A light, floral tisane made up of rosebuds grown in the Valley of the Roses in Morocco’s High Atlas Mounains. The Soffi Cooperative hand pick and hand process their rosebuds and use no artificial fertilisers or pesticides on their plants.
Soft and sweet on the palate with a fresh, sappy aftertaste and a hint of acidity, this is a perfect afternoon or evening drink. The buds can also be blended with other teas to add sweetness and floral notes. Best made with boiling water using a few buds per 150ml cup.
Soffi Cooperative, Kalaat M’Gouna, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Drâa, Morocco
SIZE OF FARMS
30 acres (total)
PLANTS AND PROCESSING
Rosa x damascena. Harvested Summer 2018. Hand picked and dried.
100°C, 1g per 150ml. Brew for 2+ minutes, many infusions are possible.
The region of Kalaat M’Gouna in the province of Ouarzaate in Morocco is very famous for its production of roses used for perfumes and rose water. The local production is celebrated in an important festival each May. Mohammed Soffi overlooks the Soffi Cooperative which is one of the pioneers in the region for rose production and organic farming. They produce and distribute dried rosebuds and petals, but set aside half their crop for the production of rose oil and rose water.
To read more about the Soffi Cooperative you can read Marie’s blog here.