Rose green tea is a romantic's drink.

In fact, it should ONLY be marketed to a man or woman in love. NO ONE ELSE will be able to appreciate organic rose petals blended tastefully with green tea. Truth be told, tasting red roses in a hot drink will only deepen the longing for a lover.

This brings us to our first statement. You think a bitter person can appreciate rose green tea?!


[caption id="attachment_1414" align="aligncenter" width="512"] Rose poster from 1891. (Photo: Wiki Commons)[/caption]

But hey, that's just our suggestion. Rose green tea is already a favourite among the beauty-conscious crowd. They are usually the first ones to try anything that can keep the skin healthy and hydrated. And the rose green tea, with its many bio-actives and antioxidants, delivers.

Skin is closely linked with the body's overall health. And even in that department, rose green tea's score is high.

[caption id="attachment_1415" align="aligncenter" width="512"] Rose green tea. (Photo: Wiki Commons)[/caption]

 Benefits of Rose Green Tea

  1. Prevents heart disease
  2. Improves digestion
  3. Provides relief from stress
  4. Is a mindful relaxant
  5. Effective in sleep disorders

Sleep disorders, hmm... A cup of rose green tea may comfort the romantic whose sleep has been hijacked by a lover!

Rose: A Reminder of The Beloved

The rose signifies love, longing and passion. While its thorns signify the painful journey of a union with the beloved. In the Indian subcontinent, few love stories have evoked the literary imagination, as has the story of the famous writer, Amrita Pritam.

Amrita was trapped in a loveless marriage with a cloth merchant in Lahore. She fell madly in love with Sahir Ludhianvi, and was ready to walk out of her marriage. Ludhianvi, however, didn't commit.

Later, Amrita met Imroz, who was 10 years younger than her, and with whom she began a lifelong relationship. Imroz loved Amrita a lot. Even if the love was one-sided, his intense love nourished their lives till the end.

In her poems, Amrita Pritam tries to convey the futility of dreaming of a union with the beloved.

Amrita Pritam's Poetry and the Hauntingness of Love

In Selected Poems of Amrita Pritam - translated from Punjabi into English - and edited by Pritish Nandy, we can feel the hauntingness of love in different poems. Here are some lines from the poem You Do Not Come:

Spring is waking and stretching its arms,
Flowers weave their silk threads
For the festival of colours,
You do not come.

-Amrita Pritam (translated by Mahendra Kulashrestha)

In The Union and Separation, Pritam writes:

The springs of tears from our eyes flow
In this valley of white crust
This valley where nothing can grow.

-Amrita Pritam (translated by Prabhakar Machwe)

Perhaps Amrita wrote this poem when she realised that Sahir Ludhianvi could never be truly hers.

Love and Passion

Abundant love did come to Amrita. From Imroz. In a poem dedicated to Imroz, with whom Amrita lived till death, she writes:

"every street, alley and lane
Forms the ring
And Spanish passion
In my Panjabi veins"
- Amrita Pritam (translated by Mahendra Kulashreshtha)

We love the metaphor of a red patch of colour signifying passion, like a bull in a Spanish bullfighting race.

From Amrita Pritam's poems, won't you agree that the beloved is just like the rose? Beautiful, yet, difficult to touch.

Didn't we say at the beginning of this piece, that the rose green tea, full of rose petals, is a romantic's drink!

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