The crocus has its secrets either we use it as a spice or as a beverage.
Its color should be distinctive, shiny and deep red, with a characteristic intense aroma.
It gives a spicy taste with a nice scent and yellow colour in the food.
The specks should be soaked in a cup of water for 1 hour before cooking. We add them to the food either with that water which we could strain first. You can consume it as an elixir drink so you should count 10-12 specks for each cup of tea.