I love drinking tea when I’m in my studio making jewelry. I find it so relaxing and it helps me stay focused and hydrated!
When you go for a walk, you might see some of these brightly coloured ends on rose bushes. They are the fruit of a rose, and appear after the roses have bloomed. They are high in Vitamin A and C, and have plenty of health benefits. You can use rose hips to make jam, syrup, juice, and even facial astringents. I’m using mine to make tea, which I think is the most common way they are used.
Cut off the ends of the rose hips.
Cut into smaller sections and scrape out the seeds. You can discard the seeds or plant them! Rose hips can vary in size so you might not need to cut yours into smaller sections if they are on the smaller side.
After chopping up the rose hips into smaller pieces, put them into a loose tea strainer. I used about a tablespoon for a single cup of tea. Pour boiling water into your cup and let it sit for about 7 minutes. I like to add a bit of honey to sweeten it. Healthy, tasty and natural!