I don’t consider myself to be a food blogger (there are tons out there that are much more skilled than I am) but I do find happiness in creating simple, no-BS recipes every once in a while. Plus I get a lot of requests to share more recipes!
While I was in India earlier this year I went to a yoga studio in Mumbai called The Yoga House. Attached to the yoga studio, there was a really cute café which served American classics —like a PB&J — to traditional Indian food with a healthy spin (think quinoa upma).
I saw that they had saffron tea on their menu and I was intrigued because I had never heard of anything like it before! I was surprised how good yet simple it was. Plus I felt like a queen drinking it because saffron ain’t cheap.
I recreated the original recipe and also added my own twist by making one with almond milk and honey. I loved the creaminess of the second one!
Move over turmeric, there’s a new golden milk in town.
The New Golden Milk (i.e. Saffron Tea with Almond Milk):
Serving size: one
- 4 oz water
- 4 oz Califia Farms Almond Milk, original (it adds the perfect amount of sweetness)
- 2 cardamom pods
- Pinch of saffron
- 1 tsp sliced almonds
- 1 tsp of honey (optional)
Boil water in a saucepan. Crush cardamom pods with a mortar and pestle (other option is to wrap cardamom pods in a paper towel and crush it with a glass jar if you don’t have a mortar and pestle) and add to the saucepan. Let it boil for a minute or so and then add the almond milk.
Add saffron strands then turn the heat to low and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes. Place the almonds at the bottom of the tea up and pour in the tea. Stir in honey if desired. Enjoy!
Alternative recipe: follow the same instructions but omit the almond milk to create the original saffron tea I tried at The Yoga House in Mumbai.
Health benefits: Saffron is known to have anti-oxidants
The hardest part of these recipes is making sure you have saffron because it’s not something everyone have lying around in their spice cabinet. Luckily, you can find it easily at any Indian grocery store or even on Amazon.
Like this recipe? Well then I’m sure you’d also like try this one for a raw turmeric latte!