Rose is a flowering shrub of the genus Rosa and there are currently more than a hundred species of wild roses worldwide, including thorny shrubs, climbers and several trailing species. Generally 2-5 m tall, they are known to grow up to 20m in height by climbing over other plants.
Dubbed the “the queen of flowers” by the Greek poet Sappho, Rose tea had been a common beverage during garden parties in Britain since the days of Queen Victoria. On the other side of the world, the Chinese has also long since used Roses to clear “heat” and reduce anxiety and depression. The gentle, exquisite sweetness of its aroma, coupled with its considerable therapeutic value ensured the Rose a special place in the medicine and perfumery of Ancient Persian, Egyptian, Indian, Greek, Chinese and Roman civilizations.