Saffron Tea Recipe

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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
2
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Protein
0.1g
0.2%
Carbs
0.6g
0.2%
Vitamin A
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin C
0.7mg
1.2%
Calcium
8mg
1%
Folate (food)
0.8µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
0.8µg
0.2%
Magnesium
5mg
1%
Phosphorus
2mg
N/A
Potassium
16mg
N/A
Sodium
11mg
N/A

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