Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Drinking Roses...

Roses are first cousins to the apple
and while the rose hip, the fruit that comes after the blossoming...
is what is usually used to make teas and such...


I do like to use the petals for making rose tea

the deeper the color of the rose...
the more flavorful the tea


when the rose has reached it's peak...
I snip off the flower and pull the petals apart


the deeper the color, the more vitamin C the rose contains

to make my black tea fragrant, a handful of petals is thrown into a jar with the black tea


clean water added...
and the jar set out in the sun to steep till sunset


at the end of the day, I've got rosy colored fragrant tea
easy to heat up or drink iced and sweetened with raw honey


please do, have a cup with me


Truly, the children of God can say with joy...

The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them;
and the desert shall rejoice,
and blossom as the rose.

It shall blossom abundantly,
and rejoice even with joy and singing:
the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it,
the excellency of Carmel and Sharon,
they shall see the glory of the Lord,
and the excellency of our God.
Isaiah 35:1,2

May your day or night blossom as the rose in God's grace.

4 comments :

  1. How wonderful! I would love to sit and have a cup of tea. I want to try this lovely recipe. Thank you and have a blessed and God filled day!

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  2. Happy November 1st to you!!

    Not only does the tea sound delicious, it looks so pretty. Love the tea cup.

    God bless you:)
    ~Deanna
    (new blog site @ www.theheartshunger.blogspot.com)

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  3. Your rose tea looks so pretty.
    Glad that you have a lovely little tea time for yourself, to relax and enjoy the day.

    Smiles :)
    K.

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  4. I did not know about rose tea...

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