An infusion made with dried flower buds, rose iced "tea" is a delightful tisane with an unmistakable floral scent and flavor. Perfect for hot summer days!

Iced Rose "Tea"

Updated from a recipe originally published in August 18, 2010.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Asian
Keyword summer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Infusion time 30 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 1/4 cup dried rose buds
  • honey to taste
  • 1 lemon sliced into rings (optional)
  • ice cubes


  • Dump the dried rose buds into a heatproof bowl.
  • Pour in two cups of hot water. How hot? Okay, boil the water then turn off the heat and leave for five minutes. Then, pour the hot water over the rose buds.
  • Cover the bowl loosely and leave to infuse for 30 minutes or until the liquid is cool.
  • Pour the infusion (optionally, you may strain it at this point) into a pitcher and add two cups of ice cubes.
  • Add the lemon slices, if using, to the infusion and stir in as much honey as you like.
  • Serve at once.