Wise people know that it’s tea o’clock somewhere in the world. So comforting and refined, it’s the perfect way to unwind after a long day. And if you’re looking for something beautiful and unique for a tea lover, try making this delicious Herbal Floral Tea recipe made from edible flowers! Unknown to many, there are several kinds of flowers that are edible and commonly found in store-bought herbal tea. With this recipe, you can make your own version which will smell and taste amazing (it can even double as a potpourri until used as tea!).
In this recipe, I’ve used roses, chamomile, lavender and mint leaves. This combination looks so stunning together, and the floral flavors and refreshing hint of mint creates a very soothing and delicious, caffeine-free drink. If you’re not a fan of mint, you can also replace it green tea leaves, or just omit it altogether.
When I set out to create this recipe, I had initially intended on a loose leaf variant, which is a gorgeous way to display the flowers. Recently, my fabulously creative friend, Lia Griffith, also came up with the idea to make your own tea bags with these gorgeous tags for Mother’s Day, which would be another great way to package up the tea into individual servings. Beautiful on its own or as sachets, this is a great homemade food gift that would be perfect for Mother’s Day, wedding favors, and anyone special!
Floral Herbal Tea
Yield: 1 cup of loose leaf tea (or 16 tea bags)
Active Time: 2 minutes (for loose leaf), or 20 minutes (if making tea bags)
Total Time: 2 minutes (for loose leaf), or 20 minutes (if making tea bags)
5 tbsp. dried organic rose petals*
5 tbsp. dried organic chamomile flowers*
3 tbsp. dried organic mint leaves*
3 tbsp. dried organic lavender buds*
1) Combine all ingredients. If making sachets, add 1 tbsp. to a 3-inch by 3-inch square of cheesecloth, and tie shut with food grade twine.
2) When ready to enjoy, steep about 1 tablespoons of the loose mixture (or one tea bag) in 1 cup of hot water for 5 minutes or longer, depending on how strong you like your tea. For an added touch, serve with a side of Rose Petal Sugar Cubes. If stored in a cool dry place, these should have a shelf life of 6 months or more.
This tea will look great packaged up as a loose leaf tea, or as individual sachets made from cheesecloth and twine (and if this is for Mother’s Day, be sure to download Lia Griffith’s free and printable Mother’s Day tea tags here). Once assembled, place the tea in a pretty canister (such as this one made from recyclable materials from around your home). For an added touch, make your gift even more spectacular by making these these Rose Petal Sugar Cubes to go along with the tea (and don’t forget to enter for with a chance to win a FREE giveaway!).