During the winter months and after approaching March now, it has been somewhat chilly, apart from the occasional sunny days! When that is the case, I always reach out for something warm to sip on and these days I’ve been especially obsessed with Saffron teas and lattes. Saffron is a traditional Persian spice I grew up having in many of my Mothers dishes and I thoroughly enjoy having it in my tea now. Occasionally, I also just add in a few dried Saffron blossoms to even my green tea which works great at enhancing the flavour slightly.
It’s truly a hug in a cup; so warm, hits the spot and is so cosy!
Not only does it taste great but Saffron along with the Rose water are holistic and honestly make you feel good from the inside out. It’s packed full of anti-anxiety, and depression properties – it’s super relaxing and calming. I love the flavour combination and the colour you’ll get when you make this is beautiful.
1/2 cup water
1 tsp rose water
2 saffron tea bags (I get mine from abroad but you can use 2 tsp loose saffron as a substitute)
1 cup steamed milk (I used Oat milk and heated in a pot on medium heat)
1/2 tsp of freeze dried raspberry powder (optional; I use it to bring out that pink colour in the latte)
1-2 tsp maple syrup or agave
Edible rose petals
Add the water, rose water and raspberry powder to a small pot. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add the saffron tea bags. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Remove tea bags and pour into your mug. Slowly add the steamed milk to your mug.
Sweeten with a little bit of maple syrup or agave. Top with edible rose petals if you like!