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Persian Saffron Love Tea

Prepare a Love Potion!


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.


Adapted from Food of Life, by Najmieh Batmanglij 

  • 4 cups water 

  • 2 tsp. sugar 

  • ½ tsp. ground saffron 

  • 2 tsp. rosewater 

  • 2 cardamom pods


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. 

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