Cinnamon Saffron Tea
In addition to its great gastronomical uses, the spice is thought to have therapeutic healing powers. Believed to be effective as an anti-depressant, useful for aiding in menstruation and abdominal relief, and boasting overall detoxifying properties, a recipe for saffron tea is just what the doctor ordered. This recipe uses cinnamon and honey to balance and enhance the spice's floral qualities.
- 4 cups water
- 10 saffron threads
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3-4 tablespoons good honey
Bring water, cinnamon, and honey to a boil.
Turn heat to low then add the saffron strands, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Uncover, turn up the heat to medium, and leave for 5 more minutes.
Strain the tea (discard the threads) into cups and serve hot.