Kick start your Monday with this absolutely delightful, refreshing and nutritional 'do it yourself' Rose Ginger Iced Tea. When it comes to dietary nutrition, a rose flower can for sure be a big help to you in such a way that rose hips, coming from the seed pod of a rose plant are rich in vitamins A, C, E, bioflavonoids. Aside from dietary benefits, rose flowers have medicinal benefits in such a way that they can help to reduce sore throats, diarrhoea and even fever. In addition, for over 2000 years, Chinese medicine has recommended the use of ginger to help cure and prevent several health problems. It is known to promote energy circulation in the body and increase our body’s metabolic rate.
This is really a great drink for all times of day, but in the morning we suggest to pair it with a slice of whole grain toast with nut butter and fruit compote in it, or with some homemade energy bars. Or, again, soak chia in it and use for smoothies. It is really a great drink for any kind of breakfast and brunch and, if you feel like indulging a little, drink it alongside some vegan brioche, croissant or pancake.
- 4 cups boiling water
- 1 tbsp Earl Gray green tea leaves
- 2 tbsp rose water
- 1 tbsp dried rose blossoms
- 1 thumb sized piece of ginger
- A squeeze of lemon
- Sweetener of choice *Extra
- Peel the ginger and thinly slice half of it, keeping the rest for grating.
- Boil the water, and add it to a bowl or jar where you’ll make the infusion.
- Add the tea, and let it steep for 2-3 minutes. Do not let it steep for too long, or it will turn bitter.
- Strain. Add the sliced ginger, and grate in the rest.
- Add the rose water, rose blossoms, and some sweetener if you like.
- Let it sit overnight in the fridge for best results, then strain everything before serving.
- Serve with ice cubes and plain almond milk, or with the rose & turmeric almond milk.