Roses may look good in a vase, but they can do good in a teacup. Loaded with beneficial compounds and a delightful scent, adding petals to your tea can be a delicious way to boost your health and enrich the taste of your cuppa. If you are intrigued about making the absolute best rose milk tea, you have definitely landed at your desired destination.
As you’ve already guessed, rose milk tea is made of the three ingredients mentioned in the name itself:
But as straightforward as this may seem, to get the most delicate notes and ultimate taste, you need a more detailed approach. While you can certainly dump your tea bag and a few rose petals in your cup and pour hot water over, you will need a bit of extra effort to get the best results.
There are many ways in which you can whip up your rose tea in a jiffy, but only one will leave your taste buds longing for more. Rose milk tea should be a balanced combination of earthy flavor, floral notes, sweetness, and creamy smoothness.
This preparation method requires some more time, but every sip will convince you that it is so worth it.
Here is what you need:
And this is how you can prepare it:
Step 1 – Start by grabbing two pots, and filling them up with water. In one of them, we will be steeping the tea, and we will use the other one for the rose petals to make the rose syrup. The exact amount of water depends on how strong you want your tea to be and how floral you prefer your syrup to taste. A couple of cups should work fine.
Step 2 – Place the pots over medium heat, and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium, and add the tea to one of the pots. Stir in the rose petals and sugar in the other pot.
Cook both pots for approximately 6 minutes, but keep an eye on the rose syrup’s consistency. If needed, add an extra minute or two to get it thicker. Also, stir often to make sure the syrup doesn’t burn at the bottom. Set them aside to cool slightly.
Step 3 – In the meantime, grab your serving glass (or glasses as the recipe can easily comfort two people), and add the creamer.
Step 4 – Now, you have a choice to make. If you prefer the tea to be stronger on the rose side, you can omit the honey and add more syrup to your tea. However, keep in mind that the ultimate rose milk tea shouldn’t be too flowery. It should have hints of rose, but the floral scent shouldn’t overpower the tea. So, if you enjoy drinking sweet tea, we would suggest adding a tablespoon of honey right into the creamer.
Step 5 – Add a bit of the syrup. We find that 1 to 1 ½ tablespoon works best, but again, this is up to your preference.
Step 6 – Finally, pour the tea over, give it a gentle stir, and enjoy.
Roses are red, violets are blue,
Add the former to a cup of tea for a healthier you.
Okay, rhyming may not be our strongest suit, but you get our meaning, right? Steeping rose petals and drinking them in tea can drag many health benefits your way.
Floating rose petals in your cuppa may seem like something created by this Instagram era, but rose tea has been consumed for many centuries. In fact, roses are a staple in Traditional Chinese Medicine as they contain beneficial properties that can help with:
The Overall Immune System – Rich in antioxidants and high in Vitamin C, roses can help our body fight off infections and even relieve from cold and flu symptoms such as congestion, coughing, and throat irritability.
Lowering the Risk of Chronic Disease – Roses are loaded with polyphenols – a type of antioxidants that can protect the body from cell damage. And since chronic diseases attack the cells, you can easily join the dots and see how rose tea can be an added shield against diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, etc.
Lowering Inflammation – Thanks to the anti-inflammatory constituents that rose petals contain, this flower has a powerful effect on reversing or reducing the risk of inflammatory conditions.
Relieving Menstrual Pain – Their anti-inflammatory actions can also help alleviate menstrual pain and tackle all the psychological shifts and swings that this time of the month brings.
Roses contain no calories, no caffeine, no fats, and no sugar. When steeped in tea, you extract their anti-inflammatory actions and antioxidants, which can support your health in different ways.
Rose tea is a decent hydration source, and if prepared the right way (like in the recipe above), it is actually encouraged that you consume it daily. However, keep in mind that you need to be moderate. Don’t overdo it with the petals or rose syrup, and keep an eye out for potential side effects.
Rose petals interfere with blood thinners and antidepressants, so consult with your physician first. If you’re allergic to any plants of the rose family, you might want to skip sipping on this floral tea.
Nothing beats a warm cup of tea that offers a mix of earthiness, creaminess, and lovely floral scent. Take advantage of this article to make a delightful rose milk tea, and let us know how excited your taste buds were. We would love to hear all about your flowery tea adventures. Enjoy!