Rose Hip Tea

Guest posting last week at Veganosaurus was  such fun….thanks Susmitha for featuring my blog and for being such a wonderful friend and blogger ♥

Here’s the post I shared last week for Rose Hip Tea:

This is a simple…very simple…herbal tea recipe but it  has given me many hours of peaceful relaxation…………’s just great!

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 I’ve discovered a new and healthy way to relax each evening and it’s just ‘groovy’ that a habit can be good for me these days…..

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Who knew that roses, such a lovely thing to look at, can also be a super healthy drink to sip and relax with?

Rose Hip Tea is a mildly sweet herbal tea made from the fruit of the rose bush, or “hips”.

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For an extensive look at Rose Hips, check out my old friend and Foraging Expert Sunny Savage here:

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Rose Hip Tea is most famous for it’s abundance of Vitamin C but also contains significant amounts of A, B-1, B-2, B-3, D, E and K.               It also provides plenty of Calcium, Iron, Zinc and lot’s of fun flavonoids!  YEA……

So how can you steep up a cup of this light lovely tea for you?

Well there are plenty of dried Rose Hip Teas in the market.  The one I’ve been using is from Mountain Rose Herbs.  I’ve had a tough time finding it in health food stores in it’s ‘unpackaged’ form, ie: just the dried hips.  I do want to try making my own fresh but for now, I’m plenty satisfied with my store bought.  I add a little stevia, sometimes a pinch of cinnamon, sometimes a little lemon.

The Rose Hips can also be brewed and chilled for a summer fresh beverage:

1) Combine 4 rounded teaspoons cut-and-sifted rose hips (ground in a spice mill or not) or 4 tablespoons whole dried rose hips with 4 cups of water in a nonreactive saucepan. Cover, bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.

2) Alternatively, place fresh or crushed dried rose hips in a warmed teapot, pour boiling water over them, and steep, covered, for 10 minutes.

3) Strain the tea and sweeten if desired with a scant 1/8 teaspoon stevia extract powder or 2 to 4 drops glycerin-based stevia liquid extract per cup. Serve immediately or cool and refrigerate, covered, for as long as 3 days.

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I always seem to have a drink, either hot or cold, with me most of the day.  If you’re like me and are  looking for a healthier way to sip on a delicious, non-fattening beverage, be sure to check into Rose Hip Tea.  It’s a great way to enjoy your nutrients ♥

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Thanks Susmitha 🙂  Enjoy everyone……

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3 thoughts on “Rose Hip Tea

  1. narf77

    I have to admit I am not a great fan of the rosehip flavour BUT I am a fan of adding it to other flavours to smooth it out a bit :). I plan on making rose hip membrillo next year with some of the wild rose hip harvest we get around here. No point wasting all that free vitamin C 😉

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      Thanks so much Nancy and your pics can keep me surfing for hours!! The tea is very delicate, doesn’t taste like flowers in any way, more like fruit and a dash of sugar. It’s nice in the evenings to help relax.
      And thanks for including me for the YBR, really cool 😉

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