When the cold winds of December begin to blow through our part of the world, nothing is as comforting a warm cup of tea. And when mixed with sweet rose blossoms, it transforms into a cup of cheer that gives us the flavour of summer in the heart of chilly winter days.

The Rose in Bloom tea from the Sublime House of Tea, with its beautiful aroma of rose, liquorice, fennel and aniseed is often called the queen of teas due to its delicate beauty and delicious goodness.

So, why should the Rose in Bloom tea become an important part of your tea-time ritual? The answer lies in the surprising benefits of this wonderful tea.

Check out the important details of this tea in this compilation of facts on what makes this beverage one of the finest teas in the world…

Where did it originate?

In order to understand the tea better, it is important to look at its origins. Most people believe that the tea originated in France, where its floral taste and caffeine-free ingredients made it a popular beverage at the tea houses of that period in history. Later, it became a popular Middle Eastern variety of tea too.

Why is it good for you?

Rose Tea contains a high concentration of Vitamin C, polyphenols, Vitamin A, minerals and anti-oxidants. Its benefits are so many that incorporating this tea as part of your lifestyle would reduce the risk of several diseases and help in improving your mental health too.

To begin with, Sublime’s Rose in Bloom Tea comes with the added goodness of fennel, aniseed and liquorice which are excellent for health. Fennel is known to lower blood pressure, improve heart health and reduce the risk of cancer. Aniseed protects you from stomach ulcers, indigestion, nausea and helps combat depression, while liquorice soothes the body when it is plagued with gastrointestinal problems.

Rose Tea, therefore, is good for you in more ways than one. It can help you treat arthritis, menstrual cramps, flu, digestive difficulties, bronchitis, depression, insomnia and other chronic diseases.

The tea is a tonic for the soul, because it lifts the spirits and makes you feel good, helps you de-stress and soothes your anxieties away. A cup of rose tea at bedtime can ensure you have a wonderful night of sleep.

It is also a tea that is prescribed for those with respiratory problems because it helps expel bacteria and pathogens in the body.

But one of the areas where this tea is most effective is in the gut. It quickly goes to work on any infections in the gastrointestinal tract and helps rebalance the microflora in the intestines and relieve problems like bloating or diarrhea.

How do you make the tea?

Boil fresh water in a teapot and when it comes to a boil, make sure it cools down to some extent before steeping the tea bags into it. Cover the teacup or teapot while you steep the tea bags in the water for around five minutes till the aroma of the rose permeates the tea. You can add sugar or honey if you want the tea to be sweeter and steep the teabags longer for deeper infusion.

Why settle for ordinary tea during the cold days of winter? Add a cup of rose tea to your daily routine to make your days as beautiful and fragrant as a rose, even as the old year wanes away and gives birth to the new.