Mei Gui Hua (Rose Buds)
Caffeine Free Herbal Tea 50 grams
Young rose buds with mild floral herbaceous flavor. Considered warming in traditional Chinese herbal medicine and used for centuries for improving circulation and relieving muscle cramps.
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- Tea Origin
- Fujian Province, China
- Harvest Time
- Plucking Standard
- Unopened young rose buds
Rose buds are a caffeine free herbal tea. The rose aroma and taste is gentle and smooth and lightly sweet. You can use it to drink on its own, or add it to another tea like black or anxi wulong for added flavor and stronger medical function. According to Chinese medicine, rose herbal tea is warming and can help blood and qi circulation inside of the body.
When you make the tea, we suggest you crack open the bottom stem of the bud from the rose before putting the whole thing in your pot. This will help open the concentrated nutrition and give the tea a stronger flavor.
Historically, the Greeks were the first to cultivate roses around 500 BC in Greece. Many Greek scholars mentioned the aroma of roses. Chinese medicine use roses as an herbal tonic, especially the buds. In records during the Tang Dynasty (618-906 AD), the famous beauty Yang Guifei, who was the concubine of the emperor, bathed in spring water soaked with roses. Yang Guifei was famous especially famous for her beautiful porcelain skin that was from bathing in the rose petals. The Cha Pu, a famous text on tea from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), mentions rose herbal tea for soothing qi in the stomach or liver and relieving muscle and joint pain.
Mei Gui Hua (Rose Buds) brewing guidelines
Teaware: 12 oz glass, cup, or porcelain pot
Amount: 16-18 rose buds
Method: Hold the base of the flower and break off the green end. Put both pieces in teapot.
Infusion: 1st infusion at least 3 minutes. This herbal tea is good for 4 infusions.