Rosehips are a valuable source of vitamin C, containing nearly 20 times more vitamin C than Oranges! One of the most traditional uses for Rosehips is to brew a fresh tea.
If you are out and about this weekend, keep an eye out for some rose bushes as this is where you will find Rosehips as they come from the seed pods of roses.
Rosehips are at their optimum nutritional value immediately after harvest. Once the rosehips have been picked they can be used whole to make a delicious tea.
*It is recommended that the insides of the hips are removed before consumption to avoid irritation*
To prepare the Rosehips:
Cut off the stem, cut the hip in half, and scrape out the seeds and hairy centre.
Rosehip Tea Recipe
- To begin mash up 3 to 4 cups of Rosehips.
- Boil up the Rosehips in 2 to 3 cups of water for 20 minutes.
- Strain the liquid and discard the pulp.
- Sweeten with honey to your preference.
Tip: This Rosehip tea is enjoyable hot or cold!
Rosehips are also key ingredient in our Active Rosehip Daycream and 24hr Rosehip Serum so you can also reap their beneifts in your skincare all year round!