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Rosehips Tea Recipe

The beneficial compounds in rosehips are best extracted as a long-simmered tea, which is also known as a decoction. Once brewed, rosehip tea is floral, slightly tart, and delightful to sip.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Simmer Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 20kcal
Author Heather Dessinger



  • Add the water and rosehips to a small pot or teapot.
  • Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  • Strain out rosehips, sweeten if desired, and serve.


Note: As I mention in the safety section below, the seeds found in fresh rosehips and dried whole rosehips are covered in tiny hairs that irritate the mouth and throat. I recommend using deseeded dried rosehips in this recipe, but you can also use fresh or whole dried ones as long as you strain through a paper coffee filter before serving.
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Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg