Organic Herbal Tea with Mint, Lemongrass & Greek Saffron
The Krokos Kozanis Organic Herbal Tea selection combines the wonderful qualities of Saffron with other beneficial and soothing herbs and ingredients.
This organic Herbal Tea is refreshing and cooling, with a lemony taste. It is ideal to serve after a meal, as both mint and lemongrass freshen your breath and aid digestion. In addition, the combination of those herbs may combat common cold and flu, have antimicrobial and antibacterial action and can relieve stress, while the antioxidant properties of both saffron and lemongrass, make it a great detox tea. Enjoy it as a warm, soothing drink or chilled, as a refreshing summer beverage. It is both Caffeine and Sugar-free.
Saffron, also referred to as “Earth’s Gold”, is considered one of the world’s most precious spices with scientifically proven health benefits. Greek saffron, in particular, is considered among the best in the world, it has a vibrant, quite intense red color, and its history and use in Greece dates back to the Minoan Times (c. 2,600 – 1,100 BC). Today Greek saffron comes exclusively from the region of Kozani in northern Greece. In fact, Krokos village was named after the precious flower crocus sativus. It is a PDO and PGI product, from this specific region of Greece, with the official denomination of “Krokos Kozanis”.
The beautiful purple saffron flower blossoms once a year, in October, for just about
three weeks. The flowers are handpicked daily, by expert gatherers from dawn till sunset.
After the flowers have been picked, they are placed on a special table where - with the help of electric fans - the stamens and stigmas are separated from the rest of the flower. However, the most important part of the whole process is drying. Extra care needs to be taken at this stage to prevent any damage that may be caused to the spice affecting its quality. This whole stage, which is all done by hand, lasts between 20 to 60 days until it is finally delegated to the cooperative for quality control. Once it has been approved, the final product is packaged and ready for its journey across the world!
Health Benefits of Organic Red Greek Saffron
Greek saffron is a superfood and an aphrodisiac! It contains high levels of vitamin B12, lycopene, zeaxanthin, alpha-beta carotene, and vitamin C, iron, potassium, and magnesium and has been proven to have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-aging, and anticancer properties. More precisely, it helps towards the proper function of the digestive system, the maintenance of cholesterol and blood pressure levels at a normal range, and the relief of stomachache. In addition to that, it enhances brain function and memory, and it has antidepressant properties and a beneficial effect on people who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
PEPPERMINT (53.4%), LEMON-GRASS (14.8%), SPEARMINT LEAVES, LIQUORICE ROOT,
LEMON - MYRTLE), SAFFRON-KROKOS KOZANIS PDO (1,1%).
Product of Organic Farming
Pour 240 ml (8.5 fl oz) of boiling water over a teabag. Steep for 4-5 minutes
Store in a cool and dry place.
Average Nutrition per 100 ml (3.3 fl oz)
infusion prepared according to the instructions:
Energy - 3Kj/1Kcal
Fat, Total (gr) - 0
of which Saturated (gr) - 0
of which Trans Fat (gr) - 0
Carbohydrates - (gr) - 0.2
of which Sugars (gr) - <0.1
Protein (gr) - 0
Sodium (gr) - 0