To make a cup of pure rose tea, use about 1 teaspoon of dry rose petals or 2 teaspoons or dry rose buds. Bring water to a boil and let it cool down for a minute. Steep the petals or buds for 5 minutes. Strain and serve it pure or with a bit of honey. If you want a more delicate flavor, cold-brew them overnight in the fridge. Interestingly, rarely any rose tea will brew into a pink colored drink – most of them will be light yellow brown. Rosebuds will usually release less flavor and color than rose petals – simply because they are tightly closed and won’t be able to expand like petals would. If you want to get the most out of your rose buds tea, gently crush or cut them.