Rose Tea Blends: easy guide, top 10 best teas

Last updated: August 7, 2020 at 12:06 pm

Herbal Rose Tea: flavor highlights

Take time to smell the roses, they say. Luckily, there’s such a thing as rose tea to bring some serenity into our time-strapped lives! Rose teas exist in countless delightful varieties, in tea bags and loose leaf. From strong black or delicate green teas laced with fragrant rose petals, to dreamy white teas infused with rosebuds, to a range of herbal blends featuring rosehips and a symphony of herbs, flowers and spices, rose teas gently introduce your senses to a quiet, happy realm where you’ll love to linger. The fact that rose flavored teas are often served in wedding receptions and other romantic occasions, is no surprise.

Fragrant, floral, and famous

The sweet, lilting scent of rose petals is among the most recognizable fragrances in the world. We often come across it in perfumes, cosmetics, and even desserts. In fact, rose oil and rose petals were historically used in perfumes and skin-care concoctions originating in Persia, Arabia, and India. Drinking herbal brews with rose petals has also been a tradition in many cultures. Rosehips, now identified as good sources of Vitamin C, were an important ingredient in Chinese traditional medicines.

What is rose tea good for?

Its lovely fragrance aside, rose tea promises a range of health benefits. For starters, loose leaf rose teas tend to be caffeine free and as such can give you your daily fix without dehydrating you or making you restless. Rose is also rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which have been linked to better heart and brain health and reduced risk of cancer and type-2 diabetes. Among the main phenols in rose tea, gallic acid is known for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects, while anthocyanins keep the eyes and the urinary tract healthy. Some preliminary studies also suggest that regular consumption of rose tea can decrease menstrual pain.

Tasting notes and reviews

Rose teas are “smooth, light and delicate”, “sweet without being cloying”, and “perfect for special occasions”. Herbal teas with rose buds as their chief ingredients, make “elegant”, “golden and luminous” liquors with a “soothing and velvety” flavor. The effect is similar in rose flavored white teas. Rose buds or rose petals add an “enchanting aroma” to green teas, turning them into “enjoyable evening drinks”. When added to black teas (usually in conjunction with lychee or other fruit flavors), rose buds create a “warm earthiness” that is “floral but not overpowering”.

Tea tips

Rose teas have a characterizing fragrance that blends very well with other floral aromas and fruit additives. Try dreamy rose tea blends with added accents of hibiscus, lavender, and chamomile. You can definitely add these botanical accents to your rose-flavored teas. Being a tea blender is not that hard, really. Rose fragrance is perfect for a soothing end-of-the-day drink. If, on the other hand, you prefer strong caffeine-rich drinks, try adding rose petals to your favorite Ceylon black tea to give it a pleasant floral dimension. Rose teas can also be accented with chocolate (cocoa nibles), vanilla, or orange blossoms.

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Oolong Rose Tea

Oolong Rose Tea

A light, floral oolong tea blend that has been beautifully accented with fragrant rose petals. This rose oolong tea imparts a subtle melange of sweet, floral flavors grounded by smooth, savory notes and a long finish.
Strawberries & Cream Black Tea (with Rose)

Strawberries & Cream Black Tea (with Rose)

This dessert-y strawberry rose tea will be your new favorite afternoon tea blend. Fun, floral, fruity, and refreshing, it will invigorate good tea party conversation or just stimulate good thoughts on your own.  We start with a smooth black tea blend, add fresh strawberry extract, Oregon rose petals, and a heavy splash of vanilla. Like a delightful dessert in a cup, we can’t decide what we love more – the flavor or the incredible aroma.
Ayurvedic Rose Herbal Green Tea [3.5 oz]

Ayurvedic Rose Herbal Green Tea [3.5 oz]

A delectable cup of herbal green tea mixed with exotic and medicinal herbs sourced from the mystical Himachal Valley in Northern India. Our proficient blenders have sourced premium, pure green teas from the heavenly regions of Kangra and Assam. The base is then blended with fresh aromatic Indian spices and an array of exotic and ancient herbs like Holy Basil (Tulsi), Indian ginseng, Indian Valerian, Red Sandalwood amongst others. All of the 21 herbs are blended in specific ratios by our blenders to bring to you a bright, aromatic liquor with grassy and woody notes.
Rose Dian Hong Black Tea

Rose Dian Hong Black Tea

This tea is made with roses from France known for their rich fragrance. The result of the mixing with Dian Hong black tea from Yunnan produces with pleasing tea, bringing you a fantastic experience combining the tea’s mellow, sweet flavor with the bright fragrance of the roses.
Chamomile Rose Silver Needle White Tea

Chamomile Rose Silver Needle White Tea

This tea is a combination of Fuding silver needle white tea, and rose and chamomile flowers: the first fragrance you notice is that of the rose, while the first taste is the chamomile. The refreshing flavor of the white tea serves as an excellent accompaniment to the floral scent, and with such a rich flavor, this tea will definitely satisfy your thirst. This tea has many health benefits too, mainly during the summer due to white tea’s ability to relieve heat, and chamomile’s calming properties to cool you down from the inside out. It is believed in traditional Chinese medicine that white tea, rose, and chamomile all have beneficial medicinal properties.
Mountain Rose Tea

Mountain Rose Tea

Sweet and intensely floral, this tea feels increasingly warm and welcoming. With every sip, you can relish flavors of pink rose, jasmine, and cardamom well-balanced, beautifully rounded and robust throughout.

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