Iced Rose Tea
1 cup water + more to warm teapot ▢1 tablespoon dried rose buds (roughly chopped) INSTRUCTIONS Boil water. If using an electric kettle with temperature setting, set it to 208°F. Boil a little more water than needed so that it can be used to warm up the teapot. Filtered water is best. Warm up teapot. Pour hot water into a teapot, halfway, and swirl it around a bit. Discard the water. Warming up the teapot is an extra step that all tea professionals take the time to do, so that when the tea steeps, the water temperature won't drop drastically. Put cut rose buds into the teapot and add hot water. Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes. Strain rose buds and pour hot tea into a teacup.