Rose tea is made by infusing hot water with the whole flower, which releases a wide variety of antioxidants, vitamin C, polyphenols, vitamin A, various minerals, nerol, geraniol, myrcene, and quercetin. In addition, it differs from rosehip, which is made from the fruit of the rose plant. 

There are over three hundred species and thousands of cultivars. Most Roses are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwestern Africa. Our Rose varietal is called Shangri-la Rose, paying respect to its size and its deep red almost black coloring as this dark rose variety yields the boldest aroma, nutrients, and flavonoids. Native to the southwest of China by a place called Shangri-la is where we source our Rose at 10,000 feet above sea level.

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+ Promotes Healthy Skin and Hair 

Rumor has it that one whole rose tea has the equivalent vitamin C content of 50 oranges. It's one of the biggest reasons why rose is widely used in many skin care products. In addition to maintaining your skin’s healthy appearance, rose petals contain anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can prove effective in treating skin conditions like acne.

+ Promotes Healthy Immune Function

Rose tea is high in vitamin C, one of the most important vitamins in our body. It is an essential part of our immune system as it stimulates the production of white blood cells and functions as an antioxidant, effectively lowering oxidative stress. It also aids in the production of collagen, a protein essential for healthy skin and hair.

+ Promotes a Restful Night of Sleep 

The natural sedative property of rose infusion makes it a wonderful beverage to finish a night, allowing it to reduce inflammation, ease stress, and regulate hormones related to Circadian rhythm and sleep patterns. If you suffer from insomnia, or regularly have disturbed or interrupted sleep, give the rose infusion a try before going to bed.


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+ Maintains Healthy Digestive Function

The antibacterial properties of the rose tea quickly go to work on any infections in the gastrointestinal tract or gut. It can help to rebalance the microflora in the intestines and relieve digestive issues like constipation, cramping, bloating or diarrhea. That being said, rose infusion can act as a laxative, particularly if you drink more than 3 cups per day. Consume the rose tea in moderation and monitor how your body reacts when you first begin drinking this beverage.

+ Detoxifying the Body

The active ingredients in rose tea can help to improve liver function and increase urination.  As a natural diuretic, it can relieve fluid retention, in case you are holding water, while also speeding the release of toxins from the body.

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+ Promotes Deep Relaxation

The naturally uplifting quality of rose infusion makes it an excellent choice for those who are feeling down, depressed, or overly stressed. The effect that this type of infusion can have on hormone levels is well known, which is closely related to how the neurotransmitters in our brain are regulated.

+ Anti-inflammatory Properties

Some recent studies have found that powdered rose petals could be as effective as aspirin or ibuprofen as an anti-inflammatory. Researchers believe that their anti-inflammatory properties are due to their high level of antioxidants. (1)

+ Cramp Relief

Roses' anti-inflammatory properties also mean they combat well again menstrual cramps. One study found a significant that women who drank rose tea noticed. a reduction in period-related cramping, bloating, and pain. They also reported having less mood swings and anxiety. (2)

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+ High Antioxidants Content

Green tea might be known for its high antioxidant content, but in researchers found that rose tea has equal or higher levels of antioxidants in it. Roses get most of their antioxidant content from polyphenols, which are micro-nutrients with a lot of benefits.

According to scientists, enjoying food and drink that is rich in polyphenols can help reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, as well as reduce the risk for certain cancers. (3)


Note: Limit to one flower per day per person is recommended. 
Wild roses are general host plants for a number of pests and diseases. Cultivation of edible roses is extremely difficult as they are often subject to severe damage from insect, arachnid and fungal pests and diseases.