Monday, 20 August 2012

Rose Bud Tea


Call me frilly if you will but I am completely unashamed of my slavish devotion to anything rose flavoured, if you follow me on Twitter you may already have clocked me evangelising over black teas blended with rose, you might even have been the recipient of some 'tea mail' (you know who you are!). I have a thing about sharing the joy! Rose bud tea is an altogether different experience from teas infused with the flavour of rose, to begin with it is caffeine free and very delicate but more than that it is an experience for most of the senses really; light floral aroma, beautiful to look at in a glass teapot and such a unique taste. I'm always amazed by how much flavour the buds themselves yield, it is difficult to find a comparison other than turkish delight in a teacup - depending on whether you add sugar of course! Rumour has it that sipping rose bud tea will also give your skin a helping hand which can never be a bad thing in my book!

32 comments :

  1. Wow! Never even heard of rosebud tea before but I am so curious to give this a try. I love the glass teapot too!

    Rachael x

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  2. Ohhhh my mum makes rosebud tea (she is BIG on herbal remedies hehe) :) it is pretty dreamy! Have you ever tried to make sweet rosehip syrup from rosehips? It is delicous on pancakes :D let me know if you want the recipe!

    Love your blog as always! xooxox

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  3. Oh wow I really must, must, must try this!! it sounds beautiful and your pictures are dreamy and gorgeous

    x

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  4. This rose bud tea is really nice. I love this tea. Is my favorite type of tea.
    3lin

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  5. So pretty Jem. A few days ago Annabel and I saw a plate of pink topped cupcakes, each with a tiny (real) rosebud atop. Beautiful.

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  7. This looks gorgeous Jem, and yes beautiful in the glass tea pot <3 I would love to make some too.. xxx

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  8. Really? Adding the rose bud tea to the list of things to try ^^ Thanks a lot for sharing this, and indeed, the tea looks better in a clear glass jar xx

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  9. such beautiful photos!

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  10. Gorgeous photos as per usual, how much do I want a glass tea pot right now. Your blog is lethal for my bank balance! xxxxxx

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  11. I was curious about this as I'm a serious tea lover, until you said Turkish Delight aha! Oh well :') It looks really pretty though :P

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  12. Like a tisane, lovely, must try it. The teapot is so beautiful too.

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  13. Very happy recipient of tea mail right here! I am now a big fan of black rose tea, and am eager to try other rose teas (getting obsessed with roses - how odd!) Re. Tilly above I was just adding rosehip recipes to my blog's 'to-try' list the other day, as we're coming up to the season for such experimentation. x

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  14. And the Turkish delight thing draws me in. There is a Turkish restaurant I go to, Tas, purely for their Rose Sherbert juice, Turkish Delight in a glass!

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  15. I rarely drink hot drinks, but I'm quite tempted to try this as I love rose-flavoured things too :). I recently discovered rose lemonade and it is quite possibly my favourite drink of all time, it's so delicious. Unfortunately it's really difficult to find it in shops near me so I don't get to drink it that often :(

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  16. Your tea is a thing of beauty... I love turkish delight and anything rose flavoured. There's a tea shop near me that bakes rose flavoured scones with a rosebud on top and they are beautiful. I will have to think about getting me a glass tea pot and some rose flavoured tea. I voted for you by the way. Your blog is, as ever, beautiful. Em ♥

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  17. i'm not a fan of rose flavours - but rosehip oil is brilliant for the skin! xx

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  18. Oh wow! I want to try this!!! I spent years searching for rose jam after having found one jar in TK Maxx that-one-time and then months searching for rose syrup for my hot chocolate. Yum!

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  19. Oh Jem what beautiful photos! I love the glass teapot! Did you go to a tea room for this or have it at home? xxx

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  20. There's a Chinese shop downtown that sells dried rosebuds like that in a clear container, and I was considering getting them just to look at, haha! I guess I'll have to get some next time; if it tastes good & improves skin, it's worth a go!

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  21. So beautiful and delicate! I want to try this so much! I adore rose flavour too and you're right, it's very good for the skin! I use rose water as a cleanser and it leaves my skin so lovely and soft :)

    Thank for for such a beautiful post :)

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  22. how cute is that teapot! :)

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  23. Sounds & looks lovely! I'm still looking for the rosebud tea that blooms onto a flower when the hot water touches it :) xx

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  24. How absolutely, appropriately damm decadent! Bring the rose tea in James!!! (James is my imaginary butler) Love your photos as always - and your gorgeous cards in the previous post :)

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  25. I have never tried rose tea. I did try rose chocolate once, though- and it was very nice (and different!).

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  26. Sounds yummy. I love rose anything :D my favourite tea room in Norwich always has some form of rose flavoured cake. Scrumptious!! xx

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  27. oooo i got a rose bush given to me for my birthday...i'm tempted....

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  28. you've taken some beautiful pictures! I love little sugar lumps like that :) I imagine rosebud tea would be quite good for your skin, a good excuse to make it regularly!
    Eleanor x

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  29. Yum. Do you have a recipe for this?! xx

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  30. Wow Jem - that is stunning! I've tried the Rose blends in black and green tea, but never straight rosebud tea - I'm very intrigued! I'm currently on a huge rose kick at the moment, courtesy of the most divine rose bud bath bombs. It's so lovely sitting in the rose scented water with dried rose petals floating around me :) hahaha I'm a glutton for indulgences :)
    Anyhoo, just wanted to send you a big 'Hello!' to you - I'm doing the postcard swap too. So happy to have found your blog - it's lovely!
    Cheers,
    Shann! xx

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  31. This looks absolutely gorgeous. I'm a huge tea lover, my favourite little tea shop is Lee Rosy's in Nottingham! xo

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  32. Totally vapid. I despair of what blogging is coming to

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