Kuwaiti Tea (saffron tea)

Kuwaiti Tea (Saffron Tea)

Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus Sativus, Saffron grows to 20–30 cm and bears up to four flowers, each with three vivid crimson stigmas, which are the distal end of a carpel. Here we tell you how to make a cup of saffron tea for your nights.


Original recipe makes 1 cup Change Servings

  • 2 tea bags
  • 1, 1/2 cups water
  • 1 pinch saffron powder
  • 2 whole cardamom pods, broken
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar (optional)



Combine the water, saffron, and cardamom in a saucepan over medium heat. Cover, and bring to a boil. Add tea bags, and let the tea steep for a minute, or longer if you like stronger tea. Strain into a cup, and sweeten with sugar if desired.