How to Prepare Rose Hips to Make Tea

Overview

Rose hip tea is so tart and delicious, you'll forget that you're drinking a healthy powerhouse of Vitamins C, and A, along with iron, bioflavonoids and calcium. If you're lucky enough to have your own rose bushes, gather the hips after the roses fade in autumn, or harvest some from wild bushes. If you don't have access to rose bushes, or it isn't hop season, purchase rose hips from a health food store.

Step 1

Put four cups of water in a large non-aluminum saucepan. Add 10 dried rose hips.

Step 2

Bring the water and rose hips to a full boil, then turn the heat down to medium-low.

Step 3

Put the lid on the saucepan and allow the mixture to simmer for at least ten minutes. If you like strong tea, simmer the rose hips for up to 30 minutes.

Step 4

Pour the rose hip tea through a strainer into two cups or mugs. Sweeten as desired.

Things You'll Need

  • 10 dried rose hips
  • 4 cups water
  • Non-aluminum saucepan with lid
  • 2 cups or mugs

References

  • Rose Hip Recipes and More: Rose Hip Tea
  • http://oldfashionedliving.com/rosehips2.html
  • Rose Hip Recipes
Keywords: rose hip tea, Vitamin C, Bioflavanoids

About this Author

M.H. Dyer is a longtime writer, editor and proofreader. She has been a contributor to the "East-Oregonian Newspaper" and "See Jane Run" magazine, and is author of a memoir, “The Tumbleweed Chronicles, a Sideways Look at Life." She holds an Master of Fine Arts from National University, San Diego.