Rose Hips are the fruit of a rose that develop after the peddles have fallen. They were used in Britain during World War II to help avoid scurvy during a shortage of citrus fruit. Since then, Rose Hips have been used as a source of Vitamin C and in fact, have up to 60 times the Vitamin C of citrus fruit and contain the bioflavonoids that aid in the absorption of Vitamin C. Can be used to help support infection and curb stress, it is the highest herb in Vitamin C content and contains the entire C-Complex. Fortifier for recovering or anemic people, feeding/pregnant women.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) is a water soluble nutrient and is the least stable of the vitamins. It can lose its potency to light, heat and exposure to air and must be consumed daily in the diet as the body does not process or store Vitamin C.
One of the primary functions of Vitamin C is to maintain collagen, a protein substance, which forms connective tissue in skin and bones. It is this nutrient that supports wounds and burns by helping form connective tissue in the scarred areas.
Vitamin C is also effective in supporting the common cold since it fights bacterial infections and some allergy-producing compounds.
Vitamin C has also been found to be of value in minimizing the effects of environmental pollution, including carbon monoxide and lead by providing more oxygen to the cells through its anti-oxidant qualities.
Vitamin C works in harmony with components such as Bioflavonoids, Rutin, Hesperidin and Rosehips, which help in the absorption of Vitamin C.
In Germany, rosehips tea or Hagenblut is a national institution. The pink infusion is a common and popular tea and is sold everywhere. The red berries (rose hips) appear on the otherwise naked branches of the bushes in the autumn. Sweetbriar often grows along country roads and can form impenetrable thickets where birds love to nest. The plant's botanical name is rosa canina, meaning "dog rose." The bush flowers in May and June and after the bloom dies, the rosehips form and are collected. Collection occurs when they are ripe, generally after the first autumn frosts - but one has to get there before the birds, as they to love the red berries. Rosehips are mainly used to enhance infusions but as noted previously they also make a delicious red/orange colored jam or jelly.
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Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
Iced tea brewing method (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water].
Shipping Port: Bremen
Altitude: below 2000 feet
Cup Characteristics: Mild and fruity with slight pungency (tangy) and sweet pear notes
Infusion: Tending pink with light rosy notes
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