Rose Tea - Rose Masala Chai

// Indulge in homemade Rose Tea: black tea, spices, delicate rose petals. Perfect for cozy mornings or anytime cravings. Enjoy!



Make the Perfect Rose Tea or Rose Masala Chai in the comfort of your home. This deliciously creamy rose chai tea has delicate rose flavors and the warmth of masala chai.

Made using dried rose petals, black tea leaves, and some basic chai spices, this rose tea comes together in just 10 minutes.

If you love chai tea, then you would definitely love to wake up to this one!

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A cozy setting featuring a cup of rose masala chai topped with a dried rose petal, accompanied by a chocolate chip cookie and a dried rose on a teal saucer. A blurred book and a terracotta pot are in the background, set on a rustic wooden surface.

On this page, I have shared a step-by-step picture and video tutorial on how to make Rose Tea at home!

About Rose Tea

Enriched with a good amount of chai spice and dried rose petals, this Rose tea recipe is quite similar to your regular masala chai, with a twist of rose petals to add floral notes. Whether you make it yourself or buy it, this drink is sure to please. So, take a sip and savor the moment!

For getting the Rose Tea Flavor, you need to combine strong black tea with the lovely scent of rose petals. Every sip of this aromatic chai gives a unique taste and fragrant experience.

The blend of flavors and aroma of this rose tea transports you to a world of comfort. Whether you are sharing it with friends or family, or enjoying a quiet moment alone, every sip of this delicious chai is a special experience.

This rose chai is not so different from basic masala chai, and also very simple and very delicious.

In the world of tea, where spices and warmth meet in a steaming cup, rose masala chai stands out with its floral touch. It’s a special warm drink that mixes traditional masala chai with the delicate scent of roses.

Making the perfect Rose Tea from scratch is very simple. Also, you can easily customize this rose chai tea to suit your taste preference.

Overhead view of rose masala chai with a vibrant rose petal floating on top, a chocolate chip cookie, and a black spice spoon with chai spices on a teal saucer next to an open book on a wooden table.

The spices I used here are cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, ginger, and cardamom. They keep the flavor profile of this chai basic yet flavorful.

For example, I have added sugar to sweeten this chai, but you can also use honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar to make a healthier version of rose masala chai. You can even use coconut sugar, palm sugar, or jaggery in this chai recipe. You can even skip adding sweetener here. It’s totally up to you.

With an easy rose masala chai recipe, you can blend tradition with your own style.

So, are you ready to dive into this drink? Not literally though — you know the warning, ‘Hot Beverage Inside’.

Having a steaming cup of chai/tea in the cold and white winter morning is an awesome experience. 

Priceless, and surely can be repeated any time your heart desires. Like this rose masala chai recipe, I am sharing today. 

It can be enjoyed over and over again just like caramel chai, kesar chai, or pink tea. And it gives me the same kind of joy every single time. I just love rose-flavored drinks.

This Tea Has My Dad’s Secret Ingredient

This chai has a very beautiful story, so close to my heart, and I want to share this with you all for a very long time.

Some years back, when I visited India, My Dad welcomed me with this Rose Masala Chai. It had become my Dad’s new favorite then. The flavors in this tea were so deliciously striking, so I asked my Dad about what he put in this tea.

But before my Dad could answer, my Mom told me that my Dad had this tea in a local tea/coffee shop, and he just loved it. She also said, “He likes to have this unique Masala Chai 2-3 times a week ever since.

He serves this tea to all of his friends, but never tells the secret ingredient he puts in this tea. You know me — I don’t drink tea, so I never bothered about his secret. You can try, maybe he will tell you that secret stuff. ;-)”

Me: “You don’t worry Mom, I know he will tell me about his secret ingredient. Wouldn’t you, Dad?”

Dad: “Of course, I will tell you. Who else would deserve this tea legacy other than you,” and he blinked.

Then he whispered to me that secret ingredient. It was ‘dried rose petals’. The tea he had at that coffee shop was named ‘Chai Musafir’ (Travelers tea). But I thought the name doesn’t justify the goodness and deliciousness this milk tea has.

So I named it more appropriately as ‘Rose Masala Chai’.

Okay, naming complete. Now it’s time to take it up a notch:

So the next day I made the same tea for my Dad, but I added one more thing to the tea which my Dad didn’t add. It was rose water. I asked My Dad about it. And he said: “It is even better than my own tea — much more flavorful.”

It was then I told him that I added rose water also. And after that, we both made this tea the new way and we called it ‘Rose Masala Chai’.

A steaming cup of rose masala chai with a dried rose petal garnish, a chocolate chip cookie, and a spent rose bloom, set beside an open book and a folded cloth napkin, creating a relaxing reading atmosphere.

Rose Tea Benefits

This rose masala chai not only tastes great but there are also some amazing health benefits of rose chai.

The Rose Masala Chai

✓ is full of antioxidants

✓ good for your heart

✓ boosts the immune system

✓ aids in digestion

✓ fights inflammation

✓ calms your mind & soul.

How to Make Rose Tea 

Making rose chai at home is very simple and easy. This is how you make a delicious Rose Chai:

Give a good boil to the mixture of water, cinnamon, clove, fennel seeds, ginger, and rose petals.

Add black tea, sugar, milk, and some cardamom, and boil some more.

Add a good splash of rose water. Tada! Rose water is a must because what’s a rose masala chai without a good amount of rose flavor? Right? I make this tea often during wintertime. It just gives me instant warmth.

Serving Suggestions

This Rose Chai Chai goes well with any of your favorite snacks like samosa, aloo tikki, Dahi Ke Kabab , bread chaat, Indori poha, onion pakoda, and many more. 

For brunch you can serve it with chai truffles, and banana chai cake.

Or for a daily tea-time, you can just relish it with any of your favorite crackers or cookies.

An inviting scene of rose masala chai tea with a single rose petal on the surface, a chocolate chip cookie, and an ornate spoon resting on the saucer, with an open book and loose rose petals scattered around on a wooden table.

Tips and Tricks to Make the Best Rose Tea

  1. Make Rose Chai Mix: The heart of great rose masala chai is its spice mix. I have made this rose chai from scratch. But you can surely make a spice mix. So you don’t have to spend a few extra minutes crushing the spices. To make this spice mix, quarter the amount of spices and add them to a spice blender jar and coarsely blend. Then mix it with loose black tea leaf and dried rose petals. Your dried rose chai tea blend is ready; you can store it in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
  2. Rose flavor: For rose flavor, I have used dried rose petals and rose water. Adding rose water is optional here. You can also use rose syrup as a sweetener for intense rose flavors here.
  3. Black tea: For making this rose masala chai tea, you can use loose leaf tea, oolong tea, caffeine free tea, organic black tea, or even tea bags. Brewing a Perfect Cup: Brewing a perfect rose masala chai needs patience. To make this chai, you need to simmer your chai mix in a mix of milk and water to let the flavors come together.
  4. Herbal Rose Tea: For making an Herbal tea version of this recipe, you can skip adding black tea and milk. Rose Iced Tea: Love iced tea? Then why not make an iced tea version of this rose chai recipe. Simply brew the chai as instructed in this recipe, and let it cool completely. Add ice cubes to a serving glass and pour cooled rose masala chai over it. Your delicious iced rose chai tea is ready to be devoured.
  5. Rose petals for tea: You can use any edible dried red rose petals for making this tea recipe, but you can also use rose buds. Here, you can use dried rose buds for tea, rose leaf tea, or even rose leaf tea.

Rose Tea - Rose Masala Chai (Step-by-step photo instructions)

Make Rose Masala Chai:

  1. Crush cinnamon stick, cloves, fennel seeds, and ginger in a mortar-pestle and set aside.
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  3. Pour the water into a saucepan.
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  5. After that, add crushed cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, and ginger.
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  7. Add rose petals, tea leaves, and sugar to the saucepan.
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  9. Stir well and boil for 3-4 minutes.
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  11. Add ground cardamom and stir well to combine.
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  13. Now, add the milk and let it come to a boil.
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  15. Turn the heat to low, then boil for 7 minutes.
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  17. Now add the rose water and boil for 2 more minutes.
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  19. Strain the tea into cups.
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  21. Serve Rose Masala Chai immediately with some butter cookies or jeera biscuit.
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Rose Tea - Rose Masala Chai [Recipe]

Recipe Image
Indulge in homemade Rose Tea: black tea, spices, delicate rose petals. Perfect for cozy mornings or anytime cravings. Enjoy!
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Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
15 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Drinks Indian 2
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
107 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Rose Tea - Rose Masala Chai
  • 1 tablespoon black tea leaves or 2 black tea bags
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1-inch cinnamon stick (dalchini)
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder (elaichi powder)
  • 1-inch fresh ginger (adrak)
  • 4 tablespoons dried rose petals (gulab ke sukhe patte)
  • 4 cloves (laung)
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1 tablespoon rose water (gulabjal)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or as per taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

Make Rose Masala Chai:
  1. Crush cinnamon stick, cloves, fennel seeds, and ginger in a mortar-pestle and set aside.
  2. Pour the water into a saucepan.
  3. After that, add crushed cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, and ginger.
  4. Add rose petals, tea leaves, and sugar to the saucepan.
  5. Stir well and boil for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add ground cardamom and stir well to combine.
  7. Now, add the milk and let it come to a boil.
  8. Turn the heat to low, then boil for 7 minutes.
  9. Now add the rose water and boil for 2 more minutes.
  10. Strain the tea into cups.
  11. Serve Rose Masala Chai immediately with some butter cookies or jeera biscuit.

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NOTES:

  1. For rose flavor, I have used dried rose petals and rose water. Adding rose water is optional here. You can also use rose syrup as a sweetener for intense rose flavors here.
  2. For making this rose masala chai tea, you can use loose leaf tea, oolong tea, caffeine free tea, organic black tea, or even tea bags.


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