I am totally taking advantage of these hot summer days and making all sorts of iced tea to cool off. I’m relishing and soaking up all the summer festivities as much as I can! As a tea lover, making some sort of iced tea was inevitable.
There is time where we preferred tea than coffee. Therefore we decided to make some Honey Rose Tea for our busy weekend. We used Commonwealth Tea – Flavored by Whittard that we got from our trip in Glasgow. It’s a special blend with a hint of alcohol in it. Black tea is a best option with honey and rose, as it help to cover the bitterness of the tea.This refreshing and delightful beverage is one of my favorites for the summer. Black Tea is an adaption that eases and refreshes the nervous system. The rose and honey add a balanced and rich feminine quality to stimulate the senses.
To tell you the truth, I was never a big fan of Rose prepared like that. It was always way too sweet and way too strong for my liking, but I always felt obliged to have a few sips of it nonetheless, in the spirit of the festivities. I do however believe that the tart cranberry-like flavor of hibiscus is wonderful, and that I could find many different ways to enjoy it that do not involve so much sugar as to overpower it and diminish its benefits.Some tips for you:
- You can add in rose water if you wanted more of a rose flavor. The concentration can vary depending on the brand you buy, so I suggest working your way up to 4 tablespoons. Make sure you buy food grade rose water as well. Rose water is pretty delicate, so that’s why you need quite a bit of it.
- Remember to let the tea steep in the water for not more than 30 minutes. Soaking too will make the tea taste bitter.
So now let’s us get started! Ingredients |
- 4tbsp of Black Tea Leaves
- 3 cups of water
- 5-6 of Rose Leaves, Torn
- 1-3 tbsp of Local Honey
Boil the filtered water.Once warm, pour the water over the tea leaves. Steep for 30 minutes. Strain out mint and tea bags. Let cool to room temperature. Then refrigerate until cool. Mix in honey to taste when serving. Serve on a hot day over ice and garnish with rose petal to taste. Enjoy!Hope you like them! Share with us your version! Take a photo of yours, send us an email, tag us on Instagram, tweet us, anything. We love to see yours!