Warming, fragrant and floral, this dairy-free rose tea latte is a wonderful drink for fall or winter, or serve over ice for a refreshing and aromatic summer sip. Made with food grade dried rose petals, plant-based milk and naturally sweetened with maple syrup or honey.
Dried Rose Petals for Tea
I was inspired to create this recipe after finding a rather large bag of organic food-grade dried rose petals in my tea stash. Dried rose petals smell exactly like blooming roses in the garden and they make a lovely tea. Rose petals are also caffeine-free (and so is this recipe).
Why you will love this recipe
My mom wears rose oil perfume so the scent of roses brings me home into my mother's warm arms; I always feel uplifted when I smell roses. From my personal experience, the soft and warm scent of rose and vanilla also calms me and seems to help me unwind after a long day. If you also love the scent of rose, you will enjoy this simple recipe, too!
This recipe is:
- Dairy-free and vegan
- Naturally sweetened
- Sweet and fragrant
- Comforting and uplifting
- Easy to make
For this Recipe, You Will Need:
To make this dairy-free rose tea latte, there are only 4 ingredients:
- Almond milk, or any plant-based milk of choice
- Organic food grade dried rose petals
- Vanilla extract
- Maple syrup or honey
How to make this recipe
Once you have gathered all the ingredients, you need to create a sachet for the rose petals out of cheesecloth, or you can use a small stainless steel tea ball.
Simply add the plant-based milk to a small saucepan and add the rose petal sachet (or tea ball) and vanilla. Bring the milk and rose petals to a simmer, remove from the heat and let the rose petals steep in the milk for 5 minutes before serving.
The milk will take on a very faint pink colour after steeping. Moreover, if you don't consume it in one sitting, you may notice is separate and see some oil droplets on the surface. Rose contains natural oils which will come out during the simmering process. Don't be alarmed, simply stir it back in.
Where to find food grade dried rose petals
You can source them online from or from your local health food store or tea shop. Be sure to source organic food grade rose petals; many commercially available roses and rose products can be contaminated with pesticides and fungicides which you don't want to consume.
For this recipe, you can substitute any plant-based milk you like, although I do not recommend hemp milk because of it's distinct flavour. Honey can be used in equal measure for maple syrup.
If you prefer, you can also use vanilla bean powder instead of vanilla extract. Use ⅛ tsp of vanilla bean powder.
Serve Warm or Over Ice
This dairy-free rose tea latte make a comforting drink in the fall or winter, however, it can also be cooled and then poured over ice for a refreshing and fragrant cold drink during the summer!
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Rose Tea Latte (dairy-free)
Warming, fragrant and floral, this dairy-free rose tea latte is a wonderful drink for fall or winter, or served over ice for a refreshing and aromatic summer drink.
- 2 tbsp organic food grade dried rose petals
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract or ⅛ tsp vanilla bean powder
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
Place the dried rose petals into two layers of cheese cloth and tie tightly, or place the petals in a stainless tea ball.
In a small saucepan, add the plant milk, rose petals sachet and vanilla. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes to allow the rose to further infuse the almond milk. Stir in the maple syrup and serve warm.
The milk will take on a very faint pink colour after steeping. If you don't consume it in one sitting, you may notice is separate and see oil on the surface (rose contains natural oils); simply stir it back in. Warming this beverage enhances it fragrance, but feel free to enjoy cold if you prefer.