Make it Rosy: A Rose Tea Latte Recipe

Make it Rosy: A Rose Tea Latte Recipe

Looking for something new to try? Something that feels a bit forbidden? One that wraps up a whole lot of yummy tea, some rose petals, and heavenly vanilla essence? Full of caffeine and flavor, it’s smooth, creamy, heavenly, and aromatically divine?

Let me welcome you to our best rose tea latte made with our very own Vanilla Rose dark tea hearts.

Dark and Dreamy

Wondering what dark tea is? I’ve heard of, drank, and like pu’erh tea, but I have to admit that I was a little unsure what "dark tea" meant exactly when I first stumbled across the verbiage. It didn’t take me long after a few Google searches to get this little question of mine answered.

Let me enlighten you!

Dark tea is the “category name” so to speak for dark teas. Pu’erh tea falls into the dark tea category; it is a subcategory of dark tea. Dark teas are Chinese teas that have gone through a secondary fermentation process. This differs from other teas, which are not aged in the same way. You won’t find this with your greens, whites, or blacks.

What I love most is the unexpected twist of flavor. While one would expect that all dark teas, with their fermenting processes and bold color, to have a flavor to match, that is simply not the case for all. The aroma may be earthy, but again that depends on what flavors are added in. Even so, the earthy aroma won’t often carry over to the flavor. The flavor can vary from light to full-bodied.

Our Vanilla Rose dark tea hearts truly are the perfect balance when it comes to intertwining dark tea with rose petals and vanilla essence. It is smooth and has a noticeable floral and sweet flavor. Divine!

Stop and Smell the Roses

What if I told you roses aren’t just for smelling and lingering in their jaw-dropping beauty? What if I told you there’s more than meets the eye?

These beauties have beneficial effects that make them just as beautiful for your insides as they look to us on the outside.

Roses can help to reduce anxiety, reduce inflammation, improve digestion, and have antimicrobial properties.

It can also help to soothe menstrual cramps and the psychological effects associated with cramping during periods. All you women out there — I don’t know about you, but “Hello!”— this got my attention!

Rose petals are high in Vitamin C and antioxidants. They’re helping to fight those free radicals, support your immune system, and aid in the production of collagen and protein.

What’s not to love?

This rose tea latte will leave you feeling over the moon satisfied and connected.

I’m Sweet on You

Oh yes, I’m ever so sweet on our orange blossom honey sticks. These honey sticks are truly the perfect accompaniment for a cuppa and the perfect pairing for our rose tea latte. Depending on your preference, one or two will do the trick!

If you’re looking for a different option though, or have something else on hand already from our nice selection of sweets, I thought I’d recommend a few alternatives that I felt would pair nicely with this rose tea latte.

You really can’t go wrong with our Vanilla Sugar Dust especially since we already have vanilla essence wrapped into this beautiful latte.

If you’re looking for another option, try our Honey Dust. Not only is it a great companion for a cuppa tea, or latte in this case, but I like to use it in my baking as well.

*Quick tip—for those of you who make homemade corn muffins—try adding this to your batter! I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Rose Tea Latte Recipe

Steep one heart in 8 ounces of boiling water for 5/6 mins in your infuser.
Add in honey if you’d like.
Foam the milk using a milk frother. If you don’t have one, heat up the milk in a small pot. Once warmed, use a latte whisk to make nice and frothy.
Pour your frothed milk over your sweetened tea. Make sure to scoop a little foam and place it on top.
Sprinkle on some dried rose petals if you'd like.

McKenna Marek

McKenna is from midwestern Wisconsin and is the creative owner of Sweet Rose Desserts. She treasures time with her three children, savoring every moment, and the peacefulness of their home in the country. She enjoys baking, photography, and of course—time with friends over a shared pot of tea.
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