BEAUTY IN A CUP, YOUR DIVINE FEMININE AWAKENS
Seriously, can a latte get any better? In addition to being obsessed with lattes, I’ve also been obsessed with roses these past few years. As if the moment I turned 30 I developed a new love for them. I’ve been surrounded by roses my entire life – from dad always getting us these beautiful long stem roses for each special occasion to being born in Bulgaria, the land of roses. One would think I’d be over them by now but how can anyone ever be over roses? Their beauty is beyond measure, their scent divine.
Every ounce of this Rose Latte screams beauty to the point where my soul melts into an oasis of love. If you are looking to get into your divine feminine this is how you get there. Throughout the past couple months I kept coming across Rose Latte recipes and I’d save them for my future trials. A few weekends ago me and my husband Greg took a trip out to Berkley Springs, West Virginia. He is obsessed with the healing thermal waters there so whenever he is in town we are sure to head over that way to soak in the tubs for 30 minutes.
We found a cute little store, Sage Moon Herb Shop, owned by a woman who has collected all sorts of herbs and things and just happened to have her own blend of ingredients for a Rose Latte! The Universe listens and delivers our desires so effortlessly when you are out of your own way. She calls it “Women’s Health Tonic.”
Being a slow student of tea ceremony, when you are preparing this Rose Latte, make sure to be present every step of the way. The act of preparing tea is a meditation in itself. Quiet your mind, let yourself unwind and leave the past in the past.
(makes 2 cups)
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Natural spring water
- Women’s Health Tonic Blend (comes with organic rose petals and cardamon, shatavari and ginger powder blend)
- Coconut oil, 1 tsp.
- North American Herb & Spice Essence of Rose Petals, 1/2 tsp.
- Raw honey, 1.5 tbsp.
- Organic Cashew milk, or another nut milk to your liking, 1 cup
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR ROSE LATTE
In your tea kettle boil your natural spring water. Once boiled, transfer a cup of water to a small saucepan and turn to medium-low heat. Add 2 tbsp. of rose petals and steep for 10-minutes. Turn off heat and let the rose petals continue to steep for another 5-minutes. Meanwhile, in your high-speed blender, add your 1 cup cashew milk with 2 tbsp. of the powder mixture and blend. Strain the rose petals with a strainer and put your rose tea back into the saucepan. Add the milk mixture to the rose tea, continue to heat on medium-low heat. Add in the coconut oil and honey and bring to a very light boil. You want to catch it right before it boils, just like when you make Turkish coffee. Once your Rose Latte is ready, serve in your favorite cup and add the 1/2 tsp. Essence of Rose Petals. Sprinkle a few dried rose petals on top, go to your favorite place, turn off your electronics, sit, relax and enjoy!
WHAT IS SHATAVARI?
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), also called Satavar, is one of the most powerful rejuvenating herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. Sometimes translated as “she who possesses 100 husbands,” Shatavari is know for its fertility-enhancing properties that improves the health of both male and female reproductive issues. It is also said to strengthen the immune system by enhancing the functioning of macrophages―the immune cells responsible for digesting potentially destructive organisms and cancer cells. It may help with mood swings, irritation associated with premenstrual syndrome, hot flashes due to menopause, breast milk production, heartburn, indigestion, diarrhea, urinary tract inflammation, and IBS. Not intended for people with an excess of Kapha constitution.
THE HEALING PROPERTIES OF ROSES
Rose petals are mildly sedative, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic and mild laxatives. They are a tonic for the heart, help to lower cholesterol and help the healing process of wounds, bruises, rashes and incisions. The rose petals are also an emmenagogue, which means this herb can help regulate and bring on delayed menstrual cycles (as a caution, avoid taking this herb internally if you are pregnant). They are also a wonderful uterine tonic and help with cysts, infections and bleeding. As an essential oil, the rose petals are a nervine, which helps to soothe and calm the nervous system, easing away tension and pain. Rosehips are a strong antioxidant and high in vitamins C, A, B3, D, and E.