A cup of floral tea
Floral teas add a spot of luxury to your beverage whilst also having soothing properties and health benefits (Image credit: Pexels)

For centuries floral notes have been used in the tea brewing process. Dried flowers add layers of luxurious fragrances and flavours to a simple cup. Edible flowers can also be used to create a delicately beautiful brew. Here are our top five floral teas for you to try:

1. Chamomile

Chamomile is a fairly common tea, but few know just exactly where the flavour is derived from. In fact, its light refreshing taste comes directly from the dried petals of these delicate white flowers, which can also look heavenly as a garnish. Chamomile’s other benefit is that its anti-inflammatory and relaxing properties are said to support your immune system. 

Cup of tea garnished with chamomile flowers
Chamomile is said to boost the immune system and help fight infections associated with colds (Image credit: Pexels)

2. Jasmine

Jasmine is a familiar floral flavour for tea and some varieties of green tea are already premixed to include the flower. The fragrant floral notes can be enjoyed in any cup of black, white or even oolong tea. These small white flowers are good for your skin and hair and are believed to boost metabolism.

A cup of tea garnished with jasmine flowers
Jasmine keeps the skin and hair moisturised as well as offering a barrier of protection against microbes (Image credit: Pexels)

3. Lavender

The most soothing of tea blends, although the flower is too strong to drink alone, lavender makes a delightful floral note when blended with black teas and has a famously strong aromatic fragrance to lull you into a state of calm. It is also said to soothe symptoms of stress and anxiety as well as relieving migraines.

A teapot full of tea and a cup of tea garnished with lavender
Lavender can quieten the brain and nervous system activity to reduce agitation, anger, aggression, and restlessness (Image credit: Pexels)

4. Rose

Rose petals are often added to accentuate black or herbal teas rather than being brewed alone. Rose tea can imbue your day with a relaxed vibe and this light refreshing beverage is also rich in antioxidants, thanks to the rosebuds used for the flavourings.

A cup of tea garnished with rose petals
Rose has been known to promote a restful sleep due to its soothing properties (Image credit: Pexels)

5. Hibiscus

Hibiscus infused teas offer fruitier notes than other more delicate florals. This crisp flower is high in vitamin C and antioxidants and can be brewed alone or with black and herbal teas. Hibiscus is especially popular as a refreshing flavour in iced teas.

A cup of tea garnished with hibiscus flowers
Hibiscus has been known to help boost metabolism and maintain a healthy weight (Image credit: Pexels)

You can buy pre-packaged and pre-mixed floral teas in most supermarkets and health food shops. But if you plan to garnish your teas with extravagant edible flowers remember to check they are safe for consumption before brewing.

A cup of tea surrounded by lavender and dried petals
Introducing floral tea into your routine will help you destress after a hectic day (Image credit: Pexels)