Saffron Tea Recipe

Saffron Tea Recipe
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The radiant orange spice, saffron, has been studied and shown to be as effective as certain antidepressant drugs such as imipramine and fluoxetine. Saffron also helps with mood swings and depression associated with PMS. Make tea with a pinch of saffron and experience these amazing effects.

Read more about 12 Teas That Boost Your Mood.

 

1
Servings
161
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon green tea leaves (optional)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • 4-5 strands of saffron

Directions

Pour a little warm water into saffron threads and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Bring remaining water almost, but now quite, to a boil. Steep for another 5 minutes, then remove threads. Add honey if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
29g
22%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
260µg
37%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
67mg
89%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
165mg
17%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
90µg
23%
Iron, Fe
12mg
67%
Magnesium, Mg
53mg
17%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
159mg
23%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
100mg
7%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
168g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Saffron Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Saffron Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.