Ginger Saffron Tea
photo by Lalaloula
- Ready In:
- Peel the ginger and chop coarsely.
- Pour the water into a pan, add honey, cinnamon stick, & chopped ginger, then bring to a boil.
- Turn heat to low then add the saffron strands, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Uncover, turn up heat slightly and leave for 5 additional minutes.
- Strain the tea into cups and serve HOT.
This tea was lovely with a strong heat from the ginger and an intense saffron flavour. The sweetness of the honey (I used only 1 ts total and it was still sweet) complemented those two flavours very nicely. We also enjoyed the addition of cinnamon.<br/>THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your recipe here with us, Nasseh!<br/>Made and reviewed for the January Special in the Diabetic Forum 2011.
I love spiced teas and infusions, and this is no exception. I didn't really notice the saffron, despite putting in a generous pinch, but enjoyed the flavours of cinnamon and ginger. I drink herbal tea with a cinnamon stick at home, and ginger tea at work, so this was a good combination of both! I omitted the honey, since I prefer my teas/infusions unsweetened, but I added some to a small glass for my DH, he however, didn't care for it. I finished it for him, but, not caring for honey, preferred mine without. A good tea to enjoy while getting on with housework, thank you, Nasseh! Made for PAC Fall 09
I made this according to the directions except that I added the honey after simmering as honey can supposedly become toxic if it is heated. It was extremely spicy. I would suggest using less cinnamon somehow or and simmering for less time because it overpowered the flavour of saffron to the point that I could not taste it. It was hot and spicy like a tamale candy but not as sweet. I think mainly the cooking time has to be adjusted. Made for Ramadan Tag.
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