- The best saffron in Spain
- Grown by a small family in La Mancha
- Hand toasted, hand harvested
- Deeper color and powerful flavor
- Select Category, Class I; DO La Mancha
- Size - 1 gram / .035oz
The definitive gourmet food guide in Spain says Princesa de Minaya is “An artisanal saffron of immense quality”. Unquestionably the best of the best, this saffron will add a deep, authentic flavor to paella and other dishes. It surpasses the highest international standards in flavor and color.
For several generations the family of Maria Ángeles and Juan Antonio Serrano has cultivated the highest quality saffron in Spain – if not the world - on their ten acre plot. They need about 200 crocus flowers to obtain the gram of saffron you find packed in this bottle.
Princesa de Minaya adds a bright golden color and intense saffron flavor to your paella and all saffron dishes. Saffron is the fundamental flavor of paella, and in our experience Princesa de Minaya can make the difference between a good and a great paella.
During the harvest, this family collects, prunes and toasts saffron on a daily basis, which has a decisive effect on its aromatic, flavor profile and coloring strength—and all three are very intense. Their production for the year is no more than 50 pounds depending on the harvest.
Since saffron is such a precious condiment, the market is being flooded with many inferior grades and outright counterfeits. The ‘Denomination of Origin La Mancha’ seal on each jar guarantees that Princesa de Minaya is actually grown in La Mancha, the site of the finest saffron (azafrán) in the world, and matches the highest standards.
Our saffron is Category I which is the highest quality - the color and flavor intensity must be rated more than 190. Princesa de Minaya has never tested below 190 and is often above 200 (according to the international standard ISO-3632-2).
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"Excellent product. Fast delivery. Thank you."
Christie - Salt Lake City, UT December 2018
Keith - Webster, NY September 2018
Vickie - Hubbardton, VT July 2017
sally - New York , NY February 2017
"What can one say. It is azafran from LaMancha. "
Nicholas - St.Catharines, ON January 2017
"Quality products at a reasonable price. Especially when they have sales."
Mr. - Mifflinburg, PA November 2016
"Great saffron. I've ordered this before."
Candace - Myers Flat, CA July 2016
"A delicacy that enhances the flavor of any type dinner!"
Faustina - Saddle River, NJ June 2016
"I have never used finer saffron. Thank you for making this available!"
Dancing - Welches, OR March 2016
"Love it very much, Great to find this product in the US."
Suzie - Midlothian, VA February 2016
"Pretty jar it came in I have not used it as of yet"
Diana - Hamburg, NJ January 2016
"great produce i use it every week"
FIDEL - PORTSMOUTH, NH December 2015
"It has the right aromatic tones. Whether we are preparing a paella or a simple saffron rice for our meal of the day, it has good presence."
Albert - Pinole, CA November 2015
CATHERINE - CAMARILLO, CA October 2015
" The best Saffron is always from Spain "
Kenny - Sarasota, FL October 2015
"I have been looking for authentic spices since I came back from a trip to Sevilla,Spain in 2006. La Tienda is the perfect place to order what I need. LOVE IT!"
DEBORA - Laurinburg, NC September 2015
Carl - San Jose, CA September 2015
"ya lo conocia. Soy espanola. Bueno como siempre."
Nieves - Palm Beach Gardens, FL September 2015
"It is wonderful to know that I have a place to buy saffron!! Wonderful product and service."
MARIA - TUMTUM, WA September 2015
"oh man my Son-in-law was so thrilled thank you so much."
EVELYN - JACKSONVILLE, FL September 2015
"Best Saffron I have ever used!!! Makes my dishes a lovely rose color and enriches the flavor."
Chenicka - Opelika, AL September 2015
"Very good price for Saffron. Love to have this for the many dishes we make."
Linda - Highlands Ranch, CO May 2015
"reasonable price and adds great flavor and color to our paellas. "
Keith - Mount Laurel, NJ May 2015
Sonia - Stony Point , NY February 2015
"Fine for the taste of rice in our paella"
JOYCE - Austin, TX January 2015
"Delicious, as expected."
charles - berthoud, CO January 2015
"Great value for the price. Going to use it for my paella!"
Elvira - UNION, NJ December 2014
"Excellent quality at a great price. Thanks."
Mara - Stewartstown, PA December 2014
"This saffron is superb adding a lovely fragrance and depth of flavor to rice dishes whether paella or risottos."
Lynn - Hackensack, NJ December 2014
"Marinated my chicken using these saffron threads and my oh my what an enhancement. So glad I purchased them. Will do so again when needed. Thank you!"
Russell - Reading, PA November 2014
"Nothing like a good Saffron for your paella. This one is very good and nicely packed."
Jose - St Petersburg, FL November 2014
"I have had very good luck with this product in the past"
Gerald - Sun City West, AZ November 2014
"Love it. The Best!"
Judith - New York, NY November 2014
"Excellent saffron for paella!"
Frank - Kent, OH October 2014
Rudy - Whittier, CA July 2014
"Delicious flavor, quick delivery, nicely packaged. I've re-ordered several times as the quality is excellent. Highly recommended."
Sandra - SAN JOSE, California July 2014
"The saffron works very well and is what I expected from La Tienda where I have shopped from time to time. I always get good products."
Evangelina - La Jolla, CA July 2014
"This is a very good product."
Armando - New Hartford July 2014
Bspain - Naples, FL July 2014
"i'm just wild about saffron"
david - Baltimore, MD June 2014
"The best saffron indeed!"
ROMAN - Saint Paul, MN June 2014
"Marvelous, nothing else like it! Would like the 1/2 ounce tin next time."
Elizabeth - Troy, New York June 2014
ANTONIO - ALEXANDRIA June 2014
"I have not used any other but will not try another. Amazing flavor and color."
Sean - Bridgewater, NJ May 2014
"My wife, who is a foodie and excellent cook, is in heaven with this saffron. The rest of us in the family are the beneficiaries."
peter - memphis, TN April 2014
"Beautiful bottle. I have it on my counter for display. Have not actually tasted yet. 5 stars for how pretty and how much Saffron you get for the price."
PEGGY - Bradenton, FL June 2013
"the best and i save the little bottles, for what, I don't know yet"
nancy - desert hot springs, CA June 2013
"Better price and more quantity than locally!"
Ken - Opelika, AL June 2013
"Excellent! Just like what I purchased at a little shop when in Barcelona."
Greg - HARRISBURG, PA May 2013
"I live in rural Maine and can only find gourmet and exotic items on the internet. La Tienda offers the best Spanish saffron at the best price. Excellent!"
MEREDITH - Searsport, ME May 2013
MARY - PASADENA, CA April 2013
"Added the perfect flavor to our paella! "
NANCY - CORUNNA, MI March 2013
J. - Lewisville, Texas July 2012
"Excellent. This saffron gives authentic flavor to paella and creates a magnificent color. Will definately order again."
Andy - Mt.Vernon, Indiana June 2012
"The product arrived on time. This was the best saffron I have used in years. I am happy to have found La Tienda and will certainly order from them again."
Rick - Largo, Florida May 2012
"I am using the saffron for homemaid soup,my nationalty is hungarian-german,I can't find saffron in my Local stores,I alway's will be buying saffron from your company when I run out of it. your company is very good to deal with,excellent service!"
carolbright - October 2011
"Probably the very best saffron available in the world. Try it; you won't tolerate anything else."
Thomas - September 2011
"Delicious flavor - you just can't do a good paella without it! Careful if you are toasting it over a flame in a foil packet - for a beginner like me, it is very easy to burn it. "
Ramesh - July 2011
"I have not tried this product yet, I'm going to use it in my first paella. however the delivery was very quick. "
Gary - May 2011
ckp - April 2011
"I made paella for my family last weekend and they all really enjoyed it. The Princesa de Minaya saffron really made the dish!"
Connie - March 2011
"Just opening the shipment box released the most wonderful aroma, even with the saffron sealed in zip bags & wrapped in bubble wrap! A great deal for this amount & quality, & it did not disappoint in my paella. "
Sandy - January 2011
".....read Dr.Oz review on saffron a Wonder drug to help fight cancer..great flavor and we use daily in tea...."
cp - December 2010
"Fragrant and delicious"
Shelly - November 2010