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Rose Hip Vitamin C Tea

Making rose hip tea is no more complicated that the process described above. Using whole or minced, dried or fresh rosehips, use just enough water to cover them in a medium sized saucepan.  Steep and strain.  I give amounts in the recipe below, but they're not sacred - feel free to experiment with your own amounts.  The less water, the more concentrated the tea and the stronger the flavor.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword rose hip, tea, vitamin c
Prep Time 10 minutes
Steeps at least 30 minutes
Total Time-ish 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup dried or fresh rose hips
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried Goji berries optional


  1. Chop (or blend lightly, if dried) rosehips.
  2. Bring water to just boiling and cover rosehips and Goji berries (also high in Vitamin C), if using.
  3. Steep for thirty minutes if using dried rosehips; steep fifteen if using fresh. The longer it sits, the stronger the tea.
  4. Once cooled to around 115 degrees, add raw honey and lemon juice.
  5. Drink once or twice a day for maintenance; drink up to six times a day for acute issues.