This tea is like a cup-sized celebration of the bounty in your life, the eternal spring in your heart, and the perpetual enjoyment of love and life. It is also a perfect February tea as it's laced with winter's warming spices yet heavily perfumed with roses--the promise of a new season.
I used two types of rose petals here; the soft pink ones give a light floral aroma while the red petals offer up an earthy flavor that pairs well with the black Assam tea. Calendula lends a pop of color. This tea is a thoughtful Valentine treat for the tea lover in your life that you love to love--try saying that three times fast--or for anyone who needs to be reminded that everything is, truly, coming up roses!
1 cup Assam black tea
1/2 cup red rose petals
1/2 cup pink rose petals
1/2 cup cinnamon bark chips
1/4 cup calendula
1/8 cup cloves
Combine ingredients in bowl and transfer to a mason jar or other airtight container. Store in a cool, dry place. Makes almost 3 cups. Enjoy!
Health benefits of ingredients:
Calendula: anti-inflammatory, aids digestion, reduces swollen lymph glands, soothes irritated skin.
Cinnamon: antiseptic, aids digestion, calms nervous system, anti-inflammatory.
Rose petals: soothes skin; mild sedative and natural stress reliever; rich in vitamin C.
Clove: antiseptic, antioxidant, aids digestion.
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