Persian Saffron Love Tea

Prepare a Love Potion!

Introduction

Throughout history, people have tried to get their love interest to reciprocate by concocting love potions. Here is a recipe from Persia that may have been prepared by Queen Esther.

Ingredients

Adapted from Food of Life, by Najmieh Batmanglij 

  • 4 cups water 

  • 2 tsp. sugar 

  • ½ tsp. ground saffron 

  • 2 tsp. rosewater 

  • 2 cardamom pods

Preparation

Step 1


Place all of the ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. 



Step 2


Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. 



Step 3


Serve hot.