Red and orange rose hips are abundant on most rose bushes by October but are usually harvested after the first frost. They have more than ten times the Vitamin C than an equivalent weight of any other plant. The tea tastes good and can be used to treat colds and sore throats.
Cut the hips from the stem. Some people cut them in half in order to remove the hairy seeds, but this can be hard to do. You can also use the hips whole.
For a cup of tea, you need about 15 hips. Boil in a pan until “tea colored”. Strain.