Monday, April 6, 2015

Spice Up Your Life!

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Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. In addition to its culinary uses, this ancient herb has also been touted for its health benefits.

This Saffron Tea by Taja Tea was gifted to me by a friend a few years ago (but I only opened the packaging recently so I think it's still good...). According to the box cover, the "Virtues of Saffron" include: "vitality, anti-oxidant, anti-depressant, relieves anxiety, promotes better mood".

 The "energy tea" was a blend of green tea, white tea, passion fruit flavor, saffron.

 The tea had a mild fruity aroma and I could taste its sweet fruit flavour.
But I was unable to discern the spiciness of saffron...What does saffron taste like to you?
So I just enjoyed it as a fruity tea.

Photo Credit: Getty Images
 What's your favourite spiced tea?

I'm joining the following parties this week:
Tea Time Tuesday
Friends Sharing Tea
Tuesday Cuppa Tea


  1. Your tea has so many different teas and spices in it. Definitely seems like a good energy tea. To me, the taste of saffron is subtle-sort of a mild salty earthy paprika. It's the color that really makes the spice for me. I probably use too small of an amount to really explore and understand the taste. As far as spiced teas, I'm not a huge fan but do enjoy chai. Have a nice week. ~Nora

  2. Hi Margie,
    I don't remember ever having drank tea with saffron in it. Of course there were many times when I didn't always check the ingredients too when I first started drinking it. I love spicy tea; especially chai. But any tea with cinnamon or cloves in it is a favourite with me. Thank you for joining me for tea today and Happy Easter Monday!


  3. Very interesting. I struggle with reflux therefore I don't often try anything with spice. I do love the fragrance of clove!

  4. I will have to try this tea. It sounds wonderful. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  5. I am pretty sure my favorite spice tea will always be the old stand by, Constant Comment. It always reminds me of when I was in the second grade and our teacher had us hold an "Egyptian Tea" every year. We would serve our parents. I don't remember the cookies we used but I do seem to remember that the tea taste like what I would later have as Constant Comment.

  6. Hi Margie,
    I have never tried saffron tea. I must be more adventuresome and try it.. Your pic of the Spice Girls having tea made me smile today! Happy Tea Day! Karen

  7. Hi Margie,
    I have never tried saffron tea. I must be more adventuresome and try it.. Your pic of the Spice Girls having tea made me smile today! Happy Tea Day! Karen

  8. Hi Margie,
    This is a fun post! I clicked the link and interesting they have SO MANY teas w/Saffron. I have a tiny bit in my cupboard, to add to smoothies for its health benefits, but I don't notice the taste. :)
    -Heather Elizabeth
    BlueJeansAndTeacups at g mail dot com

  9. Every boy and every girl! Hi Margie! I haven't tried saffron tea before. I've never tried it plain, I think the only time I've had it is in Indian cooking--and there are lots of spices going on, so I'm not sure if I like it or not. Your tea sounds really yummy! Pretty mug too by the way.

  10. This sounds like a good and beneficial tea,I must give it a try sometime.
    I love cloves, but black currant is my favorite tea.
    Have a beautiful week.

  11. I am a fruity tea person, rather than a spicy one, so have no preference to spicy teas.

  12. I make risotto with saffron, but I have never seen it as a tea! Amazing! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  13. I love 'real' saffron cause most sold in the market are fake ones. I like it on Spanish Paella. Cute pic of the Spice Girls having tea!
    Enjoy your weekend.

  14. I have never tried saffron tea before...nor used it in my cooking! It is so beautiful, isn't it..?
    Thank you for sharing your 'tea time' with us, Margie!
    Lots of love!


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