2 Chinese Dried Rose Tea Recipes: Low Calories & Lots of Benefits

Rose flower tea is delicious and has lots of benefits such as supporting your digestion, improving the skin, and helping you to de-stress after a busy working day. As it’s caffeine free and near zero in calories, it’s suitable for any time of the day. See the video below showing how you can easily prepare a rose flower tea at home/office with a Teasenz infusion tea mug. This video will be followed by two bonus rose tea recipe ideas!

Honeysuckle Rose Tea Recipe To Fight Flu

One amazing rose tea recipe is one that combines the dried roses with honeysuckle. A great recipe to enjoy the health benefits of roses with the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of Honeysuckle. And did you know it’s great as a natural remedy against a flu or cold as well?

What you’ll need:

  • 2 gram dried honeysuckle
  • 5 pieces rose buds
  • Water temperature: 90 degrees Celsius
  • Steeping time: 5-8 minutes
  • Water amount:
    • 120 ml hot water in gaiwan – good for 3 brews; or
    • 500 ml hot water in teapot – good for 1 brew.

Note: avoid honeysuckle during pregnancy.

Myosotis Rose Tea Recipe for Even Better Skin

One other popular Chinese rose tea recipe is one that combines dried rose buds with Myosotis flowers. These purple flowers are often used in cosmetics as they’re amazing for a soft and smooth skin. In addition, it adds a more nutty flavor to the pure rose tea. Try this recipe as soon as you can and stay young forever..

What you’ll need:

  • 2 gram Myosotis
  • 3-6 pieces of Rose buds
  • Water temperature: 90 degrees Celsius
  • Steeping time: 12 minutes
  • Water amount:
    • 120 ml hot water in gaiwan – good for 3 brews; or
    • 500 ml hot water in teapot – good for 1 brew.

Other Flowers: Lavender?

Now that you know that rose tea can be blended with Myosotis and Honeysuckle, you might wonder whether it works with other flowers as well. The answer is: yes, probably. One flower that’s for sure great with roses is lavender. The aroma of lavender is strong, so try to find a balance in proportion for the blend. We suggest to start wit about 80% roses and 20% lavender. If you’ve any other rose tea recipe ideas, feel free to share them in the comment section!

Add Leaf Tea: Rose Green Tea Recipe?

Adding leaf teas to the rose flowers definitely is another way to be creative. Because the aroma of roses is delicate, we suggest to experiment with green teas, as they’re lighter in flavor. Moreover, the green color of the fresh leaves will look amazing with red or pink roses.

Make Iced Rose Tea

Besides making hot teas as shown in the video above, you could serve the teas ice-cold.  Either put the hot teas in the fridge (after they reach room temperature) or add lots of ice to let it cool down instantly. Great to stay fresh and hydrated during hot summer days. And if you can, bring some to the beach.

What Base Leaves Should I Use With Chrysanthemum Flowers And Rosebuds?

Here’s an interesting question we received from one of our readers:

I’m looking to create a gift blend for my guests. The ingredients that I want to use are Chrysanthemum flowers and Rosebuds. What could a suitable tea to use as a base for the blend?

Here’s the answer based on consultations of different tea experts in our circle:

The Best Base Might Be No Base

To fully enjoy the aroma and taste of rosebuds and chrysanthemum, it could be an idea to not use a base at all. After all, the flavor of tea can cover the flower’s natural taste. If that’s what you treasure then feel comfortable without adding a base tea at all.

rosebuds and chrysanthemum blend

Base Pu Erh Tea for Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum tend to go well with pu erh tea. For a blend only loose pu erh teas are suitable. Preferably a ripe pu erh as they are usually more smooth to go with flowers. When choosing this as a base, add more Chrysanthemum flowers relative to Rosebuds.

Base Black Tea For Rosebuds

Rosebuds go well with black tea. Any black tea can be suitable, except for smoky ones. In such a case, add more rosebuds relative to chrysanthemum flowers. This non-smoked Lapsang Souchong can be a good choice, because it has a light flavor of pinewood that goes well with the flower aroma.

White Tea, A Safe Choice

A light tasting base could be also a good choice as it doesn’t covers the fragrance of the flowers. A white tea, such as the bai mu dan or silver needle, or light green tea are great options.

Did you Know There Are 3 Types of Chrysanthemum Flowers?

De-stress with Lavender Tea

Life can be really stressful. Whether you’re a student trying desperately to keep up with course work that seems impossible, a mother trying to juggle multiple lives, a business professional trying to meet tough deadlines- stress can take a major toll. That can manifest in insomnia, unhealthy eating habits, and general fatigue that could even exacerbate the stress you already have. The good news is that while life has a lot of stress, tea exists. Through all the chaos, at the end of the day a nice steaming cup of tea can make it all better. One tea that does that in particular is Lavender Tea.

De-Stress with Lavender Tea

Even imagining the scent alone, evokes feelings of calm, not even thinking about the tea. In fact, Lavender tea is known in its calming effects to encourage rest and fight insomnia. It also helps with the nervous system and dealing with indigestion. It helps to relieve that anxiety and stress that so many feel. It can even help with those stress induced migraines. There are even claims that external use of this tea can help with cuts and sores. With all of these benefits, one can certainly de-stress with Lavender Tea. Especially with these cold January nights, it might be nice to have a cup of Lavender and take a break from stress. Just steep it in your favorite mug, add a little honey, maybe pop in a great movie and you’re off to the land of calm and serenity – at least for a little while.

Blooming Flower Teas

Blooming Flower Teas

There is something really romantic about the idea of Blooming flower teas. That you can put these dry fragrant buds in a teapot or teacup and when you pour hot water on them – they come alive. Flowers bloom and unfurl in the steam and the heat – there is color and beauty in the tea pot – more than any simple cup of tea. And the very essence of the flower steeps through all of it and you can drink it – it is like life, the sheer beauty of it all, in your hands.

Whether you go for a full sized blooming tea like Oriental Beauty Blooming Tea or a simple flower herbal tea like Calming Chrysanthemum Tea – it is an experience to be had, if only just to see it. You may even get health benefits out of it. While health benefits vary flower to flower, the fact that flower teas are not caffeinated allow you to enjoy tea without having to worry about staying up too late or any bad side effects of caffeine.  Flowering teas are generally considered healthy for all ages but if you are pregnant or have any particular health problems, you should consult a doctor before consuming.

Blooming Flower Teas are definitely something to try and if nothing else, something to add a zing to your favorite kind of tea- though it might not be as pretty.

Try Some Osmanthus Tea

Try Some Osmanthus Tea

Osmanthus is a beautiful  yellow flower grown in Southern China. Due to its sweet fragrance, it is commonly used for making Chinese tea blends or making desserts, or even being  steeped on its own. The high concentrations of antioxidants and the melanin inhibition of osmanthus may slow aging and browning of foods,  and gives many health benefits.  Some of the most desired benefits of osmanthus tea is its ability to improve the complexion of the drinker, as well as helping the body to rid itself of excess nitric oxide. It is thought in traditional Chinese medicine that removing the excess nitric oxide from the body can help reduce the risk of of cancer and diabetes. Also,  the low pollen count of these flowers makes it so that the drink  should be suitable for most drinkers, with little risk of an allergy occurring.

This Osmanthus Tea, now being sold at Teasenz, is great not only by itself, but mixed with other teas.  One  popular osmanthus tea recipe describes putting the dried flowers  into a freshly brewed hot cup of tie guan yin oolong tea. It also could be combined with Green, Blackk, or even other Herbal Teas. It might just add that sweetness that the tea needs. Not only that, these beautiful flowers make for a really beautiful drink, and potentially some beautiful dishes. In particular, it could be wonderful for making a nice iced tea – maybe mixing it with black sweet tea to add that extra sweet buttery zing to the mix.

So, try some Osmanthus Tea this summer, it’ll be a sweet, beautiful way to enjoy your tea and help your skin too.

Try Some Lavender Tea

Try Some Lavender Tea

Lavender has long been known for its sweet smell and calming effect.  Not only that, lavender’s  anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties, make it great for treating wounds. It stimulates the cells of a wound to regenerate more quickly and prevent scarring. It’s also useful for treating headaches, insomnia, fever blisters, acne, disrupted digestion and even anxiety, stress and depression. Now, through the Teasenz shop, you can get Lavender Tea.

To prepare lavender tea, steep the dried blossoms in boiling water for seven to 10 minutes, and then strain it.  One of the best ways to make Lavender tea is with an infuser, though it is great to see the flowers unfurl in a glass tea pot..  Some find that it  has a rather strong flavor, so you may want to use less of it or mix it with other teas. Whether you mix it with other teas or drink it on its own, the tea also contains numerous health benefits. In addition to helping treat migraines, it can also help treat convulsions and help with insomnia relief.

With numerous health benefits and that lovely smell, it is great reason to try some Lavender tea today. It may also be a great mix for your black, green, or even floral teas – it could even add that extra oomph to some of your recipes.

Chrysanthemum’s The Word

With spring coming – yellow is definitely on the mind. Golden sunlight, highlights in your hair, shorts and cool cotton dresses, tall glasses of lemonade and, maybe the most important of all, yellow flowers. Tulips, daisies, buttercups and, in terms of tea Chrysanthemum. Golden sweet tea made from the sheer yellowness of Spring you so crave – and it has tons of health benefits.

Chrysanthemum tea acts as a natural coolant and has been talked about in  ancient Chinese medicinal science.  A person can benefit a lot by having Chrysanthemum tea every day. The Chinese medicinal practice included the use of herbs as a major part of the treatment.  It has high amounts of B carotene , which is converted in Vitamin A in the liver. This  is helpful in treating skin problems and increasing immunity. Vitamin A also helps in postponing the aging process and age related blindness. The  tea is also a good source of Vitamin Bs like choline, folacin, niacin as well as riboflavin. It also contains Vitamin C which reduces the risks of scurvy and protects eyesight.  Chrysanthemum tea also has minerals like calcium, iron , magnesium and potassium – all important for good health. .

Chrysanthemum tea  has been drunk  in the past  to decrease body heat and drink during meals to help digest food for years, however, recent scientific studies find out health benefits of loose chrysanthemum tea are far greater.  It is now known to clear head colds and alleviate sinusitis pains because of the  vitamin C content of the tea. This is also because it is  antiviral because of that is a reliever of head congestion caused by viral infections. Chrysanthemum tea naturally lacks caffeine which makes it resistant to caffeine-induced side effects such as anxiety, irritability and nervousness. It is also known for its stimulating properties and is  used to refresh the brain and alerting the senses. It energizes all the senses quickly and also calms them down to instill better and clear perception.In addition benefits of drinking chrysanthemum tea includes soothing sore throats and helping  cure red,itchy eyes.

So, pour a cup of the golden stuff. You can steep it with hot water for 3 to 4 minutes and then you’re ready to go. You’re ready to drink all the flowery, yellowy goodness that is Chrysanthemum tea and take the health benefits with it.

A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose Flower Tea

With spring in the air, it’s hard not to have flowers on the mind. As spring slowly begins to peek out so do pink and yellow flower buds where you forgot they were – in bushes, in the grass, in the once barren trees. As they bloom in nature, let some brew in your cup of tea. And what better flower than a rose? With poem after poem written about it, with artists painting it in soft reds and pinks, and with it even being sung in musicals

“Oh! I once heard a poem that goes:
“A rose is a rose is a rose”
Well I don’t agree,
Take it from me,
There’s one rose sweeter than any that grows!
That’s my Rosie,
I’m so glad she chose me;
Life is one sweet beautiful song to me”
– Bye Bye Birdie

It’s hard to not have roses on the mind. You can make your life “Rose – y” with Rose Flower Tea. It is not only beautiful but full of health benefits.  Rose teas have high levels of vitamin C ,which helps the body fight off colds, the flu,and viruses. It also contains the ability to clear the toxic waste from the bladder and kidneys and in doing this it reduces the risk of urinary tract infections. Drinking rose tea can also prevent blockages that can be caused by kidney stones. Rose tea also contains rich nutrients and organic acids with help to prevent digestive problems and helps reduce the risk of dysentery, diarrhea, gastroenteritis and constipation.

A rose is a rose is way more than a rose with this tea. Usher in the spring by drinking some of it and flush out that winter sickness with it. You can view the world through those rose tinted glasses and the world will be beautiful – at least for a while.