What do you know about gol gav zaban borage tea? Gol-gav-zaban (Borage) is a herb that originally grows in Iran and a few Mediterranean countries of west Asia, and its dried blue and purple flowers are brewed the same way you brew tea leaves. The flower has a sweet honey-like taste and is one of the few truly blue-colored edible substances.
In Iran people make this tea to relieve colds, flu, bronchitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and kidney inflammation. It is believed to be warm in nature and alleviates symptoms that are caused by using food that is cold in nature such as cucumber and fish.
- 2 Tablespoons borage flower, Gol gav zaban
- ¼ Teaspoons saffron dissolved in 1 tablespoon of boiling water
- 2 rock candy (Nabat), or sugar
- 1 Teaspoon lemon juice
- Place the borage flower or gol gav zaban in a teapot.
- Add saffron to the teapot.
- Add boiling water and allow it to brew for at least 15 minutes on low heat. Then pour it in a cup and add lemon juice.
- Serve hot with rock candy or sugar depending on your taste.