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To start with a standard saffron tea that takes additional ingredients well, you need to construct the base, which is quite easy. A good amount to start with is about one liter (just over 4 cups) of piping hot water. You can put the water in a jug, or other container and add between five and twelve threads of saffron depending on how strongly you like your tea. This is non-caffeinated so adding stronger levels of saffron won’t leave you with jitters or anxiety (quite the opposite, in fact).
What we would recommend is a good thermos that has a nice tight seal. Pour in the hot water, fasten the lid and let the threads steep until the threads lose their dark red color. You could start drinking your tea after 15 minutes, but letting it steep & stew for at least an hour will yield better results. The thermos is nice because just before drinking you can give it a real solid shaking and ensure everything is mixed really well.
The world of Saffron tea is wide, and here are a few completely different ways to do it.
First heat up two cups of water until it’s at a roiling boil. Add 12 threads of saffron. Add the honey and let steep for at least 20 minutes. Add the mint leaves 5 mins before you are ready to serve.
This is a flavorful milk tea that’s gone through several evolutions on its way from Persia to India, boasting a unique and soothing personality. Serving size: One cup
First bring your water to a boil, and then add your spices, cardamom and saffron; continue to boil and pull out the flavors of your spice, for one or two minutes. Next add your milk & tea leaves and keep it to a boil. If you don’t find the consistency quite right, you can add more milk. Finally add your sugar and strain into a cup. Let sit until palatable and take care not to burn yourself on the way to flavor-town.
After your water is well-boiling add only the honey and mint leaves. Infuse the flavor into the water mixing well. Transfer your broth to the cups, and then add the saffron, six threads to each cup. By the time the tea is cool enough to drink the saffron will have completed the final flavor infusion. For a more fancy serving, consider adding lemon wedges for presentation & enjoy!
Who are we to tell you that your garlic & cilantro infused saffron tea mixed with oyster sauce tastes better not served? Go for it! Who knows, you might start trending.
This unique recipe will leave the lemon flavor but the saffron will combat the tart, sour notes and replace them with an earthy and slightly darker flavor that’s uncommon & surprising with a drink that’s screaming yellow & most often associated with citrus.
Bring your water to boil, remove from heat. Add your 12 threads of saffron. Pour your mixture into a thermos and let sit for one hour. Add the honey and shake. Add 4-6 cubes of ice to a serving jug, pour the contents of the thermos into the serving jug. Add the fresh squeezed lemon juice and mix well.
Transfer to refrigerator or freezer and bring to lowest-coldest temperature possible without freezing to a point where you can’t mix. Mix well and add ice before serving.
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