What is Saffron Tea Good For? + Recipe & Uses

Saffron Tea-How to make properly

What is Saffron Tea Good For? + Recipe & Uses

ThisSaffron tea is warm and mild with the nourishing flavor, which is reallyrefreshing. I know one would think how could a few strands of saffronmakes the tea aromatic and fresh.

How to make saffron tea? Is this a common question that everyone has? In fact, many of you do not hear of making tea with saffron. Because saffron is the expensive ingredient of all in the entire world. And it is not affordable to use it every day in our daily life.

This warm drink is made with few saffron strands, mint leaves, honey, lemon wedges.

Saffron is one of the most expensive spices from the plant ‘saffron crocus.’  It is a thread stigma from the flower. It tastes subtle with a slight bitterness. It brings out a bright yellow color to the food. And generally used for decorating and as a food coloring agent.

In Indian Cooking, the saffron is used as a garnishing ingredient mainly in sweets and sweets.

This precious spice cost around $10 for 5 grams of saffron, here in the United States.

Do you think that saffron tea has strong and bold flavors? No, absolutely not. It is elegant and luxurious, that you will feel in every sip.

How toserve Saffron tea?

Saffron tea is great when it is warm. I prefer to have it in the evening not combined with any meal or snacks. Saffron has a significant unique flavor, and it is good; it is served this way.

How does saffron tea taste ?

This Kashmiri saffron tea tastes classy and splendid, with the hint of mint flavor, and lemon flavor. Since saffron has a delicate flavor, this Indian chai tastes great when the other added spices are mild and subtle as well.

How toprepare saffron tea with green tea?

(This question may sound simple for many. But this may help for those who wish to know the exact process.)

  •  If you have green tea leaves, add it when boiling the water and strain before adding saffron.
  •  If you are using green tea bags, add it along the saffron strands.

Thevariations for Saffron Tea

The recipe Which I discuss here is the simple and basic recipe. And this chai can be customized and altered to suit one’s personal preference.

  • Add green tea, this gives another dimension to this beverage.
  • Make your regular tea and add saffron.
  • Add cinnamon stick while boiling water. This enhances the flavor with a hint of sweetness.
  • Substitute honey with maple syrup or any other sweeteners.
  • Have green cardamom at home? Remove the seeds and throw them in the skin alone while boiling water.
  • Have fresh holy basil? Add them new just before serving. This ingredient makes authentic medicinal Indian chai.

Make-ahead and Storing the leftover

This teaTastes great when made fresh. You may keep ready all the ingredients separatelyand add just before serving.

It can be consumed within 2-3 hours of making when it kept in the kitchen counter. This tea is made more for its medicinal values so I would advise preparing the required amount of tea.

KeyIngredients and their substitutions

Saffron– This is the prime ingredient, has a bitter taste. So often it is wrapped with other ingredients to cover up its flavor.

Mint leaves– This gives a refreshing taste, make it fresh and clean. If you do not have fresh mint leaves. Try adding dried mint leaves. If both are not available, you may add rosemary or lemongrass. But be aware that these are two unique ingredients and have their distinct flavors.

Lemon wedges- Lemon wedges or lemon slices? Both bring out different tastes. Lemon slices make the tea sour, while the wedges infuse lemon flavor to the Indian tea.

Honey– Combining honey is optional. I want saffron to get noticed in this saffron tea recipe, so I have mentioned ¼ teaspoon of honey, but adjust this according to your choice.

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  • 12 strands saffron
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 mint leaves
  • Boil– Bring water to a rolling boil. Switch of the flame.
  • Infuse– Add mint leaves and honey. Stir in until honey is completely dissolved in water. Then strain the liquid.
  • Add– Transfer to the serving cups, add one lemon wedge and 4-5 strands of saffron to each cup
  • Serve-Serve immediately when the tea is still hot.

Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Course Drinks

Cuisine American, Indian

Keyword saffron tea

Author Sujatha Muralidhar

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Saffron Tea

What is Saffron Tea Good For? + Recipe & Uses

Saffron Tea is a mood-lifting, refreshing herbal beverage full of anti-depressants. All you need is hot water, saffron threads, sugar, and a few spices to make a cup of saffron tea. Here’s how to make tea with saffron today!

Saffron is one of the moderately expensive spices. It is obtained from crocus sativus linné.

Moreover, it is very popular in Indian cuisine. It also protects the body.

Love Kesar Milk, Kesar Chandan Sharbat, Kesar Elaichi Lassi?

Then you would surely love this soothing Kesar Chai as well, people! Saffron Tea is a power-packed, saffron loaded concoction.

This tea is similar to Kashmiri Kahwa. However, un Zafrani Chai made from milk, this one is water-based.

But, it is equally rejuvenating when made from quality saffron.

Most importantly, taste-wise, this Kesar Tea is just perfect. Sweet, slightly spicy and invigorating at the same time.

Also, as it is water-based, your calories remain in check when you are consuming saffron beverage this one.

The health benefits of this tea are uncountable.  Saffron is the “sunshine” spice.

It means that it lifts up your mood. Hence, it is a cure for depression. Your blood pressure remains in check with this tea.

Plus, it also fights heart disease. Moreover, it also enhances our memory and prevents cancer.

Lastly, making it is very quick and easy. Therefore, you can make it any day at any time.

And, it perfectly fits on your tea party menu or a BFF brunch meet-up as well.

Furthermore, you may also serve saffron tea with milk and give it a Persian or Moroccan touch.

If not, then even as it is, you would be blown away after sipping it once!

Did I tell you that it can also be served chilled?

Finally, turn this summer all the more saffron-ish with this one of its kind tea using my quick recipe! Note it down, then?

Where to buy saffron from?

Saffron is a very expensive ingredient and hence more prone to adulteration.

So you must make sure to buy saffron from a trusted source only. I generally order this brand of saffron for my use.

If you say in the US, you can order from here.

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How to make Saffron Tea Step by Step

Heat water in a pan and bring it to boil.

Once the water starts to boil, add sugar, saffron, cinnamon, ginger, lemon wedges and mint leaves in the pan.

Let the tea simmer for 5-7 minutes. Strain the tea and serve hot.

Saffron Tea Video Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 25 minutes

  • 1/2 litre Water
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • .25 g Saffron
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ginger Grated
  • 2-3 Lemon Wedges
  • 10-12 Mint Leaves
  1. Heat water in a pan and bring it to boil.

  2. Once the water starts to boil, add sugar, saffron, cinnamon, ginger, lemon wedges and mint leaves in the pan.

  3. Let the tea simmer for 5-7 minutes.

  4. Strain the tea and serve hot.

Buy saffron from a trusted source.

You can drink this tea chilled as well.

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