Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four

HH From Donuts to Delirium: My Life as a Housewife posted a delicious Moroccan Style Watermelon & Rose Water Desert this week. This reminds me of my Aunt Millie's Rose Tea. She serves her tea on both warm and cold days. She truly believes that her special Rose Tea has medicinal benefits.

Aunt Millie makes such a fuss preparing her Rose Tea when in fact it is a very simple process. Here is what you need to do, prepare a simple syrup which is combining 1 cup of sugar to 2 cups of water in a saucepan, bring to boil, stir until sugar has dissolved. At this point add 4 tablespoons of rose water stir and cover the saucepan and allow it to stand for 15 minutes. Now make a pot of white tea, add the simply syrup blend to the pot to achieve the desired sweetness and serve. Simple!!

Aunt Millie serves her tea in lovely cut crystal glass, over a tiny amount of ice and a handful of rose buds and petals.

"The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose"


Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Such a lovely post! The Rose Tea sounds divine, I will have to try Aunt Millie's recipe. Your pictures are amazing and so pretty.
Take care and enjoy your day,

Michela said...

What a rosy lovely post!
Thank you for your special recipe my dearest Duchess!
Hope you're fine now!

The Vintage Kitten said...

That was a lovely post Duchess. I will be trying your Aunt Millies rose tea. She sounds like my kind of lady X

Intrinsically Florrie said...

I don't know about the taste, but it's awefully pretty!

Florrie x

Coastal Sisters said...

What a lovely posting dear Duchess. I am going to try your Aunt Millie's recipe. It will go so well with the special package of Macarons I received today!

I hope you are back to feeling tip top!

Bisou Bisou,

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh my, I am going to make it RIGHT NOW and take it to bed with me! How simply divine!

perhaps him down the lane will scatter rose petals at my feet as I process up the stairs...... OOPS so sorry Duchess, I must have nodded off there :D

Hope you have an awfully nice sleep your Grace,
Love Sarah x

Deanna said...

Dearest Duchess,
Blessings to you this fine day.
This is a lovely post and I would very much like to try this recipe.
Thank you for sharing with us.

Tomorrow I'm having Virtual Tea on Thursday...won't you please join me at HomeHaven?

God Bless,

Pomona said...

Sounds absolutely delightful, my dear - I shall get my bone china out right now!

Pomona x

Heavenly Housewife said...

Ah, thank u so much for thinking of me daaalhing. What a lovely looking tea, I don't think I've ever seen one so beautiful before.
...And... I cant believe you've been to Patogh!!! How awesome!!!!

Dragonfly said...

Good morning Duchess,
What a lovely post to wake up to this morning! I'm going to have a try myself! Beautiful photos too.
Have a lovely day, Karen

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Duchess, this is a mouth watering and beautiful post. It is so funny I have a bottle of organic rose juice and I just bought rose sorbet and sparkling wine to make champagne rose cocktails. I love anything with rose in it and do believe it is very good for you. thank you for sharing such a beautiful picture and sweet story

Kelly said...

That looks pretty enought to drink!
I may just have to try it out!
your photos are alway so pretty they make me smile :)

Lots of love

Kelly xxx


Dear Duchess! what a lovely blog and wonderful pictures! Kindest regards!

MiniMadWoman said...

What a beautiful post! I really must try to make this some day when I can get my rose petals together!

Thanks for sharing!


Rose said...

I hadnt heard of rose tea before, sounds lovely. Perhaps it does have medicinal properties, living even close to 100 is amazing!
Thankyou for sharing this lovely post with us :)


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Duchess... what a lovely post, and beautiful memories of your aunt Millie...Bisous... Julie Marie

Sanghi said...

wow.. ur post always gorgeous with flowers all around. love it a lot..! This rose tea is simply delicious looking..! Hats off for ur click..!

Elyse said...

what a completely lovely post! thank you for sharing the recipe, too.


parTea lady said...

If your Aunt Millie's Rose Tea tastes as good as it looks, it must be wonderful. Such pretty photos! Thank you for the recipe.

koralee said...

lovely my this Rose Tea looks so pretty...and your images are amazingly beautiful! As always you give me a happy heart!

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

such a pretty sight. your rose tea looks wonderful!!
♥ Rebecca

Sher said...

My dear Duchess, the rose tea sounds simply delightful, I love having rosey tinted tea myself too:)

Hope you're having a lovely week so far!


Eileen said...

This is so beautiful! Beautiful photograph, beautiful tea, beautiful quote, beautiful memory!
Thanks so much for sharing this.
And thanks so much for your kind comments to me and for all your advice. You are always so kind and generous.
All the best,

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Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh your Aunt Millie sounds like such a character. I just love how she served the tea, totally gorgeous.

I really does sound beautiful.

Holly said...

I abosultely adore this picture! How lovely! ♥

Madeline's Album said...

A very lovely post and great pictures. Have a beautiful and rosy day.

Deepti said...

I just luv all ur clicks n this one is very pinky which is every gals fav, mine too.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Greetings to you Duchess. Oh how I'd love to have had a Aunt Millie. I have never heard of Rose Tea & it sounds simply lovely. I am most definitely going to give your beloved Auntie's tea a try. Thank you for sharing & I so love the quote. All the best to you today ~

Xxx deb

GLORIA said...

I love every thing you do. Your blog is amaizing.
Take care

En Samaiyal said...

This is a Awesome pictures asusual dear ....delight to our eyes ...thanx for sharing dear ...

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

What an elegant and beautiful drink! I like the idea of things that taste good AND look pretty (perhaps I'm a frustrated pastry chef!). ; )

Thea said...

I'm sure this would be delicious. I love rosewater and especially love rose-flavoured turkish delight. Now, I am craving it!

Muneeba said...

Aunt Millie sounds like a gem. I've never had rose tea before, but it sounds heavenly! And as always, you've done a stunning job with the pics :)

Deanna said...

Hello Duchess,
Hope that you are doing well.
I'm so pleased you dropped in for tea time at my blog.
Usually every Thursday I have a post about a cup/saucer set that I have collected over the years.
I welcome my visitors and enjoy their comments.

If I can answer anymore questions, I will try to be helpful. Please let me know.
God Bless,

Simply Colette said...

I love that! Thanks to Aunt Millie! I'm going to have to share that with my mom. We both love our tea!! P.S. I thought of you yesterday regarding the cookies I posted. :)

Marilyn Miller said...

Just lovely! I wish I had an Aunt Milly.

Susie's country cottage said...

I just dropped by to thank you for following my blog. What a gorgeous, charming blog you have. I expect I will be popping over for a cuppa regularly!

Flower Girl said...

Hello Duchess, Thought I would drop by to see what you get up to here...and I see that all is rosy! What a delightful, pretty blog you have! Thank you for visiting me and for your lovely, kind comments. I'll be back soon, Rebecca x

Torie Jayne said...

Such a lovely post! The pictures are so pretty and the recipe sounds wonderful, Jealous of your collection of tea cups, Have a sweet weekend!x

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Thank you for stopping by and becoming a follower on my blog. So nice to meet you! Your comment made me smile and was very appreciated. I am now a follower here and love how beautiful and enchanting your blog is as well. Will be back often.

Hugs and love,

Laura said...

These flowers are just lovely and they made me smile on a very rainy San Francisco day sweetie!

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Dutchess! Oh, this is such a beautiful post! Rose Tea - I've never had any but how pretty it is and I just can't imagine it. I'll have to try it!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Take care and have a lovely weekend,
Be a sweetie too,
Shelia ;)

Maggie said...

What a nice memory and a divine post.

I want to say your photos are always so very amazing. Just stunning! Do you take many yourself?

And roses are my favorites, especially Sterling.

Lee said...

You know what... I need to wake up and drink some coffee before leaving comments cause I don't even know what I am... no not a Duchess.... a Countess... there ya go all straightened out now... I think...LOL

Gaia said...

Hello!! How was your monday! Thank you for your lovely and pinkish posts...
I will use your recipe for my next the with friends!

Jen said...

Mmm, I'm going to try this!

The Siu Jiat said...

Hi i'm new 2 your blog and i'm adoring it! The Rose Tea looks so pretty :) The teacups and sweet treats r also so very eye-addictive. i'm more of a coffee-addict but I do enjoy shopping ard stores for beautiful cups, esp if they're with florals! having my morning cuppa coffee in a beautiful cup puts a smile on my face :)

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