetness. There are few ingredients in this tea which means it is both inexpensive and easy to whip up whenever you may fancy it. I would drink this tea in the morning before starting a busy day to give myself an extra energy boost.

3. Chamomile and Turmeric Evening Tea

Chamomile is a classic calming, soothing ingredient. Whether it’s in a tea like this Chamomile and Turmeric Evening Tea, a room spray or a candle, it never fails to make me feel relaxed and ready for bed.

I definitely couldn’t drink this tea at any time of the day, at risk of falling asleep, but before bed, it would be delightful. Most herbal teas are used without milk, so I like that this one is different in that sense. The ingredients make me imagine a sweet, warming taste, especially with the addition of the cinnamon and honey.

4. Banana Tea

My dad has suffered from insomnia for a while now, which is not a position you want to be in as a man who works five full days a week and has to commute to and from there. By this point, it feels like he has tried everything, medication, therapists, meditation, pillow sprays, but I don’t think he has tried Banana Tea yet.

It was news to me that the magnesium in bananas can help with sleeping, but it’s worth a try. Whether or not this works, I love bananas, and I can imagine that a little sprinkle of cinnamon would make this a somewhat enjoyable drink.

5. Herbal Chai Tea

I am not a fan of coffee, so whenever I meet someone at a coffee shop or have a craving for something warm as I am on my way to work on a chilly morning I will always opt for a chai latte.

Multiple herbs and spices go into this Herbal Chai Tea, and that, in my opinion, is the beauty of making it yourself as opposed to buying it in a store. This recipe, with ginger, cloves, and turmeric, will deliver far more strongly on the flavor front. I am one of those people who only need to be on the same train as someone with a cold to catch it, and this looks perfect for nipping any signs of illness in the bud.

6. Floral Herbal Tea

I cannot get over how beautiful this Floral Herbal Tea is. It almost looks too beautiful to consume, and I am sure that this would make the prettiest gift for any tea lovers you know.

The little flower buds in all different colors make this a well-suited choice for a fancy afternoon tea, which I have hosted before and must admit that it was incredibly fun. The teabags they have used in this example, made of a simple cheesecloth and twine, are a sweet touch though you could easily use this as a loose leaf tea if you would prefer.

7. Apple Fig Herbal Tea

I have tried and enjoyed different apple flavored teas from the store, but never one paired with fig. The fact that the figs are dried will mean that they are deliciously sweet which I like as I prefer my teas to be so.

This Apple Fig Herbal Tea would be lovely to drink at any time of the day, and would also be a great all-year-round recipe. The optional cinnamon could give it more of a wintry feel while the freshness of the apple works perfectly for spring and summer. If I were feeling a little down in the dumps, I know this would cheer me right up.

8. Herbal Tea for Allergies

I am not the most clued up person when it comes to all the fancy ingredients in herbal teas, so I was profoundly glad to see that this recipe comes along with a description of exactly what each ingredient within it does, and how it is beneficial to you.

This Herbal Tea for Allergies is specifically designed to deal with those pesky allergies which seem to creep up whenever we least expect it. It includes rooibos, which I can now tell you blocks the chemical your bodies produce in response to allergies, and ginger, which I now know acts as a natural antihistamine.

9. Licorice Tea

Licorice tea is good for soothing sore throats and reducing the amount of phlegm, not the most pleasant of topics I know, that we produce as a result of that.

I didn’t previously know that licorice root is often used in medicines, I always just associated licorice with the black candy my granny loves. There is in fact very little association between the two, while licorice root is naturally sweet.

10. Honey, Lemon and Ginger Tea

This is my all-time favorite tea remedy and probably will be for eternity. I have tried Honey, Lemon and Ginger Tea that you can buy from the store but it is never the same as adding real fresh ginger, a lemon wedge and a dollop of honey to a cup of boiling water.

There are a few suggestions of variations you could try out in this recipe which I love the looks of, especially the idea of using a cinnamon stick to stir the drink. The only way this can be made any better is if someone else makes it for you when you’re feeling poorly, so make sure to treat your loved ones to this tea when they’re suffering.

11. Weight-Loss Green Tea

This website provides multiple different articles to help you make green tea work its magic and aid with weight loss. There are tons of information instructing you how to adapt your regular tea into a Weight-Loss Green Tea.

There are suggestions of things that you can add to your tea to help with weight loss like cinnamon, or reaching for natural honey instead of sugar. Milk or cream are things to avoid adding to your tea as they are unlikely to help you on your weight loss journey.

12. Cinnamon Sleep Tonic

Here’s another recipe that I will be passing on to my dad to see if it can work wonders and get rid of that dreaded insomnia.

Whether or not you suffer from sleepless nights, this Cinnamon Sleep Tonic would add an extra calming step into your nighttime routine, helping you to switch off from the day and settle down. Although I manage to sleep eventually, I struggle with that restless half hour as soon as my head hits the pillow, unable to disconnect my head from work and the to-do list I have for the following day. I am hoping this tea will be my savior.

13. Green Tea

This recipe includes not one but three simple brewing methods for Green Tea.

Green tea isn’t something I have ever gotten into before, not because I haven’t wanted to, simply because I haven’t gotten around to it. Based on the list of health benefits listed in this recipe, however, I will have to rectify that, as it claims to help with multiple diseases and disorders. Whether you’d rather use the leaves themselves or green tea teabags, this will instruct you as to how to obtain the best health benefits.

14. Goji Detox Tea

This Goji Detox Tea looks different to any tea I have ever tried before which is what instantly drew me to it. The ingredients have been chosen to make you feel like you’ve had a proper cleanse, so this would be perfect for the Monday morning after a weekend of overindulging.

Each ingredient, of which there aren’t too many, comes along with a list of supposed health benefits which makes me intrigued to try out this recipe. Turmeric, for example, is a natural liver detoxifier, and ginger has shown to help calm both motion sickness and morning sickness.

15. Mint Tea

My mom loves Mint Tea, and I must admit it always smells delicious and fresh whenever she is brewing up a pot.

The only ingredients in this tea recipe are water and fresh mint, so not only is it simple to make but also free from any added ingredients that might buffer the health benefits of the tea. Speaking of health benefits, mint tea is thought to aid digestion and relieve stress. If you grow mint in your garden, it would be difficult to find a more cost-efficient brew.

16. Cranberry Spice Tea

Not that it matters when it comes to the flavor of the tea, but I can’t help but love the bright pink color of this Cranberry Spice Tea. I know I would feel snazzy drinking it, and the color would interest others to do so also.

I am a fan of cranberry juice, and I sometimes warm it up in the winter, so I can’t see myself not liking this tea. The scent of the cranberries bubbling away with the lemon and cinnamon would be divine to have wafting through the house. Cranberries are known for their detoxifying properties, and goji berries are immune boosting, so this will be a treat to both your taste buds and your tummy.

17. Spiced Hibiscus Tea

I have tried a couple of drinks which included hibiscus in the past, but never a tea I don’t think. This Spiced Hibiscus Tea looks like mulled wine to me, and come to think of it there are many parallels between the recipes for the two, like the cloves, cinnamon and orange slices.

This tea would be perfect to drink on a cooler night, and I also feel like it would be a good one to serve up to friends. Hibiscus is high in vitamin C and is thought to affect the lowering of blood pressure. You can add as much or as little honey to the pot as you prefer, so the sweetness would be just as you like it.

18. ‘Love Yourself Beautiful’ Herbal Tea

This ‘Love Yourself Beautiful’ Herbal Tea recipe is all about taking some time out of your busy schedule to spend time making a tea for yourself, one that you will enjoy both making and drinking. The dried rose petals make this recipe even more special, as they float through the tea and make it look pretty.

The primary flavors aside from the rose in this tea are licorice root, fennel, and cardamom, so it is bound to be deliciously herbal and soothing. The ingredients are crushed and left to infuse for ten minutes, meaning that the end result will be incredibly flavourful.

19. Detox Turmeric Green Tea

We have already seen that green tea has multiple health benefits such as being packed full of antioxidants and help to encourage weight loss, but what happens when you add turmeric to the mix?

Turmeric is thought to work as an anti-inflammatory as well as helping to protect the heart and maybe even boost your brain. By adding cinnamon and star anise to this Detox Turmeric Green Tea, you can transform it from a regular green tea into something spiced and tasty. To truly see the benefits of this tea it is suggested that you drink it twice a day.

20. Herbal Tea Blends

Not only does combining multiple ingredients in your tea mean that you will have access to numerous health benefits in one cup, but it also gives you more complex and exciting flavors.

This recipe consists of a base tea, and then five different suggestions of Herbal Tea Blends to change it up a little. All the ingredients required for these teas can be bought inexpensively, many can even be grown in your garden. I love the sound of the peppermint, lemon and ginger tea blend, and can tell that it would transform my mood in the morning from tired and groggy to awake and ready for the day.

Conclusion

I for one can’t wait to try out all these new herbal tea recipes, and more so to see which ones deliver the health benefits they claim. Because they are so simple to make it will be easy to try out multiple different recipes, you could even try combining two, to find your favorites.

I love the look of the Cranberry Spice Tea so will be giving that one a go, and I am intrigued to see if either the Banana Tea or the Cinnamon Sleep Tonic help with my dad’s insomnia, or at least help him to relax a little at night.


WHAT INGREDIENTS GO INTO THIS NATURAL TEA DETOX RECIPE

The largest cleansing organ in the body is the liver and this homemade detox tea recipe is packed with the most efficient fighting power to refresh, infuse, and uplift you! Here is what is inside this easy homemade body cleanse, and all of these tea ingredients can be purchased online or at specialty grocery stores in the bulk section (where you scoop out teas).

  • dandelion root – wonderful to cleanse the liver
  • milk thistle seed – also well known for aiding in a liver cleanse
  • lemon peel – is alkaline and balances out pH levels in the body
  • lemongrass leaf – reduces inflammation
  • peppermint leaf (or green mint leaf) – supports digestion
  • ginger root – supports and stimulates digestion
  • licorice root – also known as sweet root adds a sweet flavor and is known to reduce stress and reduce inflammation
  • rose hip fruit – helps to normalize blood sugar levels and supports the kidney and bowels

Health Benefits of Rosemary Tea

There are many health benefits of rosemary tea, so it’s a great beverage to be drinking. It’s rich in antioxidants and has antibacterial properties. It’s a great tea to have when you’re feeling a bit of a cold is coming on or just looking at healthy alternatives to other drinks.

This tea is known to also help with digestive problems. It is recommended that drinking three cups of this tea a day will help with any digestive problems that you may be having. If you’re in severe pain or your digestive issues won’t go away, then be sure to go see a doctor to help find the cause of your problem.

I have put together a video on how to make rosemary tea that you can watch below. If you love seeing how to make things, then be sure to watch it (It’s super short). It will take you through all the steps and the correct timing to getting that perfect cuppa.


Getting to Know Herbal Aphrodisiacs

(Note: Full-length monographs for many of the following herbs are included in The Herbarium. You can also read about how good nutrition and herbs can support your sex life in Sex on the Table)

Damiana (Turnera diffusa): Damiana is a sexy, fiery herb that stimulates the sacral chakra, increasing desire and excitement. This aphrodisiac effect is in no small part due to damiana’s role as a nourishing and relaxing nervine, helping to lift the spirit and release anxiety and tension, allowing one to open to connection. Damiana helps one to overcome sexual impotence and low libido due to its potential testosterone-like action (Hoffmann, n.d.). One of my favorite ways to enjoy damiana is in this amazing Damiana Vanilla Cordial.

Ginseng (Panax ginseng): In traditional Chinese medicine, Panax ginseng is used as a sexual stimulant due to its antioxidant action (Kotta et al., 2013) as well as its ability to increase testosterone, supply blood to the sexual organs, and increase sexual function, potency, and sperm count. Ginseng is also a wonderful nerve tonic and energy booster.

Ginger (Zingiber officinalis): Ginger is a fiery, warming herb that stimulates circulation and energy, enhancing the “fire” in the body that invigorates the reproductive system for men and women, treating impotence due to lack of vital heat in the body (Gladstar, 2001 McIntyre, 1996 Holmes, 1997). Its long reputation as an aphrodisiac is earned by its ability to stimulate circulation to the pelvic area, enhancing sexual vitality.

Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis): Hibiscus flowers are red, sexy, and incredibly gorgeous! On an energetic level, hibiscus is a very sensual, pleasureful plant, its diuretic properties encouraging movement and release in the sacral region while its pleasureful nature helps one open to intimate connection and receiving. It is important to note that hibiscus has anti-fertility action (Hoffmann, n.d.). See below for a rich, pleasureful, and decadent Raspberry Hibiscus Mousse recipe that will have you swooning!

Maca (Lepidium meyenii): Maca, a starchy root that is a dietary staple from Peru, has become a trendy herb for enhancing fertility and sexual performance. Both women and men report feelings of enhanced libido after taking maca. Try a Peach Maca Smoothie or Maca-Roons for a little punch of maca!

Oatstraw (Avena sativa): As the phrase “sowing your wild oats” hints, oats are a love potion, supporting sexual health and increasing libido not as an aphrodisiac per se but by nourishing the nerves, nourishing and moistening the endocrine glands, and freeing up testosterone. Think of oatstraw as a tonic herb that slowly builds sexual desire, performance, and sensation, amongst its other benefits as a vitamin-rich nourishing herb for the nerves, heart, and immune system (which you can read about here).

Rose (Rosa rugosa): While not an aphrodisiac, rose is a beloved medicine for the heart. Roses are used to heal and open the energetic heart chakra, yielding a soft but strong heart that is open yet protected. Rose is such a loving plant and is a wonderful addition to any love potions meant for others or just for yourself, such as the Chocolate Rose Love Elixir or Rose Vanilla Honey recipes below. Our perhaps intoxicating scents are more your thing?

Sarsaparilla (Smilax ornata): Sarsaparilla is used in Chinese Medicine as an aphrodisiac and a sexual stimulant and tonic for the male reproductive system. It helps regulate testosterone, progesterone, and hormone production in both men and women, boosting libido and potency. Enjoy sarsaparilla with other aphrodisiac herbs in the Love Your Libido Tea recipe below.

Vanilla: The Eclectic herbalists of the early 1900s lauded vanilla as an aromatic stimulant, said to “powerfully stimulate the sexual appetite” (Felter, 1922). Vanilla also has a dual action as a nervine, making one feel relaxed, euphoric, and blissful, perhaps even “in the mood.” Its perfumey, pleasureful flavor is exotic and enticing. This Rose Vanilla Massage Oil and this Vanilla Tea are both amazing ways to saturate yourself in vanilla pleasure!

Yohimbe (Pausinystalia yohimbe): Yohimbe is an evergreen tree native to West Africa. Dubbed “herbal Viagra”, yohimbe was approved by the US FDA as the first plant-derived drug for treating impotency (Kotta et al., 2013). Its primary action is to dilate blood vessels, thus regulating and stimulating blood flow to the sexual organs. Yohimbe can also increase sex drive in women.


The benefits of blending your own tea

With only 1-2 different pure teas and herbs, flowers and spices you can create numerous blends and enjoy different tea each day. Changing only one or two ingredients can change a tea from calming to invigorating. Blending is good for enhancing the flavor of tea you don’t necessarily enjoy, but would like to drink because of the health benefits. You can find most of the ingredients for blending in health food stores or even grow your own herbs, collect flowers or dry fruit. This way you can reduce the risk of drinking tea with sweeteners or artificial flavors sometimes hidden in blends.


Rose Petal Tea Recipe

Rose Petal Tea can be made from either rose hips or rose petals. This Rose Petal Tea has a light floral taste with a slightly tangy flavor. A very elegant tea to serve for your next afternoon tea party. Whether it is drunk hot or cold, did you know that tea is one of the best things you can drink? Check out Tea – Drink to your Health.

If you are not buying rose petals from a tea store, make your own. You will need to be certain that the variety of rose petals you grow are sweet tasting rather than bitter. If unsure, ask your local horticultural specialists for advice. Check out What’s Cooking America’s Edible Flower Chart.

  • 2 cups fresh fragrant rose petals (about 15 large roses)*
  • 3 cups water
  • Honey or granulated sugar to taste

Clip and discard bitter white bases from the rose petals rinse petals thoroughly and pat dry.

In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, place the prepared rose petals. Cover with water and bring just to a simmer let simmer for approximately 5 minutes or until the petals become discolored (darkened).

Remove from heat and strain the hot rose petal liquid into teacups. Add honey or sugar to taste.

* All roses that you intend to consume must be free of pesticides. Do not use or eat flowers from florists, nurseries, or garden centers. In many cases these flowers have been treated with pesticides not labeled for food crops. The tastiest roses are usually the most fragrant. Learn more about Edible Flowers.


Rose Latte Recipe – Healthy, Natural and Easy

It’s pink, beautiful and it smells amazing! This rose latte recipe is made from rose petals and doesn’t use store-bought rosewater like many other recipes. The petals on their own won’t make the latte as pink as you see on the photo, but when you add a pinch of my secret ingredient, it will do the trick. You can certainly skip it but your latte will look WAY prettier if you add it, plus it’s natural and super healthy!

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I drink a tea latte every single morning. It’s the only time when I’ll have tea with milk (always non-dairy because of personal preferences). If I have a busy morning, didn’t sleep well or before working out I will choose a Matcha latte because of the boosting effect, but other mornings I’ll go with different teas or even herbals (look into My Favorites , to find teas that work great as lattes). One of my favorite herbal lattes for a non-caffeinated morning drink is this rose latte recipe.

Using Rose Petals

Another plus of this rose latte recipe besides how delicious it tastes, is that roses also have many beneficial herbal properties which you would be getting with this latte.

Did you know that you can use fresh or dried petals to make rose water, or even this tea? Always make sure you wash any fresh herb/flower you’ll be using thoroughly and use pesticide free petals. The basic rule on how to use fresh vs. dried herbs/flowers in recipes is if the recipe calls for 1 tbsp of dried rose petals, use twice the amount of fresh ones. If you want to buy dried rose petals but don’t really know what to do with so many of them, read about the many other uses you can use them for! I always recommend to go for reputable sellers when buying herbs, roots, flowers & bark like Starwest Botanicals or Mountain Rose Herbs .

If you’re into herbs and would like to learn more about their properties, origins, uses, etc. I recommend this great resource:

Watch my video tutorial for a step-by-step guide:

This rose latte recipe has only 4 ingredients and it’s super healthy! I’m sure you’ll want to surprise many people with your new drink once you master it. It’s an easy and delicious recipe, perfect for the whole family because it is caffeine free.

Also, if you prefer other ‘healthier’ sweeteners I recommend Monk Fruit , or just try it unsweetened for its healthiest version!

My preferred steeping teaware when making single servings is this Teapot , which is the same as the one in the video. It lets the leaves (or petals in this case) ‘dance’ liberally and optimizes extraction. I definitely recommend it because it’s my to-go tea maker for 1.

The secret ingredient for my rose latte recipe is beetroot powder . It’s natural, healthy and it’s what gives this latte a beautiful color. It’s rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. You don’t HAVE to use beetroot powder if you don’t want to, but I definitely recommend it! The link is for the exact same one I always use.


Rose Milk Tea (Rose Tea Latte Recipe + Video)

Rose milk tea is a delicious combination of black tea infused with floral, aromatic rose syrup and a splash of warm milk. A perfect and comfort drink to warm up inside out in this cold weather.

I loved the idea of infused tea when I tried Starbucks blossoming rose tea. This is not a copycat recipe of Starbucks, I tried different options to get the right amount of floral aroma and flavour. Finally, I could achieve it with rose syrup as it infuses not so intense floral aroma like rose water. To keep the syrup natural without adding any artificial colouring agents, I used dried hibiscus petals.

Rose Tea Latte &ndash Perfect winter warmer

As the days get shorter and colder we all know winter is making its way. Eventually, we change our choices to winter warmers like soups, pies along with kashayam , masala chai, and infused tea. A mug of creamy, fragrant tea with floating rose petals/petal dust is just the perfect way to cosy up at the end of a long chill day. This easy to make rose milk tea recipe is definitely a treat for the taste buds.

Recipe for Rose syrup

Recipe for rose syrup is simple to make at home. This recipe requires just 3 ingredients rose petals, water and sugar to make. I have used dried rose petals to make this syrup. To make this simple rose syrup just boil water, sugar and dried rose petals until sugar dissolves. I have used dried hibiscus petals as a natural food colouring agent, it was not steeped for long to impart any noticeable floral aroma. You may add a few drops of rose water to the syrup if you prefer intense floral aroma and flavour.

Recipes with Rose Syrup

This syrup adds delicate, sweet, aromatic and subtle floral notes to any drinks hot or cold. This versatile syrup makes a great base for any drinks such as rose lassi, tea, coffee, cocktail, flavored lemonade, falooda, milkshakes.

Let&rsquos see how to make a warming and comforting Rose Milk Tea

Ingredients

1 cup = 250ml 1 tbsp = 15ml

Dried Hibiscus petals: 2 (optional)

Instructions

Place water, sugar and rose petals in a sauce pan, bring it to boil on medium high heat.

Now reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes or until sugar completely dissolves and mixture thickens. Turn off the heat.

Finally add dried hibiscus petals and steep for 3-4 minutes.

Remove hibiscus petals and allow the syrup to cool down completely.

Strain the syrup and discard rose petals.

Store the syrup in sterilised glass container/bottle in fridge.

Recipe Notes

The above measurements yields 250ml syrup.

Store this syrup in fridge until you are ready to use. You may keep it in fridge for around 3 months.

While straining the syrup press the rose petals with back of spoon to extract as much syrup as possible.

Syrup thickens once it cools down.

To get right consistency, just lift the spoon out of pan and make sure syrup lightly coats to the spoon.

Do not steep hibiscus petals for more than 5 minutes. Hibiscus petals acts as a natural colouring agent, steeping for a long time results in imparting its aroma in the syrup.

Swap refined sugar with coconut sugar or palm sugar for healthier version syrup.

You may swap dried rose petals with fresh organic edible rose petals.

Addition of hibiscus petals is optional, you may skip if you do not have them. In the below image you can see the colour difference before and after adding hibiscus petals.

How to make Rose Milk Tea

Rose milk tea is a rose syrup infused in black tea with milk. Steep a tea bag in water, mix in rose syrup and finally add milk. You may top up with dried petals/ rose petal dust if you wish to. This recipe is pretty easy and quick to make if you have a pre-made rose syrup. Rose syrup is time taking process though not much maybe around 15 minutes. The best part is you can make a batch of rose syrup and store it in the fridge. This syrup stays good for nearly 3 months if stored properly in a clean, sterilised and dry glass bottle.

Ingredients

Instructions

Bring water in a saucepan to a rolling boil and switch off the heat.

Now add teabags and steep for 5 minutes and discard the tea bags.

Warm milk and foam with a milk frother for 30-40 seconds.

Now mix in 1 tbsp rose syrup in each cup and add milk.

Enjoy rose milk tea while hot.

Recipe Notes

For a vegan version use almond milk, soy milk or any plant-based milk.

Add rose syrup depending on how sweet and intense rose flavour you prefer.

You may add a few drops of rose water along with syrup if you prefer intense flavour but not the sweetness.

Adjust milk and water ratio as per your preference. I personally like the 1:1 ratio.


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