(Rosa centifolia) A perennial flower, the genus Rosa contains many varieties of roses. Used for centuries, the rose holds an important and fascinating place in history. People have long associated roses with beauty and love, but there are medicinal benefits that we can obtain from roses. Today, roses are used as an ingredient in teas, as well as having many cosmetic purposes. These fragrant petals can be used in conjunction with other teas and herbs, or can be used in potpourri, bath blends, bath oils, and more.
Brew 1 Tsp. in 1 cup of water at 212º - steep for 5 minutes.
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ROSE KISSED JASMINE TEA COOKIES
½ cup butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. Rose Kissed Jasmine Tea, ground
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. baking soda
1/8 cup milk
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp Rose Petals, coarsely ground
Mix butter and sugar together until combined. Add the vanilla and egg and beat.
Grind the tea. In a separate bowl mix together the tea, flour, salt, powder and soda. Add ½ of this dry mixture to the butter/sugar/egg mixture. Blend until combined then add the milk and then the remaining flour/tea mixture.
Separate the dough into 2 equal portions and roll and wrap the dough in waxed paper. Refrigerate for a few hours.
Pre-heat the oven to 400. Slice the dough into ¼” rounds and press into the sugar/roses mixture. Place the slices (non sugared side down) onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
The dough can be kept in the refrigerator for a few days.