Saffron Infusion: Pure Persian, hand picked.
Saffron, celebrated for centuries for its gently unique flavour and vibrant colour, makes a uniquely warm aromatic, mellow and healthy infusion. Reputed to be more valuable, by weight, than gold it needs just a few strands in a cup of boiling water to impart its magical flavour – and colour. Only tips, Negin Sargol, to the stigmas of the Crocus sativus are collected to give the most pungent aroma, flavour and colour.
Records of its use for culinary and medicinal purposes in Persia go back to antiquity. Alexander the Great was reputed to have used it to help heal battle wounds. This pure saffron is carefully sourced by The Persian Trader from north-eastern Iran. Its quality is such that it is used by several Michelin starred chefs. Saffron has been traditionally used as a herbal medicine for a long list of remedies including as a relaxant, anti-asthmatic, anti-depressive, to combat alzheimers, to aid fertility, being rich in folic acid, and even as an aphrodisiac. More details can be found on Nutrition and You.
Saffron may be infused as a self-drinker or added, as Iranians do, to black tea. Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. High consumption should be avoided by pregnant women as saffron is a uterine stimulant. Packed in one gram diskettes.
Tea from Grey’s Teas
Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.
Sourcing our tea
This Saffron has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.
The benefits of loose leaf tea
This loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A little extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!
There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.
For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.
Storing your tea
Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.
A guide to our tea
At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.