Warm Floral Tea – A Stress Relieving Sensory Drink
Aah flowers! Sweet smelling, stress relieving sensory delights. Delicate little things, I hate to throw away if they wilt. How about cosuming them after you’re done decorating your tea table vase? Ideas anyone, –like make a warm floral tea? That’s one brilliant idea to recycle dead wilted flowers.
While not all flowers are edible, the edible ones have a pleasing, wonderful flavor when consumed. Roses, Hibiscus, Marigold, Chrysanthemums, Pea flowers are all edible and are steeped to make natural beverages.
Over the years, I have learnt to include flowers in my daily cooking. For example, I know how to make a rose pilaf with brilliant red rose petals. It is wonderfully aromatic and a great visual sight. I’ll share the recipe in a later post.This post is about making a warm floral tea and that’s exactly what I’ll dive into.
# Warm Floral Tea For A Cosy Winter Evening
I invented this tea the previous night when my mind craved for something mild and fragrant. I used ingredients that were already sitting in my kitchen. Much to my astonishment, the ingredients I had thrown in randomly were actually the ones I use to make my fat cutter drinks.
So voila, this makes the tea a fragrant and delicious floral fat cutter drink! Something you can enjoy anytime of the day irrespective of season.
If you enjoy fat cutter drinks, you may like Turmeric Tea, it is both delicious, is loaded with antioxidants and a great after meal drink if you are looking to get rid of flab!
On a side note, if you are a tea lover, do not forget to check out my friend, Justine Warne’s tea blog, The Tea Chest to discover everything tea and learn great tea recipes!
Warm Floral Tea Recipe Ingredients
Method to make your floral tea- a fat cutter drink
Boil water. Throw in all the ingredients and simmer on a low flame for 10 mins. Turn off the flame. Keep the teapot covered and rest it another 10 mins. Strain and enjoy
Science behind the ingredients used in making this Floral tea
Green Tea – ?
Rich in polyphenols- about 30% by weight, is known to reduce inflammation and fight cancer.
It also has large amounts of cathechins, called EGCGl. Studies prove EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate) one of the most powerful compounds in Green tea is known to treat various diseases.
Rose Petals ?
The main ingredient in this tea has a relaxing and calming effect on the senses. It also has a plenty of other health benefits when included in skin care or sipped in tea.
Here is a brief list of some of the benefits of rose petals
Helps relieve sore throat, and is anti inflammatory thanks to it’s antioxidant properties.
Research has time and again pointed towards a link between inflammation and weight gain. This floral tea with rose petals may boost weight loss.
Studies have shown, rose can boost a sluggish liver. If you think your insides need a bit of a kick-start, look to rose petals to help cleanse a congested and overworked liver.
As a healthy caffeine free alternative to tea or coffee, it curbs hunger pangs, to enhance weight loss
Mint – ?
Helps to encourage total body relaxation after a stressful day
Hibiscus – ?
Leads a deep red color that comes from polyphenols. Higher the polyphenols, deeper the color.
The polyphenols present in this tea have been shown to help lower LDL cholesterol, prevent heart disease and cancer and also fight certain strains of dangerous bacteria.
Ginger – ?
Contains the phenols, gingerol and shagaol that help stimulate digestive juices. They are known to fire up metabolism tha and prevent starch build-up in the body.
Lemon – ?
A study at the University of Newcastle showed that the enzymes in lemon, stimulate receptors that control and emit nerve signals.
These tiny seeds are a powerhouse of concentrated sources of minerals like, copper, potassium, calcium, zinc, manganese, vitamin C, iron, selenium and magnesium.
Together they help in
1. Improving eyesight
2. Purify blood
3. Reducing asthma symptoms
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Use this herbal floral tea to relax and rejuvenate. It is a safer and more natural alternative to prescription medicines and can help with stress and anxiety.
Unlike coffee and other standard teas, this fat-cutter floral tea is almost caffeine free. Containing only a healthy trace of it that comes from green tea.
Do you have a favorite floral tea you keep going back to irrespective of season? Share in the comments below.
FAQ On Floral Tea
Is floral tea good for health?
Floral Tea has been shown to boost brain function.u003cbru003e Studies report Flowering Tea drinkers experience better cognitive and motor skills.u003cbru003e It helps you focus more clearly, be more alert.
Warm Floral Tea For A Cosy Winter
- 1/2 Tsp Dried rose petals
- 1/2 Tsp Dried hibiscus petals lends a beautiful red color if used and has a tang-sweet flavor
- 6-7 Mint leaves
- 1 Green tea bag
- 1/4 Tsp Fennel seeds
- 1" Ginger root
- 1/2 Tsp Honey to taste
- Boil water. Throw in all the ingredients and simmer on a low flame for 10 mins. Turn off the flame. Keep the teapot covered and rest it another 10 mins. Strain and enjoy.
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Thank you for sharing your tea post at B.O.S.S. I am not a huge tea drinker but I have an feeling that this one could be something that I will try out. Thanks for sharing Talat.
Give this a try Esme, it is mildl and fragrant and I am sure you will like it.
I love tea, but I’ve never had floral tea. I can’t wait to try it, it sounds very tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Hi Monica…If you like tea, then you’ll love this one. it’s a treat for the senses!
Great recipe. It has a wonderful colour too! I didn’t know that Rose helps cleanse the liver.
(Visiting from #SeniSal)
Thanks Gloria. Though I have written more about roses …..it’s not just them that cleanse the liver. Every single ingredient used has liver cleansing properties! 🙂
I never thought of using flowers before, thank you!
I love floral teas. During the spring and summer I forage for honeysuckle, clover and other wild flowers to include. I’ll try this combo! Thanks for sharing.
I do have knack for wild flowers as well….and floral teas are just so awesome!Try this recipe, you’ll love it.
This is beautifully enchanting, and thank you so much for mentioning The Tea Chest Blog ?☕❤️
Thanks my friend. The Tea Chest is undoubtedly one of my favorite afternoon reads. Had to mention it ?
I need to try this! This sounds perfect.