Saffron Love Tea

Dam Nush-e Zaferun

Preparation info

  • Makes

    4 cups

    of tea
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

This tea, perhaps originally from Khorasan, was popular in our household during my childhood. My mother would often serve it for various ailments, from the common cold to a stomach ache.


  • 2 cardamom pods, bruised
  • ½ teaspoon saffron threads, ground
  • ½ teaspoon


  1. Bring 4 cups/960 ml water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the jujubes and bring back to a boil. Reduce heat to low, add the rock candy (if using), cover, and allow to simmer for