Very High Quality so the Price (Rightly) Reflects It
This is a very high-quality saffron tea. The reviewer who awarded one star and complained about the price is ignorant about the price of True saffron, and difference between real saffron and American or "false" saffron. American saffron is actually just dried safflower blossoms, (Carthamus tinctorius), a type of thistle. False, (Mexican, American) saffron is Usually combined with turmeric, dyed gelatin and even corn silk. It is much cheaper in cost and quality than True (Spanish, Indian) saffron . True saffron is from the dried stigmas of the crocus sativus plant. Fake saffrons do not contain crocin which holds the brain health benefits and bright gold-yellow color of True saffron. False saffron usually will very rapidly release its color, which is a garish reddish-orange. True saffron slowly releases its rich yellow-gold color over a period of a few minutes. Once you have experienced True saffron flavor and color, you realize the fake stuff is garbage and you get what you pay for. You know you have a very high-quality saffron when the strands are all or mostly red. The lower-quality True saffrons will have a lot of yellow or orange threads.
Reviewed by: JMB from USA on 6/12/2016