Whew! The heat is on. No need to sweat it, just made some tea to refresh.
Rose Petal Tea
1-1/2 cups rose petals
3 cups water
honey to taste
Slices of Sweet Orange cut in half
Choose fresh rose petals. Strip the flower gently under running water then place the petals in a saucepan. Take care to look and see that all hitch hikers have been rinsed off of the petals. Cover with fresh filtered water and boil for 5 minutes, or until the petals become discolored. Strain into teacups over an orange slice or two. Add honey to taste. For iced tea chill until cold and ice does not melt quickly. Or you can reducce the boiling water by 1/2 and add ice and cold water after honey. A couple of mint leaves add a nice zip. Serves 4.