Saffron/ Zafaraan زعفران or Zarparaan زرپران is one of the most expensive spices in the world. Saffron is called king of spices and sunshine of spice not only due to it’s gorgeous colour and flavour but also it has lots of benefits for human body. Saffron boosts memory, it is an antidepressant, and good for heart health.
There is a variety of recipes for Saffron tea. You just need saffron threads, some spices, honey or sugar and boiled water. You can prepare plain saffron tea, or you can mix black tea leaves with saffron threads, add some spices such as cinnamon or cardamom, slices of lemon, honey even you can add milk or coconut milk to the the saffron tea and make it more richer.
Saffron tea might be served hot or cold.
Cost of saffron depends on it’s quality. Iran produces most of the world saffron. There are other countries such as India, Afghanistan, Spain and Morocco which produce saffron too.
Saffron is most expensive spice . Maybe you ask why is Saffron this much expensive? because from planting moment until harvest time, you need lots of hand workds and hire many laborers. It is lots of hard work: collecting saffron flowers, separated stigma and then dry it. Each purlple flower has 3 stigmas and that is the saffron.
- ½ tsp saffron threads
- Pinch of cardamom powder
- 1 small cinnamon stick
- Honey or sugar
- Bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add saffron threads, cardamom and cinnamon to the water.
- let saffron steep and simmer for few minutes (5-8minutes) and until saffron colour release.