Saffron tea

Saffron is a well-known spice and it’s used in different dishes and recipes.

Saffron is mostly used in middle eastern, Indian, Spanish, and north African recipes. Also, it can be used in sweets, desserts, and as well as drinks such as tea and saffron milk.

Saffron is harvested from a flower called crocus sativus and the red threads that we use are the stigmas of this flower. Each flower gives 3 stigmas and must be handpicked, which hints at the high price of saffron.

Right about now you must be thinking to yourself, with the high price of saffron, why would anyone use it to make tea?

Besides its health benefits and tastiness, Saffron tea is an aromatic cup of deliciousness, soothing and healthy hot drink. Easy to prepare, low in calories, and perfect for any occasion. Plus, for two servings we’re only going to use about 8-10 threads.

Just like most teas, it’s really easy to make.

  1. Take a pinch of saffron.
  2. Add off the boiling water.
  3. Add a ginger slice
  4. brew for 5 minutes.
  5. Strain and serve, with a slice of lemon, if you like.
  6. Then top up those strands for another round.

As simple as that.

And of course, if you like to sweeten your tea you can a bit of honey or sugar but honey is healthier as we all know.

Saffron tea other than being incredibly delicious, does have many health benefits such as:

  • Working as an anti-depressant really give you a relaxed feeling.
  • It helps with digesting food and your digestive system.
  • Has lots of antioxidants and contributes to heart health.
  • Increases libido
  • Can help with PMS symptoms
  • Helps with memory and learning

And in conclusion saffron tea other than having a great taste and health benefits, can be a great substitute for coffee and regular tea.