Loose Rosebuds Tea April 5, 2010

Filed under: Food and drink — cnesgreen @ 9:06 pm

This Herbal tea is made from real rose buds, plucked when they are young and then dried. It has a natural rosy taste and aroma, making it a lovely and highly enjoyable beverage.

The essential oils in Rosebud Tea can help to improve circulation and is good for the heart.

Rose Tea is known for its soothing sensation on mind and soul. It also helps you to relax at any time of the day.

Rose Tea contains vitamins A, B3, C, D, and E and has been shown to be good for infections, particularly bladder infections. Besides this, it has been shown to be an excellent source of Vitamin C, even more powerful than oranges!


Rose is a kind of precious medical materials,can beautify and improve the skin,dredge the channels,soften the blood tube.It works on CCVD,high blood press,heart diseases,and gynaopathy effectively.It coordinate liver and spleen,regulate vital energy and stomach.


"It has been used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine to treat conditions influenced by female hormones, including menopause and dysmenorrhea. No clinical trials to evaluate the effectiveness of rose tea have been done previously.

In the current study, 109 adolescent girls between 15 and 18 years old with dysmenorrhea were randomly assigned to either a drink rose tea or not (control group). None of the girls had underlying health problems that would account for their dysmenorrhea.

The girls in the tea group were instructed to drink 2 cups of rose tea every day from one week before the onset of their menses until the fifth day of their menses, a total of about 12 days per month, for six cycles. A cup of tea was prepared by steeping 6 dried rosebuds in 10 ounces of hot water for 10 minutes. Pain, distress, anxiety, perceived stress, and well-being were assessed using questionnaires given to all of the girls at the beginning of the study, and after one month, three months, and six months of treatment.

Those drinking rose tea had significantly lower levels of menstrual pain, distress, anxiety, and perceived stress and higher sense of well-being than the control group after one month of treatment; well-being, pain, distress, and anxiety, continued to improve during the course of the study and were at their best after six months.

These findings suggest that rose tea can be effective for relief of dysmenorrhea in adolescent girls. In this study, it specifically reduced pain and emotional symptoms and increased well-being. The benefits of drinking rose tea appear to be both immediate and cumulative, though how it works is still unknown. Further research is needed to confirm the results of this study and to determi

ne the properties of rose that might account for its beneficial effects. "


Herbalist doctor’s viewpoint

Roses  flavor is sweet ,slightly bitter,warm,the major function is regulating vital energy,relieving upset,invigorating blood circulation and removing blood stasis, regulating menses and relieving pain.

Besides,roses medical propeties are mild,can warm the liver,blood,emit the inner anger,cool the mood,placate,anti depressive.

  1. Roses help to regulate menstruation, especially suitable for drinking before the menstrual period, reduce menstrual discomfort, and also improve the endocrine disorders. 
  2. Roses can also help to reduce the breast tenderness before menstrual period.
  3. Roses can reduce the symptoms of cold hand and feet, fatigue, low blood pressure and improve fertility, balancing endocrine and detoxification.
  4. Rose tea also helps your body to deal with infection and help to reestablish the population of the normal bacterial of the intestines
  5. For beauty purposes, remove dart spots on the skin to increase the pore stability, to improve the oily skin to gain you a better looking skin.
  6. Roses are good for protecting liver and stomach.

        Rose Tea has the ability to cure the liver problems such as Sluggishness and constipation. It also cleans the bladder and the liver as it encourage the bile flow. Those are the proven result you can expect from Rose Tea.

  1. And the roses help to ease the mood and relieve depression.

        Roses are proven to contain Vitamin C, Pectin, Malic and Citric Acids. Those ingredients have the ability to balance the mind.

        Women often easy to get ill –tempered before or during the menses,drinking some rose tea can regulate it.

        In a time that work and presses getting heavier today,even it’s not during the menses,can drink some rose tea to placate and cool mood.


Recommend tea sets:  White chinaware or clear glass cup. This will allows you to see the beautiful colors change and how the buds blooming is the cup , totally enhanced your tea drinking experience.  


(A) Traditional Method:

First,  pour boiling water over a few grams of rosebuds. Strain the rosebuds and pour away the water. You could consider this step as "waking the rosebuds up"

Then,  pour the water over the buds again and wait for 3-5mins. Then strain the rosebuds, add a little honey to taste (optional) and enjoy.

Tips: You could put the strained rosebuds into the cup again and brew the tea follow the about steps and our highly purified rosebuds could be brewed for three times.


(B) Rose Milk Tea:



First, mix up the rosebuds with black tea (Keemum recommended). As for the quantity, this absolutely depends on the tea pot (or cup) you use.  The general proportion is 1 teaspoon rosebuds mix up with 3 teaspoons black tea.

Second, warm up about 150ml fresh milk.

During this  time, pour boiling water over the rosebuds and black tea, strain the tea and pour away the water. Then pour about 150ml hot water over the tea again. After you finish this step, the milk maybe just ready.

Next,  mix up the milk and the tea water,  add in 2 teaspoons honey (or sugar as you like). Keep stirring until you can see some bubbles appear. 

Ready to enjoy. 

Tips: You could wait about 2-3mins for the black tea leaves sinking.


Rosebuds tea was edible and tasted very sweet.  The tea soup is smooth and fulfill with a flowery aroma, a light sweet taste even in a pale brew.

Meanwhile, this tea can be better appreciated if blended with black tea.

If you have a sweet tooth, honey and milk are the best match of the rosebuds. The honey  sweetness adhere with the rose aroma, and make the rosy taste last for a longer time. 

The rose fragrance will keep you rejuvenated and fresh whole day. 




Once a bag of herbals or flowers is opened, The herbals could be kept in ambient and dry conditions such as in the living room, the study or the office, but it must be completely away from light, moisture, smell and heat.

An airtight container or a vacuum tank is an ideal storage solution.

Sealed Clips are also a good choice for opened packaging bags.

The quality of the herbals lasts longer if they are kept in the fridge. But please make sure the package is sealed and cover with a box to insulate from temperature change.

In addition, if the bag is taken in and out from the fridge very often, this will cause heat stress to the herbals as temperature is increased and decreased very frequently. Air will be drawn from outside and condensation will occur.


That is why we packed our herbals into small sealed packaging bags instead of large bags or boxes. You could open a small bag of the herbal and enjoy its freshness while the other bags are sealed and well kept in the fridge.



Many alternative medicine health care providers feel that using certain herbal teas during pregnancy is a great way to support optimal pregnancy health. Herbal teas can often provide an additional source of nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and iron.

However, due to the lack of studies on most herbs, the FDA encourages caution when consuming herbal teas during pregnancy.

It is always best to talk with your midwife or doctor about any herbal teas that you are interested in drinking.


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