Fruity Rose Tea
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Sometimes the best homemade teas don't involve steeping dried tea leaves. This version uses fresh slices of fruit, cinnamon and rose petals. It's quick, it's easy, and it tastes and smells absolutely divine.
I get my rose petals at gourmet shops in town, and on Amazon. You don't need them to make your own tea, but it's very soothing.
- 1/2 large apple
- 1 orange
- 1 lemon
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 Tbsp dried food grade rose petals
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 4 cups boiled water
- Wash the fruits and dry thoroughly. Slice them as thin as you can. Break the cinnamon stick in half and crush the rose petals a bit.
- Place sliced fruit, petals, cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of honey in a teapot with 4 cups of boiling water. Allow to steep for 10 minutes.
- If you'd like your tea to have stronger flavours, place it on a hot water kettle (with boiled water in it) for a few minutes longer.
- Alternatively, you can make quick to-go dried apple slices you can use to steep in hot water as a flavourful tea. Thinly slice a bunch of apples and drench with fresh citrus juices.
- Lay the apple slices out on a big basket to dry out. You can also use a dehydrator or put them in the oven on a baking sheet at a low temperature. You just want them dried, not crispy. When dry, just steep in boiling water and enjoy.
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