Roses have been used for cultural and medicinal purposes for thousands of years.
Rich in powerful antioxidant polyphenols, studies show the phenol content and antioxidant activity of rose tea to be equal to or greater than those of green tea. Rose tea is particularly rich in gallic acid. This antioxidant compound accounts for 10–55% of the tea’s total phenol content and is known to have anticancer, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic effects.
The tea is also rich in anthocyanins, which comprise up to 10% of its total phenol content. These are colored pigments that are associated with good urinary tract and eye health, improved memory, healthy aging, and a lower risk of some cancers.
Other phenols that contribute to antioxidant activity in rose tea include kaempferol and quercetin.
Red rose is also high in fiber and Vitamin C!
You can also find our Red Rose Hips, Buds, and Petals in our Masala Supreme Chai.
Brewing- 1.8 g (approx. 1 T), 195°, 4-6 min
1 oz yields 10-12 cups of tea