Monday, January 23, 2012

Rosehip tea

I managed to find a few rosehips left on a rose bush today. (And no, they didn't look as plump and fresh as the ones in the picture above ...)

Robin Harford's website 'Eat Weeds' gives instructions on how to dry rosehips for tea making.
Can't wait until next autumn now!


  1. I used to drink lots of rosehip tea, too much perhaps because I just can't stand the taste nowadays. Sad really!

  2. Thanks for the link! My first interaction with rosehips has taught me that life is too short for the deseeding bit of processing, so I am on the lookout for great tips like this :-)

    1. I have dried my rosehips on the radiator and they are about dry now. I'll let you know how I get on, Hedgewitch.

  3. I used to make rose hip tea a lot, but I never dried or sifted them! I just picked ripe fresh ones, rinsed and crushed them with a spoon, then put in a tea ball like other loose tea. The flavor varies depending on the variety, but I found it generally mild and a little citrusy :). I guess I just ate them in season, didn't think about drying for later.