Rose Bud Tea

12 Aug

I have to be totally honest, there is not much else that can make me go *ahhhh* like a cup of Rose Bud Tea (except chicken wings of any kind – that also makes me go *ahhhh* but in a different way). It smells like autumn and makes you feel oh-so-feminine, it’s a tea that truly lifts you up when you are feeling down and definitely won’t keep you up in bed (for the caffeine-intolerant like me) – so is perfect for sipping just before you hit the sack! I found these rose buds in Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok, and got me a couple of packs from a nice elderly couple who seemed to be the only ones in Chatuchak selling dried herbs, spices and tea.

Here’s how to make yourself a cuppa:

Rose Bud Tea

Tea Cup (or any other cup/ mug)
Tea Strainer (if you mind the buds floating – I personally don’t)
Kettle (to heat water)
Spoon (for stirring)

Rose Buds (used for tea)


1. Heat water in kettle until about 50°C.
2. Place rose buds in cup/ Place rose buds in tea strainer and place over/ in the cup (depending on the type of tea strainer you are using)
3. Pour hot water over rose buds into the cup.
4. Swirl/ Stir a couple of times and then allow to steep for about 45 seconds and then remove rose buds.*
*Note: you can choose to leave it in there for longer for a stronger flavour (cos I’m not a tea purist and cos I like to cheat), the 45 second rule was obtained from the Tea Purists at TWG – where I bought 2 other amazing teas – Silver Moon and Parisian Night. Can’t bear to consume them too quickly *heh*

Enjoy m’ladies!


3 Responses to “Rose Bud Tea”

  1. NB January 11, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    Hi there,

    I’m looking to buy some dried rose buds. Can you recall where in Chatuchak Market the vendor from whom you purchased these is located?

    • char April 2, 2013 at 9:21 am #

      Hi NB,

      How are you? Wow this is a tough one! Chatuchak is really huge! I remember it was in the home accessories section and the stall just appeared out of nowhere! huge stall selling all dried herbs.



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