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How to make a rosehip tea

I am most of the time a very girly girl. And I often find myself daydreaming about hosting a beautiful tea party. So I came up with a plan to realize one. With proper porcelain dolls, Victorian tea cups, dress up and all. But most importantly – we launched TAGS to go along our creations and make it that much more useful.

The timing could not be more perfect either. Autumn rolled around in full swing. The first couple of cold days for some reason always feel more like mid-winter. Brrrr. And if you’re anything like me, you put the kettle up for some hot tea. But did you ever try making your own? And let me tell you, I think it is a pretty nice present to receive too. So check out our rosehip recipe, and try also pomegranate if you prefer a more sour taste. Options I’m pretty sure are endless. And with Holidays just around the corner, it makes for a thoughtful present decorated with personalized tags… if you’re thinking of it yet…

How to make a rosehip tea?

It is just the right time to gather rosehip buds. Try picking them right after the frost because it’s easier to tear them off. If you might not have known, rosehip contains ten times more C-vitamin then lemons do. Dry the fruits. And if you pick out the seeds, the tea will preserve a more intense taste then the one which will be dried including the seeds. Cut the fruits in fourths and pick out the bristle hairs (those may cause digestive problems, so be careful!). Then simply dry them. You could alternatively dry them in the oven, but the heat should not go over 35°. Once ready, bring the water to boil and soak the fruits in for about 10 minutes, depending on how intense taste you’re going after.

How to make a pomegranate tea?

Another fabulous antioxidant is pomegranate. If you like this ancient fruit as much as I do, save up the white skin membrane which is attached to the red juicy seeds and chop it up to small pieces. Then dry and use it as a tea infusion. Though be careful not to use too many, because the taste can be pretty acidic. Depending on your liking of course. And enjoy!

Additions

It can always get even better. Got a hive of bees? Maybe your neighbors do. Offer your guests a jar of honey to go with tea. And some lemons, those grow well in the Mediterranean. There is nothing more delicious than a hot cup of homey flavors on a windy autumn or winter afternoon.

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