The origins of our Whole Rose Buds herbal tea
Could there be a prettier tea than our Whole Rosebuds herbal infusion? Made from young pink rosebuds, from the Rosa Damascena, harvested in Iran and dried under the hot Middle Eastern sun, this wonderfully fragrant dried rose tea provides a soothing cup for sipping in a quiet moment of your day.
Only the most delicate buds are used for this luxury rose tea. Naturally caffeine-free, it's made with nothing but tightly closed flowers, which yield a sunny, golden-yellow infusion and a soft, clean-tasting flavour with a lingering, gentle sweetness. Light and refreshing, it's best served in an elegant glass pitcher or teapot, so you can watch the beautiful pink rosebuds bobbing as they brew.
The perfect infusion to unwind with, this delightfully aromatic brew can be enjoyed for the feelgood factor as much as for its deliciously delicate flavour.
The health benefits of rose tea
Used for thousands of years around the world for cosmetic, culinary, cultural and medicinal purposes, the side effects of rose is associated with several health benefits. The fresh rose petals in our Whole Rose Buds tea are rich in polyphenols, plant-based antioxidants linked to good cardiovascular health, preventing tumour growth and improved cognitive function – possibly even helping to ward off Alzheimer's. One of the antioxidants found in especially high quantities in rose tea is gallic acid, which has been shown to improve gut health and the microbiome while having powerful anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Rose petals also contain anthocyanins, associated with good eye health.
Alternatives to rosebud tea
For the ultimate soothing, caffeine-free brew, try a caddy of our calming Whole Chamomile Blossoms, grown on Egypt's fertile Nile river delta, or our SANE Charity Herbal Tea, which blends chunks of tangerine with chamomile, with all profits going to support one of the UK's leading mental health charities. If you love a heady, floral-scented tea, Jasmine Silver Needle is a beautifully fragrant example of a classic Chinese white tea, while our Rare Silver Tips from Sri Lanks is also low in caffeine and redolent with pine and honey notes.
Browse our Glassware section for a range of stunning individual infusers and tea pots, made from borosilicate glass. For the full range of The Tea Makers of London herbal teas, visit our Tea Shop