There is evidence that rock rose was used in ancient times. Rock rose (Latin: cistus) produces an herbal tea which, due to its astringent effect, was thought to be good for skin problems. Anti-viral properties have been demonstrated in vitro, i.e. in cell cultures. This also led to increased demand during the corona crisis in the spring of 2020.
What interests us most is of course the taste! It's slightly smoky, with hints of lemon and basil. If it were true that bitter medicine helps the patient, it might work, because a little bitter is all it is. Naturally caffeine-free, rock rose can be drunk in the evening.
|Dose||2-3 grams(1½ tsp) / 2 dl|
|Water temperature||95-100 °C|
|Steeping time||3-5 minutes|