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Persian Love Tea Recipe

24.10.19 /

Prep time10 MINUTES

Cooking time5 MINUTES

About

In the East, Saffron was generally used to treat light to moderate depression; it has a reputation for bringing cheerfulness and wisdom. Saffron is known to be useful for treating anxiety, depression, weight loss, improving eyesight (fighting macular degeneration of the eyes) & and improving sex drive for men and women as it’s an aphrodisiac! Our saffron is organic, from the latest harvest and kept in its raw natural state, unexposed to the environment until it reaches your kitchen.

Ingredients

Makes 4 Cups

Method

  1. Mix the saffron threads with half a cup of hot water into a teapot (or less threads straight into a cup), and leave to steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. The water will take on a golden colour as the saffron threads are activated and release their active compounds to the liquid. The water will cool.
  3. Add just boiled water to the saffron infusion to fill up the teapot or cup and make it hot.
  4. Add honey to taste, or some fresh mint, a couple of rose buds or drop in a teabag of your favourite tea. Your imagination is the only limit – you can create your own signature tea just by adding some of your own favourite and unique flavourings.

If you’re adding any of the optional ingredients:

Add spices to a kettle along with the water, rose water and sugar. Stir mixture to dissolve sugar. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Serve with additional sugar/ honey/rose buds/mint or simply steep in the saffron in hot milk and enjoy a delicate Saffron Milk if desired.

Our 1gr Packs will give you a minimum of 20 cups of tea!

Parya Zaghand

While I think of myself as an Aussie, I’m also proud as punch of my Iranian heritage. So much so, in 2013, I created a business built around the mouth-watering delicacies of Persia; bringing you flavours of the real Iran. I wanted to create a space at the table for the golden-petaled spice: Persian Saffron.