Saffron Saffron Bitters

Saffron BittersSeasonal Caffeine-Free Blend

$25.00
100g

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Description

Our saffron bitters "digestivo" blend is based on ancient Amari recipes from Italy. Amari (singular Amaro) is a category of bitter herbal liqueurs from Italy that have hundreds if not thousands of years of botanical wisdom and food cultural relevance. Back in the days when the kitchen and garden were the people's doctor and pharmacy, herbal liqueurs were concocted by local herbalists in monasteries and apothecaries to ward off the evils and ailments of the day.

Today, herbal liqueurs find their way into craft cocktails and bars all over the world and are ever more popular for their naturally exotic aromatics. Our Herb Lab Series Saffron Bitters is inspired by the complexity and bracingly bitter edge of Fernet Branca with its heady eucalyptus and exotic herbal notes and by La Stregga which is noted for its bitter sweet and golden liquor infused with Angelica and saffron.

Rishi's Saffron Bitters is an ode to herbalists' and mixologists' creativity and passion. It can be infused as a herbal tea or cold brewed in vodka for 10 days and filtered to create an herbal liqueur of your own.

Our blend features the aromatic fruits and rinds of rare citrus and bergamots as well as top grade saffron from Afghanistan and a plethora of rarified quality botanicals that create the balance and energy of this amazing blend.


Origin

Rishi Herb Lab

Tasting Notes

Euphoric aromatics and energy of saffron, eucalyptus and cardamom with dynamic structure and balance from citrus peels, medicinal roots and fennel.

Ingredients

Organic bergamot peel, organic lemon peel, organic fennel, organic cardamom, angelica root, organic sarsaparilla root, organic turmeric root, organic eucalyptus, saffron.

Traditional Preparation

Tea Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 200°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 5-7 Minutes


Homemade Bitters Recipe:
Add 1-2 tablespoons of Saffron Bitters to 1L of vodka or neutral grain spirits. Cold brew for 10 days in a 1L Simple Brew glass teapot. Save the empty liquor bottle. After 10 days, strain the infused alcohol and pour back into the original liquor bottle.

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It's Great in Cocktails, Too!
Apr 8, 2018
I have to concur with the other reviewers: This blend creates an exceptional bitter, warming herbal tea....
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Steph
Chicago, IL
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Wonderful alternative to bitter liqueur
Mar 29, 2018
After trying Fernet Branca for the first time, I have been fascinated by bitter herbal concoctions. This...
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Joe
MILWAUKEE, WI
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Assertive and bracing
Jan 6, 2018
More herbal teas should be like this one: assertive, complex, mystical, bracing--the stiff drink of the...
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Heather
Central Coast, CA
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So glad this blend reappears from time to time
Dec 19, 2017
I like to go caffeine-free every January and 2016 was the first time I saw and tried this blend. I loved it...
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Steph
Kentland, IN
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Saffron Bitters
Dec 9, 2017
I really loved the bitterness and my liver liked it too. It has a euphoric effect which is great if you...
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Arriba
North Bend, WA
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Favorite Herbal
Nov 29, 2017
I'm a big tea drinker and I'm used to seeing herbals as the ones I reluctantly drink because I have to be...
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Daniel
Boston, MA
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a keeper
Jan 25, 2016
Thanks to the herb lab for coming up with this one. First brew, at recommended time, was really stiff. As...
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wally jasper
taos, NM, AL
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Masterful Bittters
Dec 29, 2015
This is a wonderfully tasty and medicinal concoction that has a pleasingly bitter, slightly sour fruit and...
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Robert Bowman
Charlottesville, AL
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a keeper
Jan 25, 2016
Thanks to the herb lab for coming up with this one. First brew, at recommended time, was really stiff. As...
read more
wally jasper
taos, NM, AL
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Masterful Bittters
Dec 29, 2015
This is a wonderfully tasty and medicinal concoction that has a pleasingly bitter, slightly sour fruit and...
read more
Robert Bowman
Charlottesville, AL
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Favorite Herbal
Nov 29, 2017
I'm a big tea drinker and I'm used to seeing herbals as the ones I reluctantly drink because I have to be...
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Daniel
Boston, MA
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So glad this blend reappears from time to time
Dec 19, 2017
I like to go caffeine-free every January and 2016 was the first time I saw and tried this blend. I loved it...
read more
Steph
Kentland, IN
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Wonderful alternative to bitter liqueur
Mar 29, 2018
After trying Fernet Branca for the first time, I have been fascinated by bitter herbal concoctions. This...
read more
Joe
MILWAUKEE, WI
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Assertive and bracing
Jan 6, 2018
More herbal teas should be like this one: assertive, complex, mystical, bracing--the stiff drink of the...
read more
Heather
Central Coast, CA
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It's Great in Cocktails, Too!
Apr 8, 2018
I have to concur with the other reviewers: This blend creates an exceptional bitter, warming herbal tea....
read more
Steph
Chicago, IL
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Saffron Bitters
Dec 9, 2017
I really loved the bitterness and my liver liked it too. It has a euphoric effect which is great if you...
read more
Arriba
North Bend, WA
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Saffron Bitters
Dec 9, 2017
I really loved the bitterness and my liver liked it too. It has a euphoric effect which is great if you...
read more
Arriba
North Bend, WA
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Favorite Herbal
Nov 29, 2017
I'm a big tea drinker and I'm used to seeing herbals as the ones I reluctantly drink because I have to be...
read more
Daniel
Boston, MA
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Masterful Bittters
Dec 29, 2015
This is a wonderfully tasty and medicinal concoction that has a pleasingly bitter, slightly sour fruit and...
read more
Robert Bowman
Charlottesville, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
a keeper
Jan 25, 2016
Thanks to the herb lab for coming up with this one. First brew, at recommended time, was really stiff. As...
read more
wally jasper
taos, NM, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
So glad this blend reappears from time to time
Dec 19, 2017
I like to go caffeine-free every January and 2016 was the first time I saw and tried this blend. I loved it...
read more
Steph
Kentland, IN
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Wonderful alternative to bitter liqueur
Mar 29, 2018
After trying Fernet Branca for the first time, I have been fascinated by bitter herbal concoctions. This...
read more
Joe
MILWAUKEE, WI
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Assertive and bracing
Jan 6, 2018
More herbal teas should be like this one: assertive, complex, mystical, bracing--the stiff drink of the...
read more
Heather
Central Coast, CA
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It's Great in Cocktails, Too!
Apr 8, 2018
I have to concur with the other reviewers: This blend creates an exceptional bitter, warming herbal tea....
read more
Steph
Chicago, IL
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