Collecting Your Blooms
Harvest your rose petals when they first bloom because this is when they are the most fragrant. I know, I know, this will be hard! Remember, you only need a few blooms for the tea so you will still get to keep your rose bush mostly undisturbed.
If you do pick a few to store, you will need to dry them in a dehydrator or in an oven at a low temperature.
Another quick note: You will want to make sure that the store you buy your roses from did not spray them with chemicals.
Medicinal Benefits of Rose Tea
Rose petal tea is said to help prevent digestive problems, cleanse the bladder and kidneys and help with stress. It can also be a laxative if taken in excess, so one should drink it in moderation.
Rose petal tea is very light tasting and I really enjoyed it’s warmth. I also tried the tea after it soaked overnight and liked it even more. The taste was floral adding to the beauty of this lovely drink. I hope you try it as well! Let me know what you think 🙂
I dry my tea in my oven, but this dehydrator is on my wishlist: Excelvan 5 Tier 240W Electric Food Fruit Dehydrator Preserver Airflow Circulation with Adjustable Temperature Control Natural Healthy