I’m currently obsessed with everything roses.
Or it started long before that, with my obsession with rose floral water.
In any case, I’m all about that rose flower power. But not to the point of prancing around eating other people’s rose gardens because, you know… pesticides.
Instead, I visited a tea shop in Chinatown and purchased a bag of these deliciously fragrant Siberian rosebuds.
WHAT ARE TISANES?
Tisanes are made through the infusion of herbs, spices or other plant material in hot water and does not usually contain caffeine.
They are also called herbal “teas,” but that term can be misleading as all tea involves the plant camellia sinensis.
In terms of beauty and health, drinking rose flower tisane can help alleviate dry skin and soothe the mind.
HOW TO MAKE ROSE FLOWER TISANE
- Use 8-10 rosebuds
- Rinse to clean and “open” the buds to receive hot water
- Steep rosebuds in hot water for up to 40 seconds
- Remove rosebuds from hot water. Can be re-used up to three times.
- Pour rose infused water into cup
- Enjoy, preferably with a few squares of dark chocolate 🙂
Such is my idea of luxury!
Not handbags from chanel, or prada shoes or other expensive distractions.
But rather curiously simple things.
Like a soft fluffy white bed, an unhurried hot bath and a steaming, fragrant cup of rose tea…