Recently I bought some flower tea from Purple Cane just to have choices of caffeine-free tea in my collection. Flower tea are also known as herbal tea or flower herbal tea. Purple Cane had some Chinese New Year promotions so I took advantage of that to buy the rose herb tea bundle (RM95 for 3 boxes, normal price would be RM147) and added on a box of baby Chrysanthemum 胎菊王 herbs tea Hangzhou (50g) for RM19 (normal price RM29).

The rose herb tea bundle package came with: 1 box Deep Crimson Roses 墨红玫瑰 Herbal Tea Yunnan (16g), 1 box Imperial Roses 玫瑰花蕊王 Herbal Tea Shandong (25g), 1 box Rose 紫玫瑰 Herbal Tea Shandong (100g).

Rose Tea has a unique flavour, and a rich content in Vitamin C, anthocyanins, citronellal and citronellol. Taking rose tea helps beautify the skin, lighten the complexion, eliminate fatigue and promote metabolism; meanwhile, it also helps ease the mood and relieve depression.

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I also bought some ✨aesthetic✨ airtight glass jars to keep the flower tea in. These are hammered glass jars with acacia airtight lids. They are also stackable but not very stable because of the hammered glass. I wanted to get screw on lids but they were all out of stock in the size I wanted. These jars have a 500ml capacity.

Deep Crimson Roses 墨红玫瑰

According to the description, these are fresh, half-open rose buds hand-picked early in the morning then carefully preserved by vacuum freeze-drying. The buds feel velvety and soft. A box of 16g contained about 13 buds and there is a very strong rose fragrance.

Brewing method:
– 1 rose bud per serving
– 300cc – 500cc water
– Water temperature 70°C
– Steep for 2 – 3 minutes
– Multiple infusions till lost of flavour

Storage: Keep away from sunlight, heat, moisture. Store in airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator


Imperial Roses 玫瑰花蕊王

These rose buds have violet-red petals, accentuating the bright yellow stamens. Hand-picked half-opened rose buds, dehydrated at a low temperature. A box of 25g is around 33 rose buds. The fragrance is not as strong as the Deep Crimson Roses.

Brewing method:
– 1 rose bud per serving
– 200cc water
– Water temperature 80°C
– Steep for 3 minutes
– Multiple infusions till lost of flavour
*note: First brew do not pour water directly on rose bud, subsequent brews is ok

Storage: Keep away from sunlight, heat, moisture. Store in airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator


Rose 紫玫瑰

Processed from fresh rose buds, I think these are the most common type of rose tea available in the market. The fragrance is the mildest amongst the 3 types of rose tea.

Brewing method:
– 8 to 10pcs rose bud per serving
– 250cc water
– Water temperature  75°C – 85°C
– Steep for 2 minutes
– Multiple infusions till lost of flavour

Storage: Keep away from sunlight, heat, moisture. Store in airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator


Baby Chrysanthemum 胎菊王

Baby Chrysanthemum is made from the choicest first buds of Hangzhou White Chrysanthemum. Chrysanthemum tea is one of the most common herbal teas in Malaysia and often said to be for cooling the body/ relieving heatiness. Often it is sweetened with rock sugar. The buds have a mild sweet fragrance.

Brewing method:
– 12 to 15pcs Chrysanthemum buds per serving
– 250cc water
– Water temperature  100°C
– Steep for 5 minutes

Storage: Keep away from sunlight, heat, moisture. Store in airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator


Final thoughts: Overall I think it’s worth getting the rose herb teas when they are on promotion. I haven’t bought from other brands so I can’t compare the quality vs price but generally Purple Cane products are pretty good quality. I’ve not tried all of them yet, only the rose tea and imperial roses. So far I find them very soothing to drink on its own with a nice delicate fragrance, the imperial rose tea has a slight honey sweetness to it but I would also like to later on try them with wolfberries, honey or rock sugar etc, or mixed with other tea.

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