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How to Make a Magical Rose Tea Latte

October 23, 2016


“The Rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms.” ~ Angelus Silesius

Making a beautiful cup of rose tea is my new favorite source for an energetic pick-me-up. Roses are traditionally associated with love and romance, but have you thought about actually eating a rose? Probably not. Roses are not only good for the soul, they’re also rich in health benefits.

What’s so fancy about rose tea?

  • Rose tea is an ancient, sacred spiritual herb that opens your heart.
  • Rose tea is rich in vitamins C, E, folic acid, riboflavin, pyroxidine, and niacin.
  • For the ladies, drinking rose tea helps to reduce pain associated with heavy menstrual cycles and breast tenderness. Rose is also used to help regulate irregular periods and treat infertility.
  • Rose tea is a powerful anti-inflammatory that is often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
  • Immune booster. Rose tea has incredibly high amounts of Vitamin C which helps to fight colds and infections.
  • Helps reset the digestive system. Rose tea is used to treat an upset stomach, ulcers and promote the growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract. Rose is also a mild laxative that can be used to relieve constipation.
  • Mood booster. Rose tea helps to relieve depression, tension and stress. (Ah, amen).
  • Clear skin! Rose tea is a natural anti-bacterial.  It helps flush out toxins, acne and blemishes for natural glowing skin.

Extra benefit: Drinking rose tea makes you feel like a God/Goddess 😉 *Okay, maybe we’ll give a little credit to the mood boosting properties of these magical petals.

Tips for brewing rose tea: Do not use boiling water. Water should be hot. This will prevent the tea from tasting bitter.

Can I brew with any kind of rose petals? No. Roses sold in stores are treated with chemicals. To consume florals, you’ll need to use organic and pesticide free petals. I purchase mine on amazon here.

Let’s make a latte! This creamy delicious rose tea latte is my new morning favorite. At first sip, I can feel my heart relax and my mind ease up.

Added hormone health booster. Adding in some fat like raw cacao butter will help make this rose tea latte creamy and delicious. Raw cacao butter is great for boosting serotonin levels in the brain, it’s rich in magnesium, and helps prevent against common cardiovascular diseases. Read more to learn about the benefits of raw cacao butter.

Magical Rose Tea Latte
Author: Nourish Avenue
Ingredients
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup dried rose petals *organic and free from any chemical pesticides
  • 1/2 cup organic almond milk
  • 1tbsp (approx: 1″x1″ inch block) raw cacao butter
  • 1/4 tsp organic cardamom powder
  • Stevia to taste
  • Optional: Sweeten with some raw honey for added flavor
Instructions
  1. Boil 1 cup water then let cool for 2 minutes (water still needs to be hot)
  2. Add 1/4 cup rose petals into a french press
  3. Pour the hot water (not boiling) over the rose petals
  4. Let petals steep for 10 minutes and then strain
  5. In a small pot, warm up 1/2 cup almond milk on the stove and add in cardamon, stevia and/or honey. Keep over flame until hot
  6. Next, you’ll need to blend everything together
  7. Add 1/2 cup brewed rose tea, warmed almond milk and cacao butter into blender and blend.
  8. Tip: you’ll want to make sure the cacao butter melts so make sure your almond milk and tea are hot enough
  9. Pour into a cute mug and enjoy 🙂
  10. Store the rest of the rose tea in the fridge and warm up for next time

It’s truly a magical latte, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

xo,
Erica

Sources:

herbalteasonline.com

baldwins.co.uk/blog/5-benefits-of-rose-petals-for-natural-health-beauty/

pravdareport.com/health/25-10-2004/7269-rose-0/

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