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.
Makes 4 Cups
4 cups of water
1/2 tsp saffron threads (around 10 threads)
2 tbsps sugar or honey (or Persian Rock Candy)
Optional additions that would work magic with Saffron:
1 tablespoon rose water Ingredient 1
Tea bags or loose-leaf tea of your choice (Earl Grey, Green or white Tea, etc.)
Fresh mint, Rose buds or petals
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.
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.
Add just boiled water to the saffron infusion to fill up the teapot or cup and make it hot.
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!