A Divine Saffron Tea Recipe

A Divine Saffron Tea Recipe

Saffron tea, also known as saffron chai, is a delightful fusion of rich flavors and aromatic spices, making it a cherished beverage in many cultures around the world. With its vibrant hue and exquisite taste, kesar chai offers a unique sensory experience that captivates the senses and nourishes the soul. In this article, we will explore the art of preparing saffron chai, from selecting the finest ingredients to crafting the perfect brew.


To create the perfect cup of saffron chai, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Water
  • Kesar threads
  • Milk
  • Tea leaves 
  • Sugar or honey (optional)
  • Spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves (optional)

  1. Begin by bringing water to a gentle boil in a saucepan.
  2. While the water is heating, prepare the saffron threads by crushing them gently with a mortar and pestle to release their flavor and aroma.
  3. Once the water reaches a boil, add the crushed kesar threads to the saucepan and allow them to steep for a few minutes, infusing the water with their vibrant color and distinctive flavor.
  4. Next, add milk to the saucepan, adjusting the ratio of water to milk based on your personal preference. For a richer and creamier chai, use more milk, while for a lighter chai, use more water.
  5. Add tea leaves to the saucepan. Allow the tea leaves to simmer gently in the saffron-infused milk and water mixture, releasing their flavors and aromas.
  6. If desired, add sugar or honey to sweeten the chai, adjusting the sweetness to suit your taste preferences.
  7. For an extra burst of flavor, consider adding spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves to the chai, enhancing its complexity and depth.
  8. Once the chai is infused with the desired flavors and aromas, remove it from the heat and strain it into cups or mugs, discarding any tea leaves or spices.
  9. Serve the saffron chai hot and enjoy its exquisite taste and aromatic fragrance.

To enjoy saffron chai, simply follow these steps:

  1. Prepare the saffron chai according to the recipe provided above.
  2. Pour the chai into cups or mugs and garnish with a few saffron threads for an extra touch of elegance.
  3. Serve the saffron chai hot and savor each sip, allowing the rich flavors and aromas to envelop your senses.
  4. Pair the saffron chai with your favorite snacks or cookies for a truly indulgent experience. 

Other ways to enjoy saffron tea? Yes, try the following to spice up your saffron tea routine!

  • Add in a little bit of orange juice or a lemon slice to make the taste a little citrusy
  • Crush some ice and top it off with the chai to add a cool twist to it
  • Add in some cinnamon, turmeric powder, or rose petals to boost flavour


Saffron tea can be made without milk as well. Read on to know how!


  • Water – ½ liter 
  • Sugar or honey – 1 tbsp.
  • Saffron leaves – 1 tbsp 
  • Ginger – 1 tsp 
  • Lemon wedges or slices – 2 
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 
  • Mint leaves – as required



  • Begin by heating water in a kettle or saucepan.
  • Once boiling, incorporate mint leaves, ginger, cinnamon, sweeten with sugar or honey, and add a lemon slice along with saffron tea leaves.
  • Allow the mixture to simmer for a minimum of five minutes.
  • Afterward, strain the concoction and garnish with a lemon slice.
  • Finish by topping it off with fresh mint leaves, then serve piping hot!

Saffron, renowned for its vibrant color and distinct flavor, isn't just a culinary delight but also a powerhouse of health benefits. Rich in antioxidants and bioactive compounds, saffron offers a myriad of advantages for overall well-being. From promoting heart health to enhancing mood and aiding digestion, kesar has been treasured for its medicinal properties for centuries.

Did you know there are a number of recipes that can be made with saffron tea as well? Read on to discover some cool saffron tea recipes!

Luxurious Saffron Cardamom Ice Cream


  •  1 cup heavy cream
  •  1 cup water
  •  1-2 tsp Teaniru Saffron Cardamom Tea
  •  2 tsp sugar
  •  A pinch of cardamom powder
  •  A few saffron threads


  1. Prepare a flavorful cup of Teaniru's Saffron Cardamom Tea and allow it to cool to room temperature.
  2. Whip the heavy cream until it reaches a fluffy consistency.
  3. Gently fold the brewed tea into the whipped cream until well combined.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze for 4-6 hours until it solidifies.
  5. Garnish with a pinch of cardamom powder and saffron threads before serving.

Enjoy the delightful fusion of chai and ice cream – it's a match made in heaven!

Saffron Cardamom Spice Fusion Chiller

saffron cardamom spice chiller

The perfect drink to beat the heat is here, try making this at home to enjoy the perfect soothing symphony of flavors!


  •  Brew (Saffron Cardamom tea).
  • Let it cool, pour over ice.
  • Add a splash of fruit juice.
  • Stir gently, garnish with lemon.
  • Sip & savor the sensational flavors!

Saffron cardamom Moong Dal Halwa

saffron cardamom recipe

Indulge in a delightful twist to the classic Moong Dal Halwa with a specially curated recipe featuring  Natural Cardamom and Saffron Chai! Experience the rich flavors and innovative blend that this dish offers, adding a unique touch to your culinary journey.

BREW: Begin by steeping 2 tsp of cardamom saffron tea in 2 cups of hot water for 5-10 minutes. Strain and set aside.


  •  2 cups brewed  cardamom saffron tea
  • 1 cup Moong dal (soaked for 3 hours and blended into a paste)  
  • 1 tbsp besan (gram flour)
  • 1 tbsp suji (semolina)
  • 3 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 tbsp Stevia (or as required)
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder (optional)
  •  Almonds and dry fruits for garnishing
  •  Few strands of saffron for garnishing

  1. Roast suji and besan in ghee until fragrant, then add the moong dal paste.
  2. Keep the flame low for 10 minutes, then increase to high for another 5-10 minutes, stirring continuously.
  3. Once the mixture crumbles, add the brewed tea.
  4. Add sweetener of your choice and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Optionally, sprinkle a pinch of cardamom powder, though the brewed tea already infuses the dish with its aromatic flavors.
  6. Garnish with dry fruits and serve hot. Enjoy this delectable treat, made with love and care from Teaniru's finest ingredients



Saffron tea has numerous benefits, which makes it a drink that is sought by many.
It is a luxurious and indulgent beverage that delights the senses and nourishes the soul. With its rich flavors, vibrant colors, and aromatic spices, saffron chai offers a unique and unforgettable tea-drinking experience.

By following the simple recipe and directions provided in this article, you can create your own batch of saffron cardamom chai and indulge in its exquisite taste and aroma.Or you can just buy yourself an authentical blend from Teaniru and brew away in a jiffy!  So why wait? Treat yourself to a cup of saffron chai today and elevate your tea-drinking experience to new heights of luxury and elegance.

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