Tea has been a special remedy of traditional medicine to improve health conditions and to treat the symptoms of cold and flu for centuries. Drinking tea can help to protect brain health, improve heart health, and may even prevent certain types of cancer.
Tea is the most frequently consumed beverage in the world that has two main categories which would be herbal tea and flowering teas that combine a true tea base with herbal infusions. Therefore making and drinking flowering tea is a ritual that can have psychological benefits which calm emotions, improve performance, and create social connections.
Do you know that teas are made using the leaves from a tea plant known as Camellia Sinensis? These include green tea, Pu-erh tea, black tea, and more which differentiates in color and the taste that arises from the process it's been made. The leaves are harvested and dried to prevent changes in their color from green to dark brown or black. As it remains natural green it is considered as the healthiest teas. However, herbal teas are made by infusing roots, flowers, herbs, and even stems from varieties of plants that may contain health benefits since it has various compounds.
Flower tea is rich in antioxidants especially catechin called Epigallocatechin Gallate or EGCG that may reduce the risk of heart disease. These antioxidants could also kill abnormal cells and may prevent cell damage that sometimes becomes cancer. The most commonly consumed flowering tea would be rose tea that is rich in vitamin c contains anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties, and also improves the appearance of skin and hair. Especially ladies shouldn't worry since it is also known to relieve painful menstrual cramps. Hence, on the other hand, we have chrysanthemum tea which contains a high amount of amino acids and proteins that lower the blood sugar level, reduce high cholesterol, and prevent heart disease.
Method of making
Instead of tap water, boil filtered water. The better the water tastes, the better your rose tea will taste. Boil some extra water to warm your teapot.
- Warm up the teapot, pour boiled water into your teapot, and swirl the water around. Throw out the water. This step should always be included to brew tea properly. It’s basically the same idea as preheating an oven.
- Add 3g of dried rose tea buds or chrysanthemum tea buds into the teapot and add hot water. Cover teapot and steep. Keep your teapot covered to keep the water nice and hot
- Strain rose buds and pour hot tea into a teacup. Serve hot/warm
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It’s not intended to replace medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.