Pink Kashmiri Tea | Noon Tea | How to Make Pink Tea With step-by-step photos and video
Pink Tea is origin in Kashmir flavorful and aromatic pink tea has its own unique taste, no other tea cannot be compared to this Kashmiri tea. I also came across this tea for the first time at one of the weddings, getting a good Kashmiri tea in Karachi could be difficult, so making my own as per my taste was a quest, in order to develop a deep pink color naturally without adding any food color,
Believe me, I did the first attempt the pink color that developed in the first attempt was worth it at least for me, I have tried to give a detailed pictorial step-by-step so you can even make it the first time
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Many people have complained Kashmiri tea is just like badam Pista doodh or hareera, that is because many restaurants serve a very milky Kashmiri tea, I have also experienced this taste the Kashmiri tea with less milk has a more intense Kashmiri tea flavor and warmth so I like my home-made Kashmiri tea more than what is served on “Dhaba or café”
Kashmir is a heaven on earth and their culture, jewelry, and food are all fantastic, even the Kashmiri people are very hospitable and beautiful. An authentic Kashmiri tea salt is added and it is called noon chai, but some non-Kashmiri people in my city (Karachi) add both salt and sugar so it's up to you, I added just sugar. Makes this tea is ideal for winter and its filling and body warming
Tips for making perfect pink tea:
- The pink color in Kashmiri tea is the reaction of chlorophyll present in tea with baking soda
- So basically you have to cook the tea enough to get all the chlorophyll released into the water. You also need enough baking soda in tea for the reaction. A pinch is enough.
- Do NOT add more than that as too much baking soda can spoil the taste.
- This process might take place in 30 minutes and sometimes may need 45 minutes
- If all water has evaporated and still you don’t get a reddish color then add more water and cook more.
- Once the reaction has completed and we have a deep red color.
- We have to add ice-cold water. This shocks the tea and we get deeper red color.
- I’m trying to explain this so you can handle it if something goes wrong
- Like normal chai, you can adjust the milk, sugar, and spices to your taste. I added only three spices but you can add more or none at all.
- For authentic taste and aroma use Kashmiri tea if not available use pure green tea leaves_ I also used green tea
- Using 1.5 cup of milk is for strong and 3 cups for light, I like strong this is the reason I used one and a half cups of milk
- Authentic Kashmiri tea is saltish and not too sweet if you like sweet you use sugar as per your taste
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Pour water into the saucepan along with the spices
Bring it to a boil on a medium flame
Add green tea leaves further and allow to boil for a minute
Meanwhile pour milk into another saucepan along with sugar and crushed dry fruits
And cook for 2-3 minutes until sugar is dissolved, remove from the stove and keep aside
Once tea gets to boil. add baking soda then cook more till you get deep red color and the water is reduced to half.30-35 minutes
Pour ice-cold water into boiling hot tea mix well
Starin the kehwa into a serving kettle pot
And pour the hot milk mixture into the kehwa_Stir to combine well
You can see beautiful pink color is visible tea is ready
Pour into cups
Pink Kashmiri Tea is origin in Kashmir flavorful and aromatic pink tea has its own unique taste
- 2 cups, of water
- 3 tbsp, green tea
- 5 pods, of green cardamom broken into half
- 1 ½ inches cinnamon stick broken into the chip
- 2 pcs, cloves
- 1/8-1/4 tsp, baking soda
- 1 cup, of chilled water
- 3-4 tbsp, sugar
- 1 ½ cups, of milk
- 2 tbsp, pistachio, and almond crushed
In other variations in some regions, these ingredients are also added
- 4 jasmine flower
- 1 flower, star anise
- 4 cloves
How to make Pink Kashmiri Tea?
- Pour water into the saucepan along with cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon stick bring it to boil on medium flame
- Add green tea leaves further and allow to boil for a minute
- Note, at this stage, you can add some pinches of salt if you like, personally, I don't like it because I didn't add
- Meanwhile pour milk into another saucepan along with sugar and crushed dry fruits
- And cook for 2-3 minutes until sugar is dissolved, remove from the stove and keep aside
- Once the tea gets boiled add baking soda then Cook more till you get deep red color and the water is reduced to half.30-35 minutes
- Pour ice-cold water into boiling hot tea mix well
- Constantly keep mixing on medium flame until tea comes to the boiling point
- Turn off the flame,kahwa is ready
- Starin the kehwa into a serving kettle pot and pour hot milk into the mixture to the kehwa
- Stir to combine well
- You can see the beautiful pink color tea is ready
- Pour into cups and sprinkle some crushed dry nuts
- This flavored tea is served with nets and snack
- Note, you can strain up cool and store in the fridge for 3-4 days
- When making tea add milk mixture and crushed dry fruits to kehwa
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