More gift ideas for mum in the leadup to Mothers’ Day! Thoroughly inspired by Dilmah’s French Vanilla and Rose Tea – one of my mum’s favourite because it’s so fragrant – I decided to make my own Rose and Vanilla Tea!

It’s so dead easy – Just get a box of tea leaves – I used black tea – and add dried rose buds and a vanilla pod in. You can get rose buds from places like T2, or I just got mine from the local Asian shop. As for the vanilla pod, I used the vanilla pod from Queen Fine Foods. I was very luckily sent some from Beyond the Square Communications – thank you Carrie! – but these vanilla pods are also the ones that I keep in my pantry. They are the better ones that you can find readily available – I’ve tried some from other brands that are just brittle and dry and hard to work with – and the aroma just fills the room once you open that cute test tube bottle they come in. 
Simply split the vanilla pod open, and then stick it into the tea and dried rose buds to infuse. 
To gift, might I suggest getting a reusable coffee/tea cup and filling it with the tea mix? That’s what I’m sending to my mum, together with a tea strainer, of course. 
I also added a bit of cling wrap to the top before closing the rubber lid to help seal the infusion in. 
I hope this doesn’t spoil the surprise – Happy Mother’s Day ma!!! 


  1. muppy May 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    love it – i might have to make my own!

  2. Tina @ bitemeshowme May 8, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    The flavour combo sounds delightful. Perhaps I’ll brew some for sunday morning!


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