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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Rose Petal Tea

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.

1 comment:

  1. I wish my deer weren't so hungry for roses! Yours look good enough to eat!