A lovely refreshing drink to enjoy in this weather.


  • 3 large roses (petals only, white bases removed)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons rose water
  • 1 drop pink food coloring (just a TINY DROP)
  • 3 green tea bags
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar


Bring the 3 cups of water to a boil, add the rose petals and lemon juice, then turn off the heat and allow it to sit for 8-10 hours.

Strain the 'rose water' into a large jug. Remove petals & discard.

Bring the 2 cups of water to a boil, remove from heat and place in the tea bags. Brew for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags, and add the granulated sugar to the tea, then stir.

Allow the tea to cool then add 2 tsp of rose water, the food colouring and stir. Serve chilled over ice.