Did You Know That You Can Make Tea Out of Rose Petals?

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In the spring and summer I love to finish a meal with a tisane, tea made from fresh herbs like lemon verbena or mint. But I had no idea that rose petals can be used to make this as well! Isn't that a romantic idea? Here's how Erin at Yummy Supper makes hers.

Erin Scott at Yummy Supper says that she gathers rose petals from her own yard, and pours hot water over them to let them steep.

You can watch a lovely video of this below.

What does it taste like? Erin told me, "Imagine you are sniffing a rose. A subtle, mellow version of that flavor is infused into the tea. Also through the steam, the rose-y perfume of the tea breezes past your nose with each sip. I love how the tea is a multi-sensory experience." Like I said, so romantic, right?

Get the recipe: Rose Petal Tea at Yummy Supper

If you want to try this and don't have the luxury of a yard full of English roses, just make sure that your roses from the florist or grocery store aren't sprayed with pesticides.

You can also make rose tea with dried rosebuds or rose petals. Check out a post on this at Eggbeater:

→ Read more: Rose petal tea & tisane at Eggbeater

(Image credits: Erin Scott of Yummy Supper)