Rose Pear Iced Tea
To stop and smell the roses is to slow down, stop worrying, and enjoy the good stuff. So, sit back and relax with an utterly refreshing glass of Rose Pear Iced Tea! It's easy to sip your worries away with such an unexpectedly simple refresher of Suncore Foods® Rose Buds Superbloom rose tea garnished with sweet pear slices and the actual rosebuds. Yep, they're great to infuse in your teas and serve as beautiful edible decorations! And check out the color that came from simply brewing them! Watch this gorgeous tea come together in our recipe video!
½ cup Suncore Foods® Rose Buds Superbloom
2 cups hot water
½ cup rose tea
¼ cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 cup rose tea
1-2 tbsp rose syrup (to taste)
2 sweet pear slices, further sliced into 4-6 pieces length wise.
Garnish: 2-6 rose buds
1. Steep tea: Combine rose buds with hot water and set aside for 20 – 40 minutes. For enhanced color and flavor, steep the tea for 40 minutes. Using the back of a spoon, press down on the rose buds in order to extract maximum flavor. Strain the tea into a clean container and discard rose buds.
2. Rose syrup: Add ½ cup of rose tea and ¼ cup of sugar to a saucepan. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Boil for 2 minutes and reduce heat to medium-low. Continue to cook until the mixture starts to thicken, approximately 15 minutes, depending on the temperature. If the syrup takes too long to thicken, mix in the additional 2 tbsp of sugar.
3. Remove from heat and allow syrup to cool down completely. The syrup will continue to thicken as it cools. Use immediately or transfer to a container.
4. If the syrup has overcooked and starts to crystallize once cooled, place the container of syrup in a pot of hot water for 10-20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes until the syrup is liquid once again.
5. Iced tea: Stir 1-2 tbsp of rose syrup with 1 cup of rose tea until well combined. In a fresh glass, place pear slices and rose buds over ice. Pour rose tea mixture and allow the iced tea to infuse for 2-5 minutes before serving. The sweeter the pears, the stronger the pear taste will be.