From garden to kitchen: rose mint tea

A whiff of this rose mint tea transports me to Morocco ( never mind that I've never been there before, ha!) It has a delightful rose fragrance and is minty with a delicious hint of sweetness. I see this as a fancier way to enjoy fresh mint tea and a great way to use all that mint that growing wild in the garden. So refreshing! So good!
Rose mint tea (makes 500ml)

Ingredients
~15 mint leaves
~20 dried rose buds
Honey, to taste
500ml boiling water

Method

1. In teapot, pour boiling water over mint leaves and rose buds and allow to infuse for 6-8 minutes.

2. Add honey to taste. Start with about 1 tsp per cup and add more if desired.

(Printer friendly recipe here)

Rose mint tea tastes great chilled too. To serve cold, simply pour over ice in glass.  Perfect for a warm summer's day.

34 Responses to From garden to kitchen: rose mint tea

Our Neck of the Woods said...

This sounds really good! I love the idea of drinking it iced in the summertime. Your photos are so pretty!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Tell me about the roses. Did you pluck them before they bloomed? Dry them first?

Ice Pandora said...

I've actually bought rose water c:
This tea sounds delicious! Xx

Chrissie said...

That sounds like one magical combination in a teacup! I have both growing in my garden in summer, I just never thought of putting them together. Thank you! Chrissie x

Rachel Elizabeth said...

I never realized how easy it would be to make at home. Might have to try this one of these days.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

What a fun tea! I love floral teas. You are right... This would be perfect iced in the summer!

azurachan said...

This is so refreshing. Did you plant your own roses?

greenthumb said...

So pretty, lovely sounding tea.

Niken said...

sounds divine! i wish i had a garden

My Garden Diaries said...

Now this sounds like such a treat! And to get it straight from the garden is a double bonus! Such beautiful pictures friend and a lovely day to you!!! Nicole xoxo

jo said...

Trishie, this is so doable and pretty too!

xo Jo

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aliceinbo said...

So lovely

CQUEK said...

What a great combination, looks so good, love the flavor combinations.

Ananka said...

I can almost smell it from here! Great pictures :-)

I do like a mint tea and the addition of the rose buds sounds very interesting.

I wish the weather was nicer in Scotland so I can get some things planted in our garden, or ask hubby nicely to plant them lol.

Sarah Jane said...

This sounds very yummy! I'm a bit of a tea addict and do enjoy trying new flavours.
Do you buy the rose buds or can you just dry your own?

Have a lovely weekend!
Sarah x

trishie said...

Juju, I should've made it clearer in the post but only the mint is from my garden the rose buds I bought from a tea shop.

trishie said...

Hi Sarah, I bought the rosebuds from T2 but I know you can dry your own too.

Joyce Olson said...

Beautiful photos and what a lovely recipe!
Jemma

Jane said...

so beautiful. and i bet they do smell so wonderful!

shari said...

I love rose mint tea... my mom sends me mint from her garden and I always have rose buds from a Wild Mountain.... yummy tea! So refreshing! Love your photos!

Anouka said...

So beautifully presented! I wouldn't have the patience to find the ingredients and mix it all together but I am very curious about the taste.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

It sounds and looks so good!

burntfeather said...

Okay I'm adding rosebuds next time I'm at T2 - we also have an abundance of mint in our garden at the moment, that I must use :)

Beauty Box said...

Oh my goodness...this post is filled with such delicate pretty images. I love mint tea and anything rose-scented so I'm sure I'll love this tea. I haven't read Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar in years - def core-shaking tragic stuff there...was a good read though. :)

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

Would love to try this. :)

Hannapat said...

Yum this looks delicious. I have some dried rose buds so I am going to try this as soon as the mint starts creeping through properly in my garden. I have been so slack lately, but it is so lovely to be back reading your gorgeous blog! xoxo

Shirley Tay said...

I love getting these dried roses from the Chinese medical halls in SG. They make real nice tea!

Indie by heart said...

Sounds really lovely! It would be dreamy to have a garden of my own.. perhaps during summer I'll finally make a mini-garden on the balcony. :)

x Satu
Indie by heart

Jessica said...

Lovely pictures. I have never had rose mint tea before. I will definitely have to try it.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Tina Bradley said...

Lovely pics! And..this tea sounds so soothing--and yummy! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

akiko hiramatsu said...

Rose mint tea! It is so elegant.
I love rose.I try it!

akiko

Laura said...

This tea doesn't look just yummy but also chic! Great post, will try this! Thank you for your lovely comment, xoxo
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ANDYSTYLE said...

lovely :)

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Sarah Jane said...

Great! Thanks Trishie :-)