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Welcome to our big rosehip tea test 2021. Here we present all the rosehip teas we have tested. We would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best rosehip tea for you. You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide.

Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should be aware of when buying rosehip tea.




Summary

  • Rosehip tea has a huge dose of vitamin C and will lift up anyone who is chilled or feverish.
  • There are three different varieties of rosehip tea to choose from. For convenient and quality-tasting tea sippers, we find the rosehip peels optimal for tea preparation.
  • If the rosehip tea tastes sour, we know some variations on how to sweeten the taste and/or make it fruitier.

The Best Rosehip Tea: Our Choices

Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying rosehip tea

What does rose hip tea taste like?

Rosehip tea tastes very fruity with a slight sour note. But the tea made from rosehip peels is a little sweeter and especially children like it more. And to sweeten it, you can add honey, which makes the tea even healthier. As a cold drink, rose hip tea is very refreshing, as it tastes fresh as well as fruity and sour.

If you have a cold, rosehip tea, which is rich in vitamins, is very effective. (Image source: pixabay.com / Peggychoucair)

Does rosehip tea have caffeine or teein?

The caffeine in tea used to be called teein, but it is actually simply called caffeine in both coffee and tea. Rosehip tea has no caffeine, but rosehip tea has a very calming effect. This is due to vitamin B1, which blocks the release of the stress hormone cortisone. You can read more about what else you can do to combat stress here:

Is rosehip tea healthy and what is it good for?

Clearly. Even in ancient times, rosehip tea was said to have healing properties.

Fresh rose hips can have up to 1250 mg per 100 g of vitamin C in them. By comparison, an orange has about 50 mg per 100 g of vitamin C. That's incredible.

Before we list the promising relief of certain diseases, we would like to show you the ingredients. Rosehip tea is full of vitamins. Because of its very high vitamin C content, this tea strengthens the immune system. But not only that.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is involved in building bones, cartilage and connective tissue and promotes iron absorption. It also blocks the carcinogenic nitrosamines, so vitamin C is an antioxidant.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is an antioxidant and can reduce cell damage caused by radicals.

Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 is important for nerve and heart muscle tissue. If you are forgetful or have trouble concentrating, you may have a Vit B1 deficiency.

Vitamin B2

Vitamin B2 or riboflavin is involved in many metabolic pathways and its most important function is as a catalyst in the respiratory chain.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is important for blood clotting, cell growth and bone metabolism.

Flavonoids or vitamin P

Flavonoids have been shown by numerous studies to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and to have a preventive effect against cancer. To alleviate health complaints, rose hip extract or rose hip powder could be much more effective, as this way the ingredients are more concentrated than with tea infusion.

What can it help with? How does it work?
Rosehip tea for colds Definitely yes. The high vitamin C dose strengthens the immune system.
Rosehip tea for cough irritation Yes and is very effective, because if you sweeten the tea with honey it has a much more healing effect, as the sweetener stimulates the glands in the mucous membrane to secrete more secretions. This increased segregation helps to relieve the cough.
Rosehip tea for joint pain Rosehip tea has an anti-inflammatory effect, so the tea could relieve pain, especially in arthritis. But here it is recommended to take the rose hip powder, which is not used for tea preparation, but in smoothies and muesli.
Rosehip tea for rheumatism rosehips have an anti-inflammatory substance called galactolipid, but this active ingredient is unfortunately not heat resistant, so rosehips themselves can relieve the pain, but as rosehip tea probably not. Here
Rosehip tea is recommended for osteoarthritis osteoarthritis is a wear and tear of the joints that one gets from a certain age, but the pain is felt through the subsequent inflammation. However, to alleviate the symptoms of osteoarthritis, we suggest you try rosehip powder or rosehip extracts.
Rosehip tea for the stomach The rosehip is excellent for the stomach and intestinal area. Whether diarrhoea or constipation or other ailments, because rosehip regulates the intestinal functions.
Rosehip tea during pregnancy absolutely harmless- is digestive, slightly laxative and strengthens the immune system.
Rosehip tea for cholesterol taking rosehip extract helps to bring elevated cholesterol levels back to normal.
Rosehip tea for high blood pressure Rosehip lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. But combined with hibiscus, the tea is very effective for high blood pressure, as hibiscus itself lowers blood pressure.
Rosehip tea for bladder rosehip can stop cystitis in the early stages. But either drink 1-2 litres a day of rosehip tea or do not take rosehip powder or extract to reduce the dose.

Does rose hip tea have any side effects?

We would like to inform you that rosehip does not contain any toxic plant components, so side effects can only occur in very rare cases.

There are no known side effects. However, like any herbal preparation, it can cause allergic reactions. If you take a lot of medicines, the additional intake of concentrated rosehip extracts could lead to interactions, but with rosehip tea there is no danger at all.

How much does rose hip tea cost?

There is a wide range of prices. The products we have selected correspond to the average prices. Here we show you the prices you can expect.

Rosehip variety price
Rosehip peel per 200 g € 4,00 - 17,00
Dried collective fruit per kilo € 11,60 - 15,00
Rosehip tea in tea bags with 20 tea bags € 1,50 - 3,50

Decision: What types of rosehip tea are there and which is the right one for you?

Here we would like to introduce you to the varieties of rosehip peel, dried fruits with seeds and rosehips in tea bags. You can choose between the following types:

  • Rosehip tea from rosehip peels
  • Rosehip tea made from dried gathered fruits
  • Rosehip tea bags

In the following sections, we will explain what each type is all about and list all the advantages and disadvantages so that you can better decide on a variant in the end.

What distinguishes rosehip tea made from rosehip peels and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

The rose hip peels will definitely be more intense in taste than rose hips in tea bags.

Advantages
  • Very intense flavour
  • Very productive e.g. 3 g of rose hip peel can be used for 200 ml per tea infusion
  • Tastes better to children
Disadvantages
  • High quality range from rock hard and unchewable to very soft and fragrant
  • Can be confused with rose hip peel for animals, although we do not know whether there are any major differences in quality here

What distinguishes rosehip tea made from dried collective fruits and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

Rosehip fruits with seeds offer several possibilities for tea preparation, which is why the fruits are also sought after, even if this means extra work.

Advantages
  • You can make 2 different teas from them
  • from the seeds you can make a seed tea, which has particularly high silicic acid and can be drunk for kidney and bladder stones, rheumatism, blood purification and for drainage.
Disadvantages
  • You have to remove the seeds yourself
  • More laborious in tea preparation than with other types of products

What distinguishes rosehip tea bags and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

Rosehips in tea bags are very practical and very cheap, but compared to rosehip peels, you really only get rosehips by the gram as tea bags.

Advantages
  • The easiest and most hygienic way to prepare tea
  • Cheap to get, you don't have to buy in huge quantities
  • Tea bags don't mean low quality
  • Tea bags are individually wrapped, so they are generally more durable
Disadvantages
  • The quality of the ingredients remains hidden from you in the end
  • Some manufacturers package the tea bags several times
  • The amount of rosehip is predetermined, but you can take several bags for one tea if it is not intense in taste

Buying criteria: You can use these factors to compare and evaluate rosehip tea

In the following, we will show you which aspects you can use to decide between the many possible rosehip teas.

What should I look for when buying rose hip tea in a tea bag?

Unfortunately, many teas are flavoured and are not as effective as one would like. Flavouring only tries to produce the natural taste. At the very beginning of the article, we have selected a rosehip tea in tea bags in the product ranking, which has been produced without the addition of flavourings. Price differences do not directly reflect quality. Therefore, there are definitely cheaper variants if you do some research.

Rose hips are rich in vitamin C. (Image source: pixabay.com / e-cine )

What should I look for when buying rose hip peels?

The rose hip peels should be without any other additives, i.e. 100% rose hip peels. Here, too, we would like to explain to you how to make a good qualitative choice. The product should have an organic seal and not be added with natural flavours.

As soon as you see an organic label on a product and it does not say flavoured, you can best benefit from the healing effect of rose hips.

What should I look for when buying dried whole rosehip fruits?

It is not easy to find rosehip fruits for people, at least in online shops. We cannot yet say exactly whether there are immense differences in quality between rosehip fruits for horses and for humans.

But online shops like Amazon keep the information content for the respective products very categorical and make it easy to see what the quality looks like. For example, through certifications or seals of approval and through the comments of buyers.

How can I tell if the product is of good quality?

You should not lose sight of the quality, as you are buying a large quantity of rose hip peels, for example. And you will make tea from it very often. Therefore, in order to sip tea without hesitation, there are a few things to consider.

  • Natural ingredients, no flavourings
  • Place of production
  • Amazon Comments
  • Organic certifications
  • EU organic label stands for products:
    • Without colouring
    • No flavour enhancers
    • Without artificial flavours
    • Natural flavours are allowed

Are there any harmful substances, and if so, how can I find out if they are present in small doses?

With teas there is a fear of pyrrolizidine alkaloids, abbreviated PA. PAs are harmful substances that plants produce to protect themselves from predators. However, herbs and fruits collected in Europe generally do not have high PA levels.

Facts worth knowing about rose hip tea

What is the brewing time?

Generally speaking, you are on the safe side with a 10-minute brewing time. But less than 7 minutes would be too little. If you want to use the homemade tea bag several times, a reduction of the infusion time would be very important. In the end, you can determine the taste for yourself by regulating the brewing time.

How do I make rosehip tea from peel?

The fresher the fruit, the less aromatic the resulting tea. Therefore, when buying, make sure to buy only dried peels or whole fruits. But again, the fresher rose hips are the most vitamin-rich, but these tend not to be used for tea.

You can put the dried peels straight into the empty cup. About 3 peels for 200 ml and then pour the hot water over it. Boiling water would be bad because the vitamins could be lost, and lukewarm water would greatly reduce the dissolving power of the peels. And so the aroma would not dissolve into the water.

What can be added to rosehip tea to achieve flavour variations?

We would like to answer this question in more detail, because there are many ways to spice up rose hip tea.

Rosehip tea with orange juice/blood orange juice

As soon as the hot rose hip tea has cooled down, season with honey and add the orange juice/blood orange juice. Add the same amount of orange juice in approximately the same proportion, e.g. for 0.5 l of tea. The rosehip tea with blood orange juice could be called witches' blood because we found this name among the recipes circulating on the internet.

Rosehip tea with lemon

After the tea has cooled to room temperature, squeeze the lemon into it to preserve the vitamins in the lemon. Taste-wise, it might taste sour. Joking aside. With honey and calorie-free sugar, you can really sweeten any end result.

With different variations, you can fully enjoy rosehip tea in every season.(Image source: pixabay.com / Konevi)

Rosehip tea with honey

To ensure that the honey dissolves completely and easily, you should add the honey after the rosehip tea has stopped boiling.

Rosehip tea with apple juice

Here you can again use a 1:1 ratio, as with the orange juice. This variation would taste very fruity.

Rosehip tea with milk

By adding milk, the rosehip tea is no longer acidic. It is very interesting that such a recipe cannot be found on the internet. But if you are keen to experiment, you should definitely try this combination. Unfortunately, we can't give you exact quantities yet, because we would have to make this tea ourselves.

We suspect that a small dash of milk in the warm rosehip tea will be quite sufficient. As is the case with black tea, we add a dash of milk to the tea.

Rosehip tea with a dash of milk might even please those who would prefer to banish the overly sour taste of rosehip tea.

Rosehip tea with alcohol

There is an alcoholic hot drink called Holdrio to go with it. Punch with rose hips is also popular. Even though this recipe is alcohol-free, yours doesn't have to end up that way. As you've noticed yourself, there are dozens of combinations to rosehip tea. Maybe you'll create the next tasty recipe that will become quite popular on the internet.

How much rosehip tea can you drink per day?

A healthy adult could drink 1 litre of rose hip tea and with one litre there is no vitamin C overdose. An overdose of vitamin C is harmless. An overdose of more than 5 g per day of vitamin C intake could, in the worst case, only cause diarrhoea.

When you have a cold, you need a higher dose of vitamin C, so it wouldn't hurt to drink 1 l in one day. In pregnancy, a total of three cups a day after meals. However, this advice does not come from a doctor or pharmacist.

Shouldn't rosehip tea be bright red?

You should not be surprised if the tea turns red. This only happens if hibiscus is also used, then the tea also becomes very reddish. If you want to learn more about rose hips or the information we have gathered, we advise you to use the links below, which have helped us a lot.

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