Princesa de Minaya Saffron, D.O. La Mancha (SN-09)

The Best Saffron You Can Buy

All Natural

Price: $14.95
Princesa de Minaya Saffron, D.O. La Mancha


  • 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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based on 58 reviews

  • Candace Detlefsen - Myers Flat, CA - Jul 4, 2016  
    "Great saffron. I've ordered this before."
  • Faustina Sorace - Saddle River, NJ - Jun 26, 2016  
    "A delicacy that enhances the flavor of any type dinner!"
  • Dancing Bear - Welches, OR - Mar 13, 2016  
    "I have never used finer saffron. Thank you for making this available!"
  • Suzie Cashwell - Midlothian, VA - Feb 28, 2016  
    "Love it very much, Great to find this product in the US."
  • Diana Hetyei - Hamburg, NJ - Jan 3, 2016  
    "Pretty jar it came in I have not used it as of yet"
    "great produce i use it every week"
  • Albert RODRIGUEZ - Pinole, CA - Nov 9, 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."
    "Delicioso! "
  • Kenny Danheiser - Sarasota, FL - Oct 5, 2015  
    " The best Saffron is always from Spain "
  • DEBORA LOCKLEAR - Laurinburg, NC - Sep 29, 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!"
  • Carl Wong - San Jose, CA - Sep 27, 2015  
    "Love it."
  • Nieves Bates - Palm Beach Gardens, FL - Sep 26, 2015  
    "ya lo conocia. Soy espanola. Bueno como siempre."
  • MARIA BELKNAP - TUMTUM, WA - Sep 25, 2015  
    "It is wonderful to know that I have a place to buy saffron!! Wonderful product and service."
    "oh man my Son-in-law was so thrilled thank you so much."
  • Chenicka Huguley - Opelika, AL - Sep 25, 2015  
    "Best Saffron I have ever used!!! Makes my dishes a lovely rose color and enriches the flavor."
  • Linda Hancock - Highlands Ranch, CO - May 4, 2015  
    "Very good price for Saffron. Love to have this for the many dishes we make."
  • Keith Walters - Mount Laurel, NJ - May 3, 2015  
    "reasonable price and adds great flavor and color to our paellas. "
  • Sonia Bragado - Stony Point , NY - Feb 1, 2015  
  • JOYCE DE LAVEAGA - Austin, TX - Jan 18, 2015  
    "Fine for the taste of rice in our paella"
  • charles obrien - berthoud, CO - Jan 18, 2015  
    "Delicious, as expected."
  • Elvira FERNANDEZ - UNION, NJ - Dec 28, 2014  
    "Great value for the price. Going to use it for my paella!"
  • Mara Dormarunno - Stewartstown, PA - Dec 14, 2014  
    "Excellent quality at a great price. Thanks."
  • Lynn Buzzerio - Hackensack, NJ - Dec 5, 2014  
    "This saffron is superb adding a lovely fragrance and depth of flavor to rice dishes whether paella or risottos."
  • Russell Carter - Reading, PA - Nov 24, 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!"
  • Jose Delgado - St Petersburg, FL - Nov 16, 2014  
    "Nothing like a good Saffron for your paella. This one is very good and nicely packed."
  • Gerald S Solomon - Sun City West, AZ - Nov 9, 2014  
    "I have had very good luck with this product in the past"
  • Judith Cardoze - New York, NY - Nov 3, 2014  
    "Love it. The Best!"
  • Frank Wiley - Kent, OH - Oct 17, 2014  
    "Excellent saffron for paella!"
  • Rudy Ornelas - Whittier, CA - Jul 17, 2014  
    "Excellent product!"
  • Sandra Hamilton - SAN JOSE, California - Jul 13, 2014  
    "Delicious flavor, quick delivery, nicely packaged. I've re-ordered several times as the quality is excellent. Highly recommended."
  • Evangelina E. Yguerabide - La Jolla, CA - Jul 13, 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."
  • Armando Perruc - New Hartford - Jul 6, 2014  
    "This is a very good product."
  • Bspain - Naples, FL - Jul 6, 2014  
    "Superior taste"
  • david johnson - Baltimore, MD - Jun 30, 2014  
    "i'm just wild about saffron"
  • ROMAN SOTO FELIU - Saint Paul, MN - Jun 15, 2014  
    "The best saffron indeed!"
  • Elizabeth Zois - Troy, New York - Jun 8, 2014  
    "Marvelous, nothing else like it! Would like the 1/2 ounce tin next time."
  • ANTONIO LONGO - ALEXANDRIA - Jun 1, 2014  
  • Sean Boyle - Bridgewater, NJ - May 18, 2014  
    "I have not used any other but will not try another. Amazing flavor and color."
  • peter kesser - memphis, TN - Apr 13, 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."
  • PEGGY HORNE - Bradenton, FL - Jun 17, 2013  
    "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."
  • nancy jackson - desert hot springs, CA - Jun 2, 2013  
    "the best and i save the little bottles, for what, I don't know yet"
  • Ken Murphy - Opelika, AL - Jun 2, 2013  
    "Better price and more quantity than locally!"
  • Greg D. - HARRISBURG, PA - May 28, 2013  
    "Excellent! Just like what I purchased at a little shop when in Barcelona."
  • MEREDITH ARES - Searsport, ME - May 27, 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!"
  • MARY CIFUENTES - PASADENA, CA - Apr 14, 2013  
  • NANCY MCLAUGHLIN - CORUNNA, MI - Mar 25, 2013  
    "Added the perfect flavor to our paella! "
  • J. Marin - Lewisville, Texas - Jul 18, 2012  
    "Buen azafrán!"
  • Andy Bauer - Mt.Vernon, Indiana - Jun 10, 2012  
    "Excellent. This saffron gives authentic flavor to paella and creates a magnificent color. Will definately order again."
  • Rick Maxson - Largo, Florida - May 20, 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."
  • carolbright - Oct 23, 2011  
    "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!"
  • Thomas Ryan Nelson - Sep 7, 2011  
    "Probably the very best saffron available in the world. Try it; you won't tolerate anything else."
  • Ramesh - Jul 26, 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. "
  • Gary Crossley - May 2, 2011  
    "I have not tried this product yet, I'm going to use it in my first paella. however the delivery was very quick. "
  • ckp - Apr 15, 2011  
  • Connie - Mar 3, 2011  
    "I made paella for my family last weekend and they all really enjoyed it. The Princesa de Minaya saffron really made the dish!"
  • Sandy - Jan 3, 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. "
  • cp - Dec 24, 2010  
    " Dr.Oz review on saffron a Wonder drug to help fight cancer..great flavor and we use daily in tea...."
  • Shelly - Nov 1, 2010  
    "Fragrant and delicious"

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