Iranian Saffron Tea Recipe
Iranian saffron supplies more than 90% of the world’s saffron, and some countries even import saffron from Iran and rebrand it. There are different types of Iranian saffron, and you can typically buy Iranian saffron directly from manufacturers in the country. In Iran, saffron manufacturers tend to make saffron-based products such as saffron rock candy, saffron mixed cake powder, saffron jelly, saffron pudding, saffron tea, etc.
Amongst those products, saffron tea and saffron rock candy are the two most popular products in the international market. You can either buy Iranian saffron tea bags or make the perfect Iranian saffron tea, but how? Saffron benefits are vast and we recommend drinking a cup of saffron tea at least once a day.
In this article, we would like to discuss how to make Iranian saffron tea.
How to Buy Iranian Saffron?
The first ingredient to make the perfect Iranian saffron tea is the Persian saffron. As mentioned above, the Iranian saffron supplies 90% of the market’s demand. Chances are, you can find Iranian saffron in your local supermarket or hypermarkets. Most saffron suppliers in Iran tend to sell bulk saffron to businesses. Thus, you are bound to find it in your local hypermarket.
However, since saffron is considered the most expensive spice globally, many people are trying to make a quick dollar by selling fake saffron. Can you spot fake saffron? Yes. There are multiple ways to spot fake saffron. We have explained how to spot fake saffron in our previous article.
Now that you have Iranian saffron in your hands, it’s time to start making the perfect saffron tea.
How to make Iranian Saffron Tea?
Pour hot water in a teapot, add your tea leaves as well as a pinch of Iranian saffron that you have purchased from the market and let them rest for around 10 minutes. After that, your perfect Iranian saffron tea is ready for consumption. However, if you don’t have the time nor the patience to make saffron tea yourself, you can always purchase pure saffron teabags. You can drink Iranian saffron tea with either a touch of sugar, honey or even add saffron rock candy to your tea.
If you are using saffron threads, there is a certain to store saffron properly; otherwise, it may go bad quickly.