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Organic tea with ginger, licorice and saffron

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➤ Tea blend with green tea, ginger and licorice root
➤ Contains saffron from Kozani
➤ From controlled organic farming
➤ 10 tea bags

Green tea, ginger and saffron - the power blend for vitality and a good mood.

Pour 240 ml of hot water into a tea bag and let it steep for 4 - 5 minutes.
Prepared with a little more water, this tea also tastes delicious as a refreshing cold drink!

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Krocus Kozanis - saffron and saffron products from Kozani / Greece

Saffron in tea

Do you have any in your tea? Yes, saffron!
In high doses, saffron is said to cause life-threatening happiness. Luckily, this is prohibitively expensive as saffron is the most expensive spice in the world.
The small dose added to Krocus Kozanis tea can still have a mood-enhancing effect, and the saffron gives these herbal teas a subtle, very special, tart note.

Saffron should also be used carefully as a spice. To preserve the aromatic scent, it should not be cooked for long. It is best to soak the threads (stigmata) in a little warm water for a few minutes and add them along with the liquid at the end of the cooking time. An even more intense color is obtained if the saffron threads are ground into a mortar.

Krocus Kozanis - saffron and saffron products from Kozani / Greece

Saffron - spice and medicinal plant

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. And that's not surprising.
Because saffron is the red pistil threads of the crocus species Crocus Sativus Linnaeus. For 1 kg of saffron you need 150,000 to 200,000 flowers on a cultivation area of ​​one hectare. The harvest is entirely manual work; a picker only manages around 80 g per day. In addition, saffron only blooms once a year, in the fall (and only for a few weeks).

Saffron has been considered an important medicinal plant for thousands of years and its medicinal effects are still being researched today. Studies have shown a nerve-strengthening effect of saffron extract. They also showed that saffron has a positive effect on mild to moderate forms of depression.

Krocus Kozanis - saffron and saffron products from Kozani / Greece

Saffron cultivation in Kozani

The Greek growing area for saffron is near the town of Kozani in Western Macedonia. Saffron cultivation there dates back to the 17th century, when the region had close trade relations with Hungary and Germany.
The cultivation, packaging and distribution of Kozani saffron has been operated and controlled by a cooperative with around 1,000 members since 1971. The Anbua area currently covers around 300 hectares, 100 of which are in organic farming.
Our friend Paschalis Tounas has published a report about saffron cultivation in Kozani that is worth reading on diablog.eu .