Saffron Tea (Three Ways) & Benefits
Saffron tea with a hint of cinnamon, cardamom, lemon, rose, mint or ginger, along with white tea is a refreshing, and mood boosting beverage. Hot or cold this amazingly delicious tea is sure to soothe you.
Diabetic, Gluten Free, Halal, Hindu, Low Lactose, Low Salt, Vegetarian
Mortar and Pestle
1 to 2
adjust per taste
green cardamom pods
dried rose petals
fresh ginger slices
3 inches each
fresh mint leaves
Take ¼ teaspoon dry saffron threads in a small marble or stone mortar and pestle. Add a pinch of sugar and grind saffron into a powder.
In a saucepan, boil water and add white tea. Then proceed with any of the three flavor options below.
Choose Flavor Option
: Add cardamom, cinnamon and rose petals.
: Add cinnamon sticks and fresh ginger slices.
: Add lemon slices with the skin and the fresh mint leaves.
Turn off the heat and let it all steep for
Next, add the powdered saffron and steep for an additional
3 to 4 minutes
and add honey to taste. Don't steep saffron for too long or it may become bitter.
This beverage can be refrigerated for about a week. Enjoy it hot or as iced tea.
Decorate with extra saffron threads, cinnamon stick, ginger slices, lemon wedges or mint leaves.
Try it with milk or milk and water, except for the lemon mint flavor option, as that would curdle the milk.
Saffron is available at Persian, Middle eastern, Indian, Mediterranean and gourmet grocery stores, as well as online.
Store this spice in a dry, cool and dark place or in the freezer and keep your hands dry when working with it.
Nutrition facts are approximate.