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Rose Tea: A Winter’s Cup

rosetea5A lovely cup for a mid-winter day. 

Rose tea is traditionally an iced beverage. It’s perfect in the summer time, and it makes sense to make it then–as roses are readily available. 

But I love hot, hot, (can you see the steam?) on a winter day. It’s so evocative of summer, earthy and sweet and romantic. 

 

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It’s so easy to make. Usually made with green tea, I prefer mine with Harney and Son’s Vanilla Comoro.  I use just a pinch of cardamom and let my tea steep until it caramel colored. 

 

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Usually, I use a Rose Water from Cortas, but our local store was out so I gave this a try. It’s a French brand and is really very pretty. So fragrant. I think it’s stronger than the usual Rose Water, so you don’t need to use quite as much. If you’re looking to buy some, this is made by Noirot.

 

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Once your tea has steeped, add 1 TB of Rose Water. Then shut your eyes and dream of warmer weather.