Saffron Milk Tea is an Indian healing tea, and one that I wish to share with you, a nourishing version that includes raw milk, (although I include a dairy-free version). It is wonderful to drink before bed to help with depression and insomnia.

Saffron Milk Tea: A Recipe for Depression and General Wellness

Megan Drinks, Health & Nutrition, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 12 Comments

Saffron Milk Tea is an Indian healing beverage. This nourishing version includes raw milk, (although I include a dairy-free variation).  It is wonderful to drink before bed to help with depression and insomnia.  The elixir has a lovely flavor, floral and tea-like.

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SAFFRON’S HISTORY AND USES

The filaments of saffron come from the crocus flower and are native to the Middle East.  Their healing properties trace back thousands of years, being used to treat yes, depression, and also hormone, memory and circulation issues, and more recently cancer.  Rich in antioxidants, the phytonutrients in saffron make it one of the most powerful flower herbs available.  For mild to medium cases of depression, saffron is used even by some medical practitioners and is a resource worth trying.

HOW TO MAKE SAFFRON TEA

Happily, saffron tea can be made with the greatest of ease by simply adding the red filaments to any cup of hot tea.  Or follow the instructions below for Saffron Milk Tea.

Saffron Milk Tea is an Indian healing tea. This nourishing version includes raw milk, (although I include a dairy-free variation). It is wonderful to drink before bed to help with depression and insomnia. The elixir has a lovely flavor, floral and tea-like.

 

Saffron Milk Tea
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Substitute full-fat coconut milk, if you are dairy-free.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Saffron Milk Tea
Yum
Print Recipe
Substitute full-fat coconut milk, if you are dairy-free.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Instructions
  1. Place the water and optional cardamom into a small saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  2. Simmer the pods for 5 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and add the saffron threads. Allow the strands to steep for 5-8 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients. Stir and heat the milk to warm, not boiling, to protect the living nutrients in the raw milk.
  5. Strain and serve, adding more sweetener if desired, to taste.
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  • Clayton

    This looks great!

  • Thanks for sharing – I didn’t know all the benefits of including saffron in my diet!

  • I love roobios tea. It’s great for anxiety, but I haven’t paired it with saffron. I actually have all the ingredients in my cupboard, so I will give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!

  • We’re growing our own saffron this year (planting now, harvest next year). Just maybe I could try this when we get our first harvest!

  • Oh wow, this so wonderful to hear!!! Where do you live? Do you have an ideal climate? I love your posts about all you grow!! So happy for you to live that life, just wonderful (full of wonder!:) )

  • Yum! I will try this with some coconut milk (I am allergic to dairy) and some Chai roobios (minus any “natural flavors” or unknown ingredients). This seems absolutely divine and perfect gold delight for a cold fall day! 🙂

    When I make my version too, with adaptations, I will link to your blog and credit the original source of my idea! I never had saffron tea, so this will be interesting! (although recently have had parsley tea!)

    Ms. Joy
    http://joyjourney2health.blogspot.com

  • I am growing saffron so I was so excited to see your post. I guess Anni and I are sisters!

  • Megan Stevens

    Oh how lovely!!! What a dreamy thing to grow and harvest!! So your yield– it must take a lot of flowers to get enough stamen?

  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    This sounds delicious Megan! Love the beautiful color from the saffron. Pinning.

  • Megan Stevens

    Great, Emily. Thank you!!

  • Maryanne

    Can the Saffron be ‘re-steeped’ or can you only get one cup of tea from 15-20 threads? Thanks for sharing this recipe and information!

  • Megan Stevens

    Yes, you can re-steep it. It won’t be as powerful or potent; but you can. 🙂