Originating in Asia, roses were in the gardens of China in 500 bc.
There are over 1000 different types of roses. Roses have been symbolic in history such as the "tudor rose" and the "War of Roses" in 15th century England.
The petals are used to flavour tea, or to make herbal tea.
In Germany, the rosebuds are turned into rose water and used to make :marzipan". In Iran, rosebuds are used to season desserts and in the making of sophisticated rice dishes.
May be light, subtle and floral tasting with a light, musky smell.
Also known as: الوردة