Roses are used in two of our Midsummer Tea blends, the Summer and the Spring. There is good reason for this, and I’m going to tell you why.
Roses are mostly known for their beauty, romantic gesture and their deliciously sweet aroma. These are all enticing qualities, however its not only the aroma that convinced us to include roses in our blends.
Roses have a number of medicinal properties and have been used for centuries. There is supposedly evidence that roses were used in ancient medicine to heal many sicknesses including chest and abdominal pains, menstrual bleeding and digestive issues.
Roses are high in vitamin c, polyphenols and antioxidants such as ellagic acid. So they are not only good for your immune system, they are also incredible for your skin! Im sure you have seen rose water being used commonly in face mists and skincare.
Roses have not only been used topically, they have also been used in hot water as a tea for over 5000 years, specifically in Chinese Medicine. They have been proven to assist with menstrual pain, anxiety, stress, digestion and urinary tract infections, which makes rose tea especially beneficial for women.
Now that you know all about the AMAZING health benefits our beloved rose contains you can easily understand why roses play a big part in our tea blends.
We handpick most of the roses we use for Midsummer Tea’s from rose bushes located 40 minutes north of Stockholm, Sweden. We have an abundance of two kinds of wild roses growing, Rosa Gallica and Rosa Canina.
We handpick the petals, clean them, then leave them to air dry. Roses play an important role in our tea blends, both taste and health benefits. What would we do without this special, beautiful flower?
To celebrate the wonderful rose harvest we are currently having, we have decided to dedicate this entire week to the rose, and all that she is about. Be sure to keep an eye on our social media for more on roses this week.