Fragrant, light, delicate. . . and pink! Who knew dehydrated rose blossoms made for such scintillating and lovely tea? Well, lots of people actually. Rose tea has been around for thousands of years. Used in ancient Chinese medicine and modern teahouses alike, it’s a stalwart, enduring, and tasty brew.
Not only that, but there’s a host of healthful benefits in a pot of rose tea. Let’s take a look at a few. . .
Rose tea contains vitamin C
It rhymes and it’s true. Rose tea does indeed contain vitamin C. And though scurvy might not be the biggest health concern for the modern tea drinker, vitamin C is still good for all sorts of other things besides, including:
– Treating the common cold.
– Improving mood.
Rose tea may help to regulate hormones and ease uterine congestion, whilst alleviating cramp and mood swings associated with menstruation.
In fact, a 2005 study conducted in Taiwan thoroughly confirmed rose tea’s effectiveness in this area. In short, the study, conducted over a period of 6 months on 130 adolescent female participants with dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), showed that rose tea consumption resulted in reduced menstrual pain, anxiety, and distress.
Good for your skin
Healthy and radiant skin is something we all long for, especially as we get older. You only need to walk down the skincare section of your local supermarket to see how true this is. But whatever products you may or may not use, a regular supplement of rose tea could help in your quest for youthful, glowing skin.
According to some, regular consumption of rose tea may help prevent wrinkles and sagging, as it’s said to promote the production of collagen — a protein that contributes to skin health.
And though it might not be the fountain of youth, per se, rose tea might at least provide us with a sip of youthfulness to see us looking young until we’re old!
Helps to heal
Rose tea contains vitamin A, which aids in the regeneration of skin cells. So drinking lots of it may speed up the healing process of scars and wounds.
Of course, you probably won’t experience healing times similar to those of Wolverine. But on the other hand, who’s to say Wolverine isn’t an avid consumer of rose tea?
Roses are red, so drink them!
There’s lots to love about rose tea, from its colour to its taste. If you’d like to try some, why not take a look at our Rosepetal Earl Grey White Tea blend? (Ps it goes great with dark chocolate!)