Summer is a hot season in iran. Walking around in the crowded streets of Tehran can tire you and make you feel exhausted. Summers in Tehran lack humidity and the possibility of getting dehydrated is high. That’s why you need to try an old-fashion persian drink called khakshir (teff, a type of grass) to satisfy your thirst.

Khakshir is a local drink made out of tiny brown teff seeds, water, ice cubes, sugar, and a touch of rosewater for a sweet, pleasant scent . At the end, a small portion of saffron will be added to complete everything. It grants a magnificent golden color, and intensifies the flavor and aroma. The brown seeds provide a delightful texture that will play with your tongue and refresh your throat.